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An employee’s guide to Kakaako, Oahu

Employee Melissa T. shares a few of her favorite things to do around her bustling Honolulu neighborhood.

November 9, 2021


Our 5 Favorite Holoholo Challenge Trails

With our inaugural Holoholo Challenge racing towards the finish line, our employees share their five favorite local trails to run or hike.

October 22, 2020

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How to prepare for a virtual running challenge

Hawaiian Airlines’ Vice President of Marketing & E-Commerce, Rob Sorensen, shares a few tips on how you can prepare for our upcoming Holoholo Challenge.

August 31, 2021

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Oahu: Mind, Body & Soul

Oahu is the perfect place to reset, rest and relax. Here’s our guide to health and wellness on the island.

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Humpback Whales: Sentinels of the Sea

Find out where you can catch a splash while in Hawaii.

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Animal Connections

Find out how you can get up close and personal with a variety of animals in Hawaii.


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The Origins of the Hula

For centuries, hula was far more than entertainment for Hawaiians

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“Eddie Would Go.”

Eddie Aikau’s legacy lives on with epic surf competition.

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Island Inspired Gift Giving for the Holidays

Naughty or nice? Here are the perfect Stocking Stuffer ideas for the people on your list.

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Get a Taste of Hawaii's Exotic Fruit

Everything you need to know about Hawaii’s exotic fruit and how to not fear them.


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Oahu's Best Boba Drink Places

The sweet and customizable drinks with a chewy treat at the bottom.

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Cool Resort Pools

Make a splash this vacation with these fun-filled pools.


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Have a Drink at One of Oahu’s Craft Breweries

Beer lovers don’t have to look far to find a quality selection of locally-made beers right here on Oahu.

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The Colorful History of Shave Ice

The iconic frozen treat traces its roots to Hawaii’s storied plantation past.

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Hawaii's Best Shave Ice Shops

Here are our picks for the best places to get freshly made shave ice.



Yoga with a Twist

A slight spin on traditional techniques may transform your mindset about yoga.



How to Spend a Rainy Day in Hawaii

You come to the Islands for the sun and sand. But rain in Hawaii isn’t always a bad thing. Here’s what to do when the weather turns.


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Protecting Hawaii's Coral Reefs

Hawaii’s ban on sunscreens containing reef-damaging chemicals to take effect in 2021


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The story of Lion Coffee in Hawaii

Everything you need to know about Lion Coffee’s history and how to make a perfect cup of coffee


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Where to Find Chocolate in Hawaii: A Local’s Guide to Everything Chocolate

An extensive guide to Hawaii chocolate featuring a wrap-up of classes, shops, events and tours.



Explore Kauai’s Nāpali Coast by Boat

Cruise the jewel of Kauai with an immersive boat tour up and down the Nāpali Coast


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Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Recipes

Award-winning favorites from our Hawaiian Airlines 'ohana


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What is poke and where did it come from?

The origins and evolution of Hawaii’s favorite dish.


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Kayaking on Kauai’s Wailua River

Calm waters make for relaxing, scenic adventure.


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Omiyage: A Japanese expression of aloha

The practice of gift giving when returning from a trip


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Lū‘au: The Feast of Food

In olden times, gatherings for a meal marked special events and celebrations, such as victory in war and the launch of a new canoe


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Georgia OʼKeeffe: Visions of Hawaii

New York Botanical Garden exhibit runs May 19-Oct. 28.


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Lanai Adventure: Off Roading on an ATV

Get off the paved road and zoom around Lanai’s dirt roads for an offbeat adventure.


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Oahu’s Offshore Islets

The Hawaiian Island chain includes some interesting small islands


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Eight customs to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hawaii

February 5 ushers in the Year of the Pig

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A Perfect Maui Getaway

Here’s a weekend itinerary to experience Hawaii’s Valley Isle


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How to hike Diamond Head

Discover the history and beauty that make Diamond Head one of the most popular hiking spots on Oahu.

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A Perfect Weekend on Kauai

Hawaii’s “Garden Isle” is the ideal place for adventure and romance

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North Shore Adventure

Experience sand, surf, shave ice and Hawaiian culture

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How to Eat Hawaiian Food

If you’ve never tried it, here are some tips on how to dig in like a local



The Origin of the Shaka

Hawaii’s symbol of aloha traces its roots back to the early 1900s


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Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Thousands to gather at Waikiki Beach to welcome finishers Sept. 22 and Oct. 13


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Shopping in Honolulu’s Chinatown

From tasty delicacies to vintage aloha shirts, you’ll find it here


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Let the Bon Dance Begin

Summer marks the start of a festive Japanese tradition in Hawaii


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Meatless on Oahu

A culinary tour of ‘onolicious vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian-friendly places worth seeking out


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Honoring Hawaii’s Lei on May Day

Full of cultural symbolism, it’s more than just a string of flowers


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Hawaii Island’s Top Breakfast Buffets

Delectable dishes and fabulous views appear to be the order of the day

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Meet a Manta Ray

These nighttime tours on Hawaii Island get you up close and personal with these peaceful giants.

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A Guide to What You're Seeing Under the Sea

Hawaii’s remote location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has led to some interesting marine inhabitants.

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Road to Ke'e Beach

A Kauai local leads the way along this historic route

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Lanai for Lovers

Romance is in the air on Hawaii's smallest inhabited island

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A Beginner's Guide to Surfing Oahu

A lifelong surfer offers her picks, tips, and insights