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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.

Living

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.

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: How to make your own hallowed ground

When does a garden become hallowed ground? When we have created a space for spirituality or remembrance there. Traditionally called shrines, these amazing spiritual nooks in nature remind us that peace can be found in this chaotic world. You'll find shrines in the ruins of every ancient civilization, proving desire for expression is intrinsic to human nature.

Videos

Bakers hope to make Mediterranean pastry shops as commonplace as Starbucks

The Aladdin Bakery opened a kitchen in Fresno with hopes to expand throughout Central California.
Craig Kohlruss The Fresno Bee
Bakers hope to make Mediterranean pastry shops as commonplace as Starbucks 1:05

Bakers hope to make Mediterranean pastry shops as commonplace as Starbucks

From cold brew coffee to gin to tortillas, Fresno Food Expo 2017 brings an abundance of new local products. 2:51

From cold brew coffee to gin to tortillas, Fresno Food Expo 2017 brings an abundance of new local products.

Mediterranean restaurant opens on the Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno 1:10

Mediterranean restaurant opens on the Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno

It's too hot to cook. Make these no-bake fruit tarts instead 0:57

It's too hot to cook. Make these no-bake fruit tarts instead