Hawaii

By Everett Potter Hawaii is currently experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom. If you don’t believe it, just try booking a late summer getaway or a fall vacation. Or maybe you have Christmas and New Year’s on the islands in mind? Good luck. “Demand is through the roof,” says John Di

By Neil Wolkodoff The Big Island is over 4,000 square miles built on an active volcano, which, when measured from the seafloor to the summit, is over 33,496 feet tall. This is not Maui, so don’t think it’s all about heading the resort, toes in the sand, and maybe one

  Story & photos by Julie Snyder Two weeks before we flew to O’ahu, Paul Theroux popped back into my life with a new book. Never mind that it was fiction, and I prefer his travel books. Never mind that it was about a troubled, aging surfer, and I know

By Everett Potter The biggest travel news this week is that at long last, as of October 15, Hawaii has lifted its quarantine restrictions. The state is now requiring that visitors have a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival. In addition, Maui and Kauai are asking for voluntary

  By Everett Potter We don’t know when we can travel again. But as lodging eventually opens up, high-end rental homes and villas will be on the top of many hotlists, thanks to their space, controlled environment, and the ease of social distancing from neighbors that they offer. Villa rental

Reports from Honolulu, Paris, Portland (ME and OR), Madison, Israel, Amsterdam, New York and other places on daily life during these challenging times. Everett Potter, Pelham, NY From my perch in southern Westchester, I’m about a quarter-mile from the first containment zone in the US. No matter, it’s not containing

By Everett Potter There are islands, and then there’s the Hawaiian island of Maui, which is pretty close to my definition of island paradise. You can thank its balmy climate and warm ocean temps, sightings of sea turtles and migrating whales, as well as the island’s legendary laid back lifestyle.

Story by Jules Older, photos by Effin Older Face it — you go to Hawaii for sun and sand. You don’t go to Hawaii for clouds and rain. But. All those swaying palms and impossibly green tropical plants didn’t grow in a desert. Sometimes it rains, even in paradise. No

By Bobbie Leigh You don’t need to travel 5,000 miles to experience  tropical Hawaii. All it takes is a snap 20 minute ride on Metro North from Grand Central Station to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).  Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i  is the Garden’s enthralling new  exhibition of the flora

By Neil Wolkodoff Maui and Oahu have a pretty fast pace, akin to Los Angeles dropped in Hawaii. Go to Hilo on the Big Island, and the pace is much more like Hawaii of 50 years ago. This doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do, or restaurants or artists or