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Sunday. October 27, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER TravelD-5 RAVEL r Travel forecast FRENCH CONNECTION: .'-.ft jL ' V f H - LiM.., - v On Hawaii's Garden Island of Kauai, the Canyon on a smaller scale. : - - snow covered and surrounded by Hawaii, Alaska offer travelers 'if 'A'.' V, , t : o. "I Waimea Canyon resembles the Grand you home feeling reborn. Maui, called 'the Valley Isle and America's Magic Island, claims to have a beach to match your bikini. Its 120 miles of coastline are sprinkled with sands of white, pink, red, gold and black and are framed by a plethora of rainbow-hued flowers. The not-to-be-missed list on Maui includes sunrise on the crater of Haleakala, a dormant volcano; the white-knuckle, hairpin-turn drive up the old highway to heavenly Hana; the fishing village of Lahaina and a visit to The Gallery Ltd., a shop-cum-museum on Front Street operated since 1959 by octogenarian Tim Morrow. Kauai, the Garden Isle, is wettest, lushest, greenest and most northern of the Hawaiian Islands. The breathtaking island cast in dozens of films from South Pacific to Raiders of the Lost Ark has a legendary history attributed to the Mene-hunes, the little leprechauns of the Pacific. For those who prefer untamed natural beauty to nightlife and neon, Kauai's favorites include a wild walk on the Na Pali coast, carved into the serrated ramparts of the mountains and inaccessible by car; a boat ride up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto that comes complete with the singing of "Ke Kali Nei Au," better known as "The Hawaiian Wedding Song"; and a fr1 I- : . : In Alaska's Glacfer Bay, the mountains glaciers. helicopter ride that drops you into the green bowl of waterfall-filled Waialeale's crater. Oahu, Hawaii's most well-known island, has been dubbed the Gathering Place because it was once the meeting place for Hawaii's island kings. Oahu is a combination of lush tropical foliage, historical attractions and a pulsating modern city. Add to this the gracious warmth of a lei-bearing kamaaina (longtime resident), and Oahu presents a superb blend of island atmosphere and city life for the malihini (newcomer). Waikiki Beach, the famous two-mile golden strip of sand separated from Honolulu proper by the Ala Wai Canal, is said to have been founded on "genial fakery." Despite its concrete fringe, this spot dominated by the extinct volcano Diamond Head, is what many consider Oahu's best all-around beach. Oahu is where you'll find the state's two most visited sites: the Punchbowl and Pearl Harbor. The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known simply as the Punchbowl, is the last resting place for the remains of 20,000 men and women who died in the service of the United States. The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl are fire or ice Harbor was proclaimed a national shrine in 1962. The stark white marble monument spanning the sunken battleship that en tombs more than 1,100 men, vividly recalls the Day of Infamy, Dec. 7, 1941. Hawaii a.k.a. the Big Island, the Orchid Island and the Volcano Island is the largest island in the Pacific archipelago known as the Hawaiian Islands. Formed by five volcanoes, two of which (Mauna Loa and Kilauea) are still active, Hawaii is also the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain Just a few miles from a desert studded with cactus and lava rocks, visitors are welcome at Parker Ranch, one of the world's largest cattle ranches. The Big Island also offers Pu'uhonua Honaunau (the City of Refuge), a fully restored holy city of the ancient Hawaiians located near the beach where Captain Cook met his demise. The 49th state Just about the time that your winter's Hawaiian tan is fading, it will be time to think about a summer trip to Alaska. Alaska, the beckoning frontier, is a vast state more than twice the size of Texas, This immense land, containing 20 of the land mass of the continental United States (Please see VACATIONS, Page D-6) coiner CAXiMre co i University of Cincinnati's Fashion Design Department has been invited 10 participate in the Air France International Young Designers Competition in Pans Dec. 1-iy. Ana vnn'rp invited to DarticiDate in their discounted package, which includes round-trip air fare, hotel for six nignts, metro pass, transportation and more. (You don t have to be interestea m fashion or attend the competition. Organizers say you can travel with the group to Pans, then meet up witn tnem again for the flight home.) Call 542-5618 for information soon because the deadline is Nov. 7. It's a good deal, and Paris will be dressing up for the holidays. THAT'S ITALIAN: Callahan Travel in Covington is having a party on the river 5-8 p.m. Nov. 6 with its "Italian Night at Covington Landing's City Lights." There will be a cruise presentation and information on discounts on 1992 sailings. It's $2 a person; call 291-5600 for reservations. (By the way, two round-trip tickets to Italy will be given away.) CRUISE NEWS: Seems November is a busy month for travel agents. Anderson Township Travel Place wants travelers to cruise on over at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and visit with representatives from several major cruise lines. Admission is free, as are refreshments, a lot of cruising information and coupons for sailings. Call 232-2887 to tell them you're coming. It's at 7243 Beechmont Ave. SPECIAL SALUTE: If you're in Columbus next month (Nov. 4-25), stop by the Ohio Historical Center, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue for an exhibit by portrait photographer Anne Noggle called "For God, Country, and the Thrill of It . . ." The photo exhibit captures Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II. For information, call 800-686-1541. CLOSE TO HOME: Shakertown at Pleasant Hill is offering three fall excursions aboard its sternwheeler Dixie Belle. "Upriver Adventures" are this Friday, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. The eight-, six- and four-hour cruises, respectively, offer scenic and historic tours of the Kentucky River. Reservations: 606-734-5411. Shakertown is in , Harrodsburg, Ky., about 10 miles south . of Lexington. Prices vary depending on length of cruise. JENNIFER SCHWERTMAN Emergency travel, Page D-7. Hawaii's calendar, Page D-8. enoi CALLAHAN TRAVEL presents: Italian Night! Drawing for 2 FREE tickets to Italy. SPECIALS Nov. 6 5-8 pm at City Lights Call for Details...291-560O She glides into view, a commanding presence in Caribbean harbors. Something in her classic lines recalls the glorious era of transatlantic liners; yet this ship borrows little from the past. This is the CostaClassica. With her arrives a standard of elegance, service and entertainment so unprecedented, there was not even a name for it until now. EuroLuxe. Nearly $325 million has been spent in pursuit of one goal: ultimate salt- passenger comfort, in an environment uippuccino is sippea rrom Limoges china. Real gold sparkles among the tiles of the spa. A European concierge fulfills your every wish. Two alternating 7-day itineraries will depart Ft. Lauderdale: OchoRios, Grand Cayman, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel; or San Juan, St.Thomas and St. Maarten. Call your travel agent, and celebrate the inaugural season of EuroLuxe cruising. From $1195 including airfare. Book early and save -' l.. w i-: i. r.. r AUSTRALIA DISCOUNTED t tuc eniiTu Dtrmr sppriai i.crc CRUISES ALL CRUISE Prx LINES (CZ 800-321-2784 CRUISEWORLD ("America 1 Choice for over 1 1 Years" Indtpendanl ( Eicorted Trlpi. From Budget to Deluxe Condo Vicationi. Bed a Bieaklaiti, Wildlile Safaris DISCOUNT AIR ONLY Australia. New Zealand. Bali i-j .... T-k;n tin b.....iU.i.i,.i Usui ftniiaH SAVE 10 TO 504 CALL o t ran c BAHAMAS mil. nji. ouiiiBuimenjn, ntn uuum RniT-?7&l!K!i 12121 979-5000' Vinuunsm. i AaroTnur CANADIAN ROCKIES to Sioux Falls. S.D. and travel to OVoming. Visit Mt. Rushmore, Dakota's FJIackhills & Badlands. Custer's Last Stand, Indian Territory. Montana. Edmonton Majestic Mountains. Jasper & Banff Park , Columbia Ice Fields. LAKE Calgary, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, Royal Canadian Police Academy, Bonanzaville & Frontier Village, Fly home Minneapolis. IMAGINE THIS TWO WEEK VACATION FOR '1149. SPACE IS LIMITED 1992. WffllZEElttZS.t. CALL FOR BROCHURE " 772-6002 OPEN SUNDAY 1-800 688-8204 I 1 : "" ! " T7! T f w BY JANET STEINBERG Enquirer Contributor Lava flows or ice floes? Beaches so nice or glaciers of ice? Alaska or Hawaii which state to choose for that special vacation is one of the travel specialist's most oft-asked questions. For those travelers wanting a domestic, yet foreign-feeling vacation outside the continental United States, the answer is simple: Just leave it to the weather. When the frost is on the pumpkin and the days are short and dark, it's time to head for Hawaii, a flower-laden tropical paradise that Mark Twain called "the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean." Conversely, when those sweltering summer days begin to wear you down, get up all the way up to Alaska, the Great Land. The 50th state With Jack Frost nipping at our nose, let's begin with a look at our 50th state, Hawaii. t Hawaii's four major islands Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii with their glistening sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, coral reefs and lunar landscapes promise the kind of rejuvenation that will send Seasonal Rental Packages Include: fiivate, Furnished Apartment TWo Meals Per Day Fulhy-Equipped Kitchen ' Housekeeping And Maintenance Swimming Pool And Spa Social ActivitiesCultural Events Scheduled Transportation Located Near Shopping And Gulf Beaches Three-Month Minimum Stay Palm Harbor Pinellas County Coral Oaks 1-800-457-3925 ALASKA IJUIY Princess cruisetour toj 9 22 Alaska s msiae rassage, I " Fairbanks and Anchorage. pfari, AUG. 10-19 nnati Zoo. I And There's More! I FEB. Celebration Cruise I I Z- j FEB. I 7-9 Eastern Caribbean I Pittsburgh with Cincinnati Art Museum 1 I WR. AmnnP the Whales: I 111-22 Baja and the. Sea of 1 Cortez with Cincinnati J I 00 I FEB. Las Vegas Holiday at Palace Roman Caesars MAR. Bermuda Holiday at . n l 1 C I za-zv sonesta Keson aiiu oya I MAR. Indian Ocean cruise I 25 (through April 11), with I Cincinnati zoo J APR. I 9-12 I French Quarter Festival in New Orleans Belize - natural history tour with Cincinnati Zoo Celebration Cruise J APR. 1 17-27 I I APR. j J 8-25 Eastern Caribbean I . nn Unvixn with Cincinnati I atii. '' 28 Alt Museum (through May I 13) ! MAY Costa Rica wildlife tour, I 8-17 with Cincinnati Zoo I Call 1 1 1 Fly Crow Mall. National LOUISE, Regina. from FOR FOR DATES A SHIPS Nile CARIBBEAN I CALL FOR LASr MINUTE ''V eniov boot that's CXir humwan spa swthes you with I ' vl " ill it. 1' Kfl AN EXCITING NEW WAY OF CRUISING IS COMINGTO AMERICA. Coming Jan. 25. EuroLuxe cruising. On the stunning new CostnClassica. No other Caribbean cruise offers such festive European atmosphere. FlfJH THIRD ' BARNEY RAPP TRAVEL PRESENTS ORANGE BOWL HOLIDAY TOUR DECEMBER 30-JflNUARY 6. 1992 4 NIGHTS HYATT REGENCY MIAMI ORANGE BOWL GAME AND PARADE NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER I PARTY ROUND-TRIP AIR ON DELTA AIRLINES 3 DAY CRUISE TO NASSAU AND C0C0CAY0NTHE NORDIC EMPRESS tf- Vv cvnr M.iinp lobster. paintings, muralsand tapestries, always prime, and pasta Or that's always tresh. water therapyjurkish baths, and massage, of exquisite richness and charm. NEW YORK SHOPPING t SHOW TOUR DECEMBER 12-15 FEATURING: MISS SAIGON AND TWO OTHER SHOWS ONLY 5 SPACES AVAILABLE! Mm . ' Jg xJ wt n ture, BENGALS WEEKENDS IN CINCINNATI GAME TICKET 1 NIGHT AT THE HYATT BREAKFAST BUFFET NOV 9-10 STEELERS NOV 23-24 RAIDERS DEC 21-22 PATRIOTS CALL FOR DETAILED BROCHURE FIFTH THIRD-BARNEY RAPP TRAVEL You'll 1 feel comfortable in our oversized Enjoy the excitement of a true Renaissmce EuroLuxe pampers you shamefully. We up wai ror mx staterooms. They average almost 200 sq. ft. theater, anda casino with European luxury, provide 1 staff member for every 2 guests, brochure call 1 -800-322-8263, ext. . FiiroLlixe Cruises European-style luxury in Caribbean cruising. From Costa Cruise Lines. Per person double occupancy, including round-trip airfare, category 1, Super Value Season siilinp. (829-103 and 1128-1212, W2). Port charges $h5 per person. Certain restrictions apply. Ship registry. Italy. , r 1 505 CAREW TOWER 513-381-7277 f V i -. avii.i at. io r m.mtyJt,

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