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  • Discovering Hawaii in "Islands Linked by Ocean"

    Destination: Oahu

    Islands Linked by Ocean is a collection of short stories all set in Hawaii, except for one. That story's set in Las Vegas, which everyone calls the eighth Hawaiian Island, anyway, so, really, we can say all the stories are set in Hawaii.

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  • The Coco Palms: 20 Years after Hurricane Iniki

    Destination: Kauai

    shatter glass sign at coco palms hotelSeptember 11, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary that Hurricane Iniki made landfall on Kauai, clocking 145 mph winds and gusts topping 230 mph. According to yesterday's article in The Garden Island, six fatalies were blamed on Iniki. Damages totaled more than $1.8 billion, including the loss of 1,400 homes and severe damage to 5,000 more.

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  • Love, Loss and What I Wore in Hawaii

    Destination: Oahu

    manoa valley theater ticketI don’t have any sisters. But I find it perfectly fitting that I attended an Off-Broadway play at Manoa Valley Theater last week entitled, “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” I went with two friends—women. And the play was written by sisters Nora and Delia Ephron.

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  • June in Photos

    Laysan albatross chick with furry headJune was a slow travel month for me. At least, slow for travel in Hawaii. I did manage a trip to Oahu and a tour of Otsuji Farms. I did chase the Transit of Venus across Kauai. I did help flipper tag two Hawaiian monk seal pups. And, then, there was the tragedy with the Laysan albatross chicks.

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  • May in Photos

    Destination: Kauai, Oahu

    otsuji farm greensMay was busy but the photos may not show it. The month started with a tour of Otsuji Farms on Oahu. The farm got its start in 1954, and the city sorta grew up around it, so now you could call it an urban farm. It’s a three-generation farm. The middle generation still makes sure the place runs. Edwin, wearing his signature Crocodile-Dundee-hat, led the tour.

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