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Last Minute Omiyage (gifts)

Vibrantly colored tea towels in tropical designs, From Cultivate Hawai‘i at Owens & Co. Photo by Natalie Schack BY: NATALIE SCHACK Sweet, little, local this and that’s to give (or get!). The season of gift-giving is upon us all! The great news for those lucky people on your list? Hawai‘i is a fabulous shopper’s paradise,…

Dine Out At One of These Four Restaurants For Christmas

BY: MARIA KANAI Make Christmas day extra special by visiting one of these restaurants around Hawaii that’s serving up delicious food for dinner. Think beyond roast turkey or carved ham with mashed potatoes (though there’s nothing wrong with that!) – these are all establishments known for local flair and being creative with their dishes, which…

Four Places to See Christmas Displays in Hawaii

By Maria Kanai Oahu – Christmas Lane, 45-355 to 45-395 Namoku Street Every year, practically all the homes on this street light up for the holidays. Find parking if you’re able to and walk from end to end to see all the fun decorations like Waldo, snowmen, giant penguins and bears, Minions and more. There’s…

7 Hawai‘i Sweet Treats to Try

Leonard’s on Kapahulu Avenue. Has the best Malasadas. BY: NATALIE SCHACK There’s so much to see in Hawaii, from the majestic mountain ranges scraping their green tops against the clear, blue sky, to the wild, cresting waves, rushing in and out on the shore like some mesmerizing azure dance. It’s a beautiful feast for your…

Oahu Events To Fill Your Summer

Mark your calendar! From hula festivals and ocean sports to live music and entertainment, the long days of summer are the perfect time to take advantage of Oahu’s many outdoor events and activities. Plan your trip now to soak in Hawaii’s warm, balmy weather along with all the culture, sports and music the islands have…

Our Favorite Ways to Bring a Piece of Hawaii Home with You

When you think of Hawaii you don’t typically think of it as a shopping destination (unless it’s to pick up an extra swimsuit to use at the beach). But from fresh macadamia nuts and locally made honey, to colorfully designed aloha shirts and brightly printed purses, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to take…

What to Do When it’s Winter in Hawaii

It’s hard to believe that there are seasons in Hawaii, but there are actually two – “kau” (summer) and “hoolio” (winter). Although the change may not be as noticeable in the islands as it is in other states, if you visit Hawaii between December and February, you can feel the difference. As if large swells…

Ten Sweet Facts About Pineapples

Despite their prickly appearance, the pineapple is as sweet a fruit as they come. With a taste that instantly transports you to a balmy tropical vacation, it’s no wonder that many enjoy a slice or two in their drink, as a dessert or even a light snack. This ono (delicious) tropical fruit had been cultivated in…

DO’S and DON’TS For This Labor Day Weekend

Summer may be over but you can still enjoy one last hurrah this long Labor Day weekend on the shores of Oahu. With weather hovering in the 80’s, lots of sun and balmy trade winds, outdoor activities are always a sure thing. From annual cultural festivities to sporting events, there is a full of lineup…

Outdoor Activities for the Ohana

Summer is right around the corner – and there is no better time than right now to start thinking about your summer vacation in the Hawaiian Islands! Yes, Hawaii is the perfect getaway for couples, but rest assured that the islands are also a great destination for that family vacation you’ve been thinking about. On…

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