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Walkable Honolulu

The weather in Honolulu has been brooding for the past couple of days, putting a literal damper on my regular walk and prompting a pondering of “walkable Honolulu”. I’ll admit...

Hawaii festival season returns!

Happily, with Summer 2022 comes the return of the Hawaii festival season and variety of annual fairs and celebrations around the state that have were shuttered by the pandemic in...

Oahu’s popular visitor attractions: a couple of changes

As we barrel into Hawaii’s high-summer vacation season, we thought we’d point out some changes at a couple of Oahu’s popular visitor attractions. As Aloha Bruce noted on the...

“Almost pau”: Hawaii optimism

“Almost Pau” is a life strategy, a philosophy that is abidingly optimistic. “Pau” means finished, by the way, in Hawaii. Done. Over. In the past. “Almost pau” is a zen-like...

Hawaii voluntourism: make a difference

Hawaii’s Great Outdoors, its beaches and natural spaces, are by and large the reason most people seek out a vacation in paradise. “Hawaii voluntourism” is an ever-growing movement among Hawaii...

Rabbit Island’s name (Manana) and its story

It’s been a long time since we’ve written about Oahu’s Rabbit Island. Seen from the Makapu’u Lighthouse Lookout, Makapu’u Beach Park, and much of the Windward Side, it’s a familiar...