What’s the top hotel in Hawaii, according to new travel magazine poll? – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

Halekulani Corporation managed both Halepuna Waikiki and luxury resort Halekulani, which also earned a top spot on the list as #3 Hotel in Hawaii.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and, among hoteliers, considered the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Condé Nast Travelers says more than 600,000  readers submitted responses.

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What’s a cruise cabin guarantee and will it save you money?



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If you’re new to cruise vacations, you may wonder about cruise fares that are labeled “cruise cabin guarantee.” What does that mean, and can booking a guaranteed cabin save you money or help convince the upgrade fairy to visit you? Let’s find out.

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Cruise cabin types and categories

Let’s start with the basics. When you look at cruise fares, you’ll see that they can vary widely for the same itinerary. The price differential is due to the cabin type you select. An interior stateroom with no windows will generally be much cheaper than a similar cabin with a balcony or one of the ship’s

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‘Like a freight train’: Firefighters describe what’s it’s like riding out a blaze in a fire shelter, their last resort for safety

One of the most important parts of a firefighter’s gear is a 5-pound piece of equipment they hope they never have to use.

On Sept. 27, firefighters battling the Glass Fire in Napa County found themselves in dire circumstances as gusty off-shore winds intensified the blaze, helping the inferno destroy some of wine country’s most famous vineyards and bed and breakfasts.

Two firefighters were forced to deploy their fire shelters, a small pack that unfolds to what essentially looks like an aluminum foil sleeping bag, designed to deflect radiant heat if the first responders realize they can’t outrun the very flames they were sent there to thwart.

“Over the last 25 years, there has been a revolution in firefighter culture that prioritized safety,” Timothy Ingalsbee, Ph.D, the executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, told ABC News.

PHOTO: Firefighters work the scene as the Glass fire continues to burn in Calistoga, California, Oct. 1, 2020.

Firefighters work the scene as the Glass fire continues to

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What’s Next for These 3 Airline Stocks After Government Restrictions Expire in October?

The airline industry has been battered and bruised by the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel volumes down substantially compared to last year. The airlines are all losing money right now, and with the industry not expected to make a full recovery until 2022 at the earliest carriers are preparing for the worst.

Despite the issues, to date there have been no layoffs thanks to a provision of the CARES Act stimulus plan that traded $25 billion in payroll support for a temporary prohibition on involuntary separations. But that layoff ban expired on Sept. 30, and job cuts are looming.

The airlines are hoping for a last-minute reprieve in the form of a second stimulus package, but as of this writing lawmakers have yet to come through. Absent some added payroll support that prevents layoffs, here’s how three Motley Fool Contributors see Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ:UAL), and

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Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday the city was easing coronavirus restrictions on bars and restaurants, as well as on barbershops, beauty salons and gyms. The changes are Lightfoot’s latest attempt to ease the financial burden on Chicago businesses by lifting frequently criticized restrictions.



a group of people sitting at a table with a bunch of stuffed animals: Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near where she was killed at 47th Street and South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood.


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Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near where she was killed at 47th Street and South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood.



a traffic light at night: The setting sun is is seen along East Madison Street before the fall equinox on Sept. 21, 2020, in Chicago.


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The setting sun is is seen along East Madison Street before the fall equinox on Sept. 21, 2020, in Chicago.

The mayor’s comments came as Illinois public health officials Monday reported 1,709 newly diagnosed cases and 13 additional confirmed deaths of people with COVID-19, raising the statewide tally to 289,639 known cases and 8,614 deaths.



a person preparing food in a kitchen: Kelly Helgesen of Takeaway Bagel makes sourdough bagels at Superkhana International on Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago.


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