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  • 3 Places To Hear Slack-Key Guitar Live in Waikiki

    Destination: Oahu

    Outrigger Resorts makes it easy to experience Hawaii's top recording artists - live! - every night of the week in Waikiki. While you’re visiting Oahu, make sure to experience slack key-guitar for yourself at one of the following venues.

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  • Why I Quit the Best Job in the World

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    The first time I heard the words, “You have the best job in the world,” I was on Hawaii (Big) Island. That great orb of light and energy had just greeted the water again for the night. It was large, the sun, and now that I think about it—almost six years later—I wonder why it seems the sun always looks so much bigger from the Kona Coast? I was on a dive boat that first time my choice of employment was dubbed as superlative, chatting with a group of women from the Midwest.

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  • Hawaiiloa Returns to the Sea

    Destination: Oahu

    hawaiiloa back on the waterThe Sand Island boatyard was hot and dusty this past Monday, the day, once and for all, Hawai`iloa made it into the water. There’s an old saying that goes, “Many hands make light work.” And while it may be true, there always seem to be one or two individuals whose hands appear more often, do more work. Such was the case with the restoration of Hawai`iloa.

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  • Kids Ask the Best Hokulea Questions

    Destination: Oahu

    life ring on hokulea canoeIt was dusk, after school, when a couple dozen students from Punahou School gathered at Sand Island on Oahu to tour the famous voyaging canoe Hokulea. For all her reputation and cultural significance, the canoe isn’t very big. That was especially apparent this night, one of the last school visits that wrapped up the Malama Hawaii leg of Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Worldwide Voyage. For nearly the past year, Hokulea has sailed 1,000 miles within the archipelago of Hawaii and welcomed thousands of students—and parents and teachers and curious others like myself—on board. On the evening of my visit, Ka`iulani Murphy—with whom I chatted on Waikiki Beach—fielded questions from students. And, since I found the kids’ questions fascinating and insightful, I’m going to share them—and Ka`iiulani’s answers—here.

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  • Waikiki Beach Walk-and-Talk: Navigating with Ka`iulani Murphy

    Destination: Oahu

    pvs navigator kaiulani murphy walks waikiki beachThe sun was setting behind a bank of clouds off Waikiki when I met Ka`iulani Murphy on the beach fronting Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Conditions weren’t perfect for a green flash. They weren’t even great for picture-taking, but the nightly sunset-watching crowd had emerged just the same. This was back in January. The night before, a thunderstorm had excited the sky with threads of lightning and this evening, strong winds poured on-shore.

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