Kauai — Truth in advertising

Visit Kauai, the Garden Isle for real truth in advertising. Go before it loses its virginity to the ravaging developers already hovering about its shores.
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    Hawaii’s beauty, Legoland may open in New York, Ryanair may take over Cyprus Airways

Hawaii’s beauty, Legoland may open in New York, Ryanair may take over Cyprus Airways

Hawaii's beauty after 55 years of statehood, Legoland may open in New York, Ryanair in discussions to take over Cyprus Airways

The Road to Hana: The road more traveled — with good reason

The road to Hana traverses the northern coast of Maui in Hawaii, from the rustic village of Paia to its destination at the eastern tip. Fyllis Hockman takes us on a tour of this lush oceanside drive.

What we’re reading: Takeoff aborted at PHL, experiencing Hawaii, TSA stops live data testing

Takeoff aborted at Philadelphia International Airport, passenger snaps runway selfie

US Airways flight 1702 had to abort its takeoff when a tire blew and the nose gear collapsed.
The passengers aboard Flight 1702 heading for Florida were forced to evacuate onto the Philadelphia International Airport’s runway after a nose gear collapse that left plumes of smoke.

One passenger requested medical attention but no other injuries were reported, according to an airport spokesman.

Helicopter tours and great scenic photography

More and more often, travelers are taking helicopter tours at their destinations for spectacular views, amazing photographic opportunities, and a chance to visit venues unreachable by other means. Ned Levi has advice for taking helicopter tours, and photographing the panorama of scenery you'll see while inflight.
By |July 29th, 2013|Columns|2 Comments|

Memorial Day: A day to take time to say “Thank you!”

It's Memorial Day in the United States. Ned Levi reflects on the day and his travel to two critical battlefields of World War Two; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where the USS Arizona memorial lies, which is the final resting place of much of its crew, and Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, where in its memorial cemetery, 9,387 American soldiers who fought and died there, are buried.
By |May 27th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: AA adds LAX routes, Virgin American Hawaii plans, UK homeless give tours

AA adds new routes out of LAX, Virgin America plans to fly to Hawaii, UK homeless give tours

What we’re reading: OTAs owe Hawaii $150 million, Spirit launches DFW-New Orleans, A380 cockpit tour

OTAs owe Hawaii $150 million for back taxes, Spirit launches DFW-New Orleans service, A380 cockpit tour

What we’re reading: Hawaii and travel agents, Ryanair voted worst airline, Las Vegas Air launch?

Hawaii is a challenge for travel agents, Ryanair voted worst airline, Las Vegas Air may launch in 2013

I slammed my Kona condo online and now it’s keeping my deposit

With its dramatic black volcanic rock, stunning seascapes, and impossibly tasty coffee, Kona, Hawaii is one of the world’s most unexpected destinations. And when Lynn Regan booked a condo there last year, she was looking forward to experiencing the Big Island’s differentness. She didn’t expect to get a different condo than the one she’d reserved.