Hawaii

Hanging Loose in an RV in Hawaii
Chronological / Destinations / Hawaii / United States

Hanging Loose in an RV in Hawaii

As RVers, we had visited every state in the US except Hawaii. That all changed when we flew to the island of Oahu for a travel writers’ conference. Before we left Canada, we booked an RV rental with Hawaii Campers. We found detailed camping information and descriptions of their camper […]

Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday
Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday

Often referred to as Hawaii’s “Garden Island,” Kaua‛i is a lush tropical paradise of towering cloud-crested green summits. The island has 50 miles of sandy beaches perpetually polished by translucent waves. It was undoubtedly the perfect island for the legendary St. Regis brand to open one of their unparalleled luxury […]

The Sweetest Suites for Two on the Golden Princess
Cruises / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

The Sweetest Suites for Two on the Golden Princess

Our goal in taking a month-long cruise around Hawaii and Tahiti on the Golden Princess was to experience – and then write about – how a major cruise line like Princess caters to its suite passengers. It was one of our most enjoyable projects. Cruise suites for two Over the […]

Un-Cruising in Hawaii
Cruises / Hawaii / United States

Un-Cruising in Hawaii

The Un-Cruise’s Safari Explorer is for people like me, who never had the urge to go on a cruise ship that resembled a huge floating resort village. On my first trip to Hawaii I wanted to see as many of the islands as possible with a focus on the wildlife […]

Banana cream pie from Leoda's
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Maui Bakeries: A Feast for the Senses

Maui bakeries are something to behold like the waves on the shoreline and sunsets. I often think of Hawaii as proud of poi and dishing out lots of fish and pineapple. A drive around the island of Maui proved locals can do some sweet baking. Oh yes, Hawaiians do love […]

Hawaii’s Fungal Jungle
Chronological / Food / Hawaii / IFWTWA Trips / United States

Hawaii’s Fungal Jungle

When Janice and Bob Stranga were ready for career changes, they wanted to be involved in the changing agricultural scene in Hawaii. Janice was an interior designer, Bob a helicopter pilot. “I had fun flying but there’s no more fun than this,” Bob says. Proud as he is that their […]

Aloha Chef Sam Choy, The Hawaiian Godfather of Poké
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Aloha Chef Sam Choy, The Hawaiian Godfather of Poké

Along with fellow International Food Wine & Travel Writers, we arrived in the parking lot of Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai restaurant on the Big Island of Hawaii, to be served poké shooters. Quite an introduction to Sam and his Hawaiian hospitality.   Sam Choy is the quintessential chef-restaurateur, proud of […]

Celebrating 50 Years of the Magnificent Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Destinations / Food / Hawaii / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Celebrating 50 Years of the Magnificent Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Those of you who have frequented the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui over the years will remember the queen of Ka‘anapali Beach: the Sheraton Maui. The hotel was new and glamorous in 1963. Back then, it was sitting quietly alone near the legendary and now famous lava jetty called Black […]

Geckos Like Chocolate, too – Before it’s Fully Processed.
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Geckos Like Chocolate, too – Before it’s Fully Processed.

(right) Pam and Bob Cooper, in a previous life, didn’t know that chocolate grew on trees. Now, at their Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kona, Hawaii, they produce 100,000 pounds of chocolate per year.           (left) Bob explains it is the volcanic soil, rain and sunshine […]

Coffee At Its Best: “Crackulated” Kona Coffee, Big Island, Hawaii
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Coffee At Its Best: “Crackulated” Kona Coffee, Big Island, Hawaii

The Ue Shima Coffee Company (UCC) is the only coffee company that “crackulates” its coffee beans. Not just once, but twice. The first “crack” is a gentle popcorn pop that sends out hints of freshly baked cupcakes. The second “crack” explodes like fireworks, the aroma conjuring up perfect morning toast. […]