Culture

Waimea Valley Presents a Day of Hikes, Education and Family Fun

If you’ve never hiked the ahupua`a at Waimea (on O`ahu’s North Shore), then the optimal chance to do so will be August 14, 2010.

It's Official: Molokai AND Lanai Film Festivals in August

If you thought you’d seen it all—in terms of Hollywood’s invasion of Hawai`i—then think again.

Duke's Ukes Coming to Waikiki August 7

It’s high-time for the annual “Duke’s Ukes” contest sponsored by Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, which features some of the hottest up-and-coming musicians throughout the State of Hawai`i.

Sig Zane Teams with Waikiki Aquarium in New Print

Last month, Hilo-based clothing designer Sig Zane unveiled a new line of print designs for his now-famous aloha attire, which strayed from the successful flora he’s stuck to for nearly thirty years.

The Surfing Swami: A Journey from Within (to Monsoon Indian Swells)

How one American went from Hawai`i to India, and the surf culture he's started there.

A few months ago, we opened up the B on Hawaii inbox, and amidst the tide of emails from around the globe found one that caught our attention—from a fella who called himself "The Surfing Swami". Once again, the "B" network proved invaluable; we were quickly swapping stories of global galavanting, while hearing what our enlightened friend was up to in the surfing world... in India.

SUP Craze: Battle of the Paddle Heads to Waikiki

You've seen them paddling out past the line-ups, off towards the horizon, as if in a trance. Big boys (and girls) on big boards with a long paddle, heaving their way through the chop. It isn't hard to see the allure of stand up paddleboarding; which is probably the reason it's now a global phenomenon.

Hilo's Imiloa to Offer Youth Science Camps in June

Third through Sixth Graders Can Participate in Multi-Sensory Activities

It ain't no secret that the powers-that-be in Hawai`i don't see the value in giving Hawai`i's youth the best educational opportunities available. So, it falls on parents and communities to push the minds of our keiki.

Nat Geo Expert to Lead Ocean Exploration at Orchid

Big Island Luxury Resort Will Host Dr. Kenny Broad

Ocean enthusiasts and those with a penchant for adventure should consider the freshly announced program coming soon to the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai`i. From June 25–27, 2010, guests of the Kohala Coast luxury resort can join National Geographic environmental anthropologist Dr.

Lantern Float at Ala Moana a Zen-like Remembrance

Memorial Day Event To Attract Nearly 50,000

Perhaps one of the most serenely picturesque events in the Aloha State is approaching: The annual Memorial Day Lantern Floating remembrance, to be held at Ala Moana Beach Park on May 31. Upwards of 40,000 people attended in last year, to observe more than 2,000 candle-lit lanterns as they floated out to sea from Magic Island.

Spotlight: 3 Local Filmmakers Behind Taylor Camp and Bhutan

A chat with local filmmakers Tom Vendetti, Bob Stone and John Wherheim

In the last few years, this trio of creative-types have joined forces to give us two seemingly different films with a parallel message. One, a rare glimpse in to Bhutan's concept of "Gross National Happiness"; the second, an up-close and personal visit to a Kaua`i hippie commune in the mid-1970s. Having a hard time seeing the link?

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