Daylight Savings Time is a considerable inconvenience for parents. Losing an hour of sleep on a Sunday morning -- even once a year -- is tough. Parents have to shift their schedules twice a year. What sort of sane person can explain changing clocks to a toddler?
What you hold in your hands when you pick up Daughters Of Fire is a time trip back to the days when any place on earth could possibly seem new and fresh, with unexpected layers and energies at play.
Welcome to paradise! Enjoy the traffic.
No matter where you're traveling from, Hawaii is a long haul. So when you find the time and money to make the epic trip, you'll want the ultimate insider's guide to the must-see spots in the island chain.
The Hawaii drive for public financing of campaigns is another illustration of how Americans are pushing back against the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations have the same rights as people.
Looking to give your family an experience to remember? Put a dolphin encounter at the top of your list.
I grew up watching this incredible sport on television every year, and was always fascinated by the athletes who participated. And as the Ironman celebrated 35 years this week, I reflected back on my very first Ironman in 2007.
For an adventurous way to mark your engagement, explore the jungle from the back of Thailand's gentle giants with an elephant ride in Phuket.
Since the island is essentially barren volcanic slope, there are spectacular ocean views from almost anywhere on the road.
Girls just want to go on reasonably priced short trips to engaging cultural destinations that might, perhaps have a decent spa.
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.
It is a fact that finding things to do with kids in Maui, an island with a well-deserved reputation for being exclusive and expensive, isn't always easy. Even the attractions you'd assume would appeal to the little ones are not really ideal for children, especially very young kids.
Hawaii doesn't have a shortage of terrific surf spots, but Maui and Oahu are two standouts. When people ask me which one to go to, which they sometimes do, I feel conflicted. If you're just going to watch surfing, you can't go wrong with either of these places. The North Shore has more of a scene, with the surf museum, surfer hang-outs and shave-ice shops. But Maui is breathtakingly beautiful and less developed than Oahu.
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.
As I was thinking about my own travel resolution, I realize that travel is the ultimate solution to so many common resolutions, from loosing weight to meeting a future mate, to de-stressing your life.
I used to wonder why Dad would wear the same Lacoste shirt for a decade or two when he was in a position to buy four new ones, but now I know. He buys high quality and does not look at purchases as disposable like Lena and I do.