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Chill Guide to Kauai: The Best Eats, Stays + Outdoor Adventures

The island of Kauai feels blissfully untouristy. Diverse and compact, with no building taller than a coconut palm, it's an easy-to-explore paradise with an authentic local vibe. Here is the best the island has to offer.

Maui's Craft Wine, Beer, and Spirits Scene Is Making Waves

Whether you're heading to the summit of Mount Haleakala or want a pleasant venture away from Maui's resort life, the island's quiet upcountry near Makawao and Kula is a compelling destination for libation lovers.

The Adventurer's Guide to Oahu, Hawaii

There are two kinds of vacationers: those who lounge on the beach and those who hang out the sides of helicopters. 

Eat Your Way Through Maui's Fresh Food Scene

On the island of Maui, Ka'anapali beach resort may be best known for its fine sands, crystalline waters, and sublime views of Lanai and Molokai. But the island-style food here, as well as in nearby Lahaina, is also worth writing home about. Whether you crave seared ahi, local kalua pork, or Spam musubi (yes, that's a thing), here's where to eat when you're on the island. 

Winter Escapes: Hawaii’s Best Hikes

Meanwhile, in Hawaii, where the temperature clocks in at a brisk 76 degrees, there are a number of gorgeous hikes just waiting for you. Here are a few of our favorites:

Go Off the Grid in Hana, Maui

Any trip to Maui should be about unplugging, but nowhere more so than Hana.

The Newbie's Guide to Honeymooning on Kauai

After reevaluating a mounting wedding to-do list, my fiance and I nixed more adventurous ideas (Croatia, Colombia, Belize) for the lush and quiet Hawaiian island of Kauai for our honeymoon locale. Other than book hotels and flights from SFO we did no preplanning, and it was the best trip of my life.

Off-the-Radar Beaches on Oahu

Makapuu Beach

Best Morning Swim: Makapuu Beach

SF Street Style: Casual Chic, Printed Scarf + Button Leggings in the Financial District

I caught up with Jaynelle St. Jean, owner of Oakland's PieTisserie, last week at the Super Duper opening party. Not everyone can rock tan, high-waisted leggings, but Jaynelle wore them with confidence and she wore them well. I also love how her scarf and heels add color and instant sophistication to this otherwise casual outfit.

Aloha-Out to Win Trips to Hawaii

Do you know what sounds really good right now? Hawaii. And do you know what sounds even better? Going for free.

We were just alerted to Starwood Hawaii and Sony's "Show Your Aloha" photo contest, wherein the best photos of you Aloha-ing out win fabulous vacation packages to the islands. Just upload photos that showcase "what Aloha means to you" to the Starwood Hawaii Facebook page between now and September 30 for a chance to win trips plus Sony camera gear.

Do it. It's hump day. This will give you hope.

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