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Rain, rain, don’t go away, the Big Island is still fun for play

Rain, rain, don’t go away, the Big Island is still fun for play May 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hawaii just emerged from about a week of rain, thunder and lightening, puddles and blustery days. Personally, I enjoy the rain when it’s that heavy, when it’s truly fitting to where long pants, a cozy sweat shirt, and maybe even those fluffy Ugg boots that a lot of us girls in Hawaii long...

Lava, hippies, and warm ponds, oh my!

Lava, hippies, and warm ponds, oh my! May 11, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
I was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Fresh off the boat from New York City at seven years old, we moved to the boonies of the north side. The “driveway” leading up to our old plantation house was two miles of dirt and rocks, and between begging my mom to let me play the first Nintendo,...

O-Bon – Honoring Ancestral Spirits

O-Bon – Honoring Ancestral Spirits June 25, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Just as certain as the summer south shore swells arrive in the island, the O-bon season begins in earnest. The Japanese Buddhist custom honors departed spirits of ancestors who are believed to return during the summer months to visit family and friends. It’s a great activity for families or get-together...

My Oahu “Top Ten Must-Do” List

My Oahu “Top Ten Must-Do” List May 2, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
- Get up early and go to Chinatown to pick up dim sum and roast pork. There are two great dim sum places in Chinatown one is Royal Kitchen on River Street and the other is Char Hung Sut. Both require that you get there before 10:00 a.m. to get the best selection. Roast pork and roast duck is good almost...