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Google Street View Trekker Comes to Oahu

Google Street View Trekker Comes to Oahu

Posted on August 27, 2014

Summer is quickly drawing to a close, leaving many with a twinge of wanderlust. Not to worry—starting today, you can virtually explore Oahu’s most popular hiking trails, parks, historical sites and beaches using Street View Trekker on Google Maps and a special page hosted by GoHawaii.com. See 360-degree views of Oahu’s most amazing locations, including Waikiki [...]

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Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Posted on August 21, 2014

Family fun. Live Hawaiian music and hula. Tasty food. Those who have experienced one of Hawaii’s cultural and culinary festivals can relate to the many reasons why these one-of-a-kind events attract travelers from around the globe. If you’re looking for a unique experience that allows you to connect with Hawaii’s local community, check out the [...]

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Swimming With Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)

Swimming With Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)

Posted on August 5, 2014

-by Sheila Beal While snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, we encountered many honu — so many that it was almost hard not to see them along the shore or in the water. From our experience, the Kohala Coast is perhaps one of the very best places to see honu and swim [...]

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7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

Posted on June 25, 2014

-by Coty Gonzales If you enjoy the outdoors, then Hawaii is an exceptional place to live. Many say that Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches and best waves in the world. However, if you look mauka, or towards the mountains, you’ll also notice her beautiful valleys and ridges. Comprised of volcanic rock, Hawaii’s [...]

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Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Posted on June 17, 2014

Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production? In the below post, chocolate lover Doreen Pendgracs shares what she learned while visiting cocoa farms and plantations around Oahu. Growing cocoa on American soil Usually, the growing of cacao (cocoa) has been limited to a belt [...]

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Big Island Babymoon: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls

Big Island Babymoon: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls

Posted on May 20, 2014

-by Alesandra Dubin One of the very best things about travel is seeing something you’ve never seen before. How many times in our adult lives do we really get to do that on a given day? (That’s one reason David and I have a strict no-repeating-country-stamps-in-the-same-passport policy.*) Still, the lure of a perfect beach is [...]

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Hilo Grown Tour: An Agricultural Adventure

Hilo Grown Tour: An Agricultural Adventure

Posted on May 9, 2014

-by Andi Fisher Last week I shared a little of background about Hawaii’s agritourism and the forces behind it. I had the pleasure of learning a lot about the topic from Lani Weigert when I visited Hamakua Mushrooms. For my last day in Hilo I would actually eat, drink and breathe agritourism on an agricultural adventure [...]

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Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

Posted on April 29, 2014

-by Sheila Beal One of the most predictably unpredictable expenses of traveling to Hawaii is the cost of airfare. It’s also one of the more expensive factors in your Hawaii vacation budget. Fares fluctuate so often that it’s difficult to know when to purchase tickets. Finding the absolute lowest airfare is a mix of luck, [...]

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Meet Lani: An AgriTourism Dynamo

Meet Lani: An AgriTourism Dynamo

Posted on April 25, 2014

-by Andi Fisher “90% imported. 90% imported.” As I drove around visiting Greenwell Farms, Hamakua Mushrooms, Volcano Winery; as I had conversations with folks at hotels and looked at restaurant menus, I still found it crazy that 90% of produce to Hawaii is imported. It is crazy! Coming from California where produce – fresh and [...]

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Viewing the First Blood Moon From Hawaii

Viewing the First Blood Moon From Hawaii

Posted on April 17, 2014

- by Coty Gonzales No, Blood Moon is not the latest book in the Twilight Saga. It’s even better than that, and Hawaii residents had a front row seat earlier this week to see it firsthand. Blood Moon is the nickname given to our moon during a lunar eclipse. In fact, this Blood Moon marks [...]

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