Welcome to So much more Hawaii, a blogger’s view of paradise
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’ [...]
-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 [...]
-by Elysia McMahan Like anything in life, you can think or talk about riding a wave until you’re blue in the face, but actually paddling out and experiencing it firsthand is another thing. And what better place to learn than on the island of Oahu? Sun, surf and sand. Does it get any better than [...]
A family vacation to the Hawaiian Islands can involve more than just sun, sand, and surf. Families can expand their Hawaii experience with a visit to one of the multitude of museums to learn more about the islands’ unique culture and history in a fun and engaging way. Turn young travelers into modern-day explorers at [...]
Why run indoors on a treadmill when you’re surrounded by paradise? With Hawaii’s ideal year-round weather and beautiful scenery, getting outdoors for that cardio workout is all the easier to do. Tie your shoelaces and take advantage of these jogging routes around the Hawaiian Islands: Around Magic Island (Oahu) – This beach atmosphere invites more [...]
Volunteers help care for the 88-acre Heeia Fishpond on Oahu with the organization Paepae o Heeia. There was a time when getting to really know the true essence of a destination was limited to visiting museums, guided tours, and small talk with locals in a neighborhood restaurant. That’s certainly not the case today as more and more [...]
If you’ve ever watched food television, you’ve probably seen Ming Tsai, the strikingly tall, charming, and talented chef known for being a pioneer and innovator of East-West cuisine. A James Beard award winner for Best Chef Northeast in 2002, he is chef/owner of the highly regarded Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass. and the recently opened Blue [...]
Tune into the Travel Channel next week Monday when Andrew Zimmern’s hit show “Bizarre Foods America” returns to the Hawaiian Islands in an all-new episode titled “Undiscovered Hawaii.” Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America – Undiscovered Hawaii” Monday, July 8 – 6:00 p.m. HT or 9:00 p.m. ET/PT In the hour-long episode, Zimmern’s palate is put [...]
-Courtesy of David Chatsuthiphan David Chatsuthiphan, photographer and owner of the website Unreal Hawaii, drove up to the North Shore to watch the action. If you want to get an idea of what it’s like to spend the day watching the surf, check out the article and photoset: “Pipeline, December 2012″. Scattered about along the [...]
This article originally appeared in December 2012 on Naomi Bishop’s blog. Below is a snippet from Naomi’s dining experience around the Hawaiian Islands.
Like so many of our trips, our Hawaii vacation quickly spiraled into ‘research.’ As in, I carted us all over creation looking for the best bites the islands have to offer.