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  • Give Great Gifts that Do Good

    Hokulea in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii. Photo by Kim Steutermann RogersA few years ago, I decided to do away with the stress of gift-buying and started a new tradition. Many of you probably already do this. Instead of giving individuals gifts to everyone on my Christmas list, I consolidated all that money and made a sizeable (sizeable to me) donation to a local charity that was important to me. Then, I sent a note with a photograph depicting the donation to those on my gift list.

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  • November in Photos

    monk seal getting fed at waikiki aquariumThere I was standing on a board on the ocean off Waikiki Beach, concentrating on keeping my core strong but my knees flexible, as Barney from Faith Surf School had suggested. “You’ll be fine,” he said and turned to help a couple others learn to surf. I wasn’t really taking a lesson this time. I’ve paddled a stand up board probably a dozen times, but every time, I feel my limbs stiffen like a newborn colt.

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  • Our Pledge to Malama Honua with Polynesian Voyaging Society

    Destination: Oahu

    doctor chuck kelley speaking at polynesian voyaging society receptionLast week, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced its partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, pledging to provide more than $500,000 worth of support to further the mission of the PVS Worldwide Voyage through various fundraising efforts, cross marketing and global hosting at Outrigger hotels and resorts throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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  • Talk Story with Author Sam Low

    sam low author photoEarlier this summer, I picked up a newly-published book and couldn’t finish it. Not because it wasn’t a good story but precisely because it was a good story--and I kept giving away my copy. After purchasing three copies, I finally managed to keep one long enough to finish reading the entire book. That book was Hawaiki Rising by Sam Low, and as I do with most Hawaii authors whose books I read—and like—I reached to Sam to talk about his book and, hopefully, learn a few trade secrets in the process.

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  • October in Photos

    Destination: Maui

    keanae sign on road to hanaIn October, I became a full-fledged breadfruit fanatic. I mean, who wouldn’t, after tasting John Cadman’s dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, a.k.a. guilt-free, lilikoi `ulu pie. I also discovered an appreciation for beer. Or, at least, the Maui Brewing Co., because of their commitment to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. And I sampled some of Maui’s famous banana bread at Julia’s in Kahakuloa. But, alas, I arrived too late to determine whether I liked Julia’s better than Aunty Sandy’s in Keanae along the Road to Hana. Of course, that just means I’ll have to go back;-)

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