When one thinks of Hawaii one envisions the perfect blend of endless sunshine, the bluest ocean and nonstop fun. To my utter surprise and amazement, however, my experience in Waikiki, Honolulu would prove to be a challenging emotional experience.
When it was first designated 10 years ago, the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands was the world's largest marine reserve. Since then, the sanctuary has been eclipsed in size nine times by new protected areas.
Marketed as an island paradise, Maui is not the first place one would think of as ground zero in the battle for the future of agriculture. The golden beaches of Lahaina were ranked as the second most popular honeymoon destination in the world (after Las Vegas), and its surfing is legendary.
Korety Mori regrets the tears that got in the way of saying "Thank You!" to the Hogan Family and American Savings Bank on being named...
Being born and raised in Hawaii I've always loved the island. It's beautiful for one. Endless beaches in nearly every direction, clear mountain views stretching for miles.
On the trail, I often get asked by newer hikers why I have a pair of "ski poles" in my hands. While trekking poles may look a bit silly at first, I've found that they're incredibly versatile tools that can help with all sorts of small tasks along the trail.
The following op-ed originally appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, April 10, 2016, co-written with Natasha Alexenko:
In 1993, Natasha was raped and robbed...
Lately, I have been feeling very reflective. Perhaps it is because I have been organizing my green card renewal so I have had to document the last two and a half years of living in Hawai'i.