In 2000, six leaders in Hawaii’s Tahitian community — Raymond Mariteragi, Rose Perreira, Etua Tahauri, Iona Teriipaia, Niu Ulima and Danford Kekauoha — met to discuss the possibility of starting an organization that could help perpetuate the Tahitian culture outside of French Polynesia. Two years Story »
Ryan Conching jokes that Aloha Food Tours got its start because of his lack of skills in the kitchen. "I'm not a great cook; that's why you won't find me by the stove very often," he said. Story »
Chris Baker and Jennifer Hinson of Nashville, Tenn., use a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramide in Paris. A French palace and a British museum have joined the expanding list of tourist attractions that have banned the popular sticks.
After originally planning to begin building sometime in 2014, with a Phase I completion set for this year and Phase II in 2016, the developers of the center-Strip-located Resorts World Las Vegas now say that construction on the megaresort will begin May 5 (interestingly, one day after the closing of the Riviera).
Honolulu residents Tiana Branton, left, and her mother, Marlene Branton, stopped for a photo on Hawaii Street in Fairfield, Calif., during a visit in February. Fairfield, home of Travis Air Force Base, is situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. The Brantons noticed that some of the streets in a quiet neighborhood were named for states, including the land of aloha.
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SMEI Honors Dennis Francis
Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) recently honored Honolulu Star-Advertiser president and publisher Dennis Francis as its 2014 Salesperson of the Year in Sheraton Waikiki’s Hawaii Ballroom. Read More »