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Surfing With Aloha...And Cameron Diaz: Ty Gurney Talks About The Stoke Of Surfing

When Ty Gurney left his five year post manning head surf instruction for Hans Hedemann, he swore off mass surf lessons and companies that get too big, too fast. It was time to get back to the core reason he taught surf in the first place. It was time he reached back to the roots of where he found the Aloha Spirit.

A Weekend In The Garden, With Sunset Magazine's Kathleen Brenzel

A rather intriguing and unique event is taking place Thursday (Sept. 14) at the Mauna Lani Resort, for those who happen to be in the neighborhood of the Big Island's Kohala Coast. The hotel has partnered with California-based Sunset magazine to offer a "Paradise Getaway", which includes a private weekend with Sunset's senior garden editor and author of Western Garden Book Kathleen Brenzel.

Chef Adam Hightower Steals The Spotlight

Talks About Rules, The Perks Of Big Hotel Cooking And Secret Ingredients

Chef Adam Hightower arrived in Honolulu less than a year ago as chef du tournant for the Hilton Hawaiian Village–one of the only culinary positions that could possibly offer him even less sleep than his previous gig at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples–the brand's flagship hotel.

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Wine And 9 At Kaanapali Golf Course: "It Saved Our Marriage!"

It probably comes as no surprise that golf is one of the fastest growing travel market segments in the U.S. It seems like everyone, young and old, are finding Big Bertha's in their stockings and swinging for the 300-yard marker--from 3rd graders to Grandma Maybel.

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Fair Wind's Hula Kai Sailing Catamaran: The Big Island's Hot New Excursion Vessel

Last November we were one of the first media outlets allowed on board the Big Island's newest sailing catamaran, the Hula Kai, owned and operated by Fair Wind Ocean Guides. The Hula Kai offers something no other excursion vessel can; the 55-foot Teknicraft catamaran uses hydrofoil technology, allowing for faster, smoother rides. Hence, allowing passengers can visit coves, caves and coastline that other Kona-based sailing excursions simply cannot get to.

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New Planetarium And Nasa Astronomy Center Opens On Big Island

'Imiloa, Mauna Kea's shiny new astronomy education center located on the Big Island, has officially opened for business. The $28 million, 40,000 square foot complex was conceived of more than 15 years and constructed with federal funds (through NASA) attained with the aid of Senator Inouye.

Showcasing work from both local and international science and cultural communities, 'Imiloa is open to the public. The education center recounts the scientific findings in the Mauna Kea volcano, as well as mixing its historical significance to the Hawaiian culture.

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