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THE BEST WAY TO BORA BORA From LAX, Air Tahiti Nui and Air France offer nonstop service to Papeete, Tahiti, with Air Tahiti offering connecting service to Bora Bora. Restricted round-trip airfare begins at $1,780, including taxes and fees. Consider...
When teensy-weensy Samoa Airlines debuted its pay-by-the-kilo policy in January, I doubt it expected to set off an international controversy about fat discrimination. But that’s what happened when news seeped out this week after the airline&...
Beginning May 20, visitors to Oahu can enjoy the island’s newest luau and all the sights of the Polynesian Cultural Center for $74.95 (for adults) and $57.95 for kids 5-11. That introductory price includes the center’s new Samoan-themed luau...
Tags: Coconut, Coconut Milk, Arts and Culture, Samoa, Culture
Oahu's Polynesian Cultural Center kicks off 2013 -- its 50th anniversary year -- with a new movie depicting the people and places of Hawaii. The premiere is expected in late January. The film promises high-definition images of erupting volcanoes and...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Volcanoes, Movies, Culture, Entertainment
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
As our tour group gazes at the view from the slopes of Rano Kau — one of three extinct volcanic peaks on Easter Island — an explosion sounds in the valley below, followed by a puff of white smoke. "Don't worry, that's normal," our guide, Tom,...
HANA, Hawaii — I came to play in a jungle, dance under a waterfall and swim with giant turtles in a tranquil sea. But at the end of the long, winding road to Hana, the thing that pleased me most was staring at the star-filled sky. Not to imply that...
LA Times MagazineWEB EXCLUSIVE: French spirits star in the mixed-drink recipes at Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix’s Pour Vous...
Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...
Tags: Asia, Africa, Bodies of Water, Oceans, New Zealand
Jacket CopySunday's book reviews include a Margaret Fuller biography ("The Lives of Margaret Fuller") and a look at Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" 50 years after its publication....
World NowKing of Tonga dies: The flamboyant king will be remembered for his legacy of democratic change as well as his monocle....
Los Angeles Times staff writerReporting from Ko Olina, Oahu - My 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, has wanted to visit Hawaii since Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" movie came out in 2002. The wacky animated movie about a Hawaiian girl who adopts a pet that turns out to be an alien was filled...
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