Hawaii

Snow Skiing on the Big Island of Hawaii

To relieve the tedium of relaxing on the white or black sand beaches of the Big Island, let me suggest a ski trip. Most people hang their jaws in disbelief when informed there’s not only ...

The Garden Island: Kauai

Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, is a treasure overlooked by many travelers to Hawaii. It trails Oahu, Maui and the big island as the first choice for most tourists, but it’s a worthy ...

Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii

Iao Valley is a must-see when visiting Maui. Located in central Maui, it's only a 45-minute drive from Kaanapali. It was there that King Kamehameha I defeated the Maui Army in 1790 and united the ...

Where did they film the big wave at the beginning of "Hawaii Five-0"?

Dear Matthew Alice: I'm dying to know where the huge wave at the beginning of Hawaii Five-0 was filmed. -- Mark Plazak, La Jolla; and Paul Hunter, Clairemont; Jay Smith, North Park All you nonsurfers ...

Why was Elmira, New York the burial place for Mark Twain? Why was Charles Lindbergh buried in Hana, Maui?

Matt: I was driving through New York State on vacation recently and passing Elmira, New York. I learned that it was the burial place of Mark Twain. Do you know why? Of all the places ...

Does the volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii have an effect on electronics?

Matthew: I was on vacation in Pahoa, on the island of Hawaii, recently, and I had trouble with my camera. Sometimes the autofocus wouldn't work, or the shutter. A resident of the town told me ...

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