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HULA MOON Vol. XII: Graphic Artist Dies and Hawai'i Mourns; Goodbye to Aloha?; Gallery HNL and Kristen Chan; Hula Moon Pint + Jigger

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

The familiar Googie-styled "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign is iconic and instantly recognizable. The designer Betty Willis has recently passed away.The Welcome sign was installed in 1959 where it has been welcoming Hawaii people ever since.

HULA MOON Vol. XI: Phaidon Drinks Pussy Riot Vodka; Kamehameha Waltzing Through Life; Lanikai Blues

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Give a little Aloha. Get a little Aloha. A buddy and I are flattered to be included in a new book by Phaidon Press, the glam publisher of all things tasteful.

Instead Of Kicking The Homeless Out, These Security Guards Offer Them Shelter

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

One nonprofit is working to change the way we treat homeless people on private property, and they're starting one security guard at a time. The Ins...

HULA MOON, Vol. IX: Misa Tupou and the Blooming O'ahu Fringe Festival; My Fascist Hawai'i Landlord: Case Number 13

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Misa Tupou and the Blooming O'ahu Fringe Festival The strength and heritage of the past and the hopes and energy of the future determine our present....

A Cultural Exchange Program Or A Ticket To Sweatshop Labor In Waikiki? | Posted 04.07.2015 | Hawaii

It didn’t take long for the 30-year-old Japanese pastry chef to realize that she was getting the raw end of the deal. She had arrived in Hawaii o...

Hawaii's Coastal Erosion Predicted To Double By 2050, New Study Says

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

If you think there's not much beach space left in Waikiki right now, chances are it's going to be a lot worse in 35 years. Scientists at the Univer...

Waikiki Tries Providing Services To Homeless, Instead Of Criminalizing Them

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact

The same Hawaii tourist hot spot that recently declared a “war” on homelessness is trying out a peaceful approach to get people off the streets. ...

Why Waikiki Has So Many Friggin' ABC Stores

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel

If you've ever walked around Waikiki, you've probably spotted an ABC Store or two. Or five. Or probably 15. The locally-owned convenience stores ar...

Hawaii To Buy 1-Way Flights For Homeless People To Keep Them Away From Tourists

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The Aloha State is saying goodbye to some of its homeless residents with one-way tickets to the Lower 48. According to Civil Beat, Hawaii's Institu...

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding and Saving World War I Memorials

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Hawaii
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Mark Levitch, Art Historian and Founder, World War I Memorial Inventory Project Architect John LeRoy Marshall designed the Rosedale World...

6 Strange Creatures That Thrive In The Ala Wai | Posted 08.21.2014 | Hawaii


Living Beside Diamond Head | Posted 08.21.2014 | Hawaii


Surf's Up! 8 Top Destinations for Riding the Waves

Oyster | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel

Whether you're a total pro or a complete amateur, there's nothing quite like the rush of surfing.

The Improbable Persistence Of The Natatorium | Posted 05.21.2014 | Hawaii

Every year around this time, a small group of preservationists in Honolulu rally together to try to save a ruin of architectural history that's as imp...

Street Photographer Captures Warm Glow Of 'Unguarded' Tourists (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year, spending billions of dollars and crowding popular spots like Waikiki. You might think that locals love t...

How To Enjoy The Ultimate Dream Retirement In Hawaii

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I've noticed a trend among the children of my friends, friends whose offspring are freshly, or a few years out, of college. They are trying out lives in exotic places and traveling as much as they can, while they can. While they can.

Riding the Wave of Great Real Estate

Heather Arias de Cordoba | Posted 05.19.2014 | Hawaii
Heather Arias de Cordoba

Besides the fast barrels and finest breaks, what is it about a surf neighborhood that makes it great? It's the summation of lifestyle, local charm, adventure and investment.

Paradise in Turmoil: Honolulu, Oahu Marches and Rallies Against Massive Developments

Choon James | Posted 05.10.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

Downtown Honolulu is designated as urban in the Oahu General Plan. However, townies are not about to see every inch of green paved over or what limited ocean or mountain views disappear entirely.

Everyone Needs a Tree

Patricia Rust | Posted 04.21.2014 | Hawaii
Patricia Rust

This morning, I awakened to a tiny, shrill scream. It sounded like death itself, and I had no idea what it could be nor mean. Upon quick investigation which involved a glance over the lanai, I saw that this lovely banyan tree...

Budget Waikiki Includes VIVE Hotel, Me's BBQ

Sandra Thomas | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

It's not easy, but with cheap flights out of Bellingham and a little research, budget-minded Canadians can still enjoy a tropical vacation to Waikiki Beach. And remember, the beach is a great equalizer where the rich and not-so rich can rub shoulders

The End Of An Era For Waikiki

Civil Beat | PF Bentley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The start of the new year marked the end of an era in Honolulu. By the time you read this the International Market Place, the last truly open green...

Hammering Homelessness

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Marcus Landsberg

Not homeless, shopping carts.  This isn't an issue about homeless in my representative's mind, it's about shopping carts. It's about cleanliness. 

Vigilante State Rep. Takes A Sledgehammer (Literally) To Homelessness Problem

Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Watch out, Hawaii. Waikiki has a new vigilante on the loose. Armed with a sledgehammer and a self-righteous mission, State Rep. Tom Br...

Save Big by Traveling During "Shoulder Season"

Budget Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you're planning a winter vacation, you've probably noticed that some of the most beautiful, luxurious spots are also the most crowded and expensive. It's just the laws of supply and demand. But what if I told you there was a "sweet spot" that travel experts call Shoulder Season.

Gabriela Aoun

Hawaii Is The Land Of Gorgeous, Affordable Yoga | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

Yoga is for everyone. Unfortunately, yoga is not priced for everyone. But Hawaii is the land of affordable yoga. Thanks to the number of people who pr...