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Starbucks Park Shore Hotel in Waikiki

Have you been to the Starbucks location in the Park Shore Hotel in Waikiki? It’s on the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu, right across the Honolulu Zoo and features an awesome interior. The focal design point of this store has to be this picture of a wave break. Once you get past the imagery of […]

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Starbucks Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

One of My Favorite Starbucks

I’m not sure exactly why, but one of my favorite looking Starbucks in Hawaii is the one capping the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. I think it’s the large exterior facade that is strikingly different from most other Starbucks locations. Maybe it’s the repeated box pattern that makes up the overall square shape of the store. […]

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Steps of Hale Koa

The Confusing Steps of Hale Koa

The main stairway leading to the Hale Koa hotel in Waikiki has got to be one of the most confusing ever. If you ever walked up these steps, you know what I mean. Each step is so long, you need to take an intermediary step just to reach the next step level. So instead of […]

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Sheraton Waikiki Staycation, Part Deux

Sheraton Waikiki Staycation, Part Deux

A short staycation at the Sheraton Waikiki hotel with its Helumoa Playground was simply not enough. I said we’d be coming back, and so there we were, playing in the kid friendly pools and reheating in the hot tubs and eating well. Check out some pictures. Some of my favorites. From Sheraton Waikiki Staycation #2 […]

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Sheraton Waikiki Staycation

Took a very short staycation at the renovated Sheraton Waikiki earlier in the month. The main draw is the Helumoa Playground, featuring swimming pools, water slides, a waterfall, and hot tubs. Most parts of the playground are shallow so kids can easily play around. Even though the weather was chilly, a dunk in the hot […]

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Feeding the Animals at the Honolulu Zoo

Did you know you can arrange a behind-the-scenes feeding of animals at the Honolulu Zoo? I don’t know how much it costs, but if you have a function at the zoo (like a child’s birthday party), it’s something to look into. You go in a back area away from the public and get to pet […]

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Visiting the Apple Store Waikiki

Visiting the Apple Store Waikiki

Took a quick visit to the latest Apple Store in Hawaii located in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. It is big and surprisingly empty. Not overrun with kids like the Ala Moana store and no local celebrities like the Kahala location. I wonder how the tourist traffic is faring? The exterior lava rock facade looks […]

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Sunday Brunch at Halekulani

Sunday Brunch at Halekulani

So you spend time watching what you eat, trying to exercise when you can, and getting shown the results through HealthPass. How do you celebrate? You pig out at Sunday brunch at Orchids in Halekulani!! All hotel brunches are expensive, and this brunch is probably the costliest around, BUT the food is so good! The […]

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