Author: Natalie Schack

A New Locally Owned Hotel Company

Ben Rafter, who previously ran Aqua, wants to turn OLS Hotels & Resorts into “the next great Hawaii hotel operator” In an era when Hawaii’s hotel industry is dominated by offshore owners and operators, Ben Rafter wants to build Hawaii’s…

Voluntourism in Hawaiʻi

The opportunities for tourists to volunteer are growing along with the demand for those opportunities. From beach cleanups to cultural exchanges, forest conservation to farm stays, visitors are looking for experiences that are authentic, intimate and altruistic.

Bike Revolution

These cyclists buck conventional commutes in favor of bikes. Their varied stories may inspire you to try it too. A Bicycle Built for Two Tennessee Idol is as seasoned a bike commuter as they come. He’s been making the…