Have you ever been tempted by an all-inclusive vacation package but afraid you'd lose your independent traveler cred if you went on a trip like that? This article by JoAnna Haugen may help you see that while there are some drawbacks to vacation packages, there are some serious perks, too - even for indie travelers.
The Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau is a rare Hawaiian surfing event that only the lucky get to see. Karen Dion finds out what it is like to be in the right place at the right time.
A thousand years before the birth of Columbus, the Polynesians routinely made voyages across the entire Pacific Basin that made the European Age of Discovery seem trivial by comparison. They left the tales of these adventures carved in the island's stones -- the enigmatic, beautiful and mysterious petroglyphs of Hawaii Island.