Obama supports Hawaii's governor in radio ad
HONOLULU (AP) ? Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-election.
Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii ObamaCare signups
The Hawaii Health Connector, has been unable to produce a fully functional website since it launched in October.
Hawaii Ophthalmologist on the Differences Between Laser and Traditional Cataract Surgery
Dr. Alan Faulkner, a LASIK and laser eye surgeon in Hawaii, offers both laser and traditional cataract surgery for patients whose vision is affected by cataracts. He explains that both methods offer great ...
Lost Alum William Mapother Books a Trip to Hawaii Five-0
Another Lost alum is making their way back to Hawaii! William Mapother, who played one of the Others ? the sinister Ethan Rom ? has been tapped to guest-star on the upcoming season of Hawaii Five-0, according to Entertainment Weekly. Exclusive: Hawaii Five-0 adds Crazy Ones alum Amanda Setton Mapother...
The Final Verdict: Is Bank of Hawaii Corporation a Buy?
Despite stagnating growth, does Bank of Hawaii's strong credit quality and profitability justify a buy?
Hawaii's uninsured drops below 6%
The rate of people without health insurance in Hawaii has dropped below 6 percent since the implementation of the federal health care law, state officials said Monday. Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year. The rate is down from about 8 percent before the push to enroll people ...
Hawaii teen murdered in Vegas
A Hawaii family is grieving after their loved one was murdered in Las Vegas.
Explorers Wrap Up Mock Mars Mission in Hawaii
Six crew members who have been on a mock Mars mission in Hawaii for the past four months are getting set to come back to the real world on Friday.
Hawaii to celebrate its Flag Day
Hawaiians and visitors will come together on July 31 to celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day, the islands? original holiday.
National parks on Hawaii Island, Maui to celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day
On Thursday, July 31, five national parks on Hawaii Island and Maui will simultaneously commemorate Hawaiian Flag Day.
Prince Kuhio 113 in Poipu
SummitPacific added a new condo to its Kauai vacation rental database
of one bedroom condos on Kauai. Prince Kuhio 113
is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the ocean on Kauai’s beautiful south shore near Poipu Beach
. Managed by Juliana Cherry of Ala Muku Vacation Rentals, unit 113 is spacious and comfortable and conveniently located on the first floor. It has a king size bed, fully equipped kitchen and a free hi-speed internet connection. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.
, next to Prince Kuhio Park is a hidden gem and a delight. It’s quaint and quiet and close to restaurants, shopping and one of the island’s best snorkeling spots, Prince Kuhio is quite affordable with prices starting at just over $160/night plus taxes and fees.
The resort features a swimming pool, beautiful grounds and an outdoor barbeque area.
Hawaii's Climate is just about Perfect
Hawaii’s Climate is just about Perfect.
I grew up in the high desert regions of the west in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona with a four season’s lifestyle that included mild summers, beautiful fall colors, and very cold winters with lots of snow. (Because the word “cold” is subjective; let me just say that in Idaho, I remember mornings when it was 30 to 40 degrees below zero…Fahrenheit) As I grew up, it seemed that spring came later and later every year. March and April often were just sort of mud months. Things would start to warm up and bam - another snow storm would hit and send us back into winter. Luckily I did a lot of skiing and thought I could never give up my winters. I was pretty sure that I needed four seasons.
Then I got into bike and triathlon racing. In order to have a great racing season, it was necessary to have a long summer with lots of time on the bike. I started to spend my winters in Arizona so that I could train outdoors all winter. I soon realized it was pretty easy to go without snow. I didn’t miss it at all. Spending December in shorts and t-shirts was pretty nice. But let me tell you, summers in Arizona are brutal and worse than winters in Idaho. When people try to tell you that 120 degrees in the shade is okay because it’s a "dry heat" don’t listen to them. 120 degrees with or without humidity isn’t fun.
During the last 30 years or so, I’ve spend weeks and months at a time in Hawaii. Hawaii has an ideal climate year round. From the moment you step off the plane, the first thing that you notice it the moisture in the air; that and the fact that much of the airport in Honolulu is open air. Why have walls when the temperature outside is perfect?
The humidity is only a problem until you learn to dress down and relax. Ditch your shoes and socks and put on some sandals. Put on some shorts and a short sleeve Aloha shirt – after all you’re on vacation. Everybody in Hawaii is on vacation. Even if they don't know it, they're on vacation. Once you acclimatize, you’ll start to notice that your body actually likes moisture in the air. Your skin will feel better, your hair will look and feel better, and your sinuses will improve. Why wouldn't they, you’re breathing clean moist air that has just blown 3000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. When I fly home to the high desert plains of Utah, the first thing I notice is that my nose dries out and my sinuses starts to bleed, my hands and fingers develop painful cracks, and my hair gets all full of static and becomes brittle. My skin dries out and I get itchy. I long for moisture again.
Hawaii’s temperature stays nice all year round. The average temperature in Maui
ranges from highs of about 80 to 88 Fahrenheit through the year and lows down to about 65 in January. Water temperatures range from about 75 in the winter to 73 in the summer. Kauai weather
is a little cooler with temperatures averaging about 2 or 3 degrees below what you can expect on Maui.
Think of that the next time you’re out shoveling your driveway. I do.