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Kia ora Auckland: What to see

The spectacular view from Mt Eden or Maungawhau, a dormant volcanic cone just five minutes south of the Auckland CBD. (Click to enlarge) I’m going to be honest, despite its sneaky rolling hills and spotty weather, exploring Auckland is best…

Footloose on Lana’i

As a kama’aina, born and raised in Hawaii, it surprises me when I hear someone say they’ve never been to the Pineapple Isle. It’s a unique place full of history, adventure, beauty and small-town charm. I have been fortunate enough to…

Who’s up for a staycation?

Want a relaxing getaway this summer? We’ve compiled a staycation guide listing many Hawaii hotels with kama’aina rates. Whether you’re looking for a weekend trip to Waikiki or want to hop on a plane to another island for a golf…

Party pics: ARTafterDARK Beat the Heat

As summer comes to a close, partygoers tried to Beat the Heat at Friday’s ARTafterDARK at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Surf rockers Kalani and the Cruisers took the main stage, jamming out classic tunes from The Beatles and The…

Quick start to a summer body

So summer is nearly here. I’m excited, but at the same time, pressured, because you know what summer means — beach/bikini time!I’ve been trying to eat properly and get in some gym time despite my hectic schedule. I’m not the…

Did this: Kayaking in Kailua

When the winds are light and the surf in town is down — which is exactly the forecast for this weekend — I still want to get in the water.And there’s no better way than by kayaking around in Kailua. (Well, taking…