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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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Maui’s Sheldon Simeon voted The People’s Best New Chef® 2014

Maui’s Sheldon Simeon voted The People’s Best New Chef® 2014

Posted on April 8, 2014

A huge congratulations to Sheldon Simeon, recently named THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF® 2014 by Food & Wine Magazine! Contenders for the award included two other Hawaii chefs: Chris Kajioka, Vintage Cave (Oahu) Kevin Lee, Prima (Oahu) Sheldon, formerly of Star Noodle on Maui, is now the executive chef of Migrant at the Wailea Beach [...]

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Midlife Crisis in Maui

Midlife Crisis in Maui

Posted on April 3, 2014

-by Colleen Lanin I turned 40 this month, that dreadful age that divides the old from the young. I have gained 14 pounds over the past few years. A few white strands play peek-a-boo with me while I blow dry my hair each morning. I have been feeling entirely unsexy and, well, just plain old. [...]

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Maui: By Air

Maui: By Air

Posted on March 18, 2014

-by Susan Barnes Most times, the only way I experience a place by air is when I fly in. But not during my recent trip to Maui! During the week I was on the magical island, I had the chance to experience the island by air – in three different ways! By Zip Line: I’ve [...]

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New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

Posted on March 13, 2014

Hawaii may be America’s 50th state, but it’s number-one in the hearts of U.S. travelers as revealed in a recent poll conducted for the top luxury tour operator Tauck by Reuters/Ipsos. More than twenty percent of respondents in the poll picked Hawaii as the place they would visit if neither time or money were a [...]

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Bucket List…Check!

Bucket List…Check!

Posted on March 10, 2014

As the rest of the country freezes over, there’s no better time than now to take a trip to the perpetually warm and sunny Hawaiian Islands. Live in the moment and cross off more than one item off your bucket list this year with these only-in-Hawaii experiences: See an Active Volcano – Experience Kilauea (Hawaii [...]

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Get Healthy in Hawaii

Get Healthy in Hawaii

Posted on March 4, 2014

Fresh air, picture-perfect weather and a “hang loose” laid-back attitude are among the many reasons why Hawaii has been recognized as the nation’s healthiest state in the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for the last four consecutive years. Whether you are dusting off your running shoes or a fitness enthusiast, there’s something challenging and enjoyable for everyone. [...]

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Posted on February 24, 2014

Volunteering and giving back has never felt as good as it does in the Hawaiian Islands. Engage with local Hawaii residents in meaningful ways where values are shared, stories exchanged, and friendships made in the most authentic ways possible. So are you ready? Restore A Taro Patch – Spend the morning at one of Oahu’s [...]

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Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Posted on February 20, 2014

Slow down and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. With clean air, warm tropical weather, and friendly people sharing the aloha spirit, a trip to Hawaii can help to get you in a fresh, new frame of mind. Here’s how: Pack Light – No need to stress about packing a whole [...]

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There’s Something About Maui

There’s Something About Maui

Posted on February 13, 2014

-by Kent and Canaan Aloha! As I write this, our time on Maui isn’t quite over, and we’ve already snapped hundreds of pictures. It’s overwhelming to sit here clicking through them all because it’s a reminder of how incomprehensibly magnificent and diverse this island is. Such a small place yet so much to see, do [...]

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