Haleiwa Gelato at Gelato World Championship

The overall winner of this years Gelato World Championship is Italy, followed by Spain and Australia. The Team USA came in 7th in the overall classification. Fourteen countries qualified and were accepted by the organizers, but Germany withdrew on short notice. The countries participating this year were Argentina, Australia, Chile, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay and the United States. Gelato Team USA lead by Honolulu chef and business owner of IL Gelato Hawaii Dirk Koeppenkastrop scoredRead more

Top beaches in Hawaii

Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach”, a professor at Florida International University has been selecting Top 10 Beaches in the United States annually for the past 25 years since 1991. This year two of our Hawaii beaches have made its place on the Top 10 List.  Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was listed as the number one beach for this year along with Hamoa Beach Park in fourth place. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Photo Creditor: TripAdvisor Waimanalo BayRead more

Mayday is Lei Day in Hawaii

May 1st, is May Day. In the State of Hawaii it is known as Lei Day in Hawaii. It’s a day that celebrates Hawaiian cultureand focuses on the of a lei (flower wreath) as a symbol of aloha. It is a remembrance of the old spirit of Hawaii, the love for color, flowers, fragrance, and hospitality.Read more

Long’s Drugs in Hawaii involved in International Tourism Fraud

International visitors from the European Union, Singapore, China, Korea, South Africa, and from all corners of the world, make the United States their favorite holiday destination or will visit the United States of America at least once in their lifetime. Tourists visiting the USA should be aware of a widespread fraudulent activity involving the biggest pharmacy companies in the country, including CVS Pharmacy also known as Longs Drugs.Read more

October’s Pumpkins, Pumpkins And More Pumpkins

October is an exciting month for many with so many activities to look forward to. Across the United States every year there is always a Pumpkin patch and/or Corn maze to be found. In Hawaii we celebrate the pumpkin patch somewhat the same with a bit of Hawaiian style to it.  It has become not only a family tradition for some but also an opportunity to create new memories, enjoy live local entertainment, good foods, arts and crafts, purchase freshRead more

World’s best Gelato right here in Hawaii ?

Say Aloha to Gelato! Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. Italy has always been connected to the best ice-cream in the world and has always been a tourism attraction for visitors to Italy. A German man residing in the U.S. State of Hawaii is taking on Italy to have the United States to become the next global travel destination for the best ice cream in the world. He already introduced a new tourism attraction for Gelato in hisRead more

The Adventurer’s Oahu: Air, Land, and Sea

S o…what does the active, O`ahu golfing visitor do after finishing 18 holes on some of the finest courses in the world!  Or, how does the spouse and family experience the island while dad’s on the links?  Just so happens that O`ahu, also known as the Gathering Place, is home to every type of activity you can imagine or dream to try. From the air, to the land, into the sea, we offer it all on one, beautiful island!  If you’re interestedRead more

Indian Weddings In Hawaii

 -A Growing Niche In Destination Weddings Destination weddings have been growing in popularity for decades, and more recently amongst East Asian and Indian couples.  Hawaii, a long time haven for destination weddings, has noticed an increase in Hindu and Sikh weddings for the past few years. Maui Indian Weddings and Bollywood Parties is a wedding planning and event entertainment company, based in Maui, Hawaii.  It was founded in 2012 by wedding and event coordinator Everly Brophy.  Her sister company MauiRead more

New Study Looks at How People Cope with Vog

A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kīlauea Volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway. Led by Dr. Claire Horwell, Director of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network and a researcher at Durham University in the United Kingdom, the study is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. It will reach across multiple agencies, organizations, and communities in the State of Hawaii to help ensure that official advice about livingRead more