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Chico-Banana Butter Recipe

Chico-Banana Butter Recipe

Described as tasting like a pear flavored with brown sugar, chico or sapodilla is a native fruit of Mexico that is enjoyed fresh and in desserts. Try this delectable recipe on toast, pancakes and more!
In the Presence of Sharks

In the Presence of Sharks

Why do I tell my students to worry about sharks? Because, on average, 100,000 to 200,000 sharks are killed each day. In the time it takes you to read this article, 1100 sharks will be slaughtered—and that’s only if you read it quickly.
Hawaii’s Greatest Monarch

Hawaii’s Greatest Monarch

Kamehameha the Great
Hawaii's Ancient Ones

Hawaii's Ancient Ones

Green sea turtles, known in Hawaii as honu, are one of the few species on the planet so ancient that they swam alongside dinosaurs during the Jurassic period.
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Archive » Oahu Destinations

Waikiki

Waikiki

Interlaced through high fashion shops and exquisite restaurants are clusters and strings of buildings that edge along the soft sandy shores of one of the most recognized beaches in the world.
Oahu's North Shore

Oahu's North Shore

It is the coast primarily that brings people to this side of the island. Lured by fabled visions of water warriors battling the ceaseless surf on wooden boards through tides that vary in intensity and threat
Honolulu and Chinatown

Honolulu and Chinatown

Eclectic and funky would be the best way to describe this historic enclave where some of the streets are still made out cobblestone.
Kailua and East Oahu

Kailua and East Oahu

Bordered by the Koolau Mountain Range, the eastside of Oahu manages to maintain a small town vibe with a high-end feel.
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Hand Gestures—Local Style!

Hand Gestures—Local Style!

The shaka is a ubiquitous hand gesture that has become closely associated with the Aloha Spirit.
Splash of Heat!

Splash of Heat!

Go beyond the Ketchup and Tabasco and dash some chili pepper water on local cuisine to accentuate your meal. Be forewarned, chili pepper water does pack some heat.
Local Lingo: Grindz

Local Lingo: Grindz

The local term grindz is often used by kama‘aina (island residents) to describe food that is tasty and good to the last bite.
Tropical Blooms

Tropical Blooms

The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a native flowering plant to Central America and is named for the shape of its rootstock. A member of the agave family, the tuberose flower is recognized by the heady effect it has on the olfactory senses.
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