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Filmed in Hawaii: TV Series Lost (2004 – 2010)

Filmed in Hawaii: TV Series Lost (2004 – 2010)

In the popular TV series Lost, the survivors of a plane crash are forced to unite to overcome the mystifying threats of the island on which they’re stranded. From the beginning, the sci-fi hit relied heavily on intrigue to draw in viewers. But the fact that it was filmed in various locations throughout Oahu in Hawaii for its entire six-year-run is no mystery. The pilot episode opens with the characters finding themselves on a seemingly-deserted island beach in the wake…

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Haleiwa Town – Historical and Cultural Center on North Shore Oahu

Haleiwa Town – Historical and Cultural Center on North Shore Oahu

Haleiwa (pronounced ‘hah-lay-ee-va’, Hawaiian transcription Hale’iwa) is a small beachfront town on the North shore Oahu. It has two great beach parks with beautiful sky and water views. The natural grace of the island is easy to enjoy here. Major surfing competitions are held in Haleiwa town every year. Local shops range from surf shops and gift shops to amazing offerings of talents from around the globe. Rich volcanic soils, coastal flats and fresh water wetlands that first attracted natives…

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Hawaii 101 or What Everyone Needs to Know About the Islands

Hawaii 101 or What Everyone Needs to Know About the Islands

Come join the class, it’s called Hawaii 101 or What everyone needs to know about these enchanted isles. Whether you’re a wahini (wa-heenee) woman, or kane (kaw-nay) man, a malahini (mawla-heenee) newcomer, or a kama’aaina (kawmah-eye-nah) children of the land, it’s good to know the basics about your islands. First, there are 8 islands, actually a couple hundred stringing halfway up to Alaska, but there only are 8 main ones. And each island has a nick-name. Hawaii Island is so…

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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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The Meaning of Aloha Through Hawaiian Language and History

The Meaning of Aloha Through Hawaiian Language and History

Derived from an enchantingly beautiful language with only 13 characters, aloha is one of the most famous words in the world. Through the magic of movies, television, and music most people on Earth have had at least a small glimpse of Hawai’i. But to understand the meaning of the word aloha, let’s try to slow down to the beat of the local rhythm and follow the roots of the authentic Hawaiian culture — as opposed to its commercial tourist form….

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Magnum P.I. Filming Locations (TV Series 2018)

Magnum P.I. Filming Locations (TV Series 2018)

Did you know that Hawaii Five-0 isn’t the only reboot of an 80s action series which is filmed in Hawaii? CBS also revived Magnum P.I. in 2018, which stars Jay Hernandez as the titular character once portrayed by Tom Selleck. The iconic moustache and Hawaiian shirt are sadly absent, however, there’s still plenty of Hawaiian scenery on offer. So let’s take a look at the Magnum P.I. filming locations from season 1. Thomas Magnum is a former NAVY Seal who…

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Not Your Average Aloha Shirt – Best Places to Shop for Aloha Wear That Won’t Make You Look Like a Tourist

Not Your Average Aloha Shirt – Best Places to Shop for Aloha Wear That Won’t Make You Look Like a Tourist

When you’re traveling to a destination, the last thing that you want to do is to stand out like a sore thumb.  That is, you want to blend in with the crowd and not have your outfit silently scream “tourist”.  And when you’re traveling to Oahu — there is no exception.   Fortunately for you — in Hawaii — the tourists are everywhere.  The locals, or kamaʻāina, enjoy their fair share of aloha shirts and colorful print muʻumuʻus.  But how can…

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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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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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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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