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Editor's Note: It's with great pleasure that I announce the inaugural flight of AirAsia X to Honolulu. I know this carrier well and flew it during my last trip to Asia where we did a series of three road trip adventures in Malaysia (including the Kinabatangan River in Borneo) and a...
Author's Note: In 1992, the East-West Center, a federally funded research institution located on the University of Hawai'i campus at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA awarded me with an academic scholarship for four years of graduate study and field research towards the degree of Doctor of Public...
Editor's Note: This the last in a series of three articles on wine tasting in New Zealand. It's by no means a definitive work but we think it will at least provide anyone interested in the subject a primer--someplace to start. A big mahalo to the Kiwis we met,...
Author’s Note: This is a series of selected highlights from two years (1986-88) of budget backpacker travel through 15 countries and a half-dozen US States – hosted all along the way by national and local YMCAs – from the Pacific Islands to selected Asian countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,...
“In the early eighties,” said Brendan McDonald, our guide to the Hawke's Bay region and a native son of the Napier area, “there were about eight wineries.” The local wine industry was a new phenomenon and McDonald said that most people thought it would be a passing fad. “I remember...
Leatherman tools are synonymous with guys who, unlike travel writers, really work for a living. On a daily basis a carpenter or a painter can extract a Leatherman Wave from their belt and address just about any imaginable challenge. As an author I have my tablet, my laptop and my other 'devices',...
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,...
Author’s Note: This is a series of selected highlights from two years (1986-88) of budget backpacker travel through 15 countries and a half-dozen US States – hosted all along the way by national and local YMCAs – from the Pacific Islands to selected Asian countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,...
Author's Note: In 1989, the Thoed Thai Highland Health Center Project implemented by Tom Dooley Heritage, an American non-governmental organization (NGO), in collaboration with the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Public Health was handed over to Government to assume full responsibility for its continued operations. The five-year...