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  • Air Raid Pearl Harbor. This Is Not a Drill.*

    The Memorial is the number one visitor attraction on Oahu and I’ve never been there, despite the fact that I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the Hawaiian Islands this past year. How, or perhaps more accurately, why, have I not visited this historical place?

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  • Not Your Grandmother's Muumuu

    muumuu heaven label on bagWhen you think of a muumuu, you probably think of a heavy cotton dress with puffy sleeves and a shapeless tunic that falls to the floor, maybe with a ruffle around the bottom. You probably think of Hawaii and big, colorful floral prints. And you definitely think of your grandmother. Am I right? Well, Deb Mascia is here to show how wrong we both are. Because I’m pretty sure Cameron Diaz, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Obama and Susan Sarandon wouldn’t be caught dead wearing their grandmother’s muumuu.

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  • Indigenous Soap Can Change Your Life

    Close up of Love Chance, owner of Indigenous Soap, and her young daughterLove Chance was a sophomore at the University of Hawaii when she got into soap. Really got into it. She says she was going through her hippie phase at the time, studying lomilomi massage and Hawaiian medicinal plants. She wasn’t looking to start up a business. Soap would be fun to make soap, she thought, and mixed up her first batch with a friend on top of a washing machine in her home. They named their soap Aina. That was almost 10 years ago. Read More
  • Waikiki Beach Walk

    Waikiki Beach Walk's outdoor entertainment plaza, nearly fifty new retailers, sixteen dining establishments, and five hotels welcome visitors and island residents alike; redefining the Waikiki experience.

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  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial

    Facts about the attack on Pearl Harbor and traveler tips for the USS Arizona Memorial.

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  • Kiahuna Plantation Manor & Gardens

    By 1948, the Moir gardens had drawn international attention and was classified as “one of the ten best cactus and succulent gardens in the world,” ranking with the likes of Huntington Gardens and the Royal Gardens of Monaco. The Moirs received many requests for garden tours and in 1954 officially opened the gardens to the public. 

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  • Get Lost in Kauai

    gary smith, kilauea, kauai, historianHow do you experience the real, unseen Hawaii? Start by heeding the words of Gary Smith, Kauai plantation expert and preservationist. Hint: it involves ignoring guidebooks. Read More
  • The New Honolulu Surfing Museum

    The Honolulu Surfing Museum, located next to Jimmy Buffett’s Restaurant and Bar at the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber is an interactive immersion into “surfing culture”… fascinating, eclectic, and like surfers themselves, not afraid to break the rules.

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