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  • The making of a president: Barack Obama's Hawaii

    The making of a president: Barack Obama's Hawaii
    HALEIWA, Oahu - If you've vacationed in Hawaii, you know the come-hither scent of flowers, the trade winds cooling the peaks and the warmth of the southern ocean. Now imagine growing up here, where Barack Obama was born, exposed from the first to a...
  • How to spend a long weekend in Boston

    How to spend a long weekend in Boston
    BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
  • Oracle CEO buys Lanai, plans big changes

    Oracle CEO buys Lanai, plans big changes
    No man is an island, but Larry Ellison comes close. Last year, Ellison bought 98 percent of Lanai for more than $500 million. Despite a wispy beard and penchant for black outfits that make him look like a devil, he's mostly being hailed as a white knight...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
  • Las Vegas' new mob museum is a 'hit'

    Las Vegas' new mob museum is a 'hit'
    LAS VEGAS — Valentine's Day is for a day of love and kisses and chocolate and roses. Except on Feb. 14, 1929, in Chicago, which featured Tommy gun bursts, shotgun blasts, pistol shots and headlines of the slaughter of seven gangsters in a South...
  • Ex-AOL titan Steve Case: He's got Maui

    Ex-AOL titan Steve Case: He's got Maui
    America Online's chirpy "You've got mail" message was the soundtrack of the first web boom of the late 1990s. Steve Case's fortunes ballooned, as the chairman of AOL was able to gobble up Time Warner in hopes of building an old/ new media behemoth. It...
  • Splash, stay (and pay) at Washington's Great Wolf Lodge

    Splash, stay (and pay) at Washington's Great Wolf Lodge
    SEATTLE — Basking in the 84-degree atmosphere, watching the waves at your feet, it's easy to forget it's not quite barefoot weather yet in Washington. Until you glance out the window at the steel-gray sky and spitting rain outside the Great Wolf...
  • Ways to save on your next trip to Hawaii

    Ways to save on your next trip to Hawaii
    "Who would go to Hawaii in June?" a friend asked when I talked about a trip I took to Maui last year. A travel writer on a budget, for one. I, too, was skeptical about the timing, but the weather was a perfect 70-80 degrees, with low humidity and...
  • Sleep like a log in these old-timey tourist cabins near Asheville, N.C.

    Sleep like a log in these old-timey tourist cabins near Asheville, N.C.
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — When you check into the Log Cabin Motor Court just north of Asheville, you're not exactly unplugged. There is cable TV on a flat-screen bolted to the cabin wall, and a microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker. The cabins even...
  • Old haunts and new discoveries on a quick stopover in Paris

    Old haunts and new discoveries on a quick stopover in Paris
    PARIS - Tired of airports, I recently opted for the overnight train from Rome to Paris (393 euros - about $511 for ticket and single compartment, raileurope .com). It was an icy cold when I disembarked at Gare de Lyon on a bright, clear Sunday late winter...