Did you ever think waves could be so beautiful?

Niki Christofi Reader Find

By Niki Chris in New Photography on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Hawaii is a well known paradise for surfers, who gather there from all corners of the Earth for a chance to ride the most magnificent waves the ocean has to offer.

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Even Ultraman needs to recharge his batteries in Hawaii

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There I was at the Honolulu airport when I saw these holiday snapshots of Ultraman vacationing on Hawaii on a wall. Looks like these pictures — along with a series of ‘vacation videos’ — are all part of the Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign last year, which hopes to revive interest in the islands among the Japanese […]

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Drop everything and watch this close-up footage of lava pouring into the ocean off Hawaii

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Eco on Thursday 22 January 2015

Know what’s better than close-up footage of lava spilling into the ocean? Absolutely nothing. So you’ve got to watch this video. It’s actually quite mesmerizing. Kawika Singson used his GoPro to capture this pretty cool phenomenon off the coast of Hawaii, and you can’t help but wonder just how hot that water is getting with that neverending spillage of lava (which is around 1,100 degrees).

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Watch whales migrating around the Hawaiian islands from your home

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 16 May 2014

This is pretty amazing. The Smartmine Whale Tracker actually allows you to follow sperm, beaked, false killer, and pigmy killer whales ‘as they migrate around the Hawaiian islands’. The data collection is provided by Dr. Robin Baird of Cascadia Research, and goes toward a larger research project that studies the movements and habits of whales […]

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Carnivorous caterpillars: terrifying larvae in Hawaii

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 9 November 2013

These carnivorous caterpillars are some of the most terrifying little creatures around. Found in Hawaii, these ravenous larvae hang on the underside of leaves where unsuspecting prey can’t see them. As soon as bug comes in reach, the creepy caterpillar swings its long body around and grabs the prey with its terrifying claws. I’m just […]

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Rarely seen photos of the world’s tallest volcano by QT Luong

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 11 September 2013

These photos taken from the world’s highest volcano are simply stunning. Photographer QT Luong decided to hike from sea-to-summit when visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. After photographing the lava ocean entry, he set out to summit Mauna Loa. Upon reaching the top, he created the Hiking Mauna Loa photos series and gave the rest of the world a […]

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Delicate watercolours inspired by Hawaii

Catherine Moore Reader Find

By Catherine Moore in New Art on Saturday 22 June 2013

Candice Davis is a watercolour painter who currently lives in Houston, Texas, but pines for her former home of Hawaii. Her experiences as a surfer and outdoors enthusiast inspired her to capture these stunning images of waves, breaks, and pipelines from around the world. Davis balances areas of dynamic, intricate pattern with voids of empty […]

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Mara Hoffman goes Hawaiian at New York Fashion Week

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Fashion on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Just when we thought we were at peace with missing New York Fashion Week, Mara Hoffman has gone and presented a collection inspired by the islands of Hawaii. A city girl by birth, but an island girl at heart, Hoffman sent models down the runway in tropical-printed swimsuits, short-shorts, maxi-dresses, bustiers and long skirts. With palm leaves as headpieces, the only thing missing from this dream collection was a mai tai with an umbrella in it. Island life in Hawaii never looked so good.

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Portuguese fried donuts

Louisa Neumann Reader Find

By Louisa Neumann in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 3 March 2011

Occasionally we come across something so exceptionally delicious that we can’t get it out of our mind. Our latest obsession is the malasada from Leonard’s Bakery’s in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leonard’s has been churning out these Portuguese fried donuts since 1952 – that longevity alone is something to celebrate.

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