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The Usually Bustling Waikīkī is Quieter—and Packed with Locals

It’s apparent that tourism is down. The streets are far less crowded now than they were pre-COVID. Many hotels are still closed, though shops and restaurants have been open between lockdown orders.
2020.09.23 12:09 PM

A Flight of Hawai‘i-Grown Chocolate, Mililani Cacao, a Honolulu Cookie Co. Collab and More

But you missed the camel milk chocolate.
2020.09.23 07:00 AM

Here is What Will Reopen First in Honolulu on Thursday, September 24

A new city matrix allows small groups to hike, visit the beach, eat in restaurants and shop, with limits, but bars and nightclubs will have to wait.
2020.09.22 07:22 PM

We May Be Social Distancing, But Kailua’s Beaches Are Still Packed

Now, because of COVID-19, the streets are a little emptier, but the energy pulsing through Kailua town remains strong.
2020.09.22 02:00 PM

Learn About Identity From These 7 Artists at the Next Virtual PechaKucha

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s presentations will take place on Instagram in October.
2020.09.22 10:30 AM

These Vegan, Gluten-Free Cookies from Maui Are Every Snacker’s Dream

A Maui entrepreneur’s pandemic pivot turns a sweet hobby into a success.
2020.09.21 01:46 PM

5 We Tried: Hawaiʻi-Made Hand Sanitizers

Yes, they all kill germs. But only a few local alcohol-based sprays, gels and liquids made our “must-have” list.
2020.09.21 01:33 PM

The Best Solo Outdoor Activities During Quarantine

The latest emergency orders allow us to try new things outdoors, find some new local grubs and relax—as long as we do it alone. Here are some ideas.
2020.09.21 12:37 PM

Vote for Your Favorites in HONOLULU’s Best Shops Presented by Kailua Town

Nominate your favorite places to shop by Oct. 16, 2020.
2020.09.21 11:11 AM

Hawaiʻi Nurses Talk About Patient Care in a Pandemic

For COVID-19 patients hospitalized in isolation, nurses provide a crucial human connection—at the risk of their own safety.
2020.09.18 02:07 PM

Kalo Bombs Just Showed Us Our New Favorite Ice Cream Topping

Pa‘i‘ai on ice cream with coconut cream and coconut flakes now has a following in Wai‘anae.
2020.09.18 12:58 PM

Rethinking Hawai‘i: Reenergizing Green Goals to Spark an Energy Revolution

Record drops in travel, trash and electricity use won’t last, but the lessons learned from them can. Here’s how we move forward.
2020.09.17 05:10 PM