Wine Lover’s Guide to Honolulu

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While many think of beer (or sake) as the beverage of choice in Hawaii, you may be surprised to hear just how many spots there are for wine lovers in Honolulu. Wine Bars Restaurants Amuse Wine Bar – Self-service wine tastings (sold by the ounce) are accessed by a wine card purchased from the bar – Mon & Wed you can purchase a $50 value […]

Hawaii Island Bound!

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One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to do more traveling within Hawaii. When I was growing up on Maui, I don’t think I truly learned to appreciate the islands. I was always pining to be somewhere else – living in New York City, spending holidays in Paris, or taking extended trips around the globe. I’ve lived in Hawaii all my life, yet […]

Insider Tip: Hawaii Foodies Love Social Media

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When I travel, I find myself turning more and more often to social media to help me get recommendations from locals on a town’s hot spots, best dishes, and up and coming chefs. Sites like Yelp and Foodspotting and their companion smartphone apps are extremely valuable for food-lovers and diners in Honolulu have embraced them wholeheartedly! Here’s a guide to help you make the most […]

Makawao Morning

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I’ve lived on Oahu now for more than a decade. Just being able to say that makes me feel old! I was born and raised on Maui, first in Pukalani and then Makawao. One of the things I miss about Upcountry Maui is the chill in the air. Because of the higher elevation, mornings Upcountry are cool and often smell of the rain that’s fallen […]

Kama’aina Special: Aqua Lotus Honolulu

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UPDATE AS OF MAY 2015 – The property has changed to the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, and Kama’aina (and other offers) can be found here. The Aqua Lotus Honolulu is a perfect escape for Kama’aina who want to stay just outside of the craziness that can be Waikiki. Say, perhaps after a concert at the Waikiki Shell or to be near to the Saturday […]