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Author: Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN

I am a legal anthropologist. My doctorate is in law, and my post-doctorate graduate degree is in cultural anthropology.

Social Distancing: Hawaii losing, DC leading in the US

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- April 3, 2020 21:46

The United States has an alarming D-rating for social distancing Just last week Hawaii received the highest possible score when Unicast published its rankings for social distancing compliance of all ... Read More

How the 500-Mile Rule Saved Me Over $1,000

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- April 1, 2020 00:31

The State of Hawaii issued a health warning to avoid all non-essential travel. When I arrived in Hawaii in early December, I knew nothing about COVID-19; I also didn’t know ... Read More

Is this Wyndham O’Hare Hotel run by pigs?

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- October 5, 2019 00:48

ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Corey Bailey, membership coordinator for ASTA, told me there are 10,000 members. This morning, ASTA sent ... Read More

The perplexing search for purplicious luggage and the perils of windmills

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- April 12, 2019 22:43

April is Stress Awareness Month, but it is also National Humor Month, so I thought I’d go out on a limb and talk about something that stresses a travel bargain’s ... Read More

Life as a Hawaii snowbird

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- February 24, 2018 22:08

On the mainland, when the groundhog sees his shadow, there are six more weeks of winter on the horizon. In Hawaii, when the flamingo sees his shadow, there are six ... Read More

Travel to do in Hawaii: Diamond Head Theatre presents Calendar Girls

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- February 3, 2018 22:04

I am the Lord of Hartforth, an ancient village located aside Yorkshire Dales National Park in northern England. Not a lot goes on there. It is highly conservative, where people ... Read More

Racism? How Honolulu Police Officer Chin Stole Christmas from a Disabled White Tourist?

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- December 27, 2017 10:05

  Kona Nui Nights is a free monthly event that honors and highlights Hawaiian language, music, and the art of hula. Hosted beneath a massive tent behind the IBM building, ... Read More

Pre-cruise Broadway night with Michael Moore: Jeremiad as is His Wont

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- October 7, 2017 20:12

I like to show up several days early anytime I go on a cruise, and since Disney's Halloween on the High Seas itinerary began at the Manhattan Terminal, I had ... Read More

Waimea Valley reveals hidden secrets under moonlight beams

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- July 11, 2017 02:07

When the full moon rises on the island of Oahu, Hawaiians and their guests make a special journey to one of the most significant cultural sites in the state: Waimea ... Read More

Fight or flight: When letting them drag you off a plane is the best decision

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- April 14, 2017 17:20

A few weeks ago, I was “asked” by United Airlines to leave an airplane, but I refused. When flight 311 arrived in Denver, they could not find my power wheelchair. ... Read More