Begin Your Hawaii Exploration at Bishop Museum

Before you take off to look at the I’olani Palace or the Pali lookout, or even Wai’kiki beach, your  next visit to the Hawaiian Islands should begin at Oahu’s Bishop Museum. Learn about the Royal lineage, the flora, fauna and ocean life, the everyday life of chief or commoner, the mele and chants, foods, medicines, culture, navigation by the stars and a working volcano display. The new Pacific Hall is a collections of all of the various nations and islanders that share the Pacific Ocean.
Long a favorite place to start an exploration of Hawaii for akamai (smart) visitors and a place to teach island keiki (children) about where they live, Bishop Museum appeals to locals and travelers alike.

With many exhibits of Hawaiian history, artifacts, paintings and kahili of Hawaiian monarchs, flora and fauna, and an extensive Polynesian collection, the study […]

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By |September 15th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Featured, Hawaii, Museum, Oahu, See and Do|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Slick Stay: The Modern Honolulu

Waikiki has so many options and yes even kama’ainas ( locals)  do venture there now and again. I think its best to stay on either end of Waikiki to stay out of the traffic fray- there always seems to be some roadwork  on the main drag of Kalakaua Ave. There are two directions on this side of the island: Ewa and Diamond Head. So here is a fantastic place on the Ewa  end of Waikiki.

Do you remember the opening for the old Hawaii Five -O show? Steve  McGarrett is standing on the lanai of the newly built  Ilikai Hotel ( curiously the real name of the developer was Chin Ho).  The Modern is   in what was part of the Ilikai complex. It boasts 353 rooms and suites, a Morimoto Restaurant, a fantastic sandy shallow “Sunset Pool” and has a hip […]

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By |August 12th, 2013|Categories: Destinations, Hawaii, Hotels, Oahu, Stay|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments