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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Best of Honolulu 2018: Food

26 editorial and reader picks for the tastiest food in town.
2018.07.26 09:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2018: Services

The 9 editorial and reader picks for the places in Honolulu that make our lives just a bit easier.
2018.07.25 11:57 AM

Best of Honolulu 2018: Fitness and Outdoor

The 6 editorial and reader picks for the best ways to get out and active.
2018.07.24 11:23 AM

Best of Honolulu 2018: Shopping

The 14 editorial picks for the chic-est shopping in the city.
2018.07.23 05:07 PM

O‘ahu Walking Tour: Take a Journey Back to When Waikīkī Was Home to The Ali‘i

We try walking tours that uncover O‘ahu’s rich history and culture.
2018.07.19 09:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Prince Lot Hula Festival

This year marks the 2nd year in the festival’s 40-year run that it will be held at historic ‘Iolani Palace. Here’s your guide to what to expect, where to park and more.
2018.07.18 08:20 AM

O‘ahu Walking Tour: Eat (and Explore) Your Way Through Chinatown

We try walking tours that uncover O‘ahu’s rich history and culture.
2018.07.12 12:13 PM

Sweet Memories: Remembering the Reign of Sugar Cane in Hawaiʻi

A symbol of a bygone era in Waipahu’s plantation history undergoes much-needed restoration.
2018.07.12 10:14 AM

O‘ahu Walking Tour: Explore Downtown Honolulu’s Most Famous Buildings

We try walking tours that uncover O‘ahu’s rich history and culture.
2018.07.05 04:55 PM

40 Local Dishes and Drinks That Put the Pow in Pau Hana

Remix your pau hana with these better-than-basic dishes.
2018.06.21 04:48 PM

7 Iconic Sugar Mill Smokestacks That Still Stand Tall in Hawai‘i

The landmark smokestacks serve as daily reminders of these communities’ rich plantation history.
2018.06.15 02:53 PM

Why Some Hawai‘i Kūpuna are Pursuing New Careers Later in Life

As many older Americans draw the curtains on their first careers, they are finding ways to open new ones and start fresh.
2018.06.15 12:39 PM
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