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Dine Out At One of These Four Restaurants For Christmas

large family having Christmas DinnerBY: 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…

Four Places to See Christmas Displays in Hawaii

Every year, practically all the homes on this street light up for the holidays.Photo credit Maria Kanai 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…

7 Hawai‘i Sweet Treats to Try

Outside of Leonard’s on Kapahulu AvenueLeonard’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,…

Oahu Events To Fill Your Summer

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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

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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…

From the Magic of Polynesia to 24k Magic

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For those who know him, Hawaii-born and raised Bruno Mars (or as we knew him back then, Peter Hernandez), always had an air of magic around him. At this year’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards, that was front and center when he took home six awards including honors for Record of the Year, Album of the…

What to Do When it’s Winter in Hawaii

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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

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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

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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…