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The Ultimate Guide to Lana'i

If you’re looking for luxury and plenty of privacy, tiny Lana’i is the perfect island. The relatively undeveloped gem abounds with stunning locations …

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The Best Thing You Can Do When Moving to Hawaii

In April of 2010, my wife and I got off of a plane from Milwaukee, Wisconsin exhausted. We decided to take a long-overdue vacation, and Maui was our destination.<p>We choose Maui because of the amazing pictures of white sand beaches, and people enjoying Mai Tai's while watching gorgeous sunsets. We …

Hawaii

Hawaii Has Yet to Give Up on an Inter-Island Ferry System

Hawaii senators are asking the state to explore whether it’s time to take another swing at creating a statewide interisland ferry system.<p>The Senate …

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7 Benefits of Using a Staffing Firm to Job Hunt in Hawaii

A few posts ago I wrote about 5 things you can do when looking for a job in Hawaii. Out of those five, I've always been asked to expand more on how connecting with a local staffing firm can help in your job search.<p>First off, it's important to understand how they work. A staffing firm serves …

Employment

5 Reasons to Go to Lanai, Hawaii

The sixth-largest island in Hawaii, Lanai is not the most tourist-heavy of the group. Compared to the other islands like Oahu and Maui, there’s just …

4,000 Steel Stairs Lead Up to Spectacular Views of Hawaii

A fear of heights isn't going to come in handy on this hike! Climbing the Haiku Stairs (Ha?iku Stairs) in Hawaii–also known as the Stairway to Heaven–isn't exactly legal, but the breathtaking views from the top are totally worth it. Those who dare to climb the 4,000 rickety steel stairs must have …

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7 Myths About Moving to Hawaii

Since moving to Maui over a year ago, I have written a lot about moving to Hawaii here on <i>The Huffington Post</i>.<p>I'm NOT advocating anyone move here, but I AM an advocate of people chasing their dreams. My father died expectedly in 2012 with so many regrets in his heart. His last message to me was, …

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'Rebel Heart': Madonna Reveals the Story Behind Six Surprise Songs

In her first Q&A about the surprise launch of her 13th album, the Queen of Pop opens up about working with Nicki and Kanye and who's really in the …

New Madonna tracks sound like a 'test of loyalty'

Madonna has released six new songs from her forthcoming album, Rebel Heart, as 'an early Christmas present'. Shame they're so dreadful, says lifelong fan Dean Piper<p>Nobody in the showbiz world has been more sorely affected by the curse of social media than the Queen of Pop, <b>Madonna</b>.<p>Twitter and …

Tourism to Cuba Will Grow But How Fast Remains to be Seen

American tourists will likely become a more common sight in Cuba now that the U.S. plans on normalizing relations with the island, though it’s …

10 Parts Of Cuba We Cannot WAIT To See

Cuba is a place unlike any other -- there aren't many places where you'll find old plantations, lush valleys, rich history and literary relics, all with the backdrop of a stunning Caribbean island. Soon American travelers will be able to hop a flight to the incredible country, and for cheap!<p>JetBlue …

The wait for Cuban beaches and cigars continues

The end of the 50-year freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba will mean many more U.S. travelers could be on their way to the neighbor island, only 90 miles from Key West, Florida.<p>But the days of Havana as a glamorous destination for U.S. tourists — as it was before the Cuban revolution ended …

Carnival CEO Excited by Cuba Prospects and Possible New Caribbean Itineraries

Carnival Corp. can’t wait to get into Havana, shallow port and all, if the U.S. Congress eventually overturns the Cuba embargo.<p>Arnold Donald, the …

What to expect on your first trip to Cuba

With the news this week that the US and Cuba will resume diplomatic relations for the first time in over 50 years, many will want to visit Cuba for the first time. It’s important to note that while the US is indeed loosening travel restrictions to Cuba, it is not yet <i>officially</i> allowing tourism. In …

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Top Ten Movie Locations to Visit in and Around Pittsburgh PA

Are you a film buff? If so, Pittsburgh PA has the makings of a perfect getaway.<p>With three rivers, 446 bridges, and a New Yorkish downtown, Pittsburgh makes a compelling backdrop for movies. Known as "Hollywood of the East," this city has been central to the motion picture industry since silent …

Cuba's Tourism Gain Will Be Puerto Rico's Loss Says Analyst

Puerto Rico’s economy will suffer when more U.S. travelers are allowed to visit Cuba as economic barriers are loosened, according to Belle Haven …

'MasterChef' Judge Graham Elliot Shows Off Impressive 150-Pound Weight Loss On Instagram

"MasterChef" judge Graham Elliot just keeps on shedding the weight.<p>Since undergoing weight loss surgery in July 2013, Elliot has been keeping his fans updated on his progress. In December, he shared photos on Twitter to show his 128 pound weight loss.<p>On Friday, March 7, Elliot took to social media …

Bindi Irwin Takes Heat for New SeaWorld Project

Steve Irwin's daughter gets caught up in Blackfish controversy.<p>Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's teenage daughter Bindi is the latest celebrity to be swept up in the ongoing controversy around SeaWorld, which was sparked by the recent documentary film <i>Blackfish</i>.<p>(See "How Far Will the Blackfish Effect …