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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Dance in Front of Homes at Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village

The village is home to 25 structures that depict what life was like for the ethnic groups that lived and worked on Hawai‘i’s plantations.
2018.12.18 04:20 PM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s History – November Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.12.15 06:00 AM

Movies and TV Shows to Stream Online This Christmas

Holiday movies and shows to binge-watch this Christmas.
2018.12.13 01:31 PM

14 Christmas Songs That Put Us in the Holiday Spirit

Have yourself a merry little playlist.
2018.12.12 05:35 PM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s History – December Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.12.08 06:00 AM

10 Non-Christmas Things to Do This December in Honolulu

Rock out at a concert, run a marathon, cheer on veterans and more.
2018.12.06 05:55 PM

How a Local Chef Cooks with Kindness During the Holidays

Keith Ward and his crew have been cooking and serving hot meals at Waikīkī Health’s Next Step Shelter every Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s for 13 years.
2018.12.06 04:47 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night

Jingle all the way over to Honolulu Hale to celebrate the best time of the year.
2018.11.27 01:53 PM

6 Ways to Help Serve Meals to Those in Need This Holiday Season on O‘ahu

In the spirit of giving, lend a (much-needed) helping hand.
2018.11.16 03:17 PM

HONOLULU Staff Favorites: Movies and TV Shows to Stream Online this Halloween

After countless costume contests, themed cocktails, haunted houses and street parties, we’re happily planning on spending Halloween night in ... wearing onesies, eating candy and streaming something spooky online.
2018.10.31 06:17 PM

6 Walking Tours That Explore O‘ahu’s Rich History and Culture

Feel like a tourist in your own city by learning about O‘ahu’s historic neighborhoods.
2018.10.31 12:59 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Greek Festival

Opa! The 37th annual celebration of Greek culture, food and music returns to McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park from noon to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28.
2018.10.24 09:36 AM
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