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For the Birds

Posted on July 29, 2011 in Nature, Hawaii

For the BirdsThe unique birds of Hawaii, once so common in the Islands, have become increasingly rare and elusive. Finding them – and capturing their images for posterity – has become the personal mission of photographer Jack Jeffrey.

Eat the Street

Posted on July 29, 2011 in Cuisine, Hawaii

Eat The StreetWhat’s on the menu? Everything from local-style plate lunches to Island favorite poke to barbecued brisket. And it’s all available at an unlikely place – from a truck. Or trucks, to be more precise. More than 30 food trucks and other street food vendors gather for Eat the Street, a celebration of street cuisine held on the last Friday of every month in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood, between downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana.

Waialua Cottage Industries

Posted on July 27, 2011 in Culture, Hawaii

Waialua CottageOnce a thriving sugar town dominated by the Waialua Sugar Mill, Waialua suffered a huge blow to its local industry when the mill closed down. Since then, however, the mill has been reborn as the site of many small factories and workshops.

It’s entrepreneurship, Hawaii style, as these businesses strive to offer unique products reflecting the spirit of the Islands.

Olukai Ho'olaule'a

Posted on July 27, 2011 in Sports, Culture

Olukai Ho'olaule'aHo‘olaule‘a is a Hawaiian word meaning celebration, and in the case of Maui’s Olukai Ho‘olaule‘a it’s a celebration both of the ocean and of the cultures of the Islands. This two-day festival brings together elite paddlers eager to take on the legendary 8-mile Maliko downwind run. And it also attracts families who come to watch the races and enjoy traditional Hawaiian games, luau, hula and live music.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

Posted on July 26, 2011 in Nature

Hoomaluhia Botanica GardensAll of Hawaii’s islands have their hidden gems, places with a beauty and spirit all their own. One of Oahu’s most glorious, relatively little-seen treasures is Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens. A profusion of tropical plants is waiting here to be discovered, and the scenery is spectacular, framed against the magnificent Koolau Mountains.