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.

Viva Vallarta!!

Posted on November 12th, 2012

It was a heated off-screen romance during a classic John Huston-directed movie that first thrust the sleepy fishing village of Puerto Vallarta into the international spotlight.

Striking Gold with Vegas’ Golden Gate

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

In an era where developers tend to implode tired structures to make way for flashier “new and improved” versions, Downtown Las Vegas has wagered that preservation and renovation may be a better bet.