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#CatTravels: My favorite Neighbor Island omiyage

By On July 30, 2015

Omiyage. It’s a custom I grew up with. While it’s rooted in Japanese culture — omiyage are souvenirs you bring back home from a trip that you give to others — just about… Read More


#CatTravels: Visiting MauiWine

By On July 27, 2015

It’s been about 15 years since I’ve been to the vineyards at ‘Ulupalakua Ranch on the leeward slopes of Haleakalā on Maui. I was there when it was called Tedeschi Winery. Yes,… Read More


‘Collab Cupcake’? I’m in!

By On July 24, 2015

Last year I missed out on something truly remarkable. It was called the Collab Pie, an ingenious pie made up of eight different slices from eight different bakers. It was sold at… Read More


#40Trails No. 10 and 11: Keālia and Kuaokalā Trails, Mokulēʻia

By On July 22, 2015

HIKE: Keālia and Kuaokalā trails, Mokulēʻia, O‘ahu WHEN: July 2015 LENGTH: 7 miles total roundtrip DIFFICULTY: Moderate FEATURES: Hot and dry, exposed ridgeline with stunning views of Mokulēʻia along the Keālia Trail,… Read More


#40Trails No. 9: Pu‘u Pia in Mānoa

By On July 17, 2015

HIKE: Pu‘u Pia, Mānoa, O‘ahu WHEN: June 2015 LENGTH: 2 miles roundtrip DIFFICULTY: Easy FEATURES: Mountainous, often wet, great for beginners and families, scenic views of the Ko‘olau Mountains and Mānoa Valley,… Read More