Eat and sleep on the cheap in Waikiki

Eat and sleep on the cheap in Waikiki

HONOLULU — As the afternoon turned to early evening, I glanced out my hotel window, hoping for a glimpse of the legendary Waikiki sunset. I watched as the sun bathed the hills and hotels of the city in liquid gold before slipping into the Pacific in an orange and red explosion of color.

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After a spruce-up, Waikiki Beach looks even better

After a spruce-up, Waikiki Beach looks even better

HONOLULU — The giant sandbox known as Waikiki Beach, a sunny two-mile-long strip of paradise, welcomes 4.5 million tourists annually.

Hawaii: Oahu's Aulani expands its water park, adds a cafe

Hawaii: Oahu's Aulani expands its water park, adds a cafe

In true Disney style, the Aulani, the leeward Oahu resort that opened in August 2011, is giving customers what they want: a larger water...

Hawaii: Story-telling fest celebrates preservation of oral history

Hawaii: Story-telling fest celebrates preservation of oral history

Hawaii’s rich “talk story” tradition will be shared both locals and visitors on Oct. 18 and 19 during a celebration in...

Kailua Beach on Oahu holds waves of memories

Kailua Beach on Oahu holds waves of memories

I can see it resting atop the sand of Kailua Beach. At long last, we have found a glass Japanese fishing float. It's blue and perfectly...

Hawaii: Renovation at Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort is almost done

Hawaii: Renovation at Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort is almost done

Turtle Bay Resort, the premier hotel along Oahu’s North Shore, is nearing completion of a redo of its guest accommodations.

Hawaii: Beach boys, the Waikiki ones, are subjects of photo exhibit

Hawaii: Beach boys, the Waikiki ones, are subjects of photo exhibit

For more than 100 years, beach boys -- and we’re not talking about the singing group -- have surfed their way to glory on Hawaii&...

Kick back at Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort

Kick back at Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort

The gilt-trimmed high-rises of Waikiki offer a seductive escape from L.A. But those who rent a car — a convertible, please —-...

 Eddie Kamae, ukulele extraordinaire and a Honolulu original

Eddie Kamae, ukulele extraordinaire and a Honolulu original

HONOLULU — He's known as the Woody Guthrie of Hawaiian music, a virtuoso ukulele player who's helped to introduce new generations to...

See Hawaiian royal history in a five-stop procession

See Hawaiian royal history in a five-stop procession

HONOLULU — Palace intrigue? Check. Royal rapscallions? Some. Kings and queens and gorgeous things? You'll find those too.

 Alfred Shaheen's influence beyond the Hawaiian shirt

Alfred Shaheen's influence beyond the Hawaiian shirt

HONOLULU — That Hawaiian shirt you wore on Friday for casual day? You can thank Alfred Shaheen for that.

Remembering Pearl Harbor attack 70 years later

Remembering Pearl Harbor attack 70 years later

Seventy years ago on Wednesday, one of the world's great paradises became one of the world's most hellish flashpoints.

A presidential retreat in Kailua, Hawaii

A presidential retreat in Kailua, Hawaii

This laid-back beach town 12 miles northeast of Honolulu on windward Oahu has no hotels — which is just fine with the locals —...

From Oahu to Kauai by catamaran

From Oahu to Kauai by catamaran

As with many adventure stories, this one started in a bar. Sipping a post-work CoCoNut Porter at the Yard House in Waikiki with Jim —...

Dive deeper into Oahu's culture

Dive deeper into Oahu's culture

Whether you're interested in Sunday services or exploring ancient temples, museum sightseeing or shopping for vintage Hawaiian shirts, the...

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A big helping of Oahu's foods

A big helping of Oahu's foods

Farmers and fish markets, Japanese tea ceremony, aromatic shrimp -- the flavors are diverse.

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When dancing lions snaked through the streets of Chinatown earlier this month, it was in celebration of Chinese new year, an event feted...

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