The endangered palila is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to the Islands. Only about 2,000 remain in nature. Photo by Alexander Clark

Birds of Paradise

Meghan Miner Murray

Hawaii Island’s new Cost to Coast Birding Trail encourages everyone to explore the island’s diverse landscapes while offering glimpses of otherwise hard-to-spot species. Read Bird Watching on Hawaii Island’s Kipukapuaulu Trail featured in HAWAII Magazine.

February 2017 , Tourism
February, 2017
Photo by Kent Nishimura

Talk Story: Jean Rolles

Bobby Senaha

Q: Your family has sold Outrigger to KSL Capital Partners LLC. How did that process begin? A: My brother, Richard, has been living in Denver and he knows socially the owner of KSL. They’ve been talking over the years and then it got serious. And my brother’s two sons have been meeting with him, and Read the full article…

February 2017 , Leadership , Tourism
February, 2017
Photography by Aaron K. Yoshino.

Pedal Power

Tiffany Hill

Will Mather has bike renting down to a science. He’s able to fit a customer with the right size bike, discuss safety and road rules, equip them with a helmet and lock, and take payment for the rental, all in about seven minutes. Mather is the store manager of The Bike Shop Kailua. In the Read the full article…

January 2017 , Sports , Tourism
January, 2017
Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting

How Hawaii’s Beach Waters Rank

Hawaii Business magazine

Was Your Beach Tested? The state uses a tiered system based on risk to determine which beach waters to sample for bacteria. Tier 1: These beaches take priority because they are heavily used and have factors that could influence higher bacteria counts, such as nearby streams and storm drains. Tested at least once a week. Read the full article…

January 2017 , Sustainability , Tourism
January, 2017
Photo: Thinkstock

New Way to Book Tours in Hawaii

Meghan Miner Murray

ORIGIN: Like many origin stories, Activiter’s started in Vegas. Stuck on the Strip in the heat of the day, the company’s co-founders – Rob Lafontaine and Ikaika Sheehan – decided to see a show (mostly for the air conditioning) and waited in a discount line for tickets. “Twenty minutes later, it had hardly moved,” says Lafontaine. They Read the full article…

Photography by: Grant Kaye

Must-Dos on the Island of Lanai

Shannon Wianecki

Lanai is the perfect holoholo for busy people who want a quick and convenient destination to disconnect or blow off some steam. There is something for everyone—whether exploring ancient sites, going camping or feasting on a fancy breakfast buffet. To help you get in the mood, read the full story “The Holoholo Guide to Lāna‘i” Read the full article…

September 2016 , Tourism
October, 2016