Category: Hawaii Culture & Happenings

Chicago’s Aloha Poke pokes the bear

The recent “Aloha Poke” uproar shows that true aloha cannot be bought or sold. Let’s unpack what has become another social media culture war. And name some of the best poke places on Oahu. The Hawaii fresh fish staple has been embraced all over the world. It’s been adapted and interpreted by chefs in a […]

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Discover Capitol Modern: A New Era for the Hawaii State Art Museum

Today we’re talking about the Hawaii State Art Museum, which recently introduced its new name: Capitol Modern. This is a great place for anyone to visit in Honolulu.  We typically recommend it if someone is looking for something free, easy, and out of the sun. But really, you should include it in your Oahu vacation […]

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Kakaako Mural art enlivens the area

As Kakaako continues to gentrify and grow skyward, the entire zip code has become known for its Kakaako murals, an ad-hoc gallery of large scale murals created by accomplished artists from all over the world. The former industrial district was once plagued by the indecipherable scribblings of graffiti taggers common in cities everywhere. But as […]

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Sports Fandom in Hawaii

After what was arguably the most exciting Super Bowl in NFL history, it’s interesting to take a look at Hawaii’s unique culture of Hawaii sports fans and fandom. Our geographical isolation out here in the Pacific makes it impractical, if not impossible to field a major-league sports franchise. There have been professional games played here. […]

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Take a Train ride back in time on Oahu

Rail transit is a hot-button issue in Honolulu. But railroads on Oahu have a much longer and richer history than the current, decades-long struggle to bring the rails to the city. Tucked into a sleepy community on the Ewa Plain near Kapolei, in a quiet neighborhood bustled only by the roar of jetfighters overhead and […]

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Dreaming of Hawaii? Watch These 6 Movies Filmed on Oahu

Movies filmed on Oahu feature wow-worthy scenery, lush tranquility, and an edge of natural drama.  It’s no surprise to me that so many famous movies have been filmed in Hawaii. The gorgeous scenery and crystal-clear water can transport you to fictional worlds full of wonder.  Are you dreaming of a vacation in paradise? Or are […]

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Where Can You See Lava, Visit a Planetarium, and View Hawaiian Artifacts? Bishop Museum!

While museums probably aren’t the first thing that you think about when you think of Hawaii, there are many museums to explore here. You will see exhibits nothing like you will see back home because of Hawaii’s unique art, culture, and history. This week, I decided to go to Bishop Museum because I wanted to […]

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History comes alive at The USS Missouri Memorial

I’ve always loved history. Now that I live in Hawaii, I love learning about all of the historical events that happened here. If you want to learn a little bit more about military history, especially World War II history, I highly recommend visiting the USS Missouri Memorial. History of the Mighty Mo History comes alive […]

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Free Hawaii Coffee Farm Tour at Greenwell Farms 

Did you know that one of Hawaii’s best coffee farm tours is completely free? Kona’s Greenwell Farms offers thorough daily tours with complimentary samples of their homegrown coffee. Today I’m sharing all about my visit to this special place and offering tips to make sure you get the most out of your Kona coffee farm […]

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Statue of Hawaiian music icon in Waikiki

Art in many different forms can be found practically everywhere you look in Hawaii. , community theater, festivals, paintings, photography, music, sculpture, and more play a vital role in Hawaiian culture. And you can’t miss it. When you come to Hawaii, you will find many works of art in the Honolulu Art Museum and the Hawaii […]

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“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road” will be open Saturday, June 3

You’ve probably heard about Kona coffee in Hawaii. When you come to Hawaii, drinking a cup of Kona coffee is a must-do. But what exactly is Kona coffee, and why is it so different from other types of coffee? What is Kona Coffee? Kona coffee is the name of the coffee that grows on the […]

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38th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival to take place June 9-11

Hawaii is truly different from any other tropical island that you could vacation on. Set in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, one of the things that I love most about living in Hawaii is the diverse cultures that you find here. From the food to the festivals to the customs, I have learned so […]

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