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Trending in Hawaii Now: 2021

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What’s Hot in Hawaii—2021

You scroll through your Twitter feed for breaking news, peruse Facebook for the latest on your friends and family, pore over pics on Instagram, even get Google alerts on your most lusted-after bands.

In other words, you like to be in the know—and you’re keen on putting the now into that knowledge.

2021 Hawaii trends

And whether you’re planning a 2022 vacation in Hawaii or have lived here your whole life, chances are that your thirst for knowledge extends to the 50th state. You want to know what’s happening and trending within our islands. Read More

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Best Kailua Kona Luaus

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The Top 5 Luaus in Kailua-Kona

What’s a Big Island vacation without a luau?

The island itself may evoke plenty of wonder, but nowhere else will you find heart-pumping drums, Polynesian dancing, and heaps of delicious food. The question is less should I go to a luau when visiting Hawaii, but which luau should I choose—particularly when deciding between those performed in Kailua-Kona?

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together our top 5 picks for the best luaus on the Big Island’s sunny West Side:

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Big Island vs. Kauai

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Big Island vs Kauai

Hawaii’s magnificence is profoundly felt the moment you step foot on one of its islands. Its ancient Polynesian culture—still palpable today—its lush rainforests, its glorious beaches, its sultry air: Is it any wonder why it’s frequently deemed one of the most coveted places in the world?

But vacationers often find themselves stumped when trying to choose between its six main islands. Should you go to Oahu to see legendary Waikiki Beach, to Maui to view its Humpback whales, to the Big Island to watch its live volcanic action, to Molokai to witness the splendor of the tallest sea cliffs in the world? To Lanai, perhaps, for an intimate, luxurious experience—or to Kauai to hike into the Grand Canyon of the Pacific? Read More

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The Sands of Hawaii: Green, Black, Orange, Red

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Dream of Hawaii and you might immediately think of stretches of golden sand studded with palm trees.

While this may be an accurate vision of the islands’ sublime shores, few realize that Hawaii is also home to a rainbow of vibrant-hued beaches. Plan to be dazzled by these surreal spots:

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Green Sand Beaches

Papakolea Beach—a cove tucked into pastureland on the Big Island’s southernmost tip—is world-renowned for a reason: it’s one of four beaches on the planet that possesses green sand, sharing the distinction only with Norway, Guam, and the Galapagos Islands.

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