Sunday, July 3, 2022
Rob Kay, the Honolulu-based author of Lonely Planet’s original Fiji guidebook, along with Lautoka, Fiji-based web and applications developer David Barnes, have updated the online travel guide, FijiGuide. Fiji Guide features all original content including blogs, videos and photos from local photographers. Kay said the site provides the most relevant, up-to-date...
If you think you know everything there is to know about Hawaii, you might want to think again. 1. Blue dragons These curious little creatures are known as Glaucus atlanticus and are...
The New Zealand Wine website (the trade group for nation’s winegrowers) describes the Nelson/Tasman region, where some of the country’s best wine is produced, as “slightly off the beaten track“. I would beg to differ. At the end of an afternoon with Vintage Wine Tours, a company that specializes in...
Author's Note: Over the past 35 years, I have had the privilege of living and working in some of the poorest, most remote and underserved parts of the Asia-Pacific region and in the United States. My work involves assisting governments, international aid agencies and local communities to strengthen their systems...
Author’s Note: Jim Mielke has been studying and practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation for the past 25 years. He received his Teacher of Yoga certification in 2003 from the International Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Forest Academy in Netala, Himalayas, India. Jim recently completed his Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course...
Author's Note: Over the past 35 years, Jim Mielke, who has a doctorate in Public Health, has had the privilege of living and working in some of the poorest, most remote and under-served countries (23 so far) in the Asia-Pacific region, where he has assisted governments, international aid agencies...
“In the early eighties,” said Brendan McDonald, our guide to the Hawke's Bay region and a native son of the Napier area, “there were about eight wineries.” The local wine industry was a new phenomenon and McDonald said that most people thought it would be a passing fad. “I remember...
Leatherman tools are synonymous with guys who, unlike travel writers, really work for a living. On a daily basis a carpenter or a painter can extract a Leatherman Wave from their belt and address just about any imaginable challenge. As an author I have my tablet, my laptop and my other 'devices',...
Author’s Note: This is a series of selected highlights from two years (1986-88) of budget backpacker travel through 15 countries and a half-dozen US States – hosted all along the way by national and local YMCAs – from the Pacific Islands to selected Asian countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,...
Hawaii Reporter had the opportunity to interview chef Christina Arokiasamy, author of The Malaysian Kitchen: 150 Recipes for Simple Home Cooking , a new cookbook published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York. Arokiasamy provides a tempting selection of Malaysian delights in this collection of recipes  which are influenced by the country’s main...