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HULA MOON, Vol XXXIII: In Honor Of A Great King And The Decisive Battle Of Nu'uanu

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.05.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

I must have gotten my social media platforms mixed up. I thought I was going to a Civil War reenactment, like they do in the mainland South. It wasn't...

HULA MOON, Vol XXXII: The Rats of Honolulu

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.11.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

"Rats?" I asked, "Why not mice?' "No. It gotta be rats." "Mickey was a mouse for a reason. Mouses---mice, are cute." "Whadda about da movie with t...

How to Do Oahu On a Budget

WHERE | Posted 03.04.2017 | Travel

If you have a sweet tooth you'll want to stop by Leonard's Bakery just outside of Waikiki in Kapahulu for its famous malasadas. Located in Hawaii since the early 1950s, Leonard's Bakery serves up these sugarcoated Portuguese donuts daily.

HULA MOON Vol. XXXI: Never Betray the Lei; A Higher Hawai'i Power

Gordy Grundy | Posted 02.17.2017 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Never Betray the Lei! I have now seen it several times and the indiscretion is oddly funny. A speaker at an event, usually a mainland haole male, is ...

From Orphanage to Ocean: What Ohana Means to Me

Catherine Cambra | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
Catherine Cambra

We stared in open-faced wonder at the sea together as the sun baked its goodness into our skin. So tender. So sweet. My mind flashed to the memory of meeting this child in such a malnourished state. And here she was--healthy, happy, splashing in a piece of paradise people around the world penny pinch to see.

HULA MOON, Vol. XXIX: A Mad, Mindful Meditation of the Hawai'i Motorbike, Part II

Gordy Grundy | Posted 12.17.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Beyond the economic and practical benefits of the motorbike in Hawai'i, the thrills far outweigh the many dangers.

HULA MOON; Vol. XXVIII: The Mad, Mindful Meditation of the Hawai'i Motorbike, Part I

Gordy Grundy | Posted 12.06.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

I am sitting, standing actually, in traffic on Piikoi, sandwiched between the rising heat of the asphalt and the cascading sun. A light rain falls upo...

Forget Everything You Know About Honolulu And Go

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.21.2016 | Travel

For most visitors, Honolulu is synonymous with Waikiki. But the truth is, there's so much more to Honolulu than Waikiki's tourist crowds, omnipresent ...

Flying High With Hawai'i Burlesque Festival and the Volary

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.13.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

I was seduced by the newsletter from the Honolulu Museum of Art. A big, feline eye with long lashes was winking at me. "The Hot Lava Hukilau, a Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration." I asked myself, "By golly, what is Hawaiian-style burlesque? I'd like to know!"

HULA MOON; Vol. XXVI: There's Nothing More Boring Than A Surf Film

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.05.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

The wild changes in the short history of the modern surf culture are widely debated, evidenced and documented, yet little has been written about the humor of the lifestyle. As the concept of the surf film was evolving, it must be noted that laughs and comedy gags were an integral part of the new medium.

16 Of The Worst Things You Can Do In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel

Hawaii is known for its Aloha spirit, but its residents can also be fiercely protective of the land, the culture and everything else that makes the st...

HULA MOON; Vol. XXV: Rough Waters at the Roughwater; Swim With Mike

Gordy Grundy | Posted 09.11.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

With great respect to our responsibilities, I had curtailed early the shenanigans from the night before. Unlike my friend Dave, who perked up for a swan dive at 12:30 AM into the debaucheries of Honolulu's Chinatown. Last night, he had the look of a man possessed. Surely, he would be having a difficult time at the race this morning.

5 Oahu Towns You Should Visit, Besides The Obvious Waikiki

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

If "go to Waikiki" is the extent of your dream Hawaii vacation, you're not alone. The tourist district on the island of Oahu is the most popular spot ...

Charming Vintage Photos Show The Waikiki Of Yesteryear

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel

Ah, Waikiki, land of swaying palm trees, carefully crafted mai tais, and blissful stretches of beachfront resorts. Even before Hawaii became a state ...

Waikiki Beach Reopens Following Sewage Spill

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weird News

UPDATE: Aug. 27 -- The beaches at Waikiki and Ala Moana were reopened Wednesday morning following an announcement by Honolulu city officials that the ...

Thousands Turn Out For Aloha Aina Unity March

Civil Beat | Jessica Terrell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Hawaii

Thousands of Native Hawaiians and other residents mobilized in Waikiki on Sunday for the “Aloha Aina Unity March” — a massive show of strength t...

HULA MOON Vol. XXIII: Hawai'i Pulp Fiction; I Wish I Thought of That

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.28.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Yes. It's true. In Hawai'i, everyone has six or seven jobs going at one time. It's the least you can do to scratch out a meager existence. Anything less, and you are popping a tent in a park.

HULA MOON Vol. XXI: Together in the Dark with Shakespeare; Keiki or Canine?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.16.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

I had a great time. I am not sure what I saw, but I loved it. I laughed loudly at least once every minute. Life, and entertainment, rarely gets better than that.

VIDEO: Unbelievable Tandem Surfers in Hawaii

The Surf Channel | Posted 07.16.2016 | Sports
The Surf Channel

Meet World Champion tandem surfers, Chuck Inman and Lauren Oiye. The two athletes met less than 10 years ago on the beach in Hawaii, and neither guessed that eventually, together, they would be the best in the sport.

HULA MOON Vol. XX: The Thoroughbreds Of The Honolulu Biennial; 13 Artists Bare It All; The MacFarlane's Royal Roost

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.07.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

I am laying my money down. The Honolulu Biennial is going to be a huge success and a great boon to the state. The well-established concept has all of the right elements of innovation, location and brilliance for international art world support, a universe I know much about, hence my bet.

HULA MOON Vol. XIX: Light of Life in the Lantern Ceremony; A Hawai'i Hippie Horror Story

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.28.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

In our times, as we give more and more of our souls to our handheld machines, we humans are walking away from our core selves and the very existence of our being.

Why Flying Hawaii's Homeless To Other States Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

Homelessness is at a crisis point in Hawaii. In the past year, the number of chronically homeless individuals has risen 24 percent. But a controver...

Hawaii By Moped: 5 Perfect Itineraries | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel

If there's one thing you'll see in the Aloha State more than surfboards, it's mopeds. These tiny two-wheelers seem to strike the perfect balance for visitors seeking a relaxed way to see the sights.

HULA MOON Vol. XVIII: Duke Kahanamoku and the Great Rescue of 1925; My Two Dukes; A Slap Upside The Head

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.21.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

On June 14, 1925, a chubasco, an unexpected swift and violent squall, came barreling through Southern California, specifically Newport Beach. A chubasco is a very intemperate storm, shocking in its violence and strength.

HULA MOON Vol. XVII: Secret Smoke Spots of Stoner Barry, Part I; Rain Without a Cloud in the Sky; Manoa Chocolate and Sweet Economic Drivers

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.15.2016 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

The beauty of the panoramic view can only be described in elaborate poetic terms, a task I will leave to others. High in the hills above Honolulu, a short walk onto a vast lawn will present a beautiful view of Diamond Head.