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Month: July 2018

Filmed in Hawaii – Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)

Filmed in Hawaii – Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)

Over the years, many pictures have been filmed in Hawaii. But one you might not be all too familiar with is 1999’s Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, directed by Paul Cox and based on Hilde Eyrikel’s biographical book. Combined with a soulful score, this beautifully-directed film is a poignant retelling of the story of the devout Roman Catholic priest. Set on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, the film sees the titular Father Damien (played by David Wenham) commit himself…

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About Father Damien and Leprosy in Hawaii

About Father Damien and Leprosy in Hawaii

Leprosy in Hawaii may have started with the arrival of immigrant workers in mid-1800’s. The native population didn’t have any immunity and easily contracted the disease, which was incurable at the time. In 1866 a colony was established on Molokai, on it’s northern side, on Kalaupapa peninsula, completely isolated by towering cliffs. A Belgian missionary priest Father Damien devoted last 16 years of his life to the lepers of Molokai, working every day to improve the despicable living conditions in…

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The Green ‘Marching Orders’ – a Triumphant Arrival into Mainstream

The Green ‘Marching Orders’ – a Triumphant Arrival into Mainstream

It’s hard out there for reggae bands in Hawaii. Some want to jam and make records, others want fame and fortune. Others – true to old school reggae fashion – just want to spread the genre’s influence. There is perhaps no greater hurdle for Hawaiian music artists than the vast Pacific that stands in the way of mainstream success. Such is where we find The Green, having broken through that barrier thanks to the diligence and dedication poured into Marching…

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Owner Guide: How to Collect Occupancy Tax on Airbnb

Owner Guide: How to Collect Occupancy Tax on Airbnb

Unlike other portals (VRBO, FlipKey, etc.), Airbnb doesn’t provide owners with any means of entering the percentage of the occupancy tax they need to collect. Most of owners are familiar with VRBO’s interface – it’s a simple box where you type the percentage of occupancy tax for your property. We never understood why Airbnb can’t or doesn’t want to implement such simple and obviously needed feature. We hope that this Owner Guide: How to Collect Occupancy Tax on Airbnb will help…

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How To Export Airbnb Calendar – Explained Step-by-Step

How To Export Airbnb Calendar – Explained Step-by-Step

While this article is written for Airbnb hosts who need to export Airbnb calendar into their HomeyHawaii listing, this information is useful to any Airbnb host who needs to sync Airbnb calendar with any other platform, supporting iCalendar format. If you are a vacation rental owner, travelers are your best customers! And you you want to take a good care of them from the get-go. Travelers crave to know accurate availability, so let’s dig into how to find that export calendar…

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An Ultimate Guide to Movies Filmed in Hawaii

An Ultimate Guide to Movies Filmed in Hawaii

When it comes to film, there might be no place in the world that’s quite as versatile as Hawaii. Whether it’s the deeply rich landscape of the Na Pali Coast on Kauai’s North Shore, or the timeless wonder that is Ka’a’awa Valley in Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii simply knows no bounds, and can adapt to almost anything. In fact, the islands’ landscape is as versatile as the kind of movies that are filmed in Hawaii – in other words, there is…

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Hawaii Vacation Rental Deals

Hawaii Vacation Rental Deals

The farther you fly for your vacation, the more expensive it can get, and Hawaii is far from everywhere. But you can plan ahead to make your dream Hawaii vacation cost-effective. Finding reasonably-priced flights is one part of the equation, another is finding affordable accommodations. Hawaii Vacation Rental Deals can extend your budget and allow to enjoy more of the numerous activities, tours and restaurants. Everyone knows about hotels. It’s a convenient hands-free solution, if you don’t need a kitchen….

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Best Oahu Hikes

Best Oahu Hikes

The island is hiker’s heaven, and we don’t pretend to list all of the Best Oahu Hikes. This collection consists of various trails that can be done by folks with average hiking abilities, some more demanding than others. All of them are fun to do while on vacation in Oahu, to get more intimate with Oahu and bring home amazing photos to last a lifetime! Each of our Best Oahu Hikes has a link to a personal narrative with photos…

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Filmed in Hawaii: Predators (2010)

Filmed in Hawaii: Predators (2010)

If you’re a fan of the Predator franchise, you’ll have recently seen the trailer for The Predator, the fourth film in the hugely-popular, ever-enduring sci-fi series. But what you might not know is that the third film, Predators (2010), starring Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne, was filmed in Hawaii. That said, you probably do know that Hawaii is no alien to blockbuster franchises. The 1987 original – now a true sci-fi classic – pits Arnold Schwarzenegger against a marauding alien…

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Filmed in Hawaii: Soul Surfer (2011)

Filmed in Hawaii: Soul Surfer (2011)

Hawaii has seen a great deal of inspirational real-life stories in its time, but that of “soul surfer” Bethany Hamilton is one that tends to stand out more than others. It’s fair to say that most people will be familiar with the story of the young surfer who lost her left arm in a shark attack on Kauai’s North Shore back in 2003. After all, it’s one that has since been told in both book and film. Based on the…

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