Category | Letter from Hawaii

Aloha Kahala! Celebrating 50 Years of Aloha at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii

Posted on 24 March 2014

By Linda Hayes Honolulu, aptly referred to as ‘The Heart of Hawaii,’ never ceases to amaze me. In Waikiki, tourists perusing the chic designer shops along Kalakaua Avenue, the city’s… Continue reading »

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Canoe Racing on Maui: Sailing (and Paddling) into History

Posted on 22 August 2012

By Tom Passavant When I set off walking down Kaanapali beach around 3 p.m. on a recent Friday afternoon, my interest in Hawaiian sailing canoes was pretty much just intellectual…. Continue reading »

Letter from Hawaii: Another (Delicious) Side of Maui

Posted on 05 April 2011

Another Side of Maui: Farm to Table (to Beach)

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Letter from Hawaii: Whale Tales

Posted on 22 March 2011

By Tom Passavant “It’s whale soup out there,” says the captain. It isn’t exactly “thar she blows!”, but it still neatly sums up what we’re about to encounter on a… Continue reading »

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Letter from Hawaii: Talking Tiki

Posted on 09 February 2011

By Tom Passavant In the 1960s, when I was in high school, my father had a tiki bar in the basement of our suburban Ohio home. It had a thatched… Continue reading »

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Letter from Hawaii: A Visit to Shangri La

Posted on 25 January 2011

By Tom Passavant Here’s a radical proposal for spending some quality time in Honolulu: head indoors. After all, it does occasionally rain in the islands (mostly in winter), and when… Continue reading »

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Letter from Hawaii: Korea-lulu

Posted on 04 January 2011

By Tom Passavant A few weeks ago, Epicurious, the enormously popular food Web site, predicted that Korean cuisine would be one of the top ten food trends for 2011. “Evidence… Continue reading »

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Letter from Hawaii: The Real Hula

Posted on 15 December 2010

By Tom Passavant Glimpses of authentic Hawaiian culture have a way of popping up in the most unlikely places here in the islands, none more so than smack in the… Continue reading »

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Letter from Hawaii: Market Economy

Posted on 30 November 2010

by Tom Passavant There are innumerable ways to make your friends jealous when you are in Hawaii and they are not. Especially in winter. They range from the world –famous… Continue reading »

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Letter from Hawaii: Honolulu Honeymoon

Posted on 15 November 2010

Tom Passavant At first, it’s hard to imagine an odder hotel couple than Marriott and Ian Schrager. But that’s exactly who got hitched when the new Waikiki Edition hotel opened… Continue reading »

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