Jayna Omaye

Jayna OmayeJayna Omaye joined HONOLULU Magazine as a staff writer after working as a newspaper reporter in Hawai‘i and Orlando. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, both in journalism. Jayna grew up writing and dancing hula, and spent most of her adult life traveling and exploring the Mainland and abroad. She is happy to be home working as a journalist. 

 

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The 22 Best Things To Do During Halloween Week

If you think there’s nothing but Halloween events this weekend, think again! Sing your heart out at a concert, cheer on your favorite football team and marching band, and shop till you drop at a craft fair.
2019.10.30 07:00 AM

The Changing Path of Pearl City

This three-block strip of Kamehameha Highway reveals an old-school neighborhood grappling with growth, development and rail.
2019.10.24 07:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2019

Discover all the 2019 Best of Honolulu winners—both editorial and reader picks.
2019.10.14 03:56 PM

Silly, Spooky and Scary Movies and TV Shows to Stream Online

Between countless costume contests, themed cocktails, haunted houses and street parties, we’re happily planning on spending some of our October nights in while streaming something spooky online.
2019.10.08 07:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Services on O‘ahu

The 47 editorial and reader picks for the places in Honolulu that make our lives just a bit easier.
2019.10.02 06:00 PM

The 10 Best Things To Do This Week

Rock out at a concert, cheer on your favorite groups at a floral parade and indulge in traditional Italian dishes.
2019.09.25 11:45 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Festa Italiana in Honolulu

Eat, drink and immerse yourself in Italian culture at Festa Italiana, the only event of its kind in Hawai‘i, on Sept. 28.
2019.09.01 03:06 PM

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Food and Drink on O‘ahu

45 editorial and reader picks for the tastiest food and beverage in town.
2019.08.30 02:35 PM

[Photos] Hawai‘i's Endangered Nēnē

A trip to Hilo to visit the Shipman family, who has hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē for 101 years, yielded hundreds of photos and unearthed dozens of historic archives.
2019.08.28 12:00 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu

Spend your Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, stuffing your face while soaking in Okinawan culture.
2019.08.26 10:00 AM

10 Things You May Not Know About the Endangered Nēnē

Get to know our state bird with these fun facts and a timeline that tracks the endangered goose's road to recovery.
2019.08.21 03:00 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Aloha Festivals on O‘ahu

Say aloha to one of the biggest Hawaiian cultural celebrations starting on Saturday, Aug. 31.
2019.08.17 07:00 AM
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