Field Trip Friends took a group of parents and children on a bird-watching trip during February. Photo by Karen De Borja.

Friendly “Ed-Ventures”

Jackie M. Young

Cindy MacFarlane-Flores loooves the outdoors. “When I was an elementary school teacher at Epiphany Episcopal School (now merged with Mid-Pacific Institute) in the 2000s, they called me ‘Miss Nature,’ ” the owner of Field Trip Friends says with a laugh, “because everything I taught there I connected with the environment, the Hawaiian culture or the Read the full article…

Photo by David Croxford.

How to Fix the Honolulu Zoo

Tiffany Hill

If you grew up in Hawaii, chances are you’ve seen these exotic animals during a family visit or class field trip. And, if you’ve come back as an adult, a visit to Hawaii’s only zoo might have felt strangely similar to your earlier visits. Fluctuating funding and unstable management have hindered progress, making the zoo Read the full article…

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