Hawaii Chronicle

By Frank Hamm | News and Notes about Paradise (contributions in English, seldomly in German)

Cruisin' Oahu's "other North Shore": A scenic drive that won't drive you crazy

If you seek where the action <i>isn't,</i> pick a weekday and head north on Oahu's Windward (eastern) coast. For much of the drive, sandy beaches are right …

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The Reel Impact: Here’s How the Film Industry Really Affects Hawai‘i

The film industry brings much more than A-list celebrities and road closures.<p>By Ashley Mizuo<p>Published: 2017.09.01 02:46 PM<p>A scene from <i>Inhumans</i> in …

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Top 5 cultural no-nos in Hawaii

The cultural no-nos in Hawaii encompass the culture’s taboos and things that people of the islands frown upon. If you haven’t already learned from …

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An angry Northstar - Hawaii’s Magnificent Forest Birds

The History of the Lahaina Banyan Tree

If you’re strolling down Lahaina’s famous Front Street, you simply can’t miss the banyan tree.Sandwiched between Lahaina Harbor and the Wharf Cinema …

Thailand

Everything you need to know to hike the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail | Hawaii Aloha Travel

I’m so excited to share with you one of my favorite trails here on Oahu today. I hike the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail as often as I can because these …

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Where the Wild Things Went: Tracking Hawai‘i’s Most Elusive Non-Native Animals

From alligators to wallabies, an eclectic mix of alien creatures has been reported roaming the Islands. We set out to sort fact from fiction.<p>By James …

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Renting a condo vs hotel for your Hawaii vacation

As you are considering accommodation options for your Hawaii vacation, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of your choices. Should you stay in …

Hotels

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden: A free garden for picnics, fishing, camping, and more | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Let’s be honest. Coming to Hawaii is expensive. The flights, hotels, activities, and dinners out all add up. Here at Hawaii Aloha Travel, we …

Hawaiian poke has never been trendier. But the mainland is ruining it.

It has never been easier to get poke, the marinated raw ahi tuna that is the unofficial food of Hawaii, on the mainland. You’ll find the dish— pronounced po-kay — in Minnesota, Indiana and landlocked Colorado. There’s poke from Pittsburgh to Peoria, Ariz. You can buy poke kits in grocery stores, …

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Landscape-scale conservation can work: Maui's Auwahi is the proof

Auwahi at `Ulupalakua Ranch. Image courtesy Art Medeiros.<p>When Art Medeiros fenced some Maui pasture that had a smattering of native dryland forest …

This is why Kauai is called the Garden Island

All the Islands have lush pockets, but Kauai—the farthest north and by far the oldest—is entirely a green landscape, with jungled ridges cleaved by …

Take me there Tuesday: Akaka Falls, Hawaii Island

Akaka FallsAkaka Falls is one of the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls. With a forceful 442-foot plunge, it’s well worth the stop to take in this …

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The Riverboat Cruise In Hawaii You Never Knew Existed

How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

History

‘Da Kine,’ Hawaii’s Fantastically Flexible All-Purpose Noun

It means everything and nothing at the same time.<p>After I wrote about “jawn,” the all-purpose noun that’s embedded in the culture of Philadelphia, I …

Language

11 Reasons You Need To Visit Kauai In Your Lifetime

Heaven is a place on Earth. 😍<p>If you follow any travel blogs or Instagram accounts, we can almost guarantee they’ve featured the Hawaiian island of Kauai a time or two. And we can’t blame them: Kauai is the ultimate destination in Hawaii.<p>The Garden Isle checks off every essential on any traveler’s …

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Zittern im Vulkan — Reisedepeschen

Wenn ich schlappmache, müssen sie mich mit dem Hubschrauber hier rausholen. Rettung aus der Luft. Zahlt das die HanseMerkur? Ich grinse in mich …

The Refrain

<i> Images by Matt Shallenberger</i> When I was young, I made maps. For a while, we lived in a house in Virginia with woods behind it: three small forests, …

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Hula dancing in Hawaii - Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

Hula dancing in Hawaii is a significant component of the Hawaiian culture. I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “hula,” regardless of whether you’ve …

HONOLULU Magazine — The Ultimate Newcomer’s Guide to Hawaii presented by American Savings Bank — Honolulu, Hawaii

We love <i>malihini</i>, (newcomers, if you happen to be one). We welcome you with open arms and flower lei. Don’t be surprised if people you’ve just met …

Geology of the Molokai Sea Cliffs

The island of Molokai is famously known for its sheer, vertical sea cliffs. Reaching heights of over 3,000 feet, these sea cliffs are among the …

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Iconic Hawaii songstress Amy Hanaialii revives the legendary Hawaiian Room

Sitting atop a piano in a glamorous, black evening gown, a red feather boa flung dramatically around her neck and belting out a popular 1940s …

Backpacks and store-bought kits aren't enough: Your family needs a personalized emergency kit

We’re in the start of the 2017 hurricane season, but it’s short-sighted to focus too tightly on rotating storms. Wildfires, tsunami, enemy action, …

Watch: Dancers and singers from Hawaiʻi give impromptu performances in Japan

Surprise Hawaiian music and hula performances sprung up around Japan last week, when 200 musicians, hula dancers and kumu from Hawaii were stranded …

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