| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:11 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Back in 1971, Disney promised us the World. And that's precisely what it delivered — in spades.
Walt Disney World's castle door flew open Oct. 1 that year, unwrapping an entertainment complex that would go on to vastly...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:22 PM
You've probably seen — or heard — Alexandra Breckenridge on some of your favorite television series. She portrays Katerina on HBO's "True Blood" and spent six years doing voice work for animated shows such as Fox's "Family Guy" and "American...
| Nov 6, 2011
As our tour group gazes at the view from the slopes of Rano Kau — one of three extinct volcanic peaks on Easter Island — an explosion sounds in the valley below, followed by a puff of white smoke. "Don't worry, that's normal," our guide, Tom,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Firefighters from Glendale’s Station #26 didn’t put out a fire — they started one. The blaze went up to cook a Polynesian feast at the Glendale home of Paula and Art Devine. For the last four years, the firefighters have bought the...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 5:46 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy cast his ballot Sunday in the country's presidential elections as he fought to keep his job in the face of challenges from nine other candidates.
Sarkozy voted with his wife Carla Bruni in Paris.
| Jul 17, 2010
Traditional Polynesian ocean navigator
Mau Piailug, 78, a traditional navigator who in the 1970s began teaching Native Hawaiians how to use the stars, moon, wind, birds and currents to find their way around the vast expanse of the Pacific...
| Nov 18, 2007
Mareko Milo believed his son's chances weren't good.
Few people on the small Polynesian islands of American Samoa, a United States territory roughly the size of Long Beach, know how many of the nearly 58,000 residents have gone to fight in Iraq.
| Oct 24, 2008
Like a lot of the better things in Los Angeles, you'd probably miss the Tonga Hut if you weren't looking. It sits on a nondescript stretch of Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, tucked between a model railroad store and a hydroponic grow shop (for...
| Oct 26, 2008
If the words "tiki culture" conjure images of rum drinks the color of windshield wiper fluid, dusty tribal masks and low-rent bamboo-backed bars, hold on to your paper parasol because there's a new trade wind blowing. What was once dismissed as "tacky...
| Feb 4, 2008
| 11:55 AM
Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece travel to Tahiti
Laird Hamilton, big-wave surfer, and Gabrielle Reece, former pro volleyball player
When your daily life takes you from Malibu to Maui to follow the surf and the seasons, getting away from it all...
| Mar 2, 2008
Ever since Polynesian settlers came ashore in canoes centuries ago, touring Hawaii by water has seemed natural.
NCL America, a Honolulu-based cruise line that conveys visitors around these idyllic islands, has found rough sailing, and its...
| Feb 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Tsunami waves up to 6 feet high have struck parts of French Polynesia, but no damage was immediately reported. Residents were being warned early Sunday morning that tsunamis can consist of several waves and they should remain vigilant. Tonga and the...