Waimea Canyon, KAUA’I. Hawaii

KAUA’I. Waimea Canyon. This enormous gorge at the heart of Kaua’i is one of the island’s biggest natural wonders, and its red-and-black-striated lava-rock walls contrasted with the lavish green forests that blanket its top is a real sight to witness. Its name comes from the Waimea River, which goes through the bottom; the canyon was […]

USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii

USS Arizona Memorial. The terrible events of December 7, 1941, are memorialized at Pearl Harbor, simply a short drive from downtown Honolulu. The USS Arizona lies where it sank, the resting location of over a countless the U.S. sailors who passed away in the Japanese attack. In 1962 the memorial was opened, with a structure […]

Diamond Head, Hawaii

Diamond Head. This extinct volcanic tuff cone stands guard over Waikiki and is O’ahu’s signature background. You can hike to the top in about an hour or less– a paved path leads 1.3 km (0.8 miles) all the way to the top, which at 232 m (760 feet) affords some quite incredible views of Waikiki. […]

Lahaina

Lahaina. This vibrant town was as soon as the whaling capital of the Pacific, where ships would dock for supplies, sailors, and shore leave. Today the casino, saloons, and brothels that kept the whalers hectic have actually been changed by the best dining establishments on Maui, art galleries that host complimentary “art nights” every Friday, […]

Upcountry Maui and Haleakala National Park

Upcountry Maui and Haleakala National Park.   The volcanic soil and sloped pastures of Mt Haleakala have sustained much of Maui’s farming and livestock for the past two centuries, and the paniolo (cowboy) ambiance is still strong in the areas like rustic Makawao. A drive through the luxurious pastures of the Kula area will take […]

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. If you ‘d prefer to see some live volcano action, head southeast to this unique national forest, where Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, has been emerging continually considering that 1983. Outside the park borders, depending upon conditions the day you go to, you may even be able to see fresh […]

Mauna Kea, Hawaii

HAWAI’I (the Big Island). Mauna Kea. This dormant volcano’s peak is 4205 m (13,796 ft) above water level– the highest mountain in the state of Hawaii. (If you measure from its base beneath the Pacific, though, it’s 10,000 m (33,000 feet) high– making it the highest mountain in the world.). With such a clear perspective, […]

FUMI, HK

FUMI Another Japanese addition, FUMI just recently opened in the ever-popular Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district in Central. From its 6th flooring perch inside California Tower, the restaurant guarantees to take diners on a cooking journey around Japan. That indicates yakitori skewers, ramen noodles, full kaiseki set menus, sushi, sashimi and Wagyu beef will all […]

Sushi Saito, HK

Sushi Saito Hong Kong’s Four Seasons hotel currently has 5 Michelin stars to its name, and the forthcoming opening of storied Sushi Saito dining establishment is yet another feather in its cap. Slated to open this March, the Hong Kong place marks the very first international venture for famous Chef Takashi Saito, behind the three-Michelin-starred […]

New Punjab Club, HK

New Punjab Club. New Punjab Club hong kong brand-new dining establishments. New Punjab Club’s meals from the tandoor are the stars. Courtesy New Punjab Club. Hong Kong has historically been rather bereft of quality South Asian restaurants, which makes the New Punjab Club a noteworthy entrant. With Michelin-starred chef Palash Mitra (previously of London’s Gymkhana) […]