As Christmas approaches, not all of the sand in Waikiki will be along the beach. Honolulu hotels show their holiday spirit with sand sculptures, the aroma of gingerbread and sightings of Santa.
For the 12th straight year, the Sheraton Waikiki is treating guests to seasonal sand sculptures with the theme“The 12 Days of Sheraton Waikiki Christmas.”Read more
A host of stars appeared last week for the world premiere of "The Greatest Showman," a film about circus impresario P.T. Barnum. The red carpet was aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, in New York Harbor.
The seaboard premiere was a first, according to Cunard. Barnum, who lived from 1810 to 1891, was a frequent Cunard traveler.Read more
Mike and Katrina Tschida love to travel, rambling across the globe to play polo in Buenos Aires, go on nature walks in the Galápagos Islands and ride the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul.
Earlier this year, the Long Beach couple cruised to Antarctica, where they camped out and kayaked in the land of penguins and icebergs.Read more
Debbi Kickham's “The City of Light for Less" [Nov. 26] was extremely helpful. I'd like to add to her list of Paris deals. In my "Paris Made Easy" guide, I feature some of the best free museums and sights in Paris.
The Museé Cognacq-Jay (www.museecognacqjay.paris.fr/en) in the Marais is in an elegant mansion and houses a collection of 18th century art and furniture.Read more
Experts offer tips on gear, clothing, nutrition and more for winter campers.
When, where: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at REI stores in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 E. Foothill Blvd., and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.
Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga, (818) 831-5555 for Northridge.
Explore low tides at the Point Fermin tide pools with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.Read more
Grab your parka because Santa, ice and decked-out boats seem to be everywhere next weekend.
One hundred brightly illuminated and decorated boats of varied types, sizes and shapes follow a 14-mile course along the peninsula and islands of Newport Harbor at the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.Read more