Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hawaii

Chinese New Year in Hawaii with dragon mask on horse

The Chinese New Year was traditionally the most important festival every year. The entire household would become fixated on the celebration and work life would nearly come to a stop, allowing all to make home and family the primary focus. Households are thoroughly cleaned to appease the gods coming to make inspections. The new lunar …
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Santa (and Hawaii Revealed) Spread Some Holiday Cheer on Kauai

This week Santa took some time to come down from the North Pole to help us spread some holiday cheer and handout out a few of our guidebooks.  What a great welcome Santa got from all the visitors as well as the locals. We hear he’s still in Hawai‘i taking some time to get ready for his big night, so make …
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5 Things To Do On Maui During The Holidays

There’s a saying in Hawai‘i: Maui No Ka Oi. It means that Maui is the best. If you like getting outside to experience what Hawai‘i has to offer, Maui does all of it very well. The same can arguably be said about the holidays on Maui. From the top of Haleakala to the reefs below …
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5 Things to Do on Oahu for the Holidays

  So, you’re on vacation in Hawai‘i and the holidays are just around the corner. Though there’s always plenty to do in the Aloha State, Christmas and the New Year get especially festive. From meeting Santa Claus at the beach to watching pro surfers duke it out in world class competitions, from running in charity …
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What Readers Have to Say

“I bought your book AFTER my trip to Hawaii and wanted to tell you that you are so ACCURATE in your descriptions of places, food commentary, etc. I LOVED YOUR BOOK!!!! I wish I had it before my trip but I will certainly be better prepared for my next and I will know that I can trust your judgement. I especially agreed with everything that you wrote about the restaurants that I had visited–from good to very bad. Many guide books are not truthful–or they seem to praise everything–You said it exactly as it is and I truly enjoyed your sense of humour. Thank you so much!”

- A. Hallman