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Ringing in the Lunar New Year: Traditions, Treats, and How You, Too, Can Celebrate!

When many people think of the New Year, they likely think of the festivities surrounding the eve of December 31st and the celebratory countdown to January 1st. Images of impressive fireworks displays overhead, a scrumptious spread of food and desserts, plus the good times with friends and family are called to mind. And when January […]

15+ Foods You Have to Try When You’re in Hawai`i

Hawai`i is home to one of the world’s most storied and eclectic cuisines—ancient foods with centuries and even millennia of traditional usage combined with foods and cuisines brought to the area by explorers, missionaries, whalers, and immigrant workers. Over several hundred years of local history, all these influences have mixed and melded together. The resulting […]

How to Celebrate the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, No Matter Where You Are!

Hawaii’s Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has been running for more than 50 years on the Big Island! It’s become a popular event that locals and visitors enjoy every year. While coffee growers in the Kona district compete in the Cupping Competition, festival-goers tour local coffee farms, watch live performances, and see local art and cultural […]

Perennial Favorites: Unique Gift Ideas for People Who Love Flowers

Whether they’re growing in a garden outdoors or arranged in a bouquet indoors, flowers are reminders that natural beauty is all around us. It’s really no wonder why flowers go hand-in-hand with a box of chocolates for a special someone on Valentine’s Day, are part of a Mother’s Day gesture of gratitude, or sometimes the […]