Sunday, November 12, 2017

Favorite Off the Beaten Path Oahu Attractions

Hawaii's Plantation Village Tour | Waipahu | Northeast side of Pearl Harbor |
Kumu Kahua Theater Productions | Local Style Plays | Downtown Honolulu |
Kamaka Ukulele Factory Tour | Founded in 1916Downtown Honolulu |
Hole in the Wall Food Tour | Honolulu |
- Honolulu Police Museum | HPD HeadquartersDowntown Honolulu |
Doris Duke's Shangri La Beach House | Tour Departs from Honolulu Museum of Art |
- Equestrian Polo Sundays | Spring-Summer | WaialuaNorthshore Oahu

November 2017 Events on Oahu Island

Nov 11: Wahiawa Veterans Day Parade | Wahiawa | Central Oahu |
Nov 12-Dec 20: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing | North Shore Beaches |
Nov 18: Sunset Music Festival | Ewa Beach
Nov 22: Royal Hawaiian Center Holiday Kick-Off5:00-8:00 p.m.Waikiki |
Nov 23: 42nd Annual Turkey Trot | 6:00 a.m.Kapiolani Park | Waikiki |
Nov 25: Waikiki Holiday Parade | 7:00 p.m. | Waikiki |

Hawaii's "Island Air" Shut Down After 37 Years

Hawaii's second largest airline - Island Air - shut down permanently on Friday November 10 2017, after providing inter-island air service for 37 years.  The airline filed for bankruptcy in October of 2017 and they made the decision discontinue all operations when they determined their financial issues could not be resolved.  Island Air was founded in 1980 as Princeville Airways, it was purchased by Aloha Air in 1987 and renamed Aloha Island Air, and it was sold again in 2003 and renamed Island Air. At the time it shut down, Island Air was serving the Honolulu Airport on Oahu Island, the Kona Airport on Hawaii Island, the Kahului Airport on Maui Island, and the Lihue Airport on Kauai Island.

Hawaii Renamed the Honolulu and Kona Airports in 2017

Hawaii renamed two of its largest international airports after local heros in 2017:

The Kona International Airport at Keahole on the west side of Hawaii Island was renamed the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on January 1, 2017.  The airport was renamed to honor astronaut Ellison Onizuka who was born on Hawaii Island on June 24, 1946 and died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986.

The Honolulu International Airport on Oahu Island was renamed the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on May 30, 2017.  The airport was renamed to honor military hero and United States senator Daniel K. Inouye who was born in Honolulu on September 7, 1924 and died on December 17, 2012.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Kauai Restaurants Guide Book

TITLE: Tasting Kauai Restaurants
SUB-TITLE: Insider's Guide to Eating Well on the Garden island
AUTHOR: Marta Lane

Three Food Tours on Kauai Island

"Tasting Kauai" offers three different food tours on the island of Kauai.  Tours are guided, but tour participants drive in their own cars to meet the tour guide at each stop on the tour's itinerary.  Tours include a variety of destinations such as restaurants, farms, and markets.