Welcome to So much more Hawaii, a blogger’s view of paradise
-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.
by Rebecca Pang You never know who you’ll meet in Waikiki. With so many festivals and events taking place each week, there’s a good chance you’ll meet someone awesome. The person standing next to you wearing slippers and a t-shirt could be a celebrity, professional hula dancer, or bona fide Cirque du Soleil artist! Last [...]
By George Hobica I’ll state right away that Hawaii is one of my favorite places. I’m pretty much over the Caribbean, and although the Maldives and Fiji have beautiful beaches getting there is expensive and time-consuming. So when it comes time for balmy weather, surf, sand, and relaxation, it’s the Hawaiian Islands. I’m often asked [...]
By Joshua Lurie We island hopped from Hawaii to Oahu to continue our exploration of international, modern cuisine, to deepen our appreciation of indigenous ingredients, and to attend the inaugural Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. We stayed at The Modern, a massive boutique hotel in Waikiki with white décor, a pair of pools, one designed [...]
by Jason Hussong I have become an avid hiker since moving to Colorado, hitting trails anywhere I can find them. Some of the best can be discovered on the Hawaiian Islands; lush rain forests on the sides of volcanic mountains open to pristine beaches looking out on the Pacific Ocean. That is why the Hawaiian [...]
Poignant, inspiring, sad, thoughtful, important. Those are the words I jotted down in my notebook as I toured the newly expanded WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument and associated Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on Oahu earlier this month. To be frank, I didn’t know much about the site before I visited — my childhood [...]
This story originally appeared here on FamilyVacationCritic.com: My husband Quent and I left the kids at home for a recent five-night trip to Oahu. We would have loved to have brought them along, but with school still in session (not to mention the additional airfare it would cost us) they stayed back in Colorado with [...]
The Hawaiian Lei Ceremony is truly a reflection on the local way of life and can incorporate as few or as many loved ones as you like. Lei are forms of appreciation, love, and aloha so you should feel free to give them out at any occasion you feel inclined. Trust me; the recipients of [...]
The following is a guest blog by Melanie Kosaka of Share Your Table and What Chefs Eat iPhone app. Just a 10-minute ride from Waikiki, Kaimuki is the antithesis of mall culture. An eclectic mix of street front shops and restaurants, it’s one of the few places in urban Honolulu that entices you to park [...]