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  • Fodors

    The guiding principles of Fodor's guidebooks are objectivity and accuracy.  This rigorous attention to providing readers with timely, fair reviews is why OutriggerHawaii shares many of Fodor's evaluations on Hawaii here.  Fodor's Hawaii guidebooks are updated annually and--this was important to us--by a stable of writers who are considered experts and live in the area about which they write.

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  • Maui's Great Banana Bread Taste-Off

    heart-shaped rock at maui blowholeOne of the first rules of travel writing is if everything goes swimmingly on a trip, you’re dead in the water. So, how do you make a story about the most benign topic--banana bread--interesting? I mean, what can go wrong with banana bread? Read More
  • The Road to Hana Yields Breadfruit

    yellow jeep meanders curves on road to hanaI found the breadfruit trees. They are in East Maui. Hundreds of them. One benefit to researching stories--in this case, one about The Breadfruit Institute at the National Tropical Botanical Garden—is that my travels take me to some beautiful places. Yesterday, I drove the Road to Hana.
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  • Welcome to Maui. Welcome to Whale Soup.

    Hawaiian humpback whale breaching off Maui We boarded a Trilogy's Elua catamaran on the sandy shores of Kaanapali, Maui at 4:00 on a hot February afternoon, as a Kona system from the south evaporated Hawaii's cooling trade winds and vog from Hawaii (Big) Island's Kilauea volcano settled on the islands of Lanai and Molokai to our west.  February is known for pretty much one thing in Maui: Whales. Just three days before a whole day was dedicated to the celebration of whales in Kihei, complete with a Parade of Whales, Run for the Whales, Hawaiian music concert, “Made on Maui” market, food--lots and lots of food—and more.

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  • 2010 Year in Pictures

    In 2010, I traveled around the main Hawaiian Islands, exploring Oahu, Maui, Big Island and, of course, the island on which I live--Kauai.  I always pack one of my various cameras when I travel, either my handy iPhone, portable Canon G9 or my SLR, a Canon 20D with a variety of lenses, including a fun and funky Lensbaby, walk-around 17-85mm, and a super-telephoto Tokina 75-400mm.  I take way more pictures than I ever post on this blog.  Here, in a review of 2010 in pictures, are many of those images that, for one reason or another, were never published.  Enjoy.
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