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9 fun things in Honolulu: Seattle Times food writer finds old favorites and new

This city isn't most travelers' postcard vision of Hawaiian paradise, with waves lapping at a tranquil beach and a bungalow surrounded by lush foliage in the background. The city looks startling flying in, a slew of tall buildings crowding around the harbor's azure waters. The tourism of Waikiki, Honolulu's famous beach district, centers on bland, high-rise resorts and the chain boutiques along Kalakaua Avenue.

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Inn-Escapable: California's Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge is the country's largest family of indoor water park resorts, with 16 water park and lodge offerings spread across the U.S. The year-old Garden Grove, Calif., resort, located about three miles from Disneyland, is the chain's first California venture. You can certainly stay at the resort during your next Disney excursion, but keep in mind that Great Wolf is a giant amusement destination all on its own, so make sure you allow enough time to check out the resort's Northern Lights Arcade, Ten Paw Bowling Alley and Howly Wood XD Theater.

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Climate concerns fuel more travel to fragile corners of the world

Amid piles of dried chiles, straw baskets and ripe papaya, Jeevanti Chatuvina's wares – represented by her sister modeling a gold-studded red sari, dramatic eyeliner and a perfectly coiffed chignon – glamorized the weekly market found on the edge of a lagoon lush with mature mangroves about an hour's drive north of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

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No mystery about legendary status of Cape Town's 'Nellie' hotel

It may remain a mystery as to which room Agatha Christie chose to reside in while at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, but no doubt she would have been perfectly at home writing her mysteries in my suite, albeit considerably updated since she was there in 1922. I can also well imagine Sir Winston Churchill smoking his cigar while soaking in a steaming bathtub during the Boer War (1900-1902) as he wrote, "It is the most excellent and well-appointed establishment which may be thoroughly appreciated after a sea voyage."

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Radiation from air travel

These days, travel by air has become increasingly common, both for business and leisure travel. We are exposed to low levels of radiation when we fly. Learn about radiation from air travel through this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nation & World

American Airlines passenger with dog yells at flight attendant

A female passenger described as “disruptive” caused a four-hour flight delay on American Airlines Flight 218 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Chicago on July 5. According to reports, the woman continued to recline her seat during takeoff, despite repeated warnings from flight attendants. An argument ensued and the woman shouted profanities and followed the flight attendant to the back of the plane.

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A cross country ride to the Vietnam Memorial stops in Kansas

Dedicated to prisoners of war and those missing in action, the 2017 Run for the Wall stopped in Kansas as part of the cross country tradition started in 1989. The organization also honors the memory of those killed in action, and promotes support for all military personnel. They are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. on May 26.

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American passenger arrested after fight on flight from Japan

An American was arrested for choking an All Nippon Airways (ANA) employee while a plane was on the runway at Narita International Airport on May 1. The plane was bound for Los Angeles. This video shows two men fighting on a plane, as airline attendants intervene. One of the men then walks away, before returning to restart the fight.

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Radiation from air travel

These days, travel by air has become increasingly common, both for business and leisure travel. We are exposed to low levels of radiation when we fly. Learn about radiation from air travel through this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Radiation from air travel

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American Airlines passenger with dog yells at flight attendant

Would you zipline off the Eiffel Tower? 1:01

Would you zipline off the Eiffel Tower?

A cross country ride to the Vietnam Memorial stops in Kansas 4:03

A cross country ride to the Vietnam Memorial stops in Kansas