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By Rob Kay  As the author of two travel books on French Polynesia I’m often asked to set up itinteraries for friends and make recommendations on where to stay, where to dine and where to hang out. I’m tired to repeating myself so I’m going to pass this on to...
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series by the late Rebecca Bruns on the splendors of Ubud, the fabled mountain village in Bali. Though written over 20 years ago, the scene in Ubud is has changed very little. The Balinese believe when they die they'll go to a...
  Exit 158 of North-South Expressway Northern Route in Malaysia -Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. My first driving experience in Malaysia was a master class in shambolics. In my company’s head offices in downtown Kuala Lumpur, after a flash orientation with my project manager, he hands me the keys to the...
Editor's Note: Rebecca Bruns was an accomplished New Orleans-born travel writer who resided for many years in San Francisco. She died on May 13, 1994. “What it means to Miss New Orleans” was first published in Travel & Leisure in January of 1994. To discover more about the author visit www.rebeccabruns.net. by Rebecca...
Opah Crisps Pupu from Hawaii Food Porn's Tahiti Rey.
by Rob Kay University of Hawaii researcher Bradley Willcox, a Canadian-born physician, is quite certain he lives in paradise. It's not the beaches, the weather or the surfing that has this geriatrician so enthralled. Willcox, one of the world's experts on healthy aging, came here from Harvard University 13 years...
HONOLULU – Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, is pleased to announce some exciting new menu items at Morimoto Waikiki (1775 Ala Moana Boulevard; 808.943.5900), the signature restaurant at The Modern Honolulu.  Morimoto Waikiki features a stylish dining environment and...
All kids growing up in Hawaii and Guam know sleepy grass. And as adults still can't resist the urge to get down on the ground, stick our finger out, and touch the leaves one by one staring in fascination as the leaves close. Until recently I never really knew much...
Honolulu is the 9th most romantic destination in North America according to MissTravel.com. "The Big Pineapple" was revealed to be a top choice for Summer love on the travel dating website, with 1114 trips already planned between now and August. San Francisco took the top spot over last year's number...
By Rob Kay American Epic, the upcoming PBS documentary on roots music which premiered on HIFF’s opening night, couldn’t have had a better advance man than blues legend Taj Mahal. The much beloved, former Hawaii resident and his New Hula Blues band, were the perfect opening act to tee off...