Honolulu Bans Cellphones on Crosswalks

Come 25 October 2017, if you can’t seem to peel your eyes from your phone while crossing a street in Honolulu, you might be slapped with a $15 to $99 fine. The Hawaiian capital will be the first major city in the USA to pass a law like this—aiming to reduce injury and death blamed on “smartphone zombies.” Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells Reuters, “We hold …

Word of Mouth: Honolulu

The tropical metropolis is making big waves with authentic outposts that celebrate Hawaii's rich cultural history

From the time local swimming champ Duke Kahanamoku turned surfing into a modern sport and Elvis Presley began to rock-a-hula, people have swarmed to the shores of Waikiki to soak up its prolific Polynesian sunshine. Today’s tourist seeking big waves and beautiful rainbows should know Oahu’s near-perfect weather hasn’t changed, but that the city of Honolulu has. The tropical metropolis has steadily developed into a …

Best of CH 2016: Travel

From Hungary to Indonesia, Namibia, Japan and beyond

Even though travel can be exhausting, it’s something curious minds can never truly tire of—and the CH editorial team is no exception to that rule. Over the past year, our full-time staff and freelancers all over the world have delivered stories about adventure, exploration, food, luxury and more—and have roamed everywhere from Australia to the Galápagos Islands and Iceland. While our Travel section is brimming …