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Balmy weather inside and out

Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Palolo residents Drew Matsumoto and Sidney Lynch found Kona Kai while walking in southwestern London on an unseasonably warm day in late January. Read More

Color coded

Ariel de Alba Chu’s purple dress was a perfect complement to a brightly painted store called Aloha across from her family’s hotel during a visit in June to Leon, Nicaragua. Read More

Helsinki hop

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Tom Espe of Honolulu posed outside Pupu restaurant in Helsinki during a trip to Finland in May. Read More

Cultural exchange

Holden Linville, 14, left, and his brother Ian, 17, found a Kua ‘Aina restaurant on Carnaby Street in London’s famous shopping district during a family trip in March. Read More

Written in the sand

Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 12:44 am
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Travel clan

The large Matsushita family found a small sign of Hawaiian life at Cafe Hula in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 29. Read More

Aloha in the Adriatic

Updated on  July 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm
Shiela Wrede and husband Robert of Ewa Beach discovered a rainbow-colored sign of Hawaiian life on June 7 in Hvar, Croatia, at the Aloha Cafe and Cocktail Bar. Read More

Home cooking

Tom Espe of Honolulu found a savory sign of Hawaiian life at Pupu restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. Read More

When surf’s up Down Under

Nellie Lee of Waikiki, pictured, and Rick Kahn of Honolulu were all smiles when they spotted this sign posted on a private hut on Stewart Island in New Zealand. Read More

A signal it’s time to eat

The Valenciano family of Lihue came home from visiting Tokyo in March with a souvenir photo of Michelle Valenciano checking out the Aloha Table Cafe. Read More

Best musubi in the Midwest

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm
The Lau family from Honolulu took a road trip from Minnesota to Nebraska last week and along the way stopped at Alohana Hawaiian Grill in Ankeny, Iowa. Read More

Taste of home

Eric Purdy of Kapolei, center, found Hula Girl Bar and Grill while visiting his children and grandkids in Arlington, Va., last week. Read More

‘Loco’ grinds

Huli Huli Chicken is the “No. 1 specialty” at Hula Grill, and the “Loco food” on the menu looks interesting, too. Read More

Local kine fare in Tokyo

Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm
Kevin Kajioka of Mililani discovered the Hawaiian Pancake Factory in Mylord Shopping Center at Shinjuku Station during a visit to Tokyo earlier this year. Read More

Refreshing memories of home

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Helene Nakamoto, left, of Manoa and Allen Teshima of Waialae took a break at Honolulu Coffee in a shopping mall in Odaiba, Tokyo. Read More

Cool reminder of home

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Laurie Ibaraki of Honolulu braved the snow to find a sign of Hawaii in chilly Fairbanks, Alaska, last month. Read More

Hawaii south of the border

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm
Art Whistler of Manoa found a sign of island life at the Hawaii Hotel in Manzanillo, Mexico. Read More

Coffee break in Morocco

Gail Fujimoto of Maunawili found a sign of island life at the Cafe Hawai Patisserie in Rabat, Morocco. Read More

Sounds like home

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm
The Nishiguchi-Nakamoto clan came across a beauty salon with the very local-sounding name Mahaloa while on afamily trip to Tokyo earlier this month. Read More

Right at home in North Island

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:08 am
A group of Hawaii visitors to New Zealand spotted the Aloha Seaview Resort Motel sign in the waterfront town of Paihia in the Bay of Islands, North Island. Read More