April is Tsunami Awareness Month and very important to our family. My sister and I were raised by a mother who was washed away by the 1946 tsunami and lost her mother, father, niece and nephew. When the waves subsided, my mother had no clothes except what she was wearing, no parents and no home. That incident had a lasting effect on her when raising us, as she taught us to always be prepared with food.
A visit to Hawaii is the treat of a lifetime to millions of people a year, and many folks who come are friends or relatives of those of us who live here. One of the highlights for them is to experience the lush tropical gardens and forests that are unlike any place in the continental United States.
PHILADELPHIA — The Museum of the American Revolution is a year old this month and officials say it has landed a decisive victory in capturing tourists’ attention in a city with lots of revolutionary competition.
BOSTON — The history of the Congregational Church is the history of Colonial New England.
A record 965 million airline passengers flew in the United States last year, a 3.4 percent increase over 2016.
PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy’s first robot concierge, the humanoid will be deployed all season at a hotel on the popular Lake Garda to help relieve the desk staff of simple, repetitive questions.
“April showers bring May flowers” on the mainland, but in Hawaii spring is all year. However, there is a noticeble spring fever effect when it comes to local gardeners because many flowers start heavy blooming at this time.
Already reeling from a destructive earthquake and deadly tsunami and mud flow on April 2, 1868, Ka‘u residentshoped for a reprieve, but it was slow to come.