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  • Arancino: Spaghetti Six Ways. And Then Some.

    Destination: Oahu

    garden salad at arancino italian restaurant in waikikiThe caption below the photo on the wall said, “Arancino: A Spaghetti Place.” But Arancino on Beach walk is much more than your run-of-the-mill spaghetti place. I figured that out the first evening I walked out of Outrigger Regency on Beach Walk in search of dining options and saw the crowd of people hovering outside the sliver of a restaurant located on a quiet street in Waikiki.

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  • Kawika Kahiapo: Playing Guitar, Singing Songs & Inspiring Hula at Kani Ka Pila Grille

    Destination: Oahu

    kawika kahiapo playing guitar at kani ka pila grilleRight at 6:00 as the sun made its descent in Waikiki, throwing a golden glow on the volcanic crater known as Diamond Head--or Leahi in Hawaiian--three women strolled through the lobby of Outrigger Reef on the Beach. They beelined--as best as the women, one using a cane, could beeline--for Kani Ka Pila Grille, and parked themselves at a particular table--a four-top with a direct view of the stage where Kawika Kahiapo was tuning his slack key guitar.

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  • A Day in Sunny Poipu

    Destination: Kauai

    old koloa sugar mill and old trucksWhile tramping around "Sunny Poipu" on Kauai's South Shore with my Big Girl Camera, my iPhone, and fellow photographer Anne, the periodic rain showers that darkened the skies—seemingly out of nowhere and, then, disappeared with equal ease—conspired to keep us moving from one end of Kauai’s South Shore to the other, as we resorted to photographic techniques to make the best of each situation. Because that’s the other thing I like about photographers: They are adept at making lemonade out of lemons. Here’s the day’s itinerary in "getting the shot" this past Sunday. Camera or no, this would make for a nice way to spend a day on Kauai’s South Shore.

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  • Enter our Aloha Intervention Sweepstakes

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    aloha interventionIt happens to all of us. We sit in front of our computers too much and develop “Desktop Distress.” The kids get cabin fever—something we call “Restless Rugrats.” The monotony of daily life takes something out of our relationships and results in “Romantic Deficiency.” And, for those of us (well, you;-) in the northern latitudes on the mainland, there’s “Warmth Withdrawal.”

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  • Trending: Food trucks in Kapaa

    Destination: Kauai

    be food truck kauaiIt seems that food trucks are popping up all over Kauai as quickly as mushrooms in the forest after a good rain.

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