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PSA: Be Wary of Online Reviews

So, I was reading an article in The New York Times about online reviews. The title was “The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy.” It was about how reviews on Amazon.com and others are often faked reviews that authors and publishers actually pay for. Whole companies exist to seed reviews. [...]

PSA: Be Wary of Online Reviews2021-10-07T11:54:43-10:00

Traveling to Hawai‘i During COVID-19 — Updated December 7th, 2021

What are the requirements for flying into and visiting Hawai‘i? If you're vaccinated, you are welcome in with no restrictions. (More on that below.) Unvaccinated visitors from the U.S. mainland are allowed to avoid quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to the departure time [...]

Traveling to Hawai‘i During COVID-19 — Updated December 7th, 20212021-12-07T02:47:17-10:00

Kilauea Volcano – Will I get to see lava flowing?

Kilauea Volcano Eruption - Until 2018 I would have said probably yes. Now, maybe yes and maybe no. It's started erupting in Kilauea Crater at Halema‘uma‘u at the end of September 2021, but who knows how long that will last. The truth is, I don’t know if you will get [...]

Kilauea Volcano – Will I get to see lava flowing?2021-10-05T03:07:29-10:00

The difference between a great vacation and a bad one…

Your selection of where to stay is one of the more important decisions you’ll make in planning your Hawai‘i vacation. To some, it’s just a place to sleep and rather meaningless. To others, it’s the difference between a great vacation and a bad one.

The difference between a great vacation and a bad one…2021-07-02T10:28:13-10:00

Can we get a double venti espresso Frappuccino, with a skinny mocha cream top?

When you think about Hawaiian agriculture, what comes to mind, probably pineapple, right? How about coffee. Hawaii is the only state in the United States that commercially produces coffee. Yup, it’s true, but the coffee produced here won’t be available from the drive thru window at McDonalds. Coffee has been [...]

Can we get a double venti espresso Frappuccino, with a skinny mocha cream top?2021-06-25T11:33:25-10:00

Invasive Species, a Visitor Hawaii Doesn’t Want

After the past two centuries of visitors bringing new plants and animals to this island paradise, we have had some hard lessons in how invasive species can affect a myriad of natural systems.  State and county officials, numerous environmental agencies, non-profit conservation groups and Hawai´i residents alike are trying to [...]

Invasive Species, a Visitor Hawaii Doesn’t Want2021-06-10T08:00:04-10:00

Loco Moco, a Hawaii Culinary Masterpiece

  The Lodge at Kokee makes a truly classic looking moco. If you've visited Hawaii, and eaten at virtually any restaurant, you most likely will have seen an item called the Loco Moco. Consisting of four items (that you would virtually never think would go together) rice, hamburger, fried egg [...]

Loco Moco, a Hawaii Culinary Masterpiece2021-03-30T17:29:03-10:00
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