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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

Which way to the beach?


Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 12:03 am
As campus antics go, the stunt that a bunch of island kids — all students at Yale University — dreamed up Feb. 10 has some obvious drawbacks. Read More

Serving up sunshine


Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Read More

Familiar surroundings


Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm
While sightseeing in Yongan, Myanmar — formerly Rangoon, Burma — in January, Aubin Stremler of Aiea stopped by for a drink at Hawaii Kitchen. Read More

Playing it cool

Manoa resident Ty Aldinger, left, with former Maui boy Steve Fisher at the Canyonlands National Park parking lot in Park City, Utah. Fisher operates the Maui Ski Bus enterprise with his two dogs and a double dose of aloha. Read More

Surfer images give cruise ship a familiar vibe


Updated on  January 27, 2017 at 10:58 pm
While on board Holland America’s newest ship MS Koningsdam, Judy and Ron Yamamoto were pleasantly surprised when they stumbled upon black-and-white photos of surfers in Waikiki decorating a wall on the cruise liner. Read More

Taste of aloha in Taiwan

Bill Conti of Waikiki found Mokuola Hawaiian Cafe at the Taipei Main Station earlier this month during a visit to Taiwan. Read More

Making his dreams come true

Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. Read More

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