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What To Do in Hawaiʻi November

While you are in Hawaiʻi, do you want to party? Stay fit, yoga-style? Eat out? Experience the culture? Any of the above? Then check…



Brandon Smith found inspiration, and new life, in yoga and photography–and magic happened when he combined the two.

Kalani Pea Hawaii

A Q&A with Musician Kalani Peʻa

Inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, a sense of self, and honoring his community, Kalani Peʻa has created a modern Hawaiian album perfect for enjoying alone or…

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The Art of Feathers

At his peaceful inn on Hawaiʻi Island, Kilohana Domingo makes traditional feather lei. Text by Lisa Yamada Images by Jonas Maon On a tranquil…

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Meet Noah Haʻa Solomon

He is a Hawaiian language educator, hula dancer, and father extraordinaire. This is his story, and these are his favorite things. Text by Kelli…

The Third Act

The Third Act

How Robert Lambeth, HIFF’s executive director, effortlessly shifted from opera singer to banker to head of the largest film festival in the Pacific. Text…