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  • Honor the Hawaii Tradition Please Leave Your Shoes Outside

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    Ceramic tile says mahalo for removing your shoesOutside many front doors in Hawaii, small ceramic plaques read: Honor the Hawaii tradition. Please leave your shoes outside. Or, Mahalo for removing your shoes. Or, my favorite, Please remove your shoes but no switching to better when you leave! My husband and I don’t have any such plaque outside our front door, but we do follow the tradition and inevitably, my shoes end up outside the front door when I’m going out the back. Or, they stack up outside the back door when I’m going out the front door. So, I mostly just go barefoot, inside and out.  Every now and then, though, I head out the door, hop in the car and make for the grocery store, post office or bank and, halfway there, discover I’ve forgotten my shoes. It’s a little akin to the dream of showing up at school in pajamas or, ahem, naked, and even though many shops have signs that say no shirt, no shoes, no service, I can usually get by without shoes. 

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  • Things You Should Know about Hawaii Five-0 2.0

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    The reincarnation of Hawaii Five-0 premiers Monday, September 20, 2010 on CBS.  For dedicated fans of the long-time running cop show,  there are a few things you should know.

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  • Vacations Are Good for Your Health and Marriage

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    couple walking on beach, closeup of legsIt’s no surprise to hear that studies show vacation can lower blood pressure, lower stress hormones and generate overall feelings of well-being. For me, vacation gave me a new home. My husband and I moved to Hawaii for the same reasons we vacationed here: The warm weather, the ocean and the myriad of activities available to us--from golf, running and hiking to paddling outrigger canoes, snorkeling and diving.  Now that we live in Hawaii, we get asked all the time: When you live in paradise, where do you go on vacation?

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  • A Weekend On Kauai

    Destination: Kauai

    Saturday night found us at the Kapaa Jodo Mission for their annual bon dance festival. We ate “pronto pups” (you may know them as corn dogs) and “flying saucers” (a.k.a sloppy joe’s) and chili rice, the staple foods of these events happening most every weekend throughout the summer across the Hawaiians Islands.

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  • From the Photo Files

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

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  • A Gift of Music at the Waikiki Aquarium

    Destination: Oahu

    Makana plays slack key guitar at Waikiki Aquarium at sunsetIn the summer, the aquarium hosts Ke Kani O Ke Kai, The Sound of the Ocean, a series of five Hawaiian music concerts. You tour some exhibits, nosh on a selected menu of dinner entrees from local restaurants, and about the time the sun sets, you take your place on the grassy lawn and settle in for the evening performance.

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  • In Hawaii: Expect Nothing. Be Ready for Anything.

    Destination: Maui

    Last month, I flew to Maui for the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. I arrived at the Saturday afternoon Kapalua Wine Tour at The Ritz-Carlton promptly at 12:45 p.m. I hauled my laptop, two cameras, digital voice recorder, phone, notepad and pens in my favorite traveling backpack—the Sherpani Tosca. That meant my hands were free for things like, oh, wine.

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  • Our Oceans Connect the World

    Destination: Kauai, Oahu

    woman standing on beach looking at waves

    According to a press release from The Ocean Project, the goal of World Oceans Day is “to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives, and the important ways people can help to protect our shared world ocean.”  In the United States, Hawaii became the first state to recognize and celebrate World Oceans Day. On Tuesday, volunteers around the state participated in beach clean ups and reef surveys. Seminars and movie screenings educated the public on the prevalence of plastic in our Pacific Ocean.

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  • Hawaii-Style Graduation

    Destination: Kauai

    All across America, students are donning caps and gowns and walking into stadiums, gymnasiums and arenas to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance. It’s graduation season.

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  • Outdoor Showering: A Reason to Travel

    Destination: Kauai

    Showering in the outdoors is standard in Hawaii. Most state and county beach parks provide, at the least, a pipe with some semblance of shower fixture at head level. Others include a concrete pad with three or four showerheads radiating out of the top and the same number of foot showers about 12-inches off the ground.

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