Hawaii Travel News 05/30/2011
Dr. Beach names best beaches in U.S. – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home
Three Oahu beaches made this list, but I'm wondering about the rest of the state! Do you have a favorite Hawaii beach?
Kaua‘i-produced rum finds gold in Florida
Kauai's Koloa Rum Company wins awards at the Rum Renaissance Festival for it's Kauai Dark Rum and Kauai Spice rum. Congrats!
Honolulu Civil Beat – Honolulu Mayor Advances Plan to Demolish Waikiki Natatorium – Article
It would be so sad to see the Natatorium go, but it is obviously in disrepair, which is a shame. Will have to wait and see what develops in the plans…
First Listen: Eddie Vedder, ‘Ukulele Songs’
Eddie Vedder's solo project showcases the ultimate Hawaiian musical instrument – the ukulele. Heard him play with Jack Johnson at the Kokua Festival one year – amazing!
I'm such a fan of ag-tourism, and I love that more local companies and individual farms are getting involved. Here's a new series of ag-tours for Oahu.
Big Island Restaurants in Waimea
This article makes me want to pack up my bags and head to the Big Island right now! I missed a chance to visit Waimea the last time I was there, but I definitely plan to return. Love the farm to table movement!
Maui Bus system nationally recognized for fast growth
The bus system on Maui still lags behind the comprehensive system on Oahu, but it is earning recognition for growth, which is great. Hopefully we'll see more routes and vehicles added!
Wailea Restaurant Week Returns May 22 – May 28
Wailea Restaurant week features special $29, $39, and $49 prix fixe menus at 15 Wailea restaurants. Wish I could try them all!
VIDEO: Lahaina Noon magic at Imiloa Astronomy Center | Big …
The "Lahaina Noon" phenomenon occurs twice a year in the tropics, when the sun passes directly overhead so objects appear to have no shadow.
Opening scene from Magnum P.I. movie
A recent interview on Hawaii News Now's Sunrise program led the show's cast to start a campaign for a Magnum P.I. movie featuring Tom Sellek. Howard Dicus takes it a step further by writing the opening scene. Haha! (Check out their Facebook page by searching "We want a magnum PI movie")