What’s New in Hawaii

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Resorts on the Hawaiian Islands are merging new attitudes with enduring traditions.

Turtle Bay Resort

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

When Del Webb’s Kuilima Resort Hotel & Country Club debuted on Oahu’s surf-centric North Shore in 1972, the famed developer hoped to hit the jackpot by tacking on Hawaii’s premier casino. This trend of sidestepping a sense of place continued for decades as the renamed Turtle Bay Resort fortified internally rather than embracing culture and beauty beyond its gate.

Onsite Review: Lanai, Hawaii

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Proof that big things come in small packages, 141-sq.-mile Lanai has evolved from producing 75 percent of the world’s pineapple to seducing lovers of off-the-beaten-path adventures.

Fiji: Fantasy Islands

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Even in the most enchanting tropical daydream, it’s difficult to conjure up fantasies that transcend the realities of Fiji.

Oahu, Aston-Style

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Since wading into Waikiki’s tourism scene with a single 14-room hotel in 1948, Aston Hotels & Resorts has burgeoned into a Hawaii heavyweight with 24 condominium resorts, hotels, villas and cottages on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.

Hail Caesars!

Posted on October 10th, 2013

When cabana motel owner and craps enthusiast Jay Sarno opened Caesars Palace in 1966, his 680-room spectacle raised the bar among The Strip’s gaming getaways.

Rockin It In Vallarta

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

When rocker Eric Clapton donated a Fender Lead II guitar to mark his favorite seat at London’s Hard Rock Cafe in 1979, he did more than permanently reserve his perch at the quirky American diner.

The Pulse of Poipu

Posted on April 5th, 2013

Lauded for its natural beauty and boundless recreation, the island of Kauai has long attracted travelers preferring a mellow pace.

New Beginings

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Despite a healthy uptick in visitor numbers and optimistic outlook for 2013, what’s going down as Mexico’s most buzz-worthy milestone in 2012 is the Mayan Calendar’s swan song.