Alyssa S. Navares

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The sign that greets you as you enter Haleiwa

It's a ‘must see’ attraction in Haleiwa that welcomes people on their drive into the historic North Shore surf town. A road sign doesn't...

Some wall art in Kakaako

Thanks to today's digital society, traveling has become a lot easier for globe-trekkers and vagabonds looking to stay connected. Finding the next WiFi hotspot...

The Blaisedell Center sign with a palm tree and cloudy sky

Hawaii may be thousands of miles from big-time broadways in New York or major stage performances abroad, but we are still lucky enough to...

The sign in front of the International Market Place in Waikiki

What can we expect from the newly-remodeled International Marketplace, set to be completed in 2016? Apparently, a whole lot. The future site, according to city...

Artwork from Kauai Music Scene's website

With social media and the expanse of the world wide web, who knew a simple banner hanging on the side of a highway could...

A hiker and his dog share a trail in Hawaii

A recent hike I did on a narrow rocky trail in Makiki got me thinking a lot about the etiquette of hiking. For instance,...

A black and purple Mardi Gras aloha shirt for sale

When we think Mardi Gras, we think flamboyant masks and boastful beads; big bands on Bourbon Street and dancing – lots of it. But...

3 young women dressed in komonos

Happy Girls Day! In Japanese culture, March 3 celebrates all the lovely ladies in your life with mochi eating, doll playing and dressing up...

A chain-linked fence at Waimea Bay prevents rock debris from falling into the roadway below

When it rains in Hawaii, it not only pours, but it landslides, mudslides — whatever you want to call it; the islands' mountainous terrain...

Parade volunteers discussing the upcoming parade

In a few weeks, a sea of green will stream through the sleepy town of Hilo, as they host their first St. Patrick's Day...

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people eating shrimp, katsu and local burgers
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