The Waikiki Insider

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are the perfect excuses to check out great new restaurants in Waikiki. Here is a short list of some of the newer dining establishments in Waikiki that have quickly become some of my favorites. Park… More >

The Waikiki Insider

Attention all you football fans out there! It’s time for the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawai’i, and that means a week of football fun, fans and food with friends and family! And much of that will take place in… More >

The Waikiki Insider: Fall 2013

As an avid canoe paddler throughout my high school and college years, the annual Na Wahine o Ke Kai and Moloka’i Hoe, the women’s and men’s, respectively, Moloka’i to O’ahu long distance canoe races in September and October, still fill… More >

The Waikiki Insider: For the Love of Mango!

It’s mango season in Hawai’i, and with more than 60 varieties grown here we have lots of tasty reasons to celebrate. So why not do it in style at the Westin Moana Surfrider’s fifth Annual Mangoes at the Moana 10… More >

The Waikiki Insider Spring 2013

Spring is always a special time for me. As a life-long hula dancer, having the Merrie Monarch Festival (www.—the “Olympics” of hula—just this past April in Hilo on Hawai‘i island, and the Waikiki International Hula Conference (see info, below)… More >

The Waikiki Insider: Feb/Mar 2013

What is the true meaning of ALOHA? We see and hear it all around us—at the airport, in business names, in a song, on a sign…but what is the real meaning behind the most famous of all Hawaiian words? Most… More >

The Waikiki Insider: Dec 2012/Jan 2013

MELE KALIKIMAKA is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day. That’s the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway. (from Mele Kalikimaka by R. Alex Anderson) Yes, we may not… More >

The Waikiki Insider: Oct/Nov 2012

It’s time to do the “Monster Mash” in Waikiki—my absolute favorite time of year—Halloween! I’ve celebrated the special day in many different cities, and Waikiki ranks right up there as a favorite destination—for locals and visitors—to party on October 31…. More >

The Waikiki Insider: Aug/Sep 2012

Aloha. The word is oft used and has myriad meanings, but it really is a feeling more than anything else. Love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, kindness, grace and charity all evoke a strong emotion. Aloha is also used as a… More >

The Waikiki Insider: Summer 2012

I’m one of those people who cannot work out in a gym—four walls and a bunch of machines are just not my thing. Which is why Waikiki is one of my favorite areas for exercising in Hawai‘i. It’s safe, there… More >

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