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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (The Place of Refuge), Big Island of Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #113)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Perhaps the best place on the Big Island to enjoy a sunset (from many great possibilities),  Pu’uhonua o Honaunau  (the Place of Refuge) is a remarkable destination.  This is a National Historic site which should be...
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Lanai: Sorry, Island Closed for Renovation

PHeymont ·
Larry Ellison, the software billionaire (Oracle) has a dream of making the Hawaiian island of Lanai "the first economically viable, 100% green community" and he's closed down the island for a while to work on it. He can do that, because three years...
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Flying Round-the-World with no fuel!

PHeymont ·
Two veteran Swiss pilots are at nearly the midpoint of a round-the-world flight on the Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane with a wingspan greater than a 747's. Among other reasons for the huge wingspan is to make possible use of 17,000 solar cells...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 14, 2015: Opaekaa Falls, Kauai, Hawaii,

Ottoman ·
  Opaekaa Falls is a waterfall located on the Wailua River in Wailua River State Park on the eastern side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is a 151–foot waterfall that flows over basalt from volcanic eruptions millions of years...
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A Price War over Trans-Atlantic? TravelGumbo interviews Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

PHeymont ·
The best-known active mosque in Istanbul, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, stands next door to Hagia Sophia, which it replaced as the mosque of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It was built in the early 17th century, on...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 12, 2015: King Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
King Kamehameha I (1758 - 1819) conquered the Hawaiian Islands and united them to formally establish the Kingdom of Hawai ʻ i in 1810, thus founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 27, 2014: Nene, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
  A nene is a goose native to Hawaii and is that island's state bird.  The first time I saw nene was several years ago when my wife and I spent a week in Maui.  We spotted them while on a drive to the summit of the dormant volcano,...
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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a huge fan of National Parks, and one of the most amazing parks anywhere is Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.  When you visit, you'll know why it's a UNESCO World Heritage site !   I've previously shared some of my...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 10, 2014: Weddings in Paradise

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many people look for a very special place to hold their wedding, so it's no surprise that Hawaii is a popular destination for nuptials.  Most of the folks I know who were married in Hawaii did so on an isolated beach in Maui, or Kauai, or...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Duke Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) is a legend in the world of surfing, but this was only one of his many great achievements.   Duke (aka "The Big Kahuna") was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kalia, Waikiki (near...
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Virgin America Plans on Adding Hawaii

Travel Rob ·
                              Descending into Honolulu. Pearl Harbor below the wing Virgin America ...
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JetBlue's evolution: now it's into haute cuisine

PHeymont ·
JetBlue, originally noted for blue corn chips and friendly service on its one-class flights seems to be headed in a whole new direction.   In addition to recently adding its business-class "Mint" service on longer flights, it now charges for...
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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  Much like lei made of tropical blossoms, or Dole pineapples, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts have long been a symbol of Hawaii for me.  As a child I recall family friends returning to the frozen White North from Hawaii, bringing small cans of...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Japan Airlines, Hawaiian to code-share flights

PHeymont ·
The two airlines will extend each other's networks between the two archipelagoes.
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United's last 747 flight sells out fast

PHeymont ·
United is sending off its last 747 with a gala finale—and the tickets sold out in less than two hours.
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Top 5 island destinations to revisit in 2017

Rebecca Brown ·
Dreaming of distant oceans, white, sandy beaches, a Mojito in your hand, while a gentle breeze is just ruffling the waters lounging a few feet from your feet? Waking with the sounds of exotic beats trumpeting the air while you lie in a hammock, munch on a coconut and daydream the day away? Might be it’s high time to take a vacation. If you equate vacation with island , paradise and offline , stick with us. We know there are about seven hundred and forty one thousand articles on the best...
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Southwest has its eyes on Hawaii

PHeymont ·
Southwest's passengers are eager for Hawaii, and the airline wants to, but not just yet.
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May 31, 2017: Blue Herons on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
On a recent drive across New York State, Jonathan L encountered these birds along the Erie Canal; two stood still for their portraits!
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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Our Amazing Pineapple Experience at the Dole Plantation

Samantha ·
Samantha visits a famous Oahu destination, and shows us how much more there is than just how pineapples are grown.
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June 14, 2017: The Panoramic Views from Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to a viewpoint high above Oahu, by a road that highlights the beauty of Hawaii's natural landscape.
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Visit to USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions

Samantha ·
Samantha finds a visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor both fascinating and emotional.
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WestJet shows off its ambitions with big Dreamliner order

PHeymont ·
WestJet orders 20 Boeing 787s to expand its international reach, while also planning to enter the ultra-low-cost market at home.
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Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

Samantha ·
Samantha features a highlight of her hotel stay: its extensive twice-a-week indoor farmers market featuring Hawaiian produce.
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July 9, 2017: Mountain Blue Birds

Pierre Renault ·
Some pictures of mountain blue birds, taken in the Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills.
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Southwest says 'Aloha' to Hawaii

PHeymont ·
Southwest, last U.S. major airline with no Hawaii service, plans to enter the market with its new 737MAX planes.
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Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu (Where Gumbo Was #230)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Oahu's most famous landmark, Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic crater adjoining Honolulu. Our puzzle clues took us up the path to the rim of the crater, with its splendid views of Oahu and especially Waikiki beach.
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May 13, 2020: Happier Times in Oahu

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures and a video from their wonderful visit to Oahu.
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Harold Lyon Arboretum, Honolulu

PHeymont ·
PHeymont recalls a visit that gave him a new view of 'exotic' and 'normal.'
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Waikiki Sunsets

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of his favorite images of the setting sun over Waikiki Beach.
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Stockholm's City Hall (Where Gumbo was #360)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Stockholm's interesting and unusual City Hall. The building features several interesting spaces but is best know as the place of the Nobel prize dinner is held every year.
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Jan. 22. 2020: Kuhio Beach Hula Show Performers

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband highly recommend the FREE Kuhio Beach Hula Show on Oahu. Check it out if you are on Waikiki.
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March 24, 2020: Hawaiian Style Cafe, Waimea

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Hawaiian Style Cafe, which specializes in breakfast and lunch items.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 7, 2013: Sunset, Haleakala National Park, Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
It's hard not to like a Maui sunset!  I'm fond of this image because it was taken from the summit of Haleakala, looking down at the sunset and thick layer of clouds that surrounded the mountain and obscured the Pacific Ocean and Maui.  The...
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Sheraton's 'Grand' plan to rise again

PHeymont ·
Sheraton, one of the best-known hotel brands, and the core of the Starwood hotel empire, hasn't had much respect lately; it's been seen as a weary and unexciting brand. Starwood has a plan to change that with upgrades, new hotels and a new tier of...
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Blue-light bandits in Geneva hit tourists and UN

PHeymont ·
Geneva's real police use a variety of vehicles        Photo: Krokodyl / Wikimedia   The United Nations, which has a variety of agencies headquartered in Geneva, warned its staff last week that fake cops have been ripping off...
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Cruise to Nowhere update: The reason why

PHeymont ·
Last week, we reported HERE that Cruises to Nowhere are being dropped because of new U.S. regulations, and that the reasons were not fully clear. But now we know.   Under U.S. laws, designed to promote both the domestic shipbuilding industry and...
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An era ends: Jet Blue's new fares and fees

PHeymont ·
JetBlue check-in kiosks at JFK. Save $5 by checking bag here instead of counter    Photo: JetBlue   With JetBlue's announcement today that it is ending free checked bags, Southwest is the only remaining major carrier offering free...
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Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

59nationalparks ·
Pointing out that Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks are tough to get to would be a gross understatement.  We tried last August without success.  Airplane problems derailed our efforts to get to the wilderness parks. ...
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One Year Mission to Mars Underway in Hawaii

Travel Rob ·
  Last week, six people began a year-long mission to Mars simulation on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii. The volunteers sealed themselves inside a dome habitat intent on studying how deep space missions can maintain...
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Travel planning: Japanese travelers like to book way ahead

PHeymont ·
  Japanese tourists in Piazza Spagna, Rome               Photo: Jorge Royan   At a time when there are so many apps for instant and last-minute booking, it will probably come as a surprise to many that...
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JetBlue chips in to grow blue potatoes at airport

PHeymont ·
  When an airline is as fascinated with its colorful name as JetBlue is, down to serving blue-potato chips on every flight, it might be a surprise to find that they're also obsessed with green. But  JetBlue, which already installed an open...
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Air Canada bumps up Hawaii with 737 MAX

PHeymont ·
Air Canada is using its new 737 MAX fleet to extend its Hawaii services from western cities.
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Southwest inches closer to 'Aloha!'

PHeymont ·
Southwest has the planes, it has the landing slots...all that stands between it and Hawaii is approval for its new 737 MAX to make the big hop.
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A Guide to Sapporo's Snow Festival – 札幌の雪まつり!

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day enjoys the winter festivities in Sapporo, with some amazing ice art on display.
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Cruise lines juggle Hawaii schedules

PHeymont ·
As eruptions of Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island continue, cruise lines are making day-to-day decisions on what ports to call at.
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Hawaiian, JAL ask OK for joint venture

PHeymont ·
Two airlines seek to extend their networks and increase Hawaii tourism.
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10 Water Sports and Their Top 5 Spots

John Peter ·
This human-made chaos is everything we want to survive this time and everything we get frustrated with. We as a mortal being are keen to watch movies in which robots are flying and changing the world or meta-humans are saving the planet earth. It indicates our want for something drastic to happen in this world, but what we are not willing to do is to leave our couch and drag ourselves out from the house to make our own life better or to save our own-self. I have always found water to be a...
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