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For the last few years the Honolulu rail project has been front and center in the news. Plagued by cost overruns and politics, it’s anyone’s guess what the final incarnation will look like, when it will be completed and what kind of ridership it will spawn. It didn’t have to...
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...
Editor's Note: I first met Jim Mielke about 20 years ago at the East West Center in Honolulu. I had just washed ashore in Hawaii from San Francisco and Jim, a native of Buffalo, was finishing his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Hawaii. A former YMCA Volunteer in Samoa,...
Editor's Note: I first met Jim Mielke about 20 years ago at the East West Center in Honolulu. I had just washed ashore in Hawaii from San Francisco and Jim, a native of Buffalo, was finishing his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Hawaii. A former YMCA Volunteer in Samoa,...
Editor’s Note: This is from a series of travel stories by the late Rebecca Bruns. The overnight boat from Bombay is jammed with cadaverous natives on their way to an easier life. Some other westerners and I pitch our tents on the deck between gibbering families and betel-nut chewers. The boat...
Editor’s Note: This is from a series of travel stories by the late Rebecca Bruns. It was late summer and the tall grasses that swept the bus were burnt and dry as straw. As the bus chugged its way up the rough mountainside, dark eyed men peered through the tall grass like inquisitive monkeys....
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series by the late Rebecca Bruns on the splendors of Ubud, the fabled mountain village in Bali. That night I celebrated by going to see the Legong dance at the Puri Ubud, the palace grounds of Ubud's old royal family. ...
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...