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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…

Remembering Pearl Harbor – 77th Anniversary

BY: MARIA KANAI As we enter the merry holiday season, it’s also important for us to remember NationalPearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is held annually on December 7. To honor the 2,403 U.S. citizens who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on that day in 1941, you can participate in several…

5 Ways Hawaii Does Winter

BY: MARIA KANAI While winter in Hawaii isn’t quite full of typical, traditional Christmas images: white snow, sweater weather or a roaring fireplace, we’ve got plenty of Christmas spirit of our own! Here are some of our favorite ways we do winter … island-style! 1. Holiday Feasting You know it’s a party when there’s a pile of slippers (slippahs)! crowding the front door. Our Christmas parties tend to morph into an all-day, potluck-style feast with a revolving door of guests: parents, kids, aunties, uncles, tutus, friends, grandkids, and so on – maybe because we live in a state where so many homes are made up of multi-generational families. Some of our family-favorite dishes during the holidays include: Kalua turkey: Slow-cooked shredded turkey with a deep, smoky-salty flavor Pumpkin crunch: All the aunties make this! The crust holds a sweet pumpkin…

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…

Ring in the Lunar New Year with These Good Luck Rituals

The Lunar New Year – or Chinese New Year – is right around the corner and in Hawaii, it’s a pretty big deal. From block party celebrations to household traditions, the coming of the New Year gathers people together as they wish one another good fortune and honor ancestors. The date of the Lunar New…

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…

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…

Remembering the Bombing of Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later

It’s a day that will live in infamy. And 75 years later, the events of that day, on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, will be remembered and honored not just in Hawaii and across the United States, but around the world. The theme of this year’s ceremonies, “Honoring the past,…

2016 Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational Photos

After not running since 2009, the 2016 Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau finally got underway at Waimea Bay yesterday. The most prestigious surfing contest in the world requires waves to be a minimum of 20ft Hawaiian Scale (40 foot faces). The waves were huge. Clyde Aikau, brother of Eddie Aikau said…

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