Archive for October, 2013

Mardi Gras Comes to Maui… On Halloween

Trick-or-treating is for kids. But costumes are for everybody. After all, when adults don a suit at work or a gown at a gala, we are playing a part. On Halloween, however, we get to choose what we wear and, by extension, who or what we’ll be (not to mention whether we’ll participate in the […]

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Big Island Artist Brings Levity to Serious Issues

“Get Nutz” is tattooed on a decaying rose.  An intricate, lined pattern of oranges, yellows, and a hint of green on cotton rag paper. Tiny mobile carts decked out in camouflage and pockmarked with bullet holes. Welcome to the world of celebrated Big Island artist Keith Tallett. Working in a variety of mediums, the Hilo […]

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Hawaii Tops Major Magazine’s Awards

Last week, we teased on our Facebook page (You “like” us, right?) the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and the prominent place the Hawaiian Islands occupied in the hearts and minds of discerning travelers. With that in mind, we decided to put all the good news for the Aloha State in one, easy-to-read summary. […]

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A ‘Choice’ Restaurant for Healthy Eaters

Some attribute it to Oprah & Dr. Oz. Others to the rise of Brazil as an economic power. But whatever the forces that brought acai to America’s tables, and specifically, to Maui’s Choice Health Bar, we say: “Thank you.” This superfruit packs a mean, vitamin-packed punch, and at Lahaina’s most popular healthy eatery, it comes […]

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A Vintage Shop for Those Who Want to Standout

bar·ri·o  (bär-, br-) n. pl. bar·ri·os 1. An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country. 2. A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a U.S. city. Barrio is a term you hear tossed around a lot in Southern California and certain areas of Texas. But in Hawaii? Not so much. Still, Barrio Vintage is […]

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Ziplines Give You Wings

You are not a bird. You do not have wings. You cannot catch a thermal and wheel around the sky, looking down at the Earth at if it is your domain. You, dear reader, are all too human. And yet you still want to fly. Over the gorgeous gulches on the West Maui Mountains.  You […]

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Two Stores We Love on Maui

We’ve made no secret of our love for boutique shops selling wares unique to Hawaii. Our argument for frequenting these outlets is simple: You don’t come all the way out here to buy the same things you can at home. Our culture is too rich, too diverse, and too inviting to pass these places by. […]

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How the Shutdown Impacts Hawaii

First, the good news: Despite the federal government shutdown, Hawaii is open. The airports continue to hum with activity; county- and state-run parks and beaches continue to host flocks of tourists and locals alike; and trails continue to feel the press of hiking boots. Bonus: Pearl Harbor and The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and […]

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