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While Waikiki is arguably the most famous beach in Hawaii, there are numerous other terrific beaches just slightly off the beaten tourist path.  We’ll list a few of the closest ones in this post and follow up in subsequent posts, so stay tuned.  (These are all within a 15 minute...

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Debbie from San Diego did an awesome trip last month, and she borrowed our camera for their Helicopter flight. Check these out! Na Pali Coast Hanalei Bay Lumahai Nualolo to Haena Open Ceiling Cave, Na Pali Haena and Tunnels Reef Princeville Honopu Beach, Na Pali Na Pali with Bali Hai...



In light of the fact that today is Father’s Day, giving Duke a little nod is appropriate.  Duke Kahanamoku is generally recognized as the Father of Modern Surfing, but his history is much more interesting and complex than just that.  He grew up near the beaches of Waikiki and worked...



If you’re wondering why I’m in a great mood, it’s because it is King Kamehameha Day, so I got free parking AND I didn’t have to go to work!  Most mainlanders probably don’t know about this holiday, and a lot of locals don’t really bother to remember junior high civics,...



The other day I thought it would be fun to go for a paddle around Waikiki, so I went down to the beach and rented an SUP for a little while.  My original thought would be that it would be nice to work out the paddling muscles, as well as...



In our modern busy lives, we’re faced with a lot of choices of how to spend our time. Given the fact that we each only have 24 hours (technically slightly less than that) a day, and the fact that- as we get older- the months and years start to whiz...



I know, its that time of year when every commercial on TV is related to dieting, exercising, or other silly drunken promises we make to ourselves in the waning hours of December 31. But I’ve had some really funny and interesting conversations with people recently that have convinced me of...



Happy New Years, or as we say here, Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! (Actually, I haven’t heard anyone say that, its too hard.) Every year we get bombarded with the question of the New Years resolution, as evidently we are all taught to believe that something is wrong with us and we...



*Note: I love animals, and I really don’t believe in the caging of any monkeys, except for the figurative ones described herein below. Yoga parlance is full of fun and descriptive phrases (“shine your heart forward”, “let your buttocks blossom to the sky”, and others), but one of my favorites...