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Mokuleia Polo Club Open's Season: Hale'iwa's Farmers' Market Debut

    This past weekend marked the beginning of the Hawaii Polo Club's official season, held out at Mokuleia Polo Fields on the North Shore. Through August 16th, you can spend the day sipping elegant (or not) cocktails, dressing in your Sunday’s best (you’re not obligated) and mingling with the who’s who (you’re encouraged) of O'ahu.

Wine, Crepes and A Plant Sale

Simply Grape, Crepes No Ka 'Oi and the Lyon Arboretum

Two small business owners are making the best of the temporarily slowed economy on O'ahu. Simply Grape wine shop in downtown Honolulu and No Ka Oi Crepes (in Kailua) each offer quality product at reasonable costs; the creature comforts of both should ease your corporate woes.

Princeville Re-visited, Re-thought

Where Vacation Ownership Has Its Merits

A steadfast disbeliever in the timeshare vacation as a truly legitimate destination experience, this writer has been turned. A recent jaunt to the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas proved that timeshares aren't solely about pillaging vacationers for $30,000; yet a smart design, extremely comfortable accommodations and activities aplenty can make for a wonderful stay option.

Kilauea Lighthouse: Kaua'i's Treasure

Home to Rare and Endemic Birds, Whales and Helpful Volunteers

The 31-acre site in which the Kilauea Lighthouse resides is one of the most exciting places to be for wildlife enthusiasts—especially now. Perched on a volcanic outcropping that juts further north than any point on Kaua’i’s North Shore, the land and sea surrounding the Lighthouse is home to dozens of rare and endemic birds.

Whale Quest Kapalua Educates and Enthralls

From February 13th through 16th, those with a hankering to learn heaps of information about the largest mammals to visit the Hawaiian Islands should head to Maui's Kapalua Resort. The Ritz-Carlton hosts Whale Quest; a weekend-long celebration of the humpback whale, which happen to be most easily spotted off the shoreline that laps gently on West Maui.

Top Pick for Guided Humpback Whale Tour

So many whales, so little time...

The humpbacks are here, and one of the quintessential ways to see them are from the port side of the Hula Kai catamaran Hawaii's Kona coastline. Starting January 16th, the Hula Kai's "Whale Watch Cruise" becomes our top pick for whale sails, and runs through March, 2009.

Surfing and the "Net Effect"

Recently, through a series of less than usual events, I found myself working closely with a physical therapist. I was prescribed a number of back and shoulder strengthening exercises to combat the negative postural effects of sitting on my computer typing.

Hotel Hana Maui Entices Return Guests

Daily Resort Credits and Drastically Reduced Room Rates through December

On Maui's secluded North Shore, the Zen-like Hotel Hana Maui sits on a hilltop overlooking turbulent Hawaii seas. But the water might be the only fast-moving thing in Hana; the hotel is a study in relaxation, rejuvenation and spiritual revival. If you've been, you know this.

Hawaii's Superferry Sails On

Hawaii's Superferry announced last week that is has officially transported 125,000 passengers since it's rather turbulent launch in 2007. Whether the equally rocky air carrier marketplace contributed to the Superferry's success is hard to pinpoint.

Hawaii Island Guides Tout Pro Photos of Your Pvt Tour

We recently came across a rather unique tour offering based in Hilo, Hawaii, called Wild Orchid Tours. Owners Lee Michael and Renata Walczuk guide private groups around the island to in 7-passenger luxury SUVs to see black sand beaches, waterfalls and volcano activity.

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