A great travel experience is about a lot more than beautiful beaches, dreamy suites and posh spas. It can also be about the meals. There's no better way to explore a new culture than by sampling their food.
The next day we noticed little signs posted on sandwich boards and makeshift billboards on the road touting lunch spots and casual dining experiences you won't find in the guidebooks. Many are off the beaten path and offer a wider range of choices than what you see at touristy restaurants.
Hawai'i is an island built from Volcanoes. The Big Island is home to the worlds most active, Kilauea, and the island is constantly evolving. Maybe it is the youthful exuberance of growth deep at the core of this majestic land that really brings out her true .
Welcome to paradise! Enjoy the traffic.
The signature attraction in Kauai is Waimea Canyon, also known as the "grand canyon" of the Pacific. If you're in Kauai for only a few days, put this at the top of your list.
Since the island is essentially barren volcanic slope, there are spectacular ocean views from almost anywhere on the road.
The Big Island, the largest and one of the least-visited islands in the 50th state, is certainly exciting. To say our family just survived a visit might be a stretch -- but not much of one. From an erupting volcano to a tsunami warning to sidestepping deep lava tubes obscured by rainforest foliage, we feel lucky to still be alive.
Called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a stunning spot to have a picnic or go for a hike. And if you continue on to the end of the road you'll find postcard-worthy views of the Na Pali Coast.
Replace door-to-door caroling with tree-to-tree zip lining, snow men with sandcastles and extended family with extended peace and quiet. Here are seven reasons you should go to Maui this Christmas.
Rent a car and the island is your oyster.
My film team and I jumped at the chance to interview Maui's chefs and designers. But what awaited us? I had daunting visions of eating a roast pig while wearing a coconut bra.
Getting excited about the lack of nightlife in America's most relaxing state.
Are not the "birthers" missing a fundamental truth that what defines Americans is not what some believe is "real" American (whatever that means) but our diversity, rallied around freedom?
Unless every vacation you take involves lying on the beach, there's a lot to be learned while traveling. We rounded up some of the most compelling (and popular) destinations for an edu-vacation.
With a mining light perched on my head and life jacket strapped around my torso, it probably wasn't my best look, but both are required pieces of safety equipment when preparing to traverse a series of tunnels dug into the side of a mountain on the north end of the tropical Island of Hawaii.
The spring trends I'm most looking forward to wearing are the little white dress, fun prints and bright pop colors like tangerine and popsicle pink and lemon.