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Ocean views from Kahanu Garden along Maui's Hana Highway.  <br>Danielle L. Kiracofe/Stars and Stripes

Famous Maui road leads to enchanting, rarely visited Kahanu Garden

Kahanu Garden was to be one of our two stops along the Hana Highway. The site would be the best of all worlds for us — native plants and flowers for me, and history for my husband.


South Korea’s Jeju Island attracts tourists with Hawaii-like scenery

Volcanic mountains, waterfalls and scenic beaches are among the many reasons Jeju Island is known as the Hawaii of South Korea.


On Molokai island, the site of an 1860s leper colony draws determined travelers

The isolated historic leper colony of Kalaupapa is the No. 1 tourist destination on the untouristy Hawaiian island of Molokai.

Night market re-energizes Hawaii's lava-buried village of Kaimu

What remains of this Big Island village south of Hilo has re-energized with a weekly night market that draws lines of cars to fill a parking lot edging a sprawling black field of lava rock.


A visit to Japan's space center can be out of this world

The Tsukuba Space Center is the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s version of NASA mission control.




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Winter Illuminations

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


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