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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…

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…

5 Tips for Preparing for a Hurricane: Even While on Vacation

This month Hawaii marked the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Iniki, which devastated the island of Kauai. The category four hurricane remains the strongest and deadliest storm in history to ever hit the Hawaiian Islands. And as we work to recover from the horrific damage and effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is a good…

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…

Packing for Paradise – What to bring on your trip to Hawaii

Photo Credit: Salty Glass Co. Preparing what to bring on your trip to Hawaii seems like it should be a piece of cake – throw in your favorite swimsuit and flip-flops and you’re set. In a place where the temperature never dips below 60 degrees, a coat and boots will just weigh your bags down….

Makahiki Games: The Hawaiian Olympics

For Native Hawaiians, it wasn’t the lighting of a torch but the appearance of a star that signified the opening of the games. The appearance of the Makalii, also known as the Pleiades, in the eastern sky would mark the Hawaiian New Year and the start of the Makahiki (pronounced mah-kah-hee-kee) season. Makahiki was a…