Kamaaina Deals at Travaasa Hana with Mokulele Airlines

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This week, Mokulele Airlines made the the first of its twice-daily roundtrip flights between Kahului Airport and Hana, Maui. Flights start at $59 each way and should be booked well in advance – yes, this is a tiny plane to make the short 20 minute trip to Hana. This is GREAT news for Kama’aina! While the famous Road to Hana is beautiful and well worth […]

Pau Hana in Honolulu: Fridays at the Modern

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If you’re looking for an excuse to break out the high heels and your flashy new shades for Friday pau hana, let me introduce you to what may become your new Friday night tradition… Fridays at the Modern. Last week, I was invited to check out the updated menus for both the Sunrise Pool bar as well as the Study (formerly one of my favorite […]

Where to Stay on Maui: Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

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While the Ka’anapali strip is now home to flashier, more luxurious properties all competing to out-do one another, there is something that remains timeless about Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. Proudly known as “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel,” KBH really does it’s best to live up to it’s reputation. Employees participate in a cultural awareness program called Po’okela and genuinely seem happy to be there. Many have worked […]

Where to Eat on Maui: Kama’aina Discounts

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*Just a quick note: This page was most recently updated in August 2014. If you hear of any other offers, or find out that those listed here are no longer being honored, please leave me a comment or drop me a line at Malia@ShoyuSugar.com. Thanks for reading! A few weeks ago a little birdie informed me that there are some great Kama’aina discounts available on […]

Where to Eat in Hilo: Local Favorites

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When I was on the Kona side of Hawaii Island, a friend who lived there told me they go to Hilo to eat. After having visited, I can understand this. While there is some spectacular food on the Big Island – fresh, locally-sourced, and sometimes pretty pricey, there’s something to say for good old home-style comfort foods, and I think this is really something that […]