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Spotlight on Haleiwa, Hawaii

Spotlight on Haleiwa, Hawaii

Posted on March 25, 2014

-by Toby Hill Oahu’s North Shore is a quieter alternative to the hectic holiday excitement of Waikiki and Honolulu. It’s a land of big waves and beautiful nature, where visitors can stroll flower-strewn valleys dotted with old Polynesian homes and temples, and swim in waterfall-fed pools. The cultural hub of this peaceful slice of Oahu [...]

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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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Google Street View Trekker Imagery Enhances User Experience on GoHawaii.com

Google Street View Trekker Imagery Enhances User Experience on GoHawaii.com

Posted on March 7, 2014

After embarking on the first-of-its-kind partnership last summer to visually showcase the Hawaiian Islands’ natural beauty like never before, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and Google Maps today unveiled brand new, 360-degree images gathered by the Google Street View Trekker on Google Maps and Hawaii’s vacation planning website GoHawaii.com. Google Maps users can now explore [...]

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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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5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Oahu

5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Oahu

Posted on January 13, 2014

-by Elysia McMahan Before departing Southern California, I knew I wouldn’t be able to see and do everything I wanted in only five days. It’s impossible, exhausting even. But it was worth a try. Here are 5 reasons you need to visit Oahu right now. No, really. Go. First Friday in Chinatown After you start [...]

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The Pig & The Lady Opens in Chinatown

The Pig & The Lady Opens in Chinatown

Posted on November 15, 2013

Congratulations to The Pig & The Lady, the newest restaurant to open in Honolulu’s Chinatown! I’ve been following Chef Andrew Le and his family’s cooking endeavors since they started doing pop-up dinners at Hank’s Haute Dogs two years ago. Since then, they’ve been feeding hoardes of hungry foodies at the KCC, Kailua and Blaisdell Farmers’ [...]

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The Majestic Landscape and Sacredness of Kualoa Ranch

The Majestic Landscape and Sacredness of Kualoa Ranch

Posted on November 13, 2013

-by Elysia McMahan Located just 24 miles from Waikiki along the scenic Likelike Highway and contours of the Koolau mountain range, Kualoa Ranch awaits your arrival. From the moment you approach the property, the enveloping cliffs and sweet, salty ocean air leave you feeling almost weightless and in awe of the sheer majesty of this [...]

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