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Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii and Aloha Spirit | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Jimmy Nguyen

Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

Mayoral Candidate Dustin Barca Circles Kauai by Land and Sea

Choon James | Posted 08.11.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

Dustin Barca began his circle-the-island marathon to fundraise and "talk-story" with the grassroots on May 29, 2014. He started by paddling from Ke'e Beach on the north, along the Na Pali coast, to Polihale State Park.

It's Called The Garden Island -- Here's Why

Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel

Towards the end of the Hawaiian archipelago lives a small, rainy island called Kauai. Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is home to wildly verdant ...

Most Awe-Inspiring Adventures in Kauai

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Shannon Kaiser

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Island chain and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Hollywood directors count on this pint-...

Are People In Hawaii Killing Cats For Sport?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

While one Hawaiian island is being overrun by thousands of mice, another is seeing a disturbing trend of cat disappearances and murders. In the pa...

Hawaii's Politics: Surf, Aloha Aina, and Dustin Barca

Choon James | Posted 07.12.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

Politics in Kauai, the only island that was not conquered by King Kamehameha the Great, just got a little more exciting with Dustin Barca's recent announcement to run for Mayor.

Na Pali Park Closed For The Summer?

thegardenisland.com | Posted 05.04.2014 | Hawaii

LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced a feral goat and pig control hunt later this summer in the Na Pali Coast State Wi...

Oh, the Irony: An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

Reid Levin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Celebrity
Reid Levin

Big wave surfing, book writing and inspiring those in dark places are all much more important than clearing the air with regard to an accident that was out of her control. She's a woman now and it seems maturity has turned over a new leaf for her.

Nature Gone Wild: 98 Hikers Stranded Overnight At Popular Hawaii Trail

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

One hundred and twenty-one Hawaii hikers found themselves in trouble on Sunday night when rain swelled Hanakapiai stream along Kauai’s popular Kalal...

121 Stranded Hikers Rescued On Kauai

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Hawaii

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Fire officials on Kauai say they have rescued 121 hikers who became stranded by rising waters that made a stream impossible to ...

Kauai, Hawaii -- The Garden Island

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 06.07.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Barton Sloane

"We can never have enough of nature" -- Henry David Thoreau Is it possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to? You might say I've done H...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Achitoff

If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.

Don't Mess With Kaua'i

Paul Towers | Posted 04.29.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

PAN supported Kauai's new law before it passed and we are joining efforts to ensure it remains intact. And we're proud to stand with the people most affected by pesticide drift, including the Ka Makani Ho'opono hui (The Wind That Makes Right Association).

High in Hawaii

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Wouldn't you have thought that Hawaii would have been the FIRST U.S. State to legalize pot? Well, they weren't, and its not, but you CAN get high in ...

5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

Hawaii Beaches Belong to the Public

Joan Conrow | Posted 03.30.2014 | Hawaii
Joan Conrow

In a decision that strongly reaffirms beaches as a public trust resource, the Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled the state must consider historical evidence when determining the shoreline.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

Be Pono: Keep Sacred Acts of Christmas and Holidays Throughout the Year

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Catherine Bauknight

As spoken by the native people of Hawai'i, to be "pono" is to be in balance, to do what is right from your mana'o, the gut or deep awareness of true self. This concept has been practiced by Hawai'ians throughout their ancient culture.

Missing Holiday Week Ravaging Salvation Army Kettle Donations

Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact

Last year in Hawaii, the Salvation Army raised almost $1 million through its red kettle campaign. So far this year, it has only raised about $371,0...

Kauai: The 'World's Most Stunning Backwater'?

Posted 02.04.2014 | Hawaii

A New York Times article, complete with a 36-hour itinerary, argues that Kauai -- a lesser known island paradise in Hawaii -- feels like the "world's ...

Hawaii's Most Glorious Hotels

trivago | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
trivago

Trivago has compiled a list of ten of the top luxury dwellings in the Hawaiian islands. You're likely to ogle over them, with or without Jennifer Lawrence.

Is This Kauai Haven The Ultimate Celebrity Hotspot?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Hawaii

Forbes Life currently has a piece about the allure of the St. Regis Princeville Kauai and the many celebrities who frequent it: "They didn't teach...

Why Standing Up For Small Farmers Is Political Suicide For Some Local Politicians

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

KAUAI, LIHUE -- Bernard Carvalho, a 6-foot-6 former Miami Dolphins football player, likes to give hugs. It's a challenge for most recipients to fit...

Poke Poke, Kaua'i Style

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Though Kaua'i is far from the humming hustle of Waikiki, there is plenty to do -- it's just so relaxing, you don't want to. Regardless, we snorkeled, tubed, zipped, rode in an open cockpit Bi-Plane... and were welcomed as dignitaries by local folklorist and Hula Empressario Lopaka.