| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:13 AM
Explore our underwater world during a family dive vacation. Here are five places to consider:
1. Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island, Bahamas. Check into one of this family-run resort's 21 cottages and prepare to explore, relax and enjoy a special...
| May 8, 2011
Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know.
One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:57 AM
Like all travelers, Tom Stuker has stories. But when you travel as much as Stuker does, the stories are a lot better.
As an automotive sales consultant, Stuker, 57, works on the retail side, helping develop salespeople and sales management. That means he...
| Feb 13, 2011
The turquoise lagoons and misty mountains of Bora-Bora have always enchanted bride-to-be Maja Sakowsky. She's so enamored of the fabled South Pacific island, in fact, that she has delayed her wedding for more than a year so that she can legally wed there....
| Jul 3, 2011
Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you.
New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:36 PM
"The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama"
By David Remnick
Alfred A. Knopf, 656 pages, $29.95
Reviewed by Kevin Boyle
By March 7, 1965 John Lewis had been in hundreds of civil rights campaigns. But from the moment he led the six hundred...
| May 8, 2011
As a group of visitors from the San Francisco Bay Area toured the Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative's coffee plantation ( 328-2411, http://www.kpfc.com) in Captain Cook on the Big Island, they listened intently as their guide told them what it takes...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 9:03 AM
By Pearl Abraham
Random House, 255 pages, $25
Even now, a popular edition of “The Arabian Nights” in English is the translation by nineteenth-century British explorer Sir Richard Burton, who is also credited with being the...
| Aug 3, 2011
Not everybody wants to snorkel or scuba dive in Maui. Particularly those of us who (full sheepish disclosure) don't know how to swim.
The Maui Ocean Center wasn't built for the underwater-averse, but it sure lets everybody experience — feet...
| Jan 31, 2011
Gretchen Clarke, who with her husband, Waltah, built what was once the nation's largest retailer of aloha wear, has died. She was 78.
Clarke died Jan. 22 of kidney failure at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, her son Cameron said.
| May 1, 2011
As a 71-year resident of the Valley, I thought I would mention two of my favorite eating places that Chris Reynolds' article, "Valley Visions" [April 24], did not include: Art's Deli in Studio City and Brent's Deli in Northridge.