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Cinco de Mayo Festivities

Cinco de Mayo Festivities
You must know the song by now: “Uno de enero, dos de febrero, tres de marzo, cuatro abril…”  Or maybe the only Spanish song you know is “La Cucaracha” (which literally means “The Cockroach”).  Either way, today is the fifth of May – or “Cinco de...
May 5th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

The Dole Plantation

The Dole Plantation
I used to be addicted to Dole Whip, the famous and tasty pineapple yogurt, at the Dole Plantation in Wahiawa that I made it a point to stop through on my way way to the North Shore.  Not a whole lot has changed at the Plantation aside from it not being a functioning plantation anymore.  Now it’s...
April 30th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Special Mother’s and Father’s Day Brunch at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

Special Mother’s and Father’s Day Brunch at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
A local tradition, the Sunday Champagne Brunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel is a favorite of Mauians and visitors alike.   Voted best brunch on Maui by the Maui News.  Settle in for some serious grazing among a wide selection of traditional brunch items and Hawaiian specialties. Enjoy the free-flowing...
April 29th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Mother’s Day Brunch and Concert at Ala Moana Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch and Concert at Ala Moana Hotel
If you’re not sure what to get your mom for Mother’s Day and you’ll be in Honolulu, why not treat mom to a feast of food and music?  Spoil mom this Mother’s Day with a brunch dedicated especially for her at the Ala Moana Hotel from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This brunch will feature an...
April 28th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Check out the Outrigger Reef’s new Canoe Hale

Check out the Outrigger Reef’s new Canoe Hale
The Outrigger Reef on the Beach [map] has opened a new museum quality exhibit that highlights the Hawaiian traditions of canoe building and voyaging. The “Canoe Hale” (‘hale’ is the Hawaiian word for ‘house’), located in the hotel lobby just past the front desk and open daily...
April 27th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Food Network features Oahu eateries

Food Network features Oahu eateries
Hawaiian plate lunch Earlier this month, three of Oahu’s most popular eateries were recently featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in a special program called “Triple D Goes Hawaiian. ” On “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” funny, energetic and charismatic host,...
April 26th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Oahu’s Best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Oahu’s Best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Hawaiian-style poke Earlier this month, three of Oahu’s most popular eateries were recently featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in a special program called “Triple D Goes Hawaiian. ”  The episode featured Hank’s Haute Dogs, Highway Inn, Nico’s at Pier 38, and...
April 25th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

The 8th Annual Waikiki Spam® Jam Tonight!

The 8th Annual Waikiki Spam® Jam Tonight!
Spam musubi: A staple in Hawaii The Eighth Annual Waikiki SPAM® JAM is set for Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Creative and enhanced recipes prepared by some of Hawaii’s most innovative chefs will be served up at this year’s Waikiki SPAM® JAM. More...
April 24th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Oahu Surfing for Beginners

Oahu Surfing for Beginners
Even if you’re a beginner, you know about the typical dangers of surfing: hitting coral, pearling on an overhead wave, stepping on ‘wana (urchin), running into a fellow surfer, beefing with a local, sharks.  There are many reasons people should use caution when surfing, but most end up in...
April 22nd, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Stay at the Outrigger Luana Waikiki for just $99/night!

Stay at the Outrigger Luana Waikiki for just $99/night!
From now until June 15, you can stay at the Outrigger Luana Waikiki for as low as just $99 per night!  Located on Kalakaua Avenue on the edge of Fort Derussy, a quiet 66 acre park [map], this comfortable and convenient hotel in the heart of Waikiki is a short stroll to the beach and all of the the town’s...
April 22nd, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Hawaiian culture program offered at the Keauhou Beach Resort

Hawaiian culture program offered at the Keauhou Beach Resort
Keauhou Beach Resort, one of the Big Island’s finest resorts and located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, recently implemented a new ongoing cultural program with daily activities that are free and open to hotel guests and the public. The resort’s recently launched Huaka`i department offers numerous...
April 19th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

The 3rd Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

The 3rd Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival
This coming Saturday, April 24, Bishop Museum will be hosting its popular Grow Hawaiian Festival from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The 3rd annual Grow Hawaiian Festival, presented by Hawaiian Electric Company, is family-friendly event, in recognition of Earth Day, is open to the public, and admission is free...
April 18th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Honolulu AIDS Walk: Sunday, April 18

Honolulu AIDS Walk: Sunday, April 18
Kapiolani Park [map] will be the site of the Honolulu AIDS Walk today, Sunday, April 18 @ 9 a.m.  Thousands of individuals and teams will gather at the park for a 5 kilometer walk to benefit the Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and research.  Since...
April 18th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Enjoy a Polo Vacation on Oahu’s North Shore

Enjoy a Polo Vacation on Oahu’s North Shore
The Hawaii Polo Club’s got it going on.  With an active polo community on the islands, the Sunday polo matches in Mokuleia [map] offered to the public every Sunday from March through August make the North Shore an additionally enjoyable place during the spring and summer despite the lack of surf. Polo...
April 10th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Fly to Lanai for $39

Fly to Lanai for $39
Known for its world-class golf course and high-end resorts, Lanai [map] is the perfect summer getaway.  Most visitors to the Hawaiian islands simply don’t have time to pay a visit to this small isle, which is just a short ferry ride from Maui.  Now, there’s little reason not to visit Lanai,...
April 8th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Mopeds in Honolulu

Mopeds in Honolulu
Honolulu is bigger than you think.  Even if you’re a tourist and you like to be green by riding buses and trolleys, Oahu could prove a bit too big for you.  Sometimes you need the freedom to travel at your own pace, on your time.  Hawaii is one of the few places in the U.S. where mopeds and...
April 6th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Easter on Oahu

Easter on Oahu
If Easter eggs and pastel parties are your thing,  you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Easter events on Oahu: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:  Windward Mall’s Center Court [map] – The Department of Parks & Recreation will hold its Easter Eggstravaganza in Windward...
March 30th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

April events on Maui

April events on Maui
You don’t really have to worry about April showers on Maui as much as full blossom flowers, as spring kicks into full gear fast and early.  Here’s a breakdown of the great events to look forward to on Maui next month. April 2 & 3 – Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton [map],...
March 26th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Delicious new dining in Maui

Delicious new dining in Maui
This year, Maui welcomed a handful of worthy restaurants to its already long list of delectable dining options.  Visitors beware: Arrive with an empty stomach and be prepared to be carted out the door. Contemporary decor, attentive staff, central location, and reasonable prices make the new Bistro...
March 25th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More

Zipline in Maui

Zipline in Maui
Maui has something for everyone. The island’s varied terrain is ripe with possibilities, and ziplining is a uniquely thrilling one.  What better way to see the beautiful island of Maui than with a leader in sustainable tourism. The new Flyin’ Hawaiian Zipline Tour takes participants on...
March 19th, 2010 | Hawaii | Read More