By Winston Conrad (this is an excerpt from Catching Paradise in Hawaii, an account of the author’s long-term travel adventure to the Kona coast where he relocated with his family.) Uliuli kai holo ka mano. Where the sea is dark, sharks swim. (Sharks are found in the deep sea.
By Everett Potter The pandemic may be finally winding down, but the idea of a vacation just with your family, friends or tribe remains a very appealing concept. Kick it up a notch to a luxury oceanside villa in Hawaii and you’ve got an amazing basecamp to hang out or to
By Karen Glenn Most people know Oahu as a place for tourists—Waikiki shines as a beacon for visitors from around the world, both during summer vacation months and, for obvious reasons, in the winter. But there is another Oahu, the spaces enjoyed by kama’aina, the people who live there. This
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
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.