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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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Toddlers and Oahu

Toddlers and Oahu

Posted on July 1, 2014

-by Mhairri Woodhall My daughter’s excited squeals snap me out of a sun-drenched daze. She’s been running around the Keiki Cove splash zone for 45-minutes. Her unbridled enthusiasm and bold moves (staring directly into the jets until water shoots her in the face) have now drawn a crowd of onlookers. When new kids dare to [...]

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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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Sunset Mele on the Roof Concert to feature Willie K

Sunset Mele on the Roof Concert to feature Willie K

Posted on May 21, 2014

Music and hula lovers: experience authentic and exciting Hawaiian entertainment at the Sunset Mele on the Roof Concert this Sunday, May 25 from 4-8 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. Headlining the FREE concert is award-winning Hawaii soloist, Willie K, who will perform a myriad of musical genres including Hawaiian, jazz, blues, rock, [...]

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Wonderful Waikiki and Honolulu: Great Hawaii Destinations

Wonderful Waikiki and Honolulu: Great Hawaii Destinations

Posted on May 1, 2014

-by Jim Byers I’ve always felt this is an underappreciated destination. I feel that way more strongly now. They’ve always had Waikiki Beach, one of the most glamorous and prettiest stretches of sand on the planet, with the extinct crater of Diamond Head looming to the east and watching over things. They’ve always had Pearl [...]

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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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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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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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