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The Shaka Sign: One Way Ticket to Spreading Aloha

The Shaka Sign: One Way Ticket to Spreading Aloha

The shaka has made its home in the hands of surfers around the globe. I’m here to tell you all about where this curious and friendly hand sign claims its origins and how the shaka continues to be relevant today. The shaka sign is a hand gesture that – by the general consensus – holds its origins in sweet Hawaii nei. To make it, all you have to do is make a fist and then stick your thumb and pinky…

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My Hawaii Place

My Hawaii Place

I call it my sweet zone, my Hawaii place when everything comes together perfectly, when I am totally at rest. When you’re looking out of your dreary eyes, not seeing what is in front of you, feeling only bliss, that’s the sweet zone. It is easiest to feel when the environment is peaceful and leaves you alone. Hawaii does this, but Hawaii is not paradise, Hawaii is a place so peaceful that paradise can happen inside you. My sweet zone…

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Filming Locations (2018)

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Filming Locations (2018)

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is the latest entry in the Jurassic franchise and a direct sequel to 2015’s box office monster Jurassic World. The story sees our heroes return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption, three years after the collapse of the titular theme park. But a new breed of terror awaits them on the mainland once the island is destroyed (yes, some Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom filming locations bite the dust). It’s fair…

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Hiking Kealia Trail: The Western Frontier of Oahu

Hiking Kealia Trail: The Western Frontier of Oahu

Kealia Trail is one of the loveliest hikes on the island of Oahu, gifting its trekkers with glimpses of azul waters through its leafy vegetation, and offering some of the purest vibes around. You just don’t find that on all the hikes these days – pure vibes – that is. Many hikes on Oahu have exploded in popularity in recent years, which is awesome! That means more people are getting out there and adventuring and appreciating the beauty and luster…

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Five Types of Whales Found Near Maui

Five Types of Whales Found Near Maui

The opportunity to see whales in the wild is an experience you are sure to never forget! Their intriguing behaviors can include spouting torrents of water out of their blowholes, slapping the water with their massive tails or fins, or even “breaching” the surface to pop their heads out and take a look around. Many types of whales come to breed in the warm tropical waters around the Hawaiian islands before making their migration north to spend their summers in…

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Kona Boat Tours, Charters and Rentals

Kona Boat Tours, Charters and Rentals

If you came to Hawaii and want to get in a boat, have I got some adventures for you! Kona boat tours, fishing charters, private boat rentals, snorkeling and scuba adventures – Kona has it all in the world of boats. The west side of the Big Island has clearest waters and the most diverse coral and marine life, just choose your boat adventure! Check out this Swimming With a Whale Shark experience. Not typical, you’l have to get really…

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Oahu Surfing Guide: Ka He’e Nalu i O’ahu

Oahu Surfing Guide: Ka He’e Nalu i O’ahu

All amazing photos in this Oahu Surfing Guide are courtesy of Matt Heirakuji. Surfing isn’t just a sport. It’s the bond shared between people and the ocean that humans have known for hundreds (maybe even thousands) of years. It’s an expression of self, of culture, and of one’s innermost longings to find stillness in world of chaos. And it all began right here in sweet sweet Polynesia. Lucky for us, surfing has evolved to capture a broad audience, with breaks…

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Affordable Golf on Maui at Maui Nui Golf Club

Affordable Golf on Maui at Maui Nui Golf Club

Greens fees can equal plane fares in Hawaii, but not at Mui Nui, home to affordable golf and unbeatable weather.  Maui’s year-around warm and sunny weather makes it an ideal golfing destination.  But as more than one vacationing golfer has discovered, tropical islands come with tropical rains that can cancel a golf outing quicker than you can say albatross. In Kihei, on the dry South Coast, rain remains a rarity even in the wet season, giving the ocean-side community the…

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Best Turtle Snorkeling Locations in Hawaii

Best Turtle Snorkeling Locations in Hawaii

Snorkeling with sea turtles in Hawaii is an incredible experience and understandably at the top of the list for many visitors to our islands! Here we share with you the best turtle snorkeling locations on each island in Hawaii and tips for how to fully enjoy them! Sea turtles are known as honu in Hawaiian, and two species can be spotted near-shore: the Hawaiian green sea turtle and less frequently the Hawksbill sea turtle.  There are fantastic sites to snorkel…

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Kolohe Kai’s Enchanting ‘Summer to Winter’ Odyssey

Kolohe Kai’s Enchanting ‘Summer to Winter’ Odyssey

Being among the most recognizable artists in Hawaii is more often challenging than it is glamorous. Just ask Iration, or better yet, Henry Kapono. It means living up to higher expectations each time. Kolohe Kai set those expectations for themselves early on, so in many ways it’s themselves they have to live up to.  Since making a splash on the local airwaves in 2009, Kolohe Kai has released 3 albums and a handful of singles in recent years. The “rascals…

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