June 28, 2009 |
You can now brush elbows with the treetops in the Big Bear Lake area on five new zip lines that will get you zooming through forests and over canyons. On guided tours, participants experience "zipping toward the lake, 90 feet in the air," said Terilynn Bondeson of Flying Bear Zip Lines, a division of Lodestone Adventures. You can see the lake from all of the zip-line routes, and four out of the five, she said, offer really great lake views. One tour, the "Black Bear," involves three zip trips and runs 1 1/2 to two hours for $65 per person; the other, the "Grizzly Bear," consists of five zip trips and goes 2 1/2 to three hours for $85 per person.
April 26, 2009 |
You've spent hundreds of dollars on plane tickets and a place to stay on your trip to Kauai, the Garden Isle, where life moves a bit slower than on neighboring Oahu. That laid-back style, free of Waikiki's high-rise hotels , may well be why you've chosen the oldest of the Hawaiian islands for your vacation. Fortunately, "exotic" doesn't have to mean "expensive." There are plenty of off-the-tourist-track things to see and do on Kauai.
April 26, 2009 |
Here's the deal: For some travelers a vacation is a time of indulgence. No argument here; indulge away. But I like to earn my indulgences. Rather than laze by the pool with a plate of nachos, I like to move when I'm traveling. Being presented with swooningly good Dizzy Lizzy cookies upon our arrival in Kauai spurred my resolve. Investing a little sweat equity would mean I could have my cake -- in this case, cookies -- and eat them guilt-free.
December 7, 2008
I relived my recent Kauai trip through your "Taste of Kauai" article [Nov. 30]. I'd like to recommend a place I learned of: Puka Dogs in Poipu, a fabulous Hawaiian-style hot dog stand with long lines of locals. After getting a hot dog, one can sit under a beautiful, shady tree and enjoy the moment. Neil Radick Los Angeles -- Thank you so much for all the places to go. Some I know of, but I am keeping the article for next time. One complaint: no mention of the fabulous lilikoi pie at Hamura's Saimin Stand.
November 30, 2008 |
High-end restaurants abound on the lush, tropical shores of Kauai, as do high-end meal prices. So here we go again, catching the aloha spirit as we dine our way through the Garden Isle, searching for great meal deals. We teamed up with local food experts to bring you 20 Kauai meals for less than $20, just as we did in our recent surveys of Oahu and Maui.
October 14, 2008 |
Two sisters-in-law died when they were swept out to sea on Kauai. A snorkeler also died elsewhere on the island. The women were strolling along Queen's Bath in Princeville on Sunday when a large wave knocked one of the women down and a second wave swept both into the water, police said. Earlier Sunday, a body surfer at Kapaa found the body of a snorkeler in the water. Drowning appeared to be the cause of all three deaths, but autopsies were scheduled for today.
April 30, 2008 |
A loaf of Love's Bakery bread is a slice of life in Hawaii, as familiar to residents and tourists as flip-flops and aloha shirts. So there was no way residents would be deprived of their daily staple even if it meant having to fly the loaves a circuitous 5,000 miles through Los Angeles. On Tuesday -- thanks to bankrupt Aloha Airlines -- residents on the islands of Hawaii and Kauai were in danger of being without their ration for the first time since Robert Love, a Scotsman waylaid in Honolulu, began baking the bread in 1851.
April 6, 2008 |
Make a splash this summer in Kauai at the new Westin Princeville Ocean Resort, where an introductory special offers a nightly rate of $299 for a one-bedroom villa. The deal: The resort, which opens Friday, is offering the rate through Dec. 31, but reservations must be booked by May 31. Rack rates for the one-bedroom villas are normally $800 per night.
January 15, 2008 |
The pilot of a twin-engine plane carrying about 4,200 pounds of U.S. mail between Honolulu and Kauai was missing after crashing in the ocean about seven miles south of Kauai. Debris from the Beechcraft 1900, with only the pilot aboard, was spotted in the water by the crew of a 25-foot Coast Guard boat from Kauai. No distress call was received from the pilot. Some of the mail, probably a mix from Hawaii, the mainland and international points, was recovered and will be delivered, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Duke Gonzales said.