View From Here - Hawaii Travel Blog

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts > Trip Ideas > Hawaiian Islands > View From Here - Hawaii Travel Blog

Plan a trip

Check Availability  

Special rates require proof of eligibility at check-in.

You're one step closer to paradise...

View From Here - Hawaii Travel Blog - Arts & Local Culture

Total Number of Entries - 157
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • Author Darien Gee on Writing in Hawaii

    Destination: Kauai, Hawaii Island

    author photo of darien gee“Lore from the past always becomes the seed of imagination and source of invention for the present,” says Dr. M. Puakea Nogelmeier in Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New. And Darien Gee has done just that in her short story, “Pele in Therapy.”

    Read More
  • Happy 99th Birthday Kilauea Lighthouse

    Destination: Kauai

    The 99th anniversary of Kilauea Point Lighthouse drew quite a crowd on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The weather forecast predicted a repeat of the day before: a line of marching squalls and gunmetal skies.

    Read More
  • April in Photos

    Hawaiian monk seal pup races for the waterFor me, April saw the breeding plumage of Golden plovers come in. A visit to The Contemporary Museum, now called Spalding House, on Oahu. An afternoon meditation at Broken Ridge Buddhist Temple--in advance of a talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A hike on Manoa Cliff Trail off Round Top Drive in Honolulu, Oahu. An architectural tour of Chinatown.  Wedge-tailed shearwaters clean up their burrows and pair up in advance of laying some eggs. The birth of two Hawaiian monk seal pups.

    Read More
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Honolulu

    Destination: Oahu

    dalai lama speaks in honolulu to sold out crowdSporting maroon socks inside his Rockport-like shoes and a maroon, neoprene visor atop his shaved head, His Holiness the Dalai Lama entered upstage as singer-songwriter Michael McDonald and Henry Kapono sang, “What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love.” He smiled the smile that the world has come to know and love, and the applause drowned out the former Doobie Brother and Wild Hawaiian.

    Read More
  • The Contemporary Museum. I mean, Spalding House.

    Destination: Oahu

    view of diamond head from spalding houseI am on Oahu, staying at the Outrigger Luana Waikiki, which sits, propitiously, next door to Ft. DeRussy Park, a perfect compliment to the theme of this long weekend trip to Oahu—not the fort part but the park part. As you may know, I believe in trip themes. This trip’s theme is meditation. Or introspection. Maybe contemplation. You get the idea. It’s probably true that I have the Dalai Lama to thank for this. He’s speaking on Sunday at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center.

    Read More
  • In Search of My New Hero

    Destination: Oahu

    sea turtle hauling out on beach

    I wasn't in Haleiwa on Oahu's North Shore to surf. I didn't much care whether the surf was breaking at Jockos or not. But I did want to know whether Jocko's mom was around. Surfline couldn't tell me that. I'd have to find out for myself. I first learned of Audrey Sutherland when I read the February/March issue of Hana Hou, Hawaiian Airlines' in-flight magazine. According to the magazine, Audrey Sutherland has paddled an estimated 12,000 thousand miles along some of the world's most epic coastlines. In an inflatable kayak. Solo.

    Read More
  • March in Photos

    Destination: Maui, Kauai

    green sea turtle basking on the beachMarch 2012 will be known for its rain. Rain morning, noon and night. Rain in the mountains. Rain at the beach. Rain in town. Rain in the country. Every way you slice it, rain. There were flooding, road closures, rock slides, mud slides and waterfalls I hadn't seen in years. Blessedly, every single one of the Laysan albatross chicks that I monitor survived, even without their parents, who, in March, had started leaving their chicks alone, so they could venture further out to sea and return with great gobs of the regurgitated golden nectar chicks love.

    Read More

Subscribe To Our Blog

Subscribe to "View from Here," our Hawaii blog. And receive an email whenever a new post publishes.

Weather

Older Posts

< Previous
More >
Toll-Free (US, Canada & Guam): +1-866-956-4262 - Worldwide Phone: +1-303-369-7777 - Copyright: © 2010-2014 Outrigger Hotels Hawaii