After a winter getaway to Florida and the Caribbean, I returned with a new appreciation for what travel apps can do to ease glitches along the way. We organized travel information in the updated Tripit app, found free Wi-Fi with Wifi Finder and used Cost Split to tally up our tabs at the end of our journey. Story »
In 2000, six leaders in Hawaii’s Tahitian community — Raymond Mariteragi, Rose Perreira, Etua Tahauri, Iona Teriipaia, Niu Ulima and Danford Kekauoha — met to discuss the possibility of starting an organization that could help perpetuate the Tahitian culture outside of French Polynesia. Two years Story »
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Chris Baker and Jennifer Hinson of Nashville, Tenn., use a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramide in Paris. A French palace and a British museum have joined the expanding list of tourist attractions that have banned the popular sticks.
The Grand Bazaar Shops have opened at Bally's. The $50 million 2-acre outdoor shopping promenade bordering the Strip is configured similarly to downtown's Container Park, with stores built into small boxlike areas. Story »
SHIRTS AND DESSERTS
On a trip to Florence, Italy, last fall, the Murata family met Vetulio Bondi, left, a gelato shop owner who collects aloha shirts. As proof, Bondi showed the Hawaii family a picture of his collection of about 25 aloha shirts. “On our last night in Florence, he wore an aloha shirt, and we brought him a box of Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nut Chocolates,” said Kent Murata, who took a photo of his son, Kevin, and Bondi flashing shaka signs.
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