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  • The Magical, Mystical World of the Alakai Swamp

    Destination: Kauai

    red lehua blossomLast week, I headed to Kokee State Park on Kauai to do some hiking on the Alakai Swamp Trail at about 4,000-foot elevation. (This in order to train for my backpacking trip this Labor Day weekend through Haleakala National Park, at elevations starting at 9,740 feet.)

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  • Guest Blogger: Malia Yoshioka's Marathon Training Secret

    Destination: Oahu

    malia yoshioka eating shave ice"While it's nice to think we live in our own endless summer, it's good to have a little variety once in a while. I tend to enjoy the subtle shift of the seasons. Fall is bittersweet in Hawaii. Although our leaves stay evergreen, the arrival of Fall means no more lychee and mangoes on the trees, slightly cooler temperatures, rain showers (and rainbows), and the beginning of another season: Honolulu Marathon training season." Guest blogger Malia Yoshioka shares her secret for sticking to her marathon training. Here's a hint: It has to do with food! 

     

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  • Music on the Mountain

    Destination: Oahu

    arrow on kuliouou ridge trailIt was only when the faint drone of a plane’s engines tapped the edges of my serenity that I realized how quiet this trail was. Just 10 miles and 20 minutes from the heart of Waikiki, Kuliouou Ridge Trail starts at the dead-end of a suburban road in Hawaii Kai. Within a half-mile on the rocky, tree-lined and switch-backing trail, I’d left the one-way streets, stoplights and pedestrian crosswalks behind. Far behind.

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  • Guest Blogger: Keryn Means Satisfies Her Pregnancy Cravings

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    keryn means with camera"Normally, when we visit Hawaii, beaches are the first things we research. Not this trip. The number of dog-eared food pages in my guidebook was higher than my sunscreen SPF rating. Such is the life of a pregnant woman on vacation." Guest blogger Keryn Means shares her cravings from Hawaii (Big) Island.

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  • A Garden Basket of Farm Stories

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    Bags of lettuce greens at Hawaii's farmers markets.A couple weeks ago, I toured Kahuku Farms on Oahu’s North Shore. While I was on Oahu, I also noshed my way through Kapiolani Community College’s Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning, eating a spiral of sweet potatoes and taro on a stick. (Not deep-fat, batter-fried!)

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