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  • Here fishy fishy fishy. Gone whale watching.

    Destination: Maui, Kauai

    Travel is hazardous to fingernails. I've only just sat down in seat 6B, and I've already ripped off two, one from each hand. But I don't mind. I've come to see my ragged fingernails as something else--a sign that I am once again doing that thing I love: traveling.

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  • January in Photos

    boogie boarder at shipwrecks beachJanuary bestowed Hawaii with the gift of rain for much of the month. And, then, once the air had been scrubbed clean, the interior mountains stood tall for whole days on end without a single cloud circling their peaks. When this happens, the folds of distant ridges and valleys sizzle with clarity and nature's artistry is so perfect that we could be living inside a Hollywood set. It's worth the weeks of intermittent rain and cloudy skies. It must be what Punxsutawney Phil will feel like tomorrow, Groundhog Day, when he emerges from his burrow.

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  • The Stories of Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

    Destination: Oahu

    makapuu hikeBut in addition to stats and photographs, the paved hiking trail that switchbacks up Makapuu in one big “z” holds stories. Like the one about the distinctive opening of Koko Crater, known as Kohelepelepe, which translates to English as “traveling vagina.” The story goes that the clever goddess Kapo exposed her private bits in order to save her sister Pele from the clutches of Kamapuaa, the pig god. Is anyone surprised that this diversion tactic worked? To celebrate, Kapo left her mark—the rocky cliff in the shape of, well, you get the idea.

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  • Food Photography? Are You a Nuisance?

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    hawaiian vanilla pupuIn my three-year-old blog post, I acquiesced to the food photography trend by taking my own and allowing that the act of photographing food was akin to photographing a beautiful Hawaiian sunset or Hawaiian monk seal snoozing on the beach. It captured a moment in time. It served as a keepsake. It recorded a special moment. But hot dogs?

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  • Glenn Poulain's "Honu Ascent"

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    Glenn Poulain is giving away a stunning 20x30" underwater image called, "Honu Ascent." Join us tomorrow, January 22, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. HST on our OutriggerHawaii Facebook page, and one day soon this canvas print framed in Koa veneer might be hanging in your home.

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