Emily Stedeford Smith

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Defining Chinatown: Touring Honolulu's storied downtown district

Just before the start of Hawaii Heritage Center’s guided walking tour of Downtown Honolulu’s 163-year-old Chinatown district, which crisscrosses the …

Top 5 best fine dining restaurants

Last fall, we asked our estimated 200,000 HAWAII Magazine print edition readers and website readers to share their “Hawaii best” selections in more …

Hunger Games in Hawaii: The Islands' Most Glorious Hotels

The beloved second installment of the <i>Hunger Games</i> trilogy, <i>Catching Fire</i>, was partially filmed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. For the arena scenes of the Quarter Quell, the film crew took advantage of the jungle habitat and ethereal coast of the North Shore.<p>For the occasion, hotel search trivago …

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

Surfer, The Bar of Turtle Bay | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Most would agree that hotel bars are typically pretty “meh,” for lack of a better word. There’s nothing wow about them, except that the menu is …