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What to Do in Hawai‘i in May

Surf lessons, tanning on the sand, and snorkeling above Pacific reefs are sure bets in Hawai‘i. Once you’ve gotten your fill, these community events,…

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All That Glitters

Hawai‘i performance artist Robert Reed draws inspiration from his own life and challenges everything from faith to gender to propaganda. Text by James Charisma |…

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Explore the Islets Around O‘ahu

Across the blue waters off the shores of O‘ahu are smaller islands and rock formations. Many are bird sanctuaries, and although some areas are…

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The Spice of Life

Ever since we tried the tea leaf salad at Dagon Restaurant, a little hole in the wall on Honolulu’s King Street, we couldn’t stay…

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Behind the Scenes

Hawaiian culture empowers and inspires throughout the islands, from the beautiful dance of hula to the traditions of mahu. For Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu, a cultural…