Hula dancers perform at the Merrie Monarch Festival

Every year in Hilo on the Big Island, there a week long prestigious hula competition called the Merrie Monarch Festival. It is the Olympics...
A black and white historical photo of Duke Kahanamoku standing with his surfboard in Waikiki

Driving in the bustle of downtown Honolulu, it is hard to imagine over 100 years ago one of the best watermen on the planet...
A cup of shave ice with an assortment of syrup flavors

On the mainland they are called “snow cones,” in Puerto Rico “piragua” but here in Hawaii we know it as “shave ice.” This is...
A flower lei shown like a long necklace with fresh flowers

One of the great things about visiting Hawaii is that someone will give you a flower lei. They smell nice and are beautiful, but...
Hawaiian Musician Genoa Keawe Playing Ukulele And Wearing Lei

Genoa Keawe was a true cultural treasure. Known as “Aunty” she was one of the top female Hawaiian falsetto singers. A recipient of numerous awards...
Indiana Jones wearing a hat and holding a whip

The Indiana Jones movie franchise comes back to Hawaii for it's 4th installment the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. As Indy fans will recall,...
Photojournalist Catherine Bauknight poses

Photojournalist Catherine Bauknight's documentary, “Hawaii — A Voice for Sovereignty,” will premiere Feb. 29 in Hollywood.The 10-minute short spotlights Hawaiians' efforts to preserve their...
Democratic poster for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

All I knew was that I had to be at Manoa Elementary School. When I arrived the school was full of people in multiple...
Soccer star David Beckham receives a lei from a woman in Hawaii

As if Hawaii isn't beautiful enough, we are graced with the talented soccer star David Beckham. Arriving on Oahu Monday, the athlete and his...
President Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng

The presidential campaign is in full swing in Hawaii with the candidates trying to get the attention of Island voters before our caucus on...

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Many people come to Hawaii for the very first time not knowing much about it. That’s where we come in. Since we are not...
Family enjoying Hawaii wedding on the beach
If you're planning on getting married in Hawaii there's a lot to consider. There's the obvious things including the venue, photographer, the wedding dress,...
people eating shrimp, katsu and local burgers
When budgeting for your Hawaii vacation an expense that may be hard to calculate are the meals when you're here. Many questions arise around...
A lot of people ask us about the different kinds of hotel rooms available in Hawaii. At the various properties here on the islands,...
Booking a multi Island Hawaii vacation or an itinerary that has a lot of complications can be a daunting task. The good news is...

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