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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,…

Oahu’s Most Spooky Spots

While Hawaii is known for its boo-tiful beaches and breathtaking coastlines, what you may not know is that the islands also have a scary side. From ancient Hawaiian battles to haunted museums, the stories surrounding Oahu’s haunted hot spots have been told for generations, mystifying locals and visitors looking for some spine-tingling fun. If you’re…

Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit Maui NOW

Summer may have come to an end, but with Hawaii’s year-round tropical weather — there’s no better time than now to book your island vacation. And since each island is home to lush beaches and ono (delicious) food, deciding which one to visit is just part of the fun. If you’re looking to experience a…

What to Pack to Beat the Hawaii Heat

Photo Credit: Salty Glass Co. While Hawaii may not experience the same sizzling temperatures as other states, the high humidity can – on rare days — make local life seem like a sauna. While the islands are better known for their blue skies and clear ocean waters, it’s important to prepare and pack accordingly, so…

The Most Scenic #Selfie Spots on Oahu

Photo Credit: Dan Zelikman Let’s face it – you’ve been counting down the days till your Hawaii vacation. Although you’ll spend most of your time in paradise soaking up the sun and wading in the warm ocean waters, you’re sure to take megabytes worth of photos to share with all your friends and family and…

Dancing Through the Art of Hula

Whether you’ve seen it performed on TV or experienced it in person at a Hawaiian luau, chances are you know of or have seen someone dance the hula. Dating as far back as the 1700’s, hula has been a thriving tradition in the Hawaiian Islands for centuries. Traditionally believed to have been performed in honor…

Dishing on the Hawaii Plate Lunch

Photo Credit: Crystal Yamasaki Known for its diverse culture, Hawaii is often referred to as an ethnic melting pot. So it’s no surprise that one of the islands’ signature dishes is often referred to by locals as a “mixed plate.” Dating back to the 1880s, plate lunches originated during Hawaii’s pineapple and sugar plantation era….

Hawaii Activities for Adventure Seekers

For many, Hawaii embodies the ideal getaway. Gentle waters. Balmy breezes. Swaying palm trees. But for those who want to get their blood pumping, the islands can also offer its share of excitement. If you’re looking to trade in a day sunning on the shore for an adventure-filled afternoon, here are a few of our…

Dressing with Aloha

We’re rolling up our sleeves and diving into the history of the aloha shirt. Today this iconic fashion staple is recognized and worn around the world and represents a piece of the Hawaiian Islands that can literally be worn on your sleeve. Distinguished by its often brilliantly colored floral patterns, left chest pocket, short sleeves…

Hit the Right Note with Hawaiian Music

One of the biggest treats of island life is getting to jam out to the tropical beats of Hawaiian music. From Hawaii’s legendary ukulele to the relaxing notes of the slack key guitar, the Hawaiian Islands are a definite hot spot for live music. Very few other places present such a unique musical background as…

Scoop Up These Hawaii Souvenirs

Bringing back a slice of paradise from your latest visit to Hawaii is an essential part of any trip to the islands. While you can’t take home a piece of the breathtaking sunsets, aloha spirit or warm gentle waters, you can find your own little piece of the islands to treasure for years to come….

Branching Out with the Rainbow Tree

Hawaii is known for its rainbows. But on trees?! Originally hailing from the rainforests of the Philippines, the Eucalyptus deglupta, more commonly know as the rainbow gum or rainbow eucalyptus is famous for its jaw dropping color scheme. The unique rainbow tree reveals bright shades of green, blue, purple, orange and maroon, as patches of…

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