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He'eia Fishpond, Kaneohe Bay

He’eia Fishpond: history and healing

For many hundreds of years, native Hawaiian fishponds (Loko I’a) have been a vital part of maintaining a balance between the natural resources that are at the heart of the...

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Hawaii place names: Pearl Harbor/Pearl City

The vast majority of neighborhoods and towns in Hawaii are known by their traditional native Hawaiian names. The literal translations of those Hawaii place names tend to reflect unique aspects...

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Livestock Tavern rustic dining in Chinatown

We don’t often write about restaurants here at the HAT Blog Livestock Tavern. This is mostly because we tend to eat farm-fresh at home, making most of our food purchases...

Hawaii vacation safety tips

We’ve just had a major swell event on Hawaii’s southern shores. At the same time, we’ve seen a series of rescues of imperiled hikers from popular trails. It seems like...

Hawaii sports bars: don’t miss your game!

Summer is heating up and so is the world of professional sports. While a Hawaii vacation is a chance to leave the everyday routine of home and work, vacationers bring...

(Re)Discovering the Honolulu Zoo

One of the wonderful things about entertaining visiting family and friends in Hawaii is that it will often lead to activities we might otherwise regard as “touristy” and take for...