Do the Hawaiian authorities not want to inconvenience arriving tourists, for fear of losing the precious dollars they add to the State's economy? Or do they just not care? Is the "aloha spirit" too loosey-goosey?
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park rocked my kids' world. Heck, it rocked my world. Where else on the planet can you see prehistoric landscapes, land boiling to life, LAVA!, and such stark lessons of the geology of the earth?
One of the reasons I love being able to contribute to the cultural conversation is having the ability to tell the story and journey of the overlooked or undiscovered artist.
Just 24 hours after getting married, my husband and I jetted off to Maui to start our honeymoon. Life was crazy busy leading up to our wedding, so we didn't have much planned for our Hawaii trip other than flights and hotels.
You send pictures of what you did on the weekend to your friends on the mainland and they write things like, "Stop, you're killing me!" You see people standing on the walk way outside of the hotels and resorts with their bags packed waiting to go home. And you feel sorry for them.
Whether you are walking down the sidewalk, driving in your car, or jumping out of airplanes, always watch your step when taking pictures of rainbows!
Because September is National Yoga Awareness Month, hotels are offering up deals to help first-time yoga practitioners get their downward dog just right.
How many others live in the jungles north, west and south of town? That's a matter of speculation because many of these souls want to remain anonymous.
Last year I tried Mt. Oysters (bull testicles) for the first time. They weren't bad, plus I like the idea of using the whole animal. If we are going to eat meat it makes sense not to waste it.
As I sat there rubbing his feet on that early school morning, I realized that my boy is growing up. It made me both sad and happy. He is so full of questions, wanting solid answers, and yet still filled with the mysteries of life, like wanting to ask the Tooth Fairy for a flying potion.
Whales fled the area prior to the seismic phase of the survey, which shows that even this type of sonar (also used by military and research vessels) is devastating to whale and dolphins.
The dark roll of gun violence in America is sadly familiar, and growing. Our experience in Hawaii has shown that we can place common sense limits on gun sales, demonstrate our respect for gun owners, and, most importantly, help ensure the safety of our residents.
Chatter at open air cocktail tables ensued among the varied crowd. From pig farmers to ice cream makers, and editors to visitors from Japan, guests imbibed at a "perfect" Manhattan station, a whiskey sour station, and a chupito bar (small sips of tequila).
We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.
When you traffic in a beach city, the pablum on store signs usually isn't something you notice, but the writing on some of the commercial signage in Hawaii is undeniably memorable.
In the world of advertising, there are two sides -- you are either the agency or you are the client. I've spent my fair share of time on both sides of the fence and have been in the industry long enough to know the relationship dynamic between both sides.