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Hawaii's Backyard

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                                Kumu hula Joan Lindsey’s halau performs during E Pili Kakou i Hookahi Lahui weekend.

Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm

E Pili Kakou inspires sharing and learning

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                                Kumu hula Joan Lindsey’s halau performs during E Pili Kakou i Hookahi Lahui weekend.

Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm
Flashback: 1985. The Men of Waimapuna, an acclaimed male hula halau (school), were not too pleased. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life

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Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Signs of Hawaiian Life: Mauritius, Africa

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Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm
Richard Fassler of Honolulu discovered Kauai in the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius while cruising around Africa in November. The company, which offers healthy fast food, was started in 1996 by three former residents of the Garden Island. There are more than 150 franchise stores in South Africa. Read More

Briefs

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                                Deborah White sat on the steps of a Snowcoach while searching through her backpack Jan. 14, during her first Snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park. Randy Roberson, a former auto mechanic who now owns Yellowstone Vacations in West Yellowstone, believes his testing of fat-tired Snowcoaches could be the new wave of winter travel.

Exhibit features Japanese architect

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                                Deborah White sat on the steps of a Snowcoach while searching through her backpack Jan. 14, during her first Snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park. Randy Roberson, a former auto mechanic who now owns Yellowstone Vacations in West Yellowstone, believes his testing of fat-tired Snowcoaches could be the new wave of winter travel.
A monthlong exhibition at the Center for Architecture in Portland, Ore., looks at the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Read More

Globe Trotting

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                                A Chicago apartment decorated to look like Vincent van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in the south of France. The room in Chicago’s River North neighborhood is listed on Airbnb as if the artist himself were renting it for $10 a night.

‘Van Gogh bedroom’ listed on Airbnb

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                                A Chicago apartment decorated to look like Vincent van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in the south of France. The room in Chicago’s River North neighborhood is listed on Airbnb as if the artist himself were renting it for $10 a night.
Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in Vincent Van Gogh’s bedroom for only $10. Read More

Las Vegas Advisor

Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Nevada sports books see record Super Bowl betting

Last week’s Super Bowl set a new record for betting handle, with Nevada’s 194 sports books taking in $132.5 million in bets, an 11 percent increase over the former record, set in 2014. Read More
Updated on  February 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Airfare Rates

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Airfare Rates

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Lowest round-trip fares posted by the airlines. Restrictions apply. Fares are subject to change without notice. Payment up to 21 days before travel might be required. Fares might not be available for certain days of the week, holidays, etc. Read More

Hawaii Highlights

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrew member Darrin Whittaker secures the shark cage to the side of the vessel Kainani during a shark viewing expedition with Hawaii Shark Encounters on July 16 off Haleiwa.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Go beneath the surface with Hawaii Shark Encounters

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrew member Darrin Whittaker secures the shark cage to the side of the vessel Kainani during a shark viewing expedition with Hawaii Shark Encounters on July 16 off Haleiwa.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm
As the vessel Kainani throttled into neutral, 3 miles off Haleiwa, torpedo-shaped shadows began to emerge from the cobalt blue abyss. Read More