Pacific Travel

McDonald’s Japan gives American staple an Italian accent

In the latest “what the heck, Japan?” food pairing, McDonald’s Japan has released another new, limited-time-only product: cheese Bolognese french fries.

Disney family magic wanes in Hong Kong as Macau's lights dazzle

When Chinese tourists choose a family travel destination, Hong Kong Disneyland would seem like a logical choice. But it's the nearby gambling hub of Macau that has all the momentum.

Fiji pride: Where paradise is more than sand and sea

If Fiji was nothing more than sand and sea, palm fronds and flowers, it wouldn’t matter which South Pacific beach resort you visited. Every vacation would be just another ho-hum adventure. But after 15 years and as many visits to this 333-island nation, I’ve got a pretty good idea why each destination promises a unique experience. What’s the secret? It’s the Fijians themselves, proud to be Fijian and proud to show you their country.

Aloha, partner: Riding the Hawaiian range

Concho wants to gallop. I can tell. He's a horse, after all, a headstrong one, and rippling green hills spread in every direction. Every so often, a break in the clouds reveals the barren summit of Mauna Kea to the south. But galloping is still a little ways outside my skill set, so with a twinge of guilt I pull the reins to keep my mount at a slow trot. He makes his disappointment clear with a snort and a toss of his head. The pace does make it easier to soak in the landscape of the 300-acre Dahana Ranch in the upcountry of Hawaii's Big Island.

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Om restaurant brings taste of the subcontinent to Seoul

India and Nepal have similar but distinct cuisines, so it was a treat to find both under one roof at a restaurant called Om, conveniently located near Seoul’s main Gwanghwamun Square.

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In bloom: 2018 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Places in Japan & South Korea to celebrate the bloom.

Winter Illuminations

Where to get your glow on at light shows and winter illuminations in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

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