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Hawai’i’s Unpronounceable TreasurePapahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument is now the largest nature reserve on Earth.
Hawai’i’s Mysterious Water Bears–Haleakalā is considered the richest place on Earth for tiny, nearly indestructible tardigrades. Biologist Sam Gon III found 31 distinct species in just 50 sq miles.
The Return of a Rare Charismatic Bird–In 2002, the last pair of wild ‘alalā disappeared from the forest. Biologist Paul Banko is fighting to return this rare charismatic bird to the wild.


When America’s Titans of Industry & Invention Went Road-Tripping Together–Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their friends traveled the country in Model Ts, creating the Great American road trip in the process.
In Japan, Autumn Means a Parade of Robot Puppets–A 350-year-old festival in Takayama celebrates creativity and contains the seeds of modern robotics.

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From a Hill on Moloka’i–For 25 years, the Ka Hula Piko festival has brought Hawai’i’s indigenous dance back to its source.  BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING, Hawai‘i Publishers Association Pa‘i Awards 2016, BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING, SPJ Hawai’i Chapter Awards 2016 [PDF]

South of the South Pacific–Tiki, taro, and tupuna–finding Polynesia in Tahiti’s Austral Islands. [PDF]

Rockefeller’s Hawai’i–Developer, environmentalist and patron of the arts Laurance Rockefeller pursue a progressive vision for Hawai’i tourism while striving to protect its natural and cultural heritage. [PDF]

Below the Gap–Life in wild, sparsely inhabited and starkly beautiful Kaupō [PDF]

Elepaio Enduring–Cute & curious, Hawai’i’s little flycatcher is a surprisingly tenacious survivor [PDF]

The Little Five
–A handful of 100-year-old family businesses reveal their secrets for longevity. [PDF] BEST BUSINESS REPORTING (Finalist), SPJ Hawai’i Chapter Awards 2015

The Great Diversion
–The East Maui Irrigation system was one of the nineteenth century’s major feats of hydrologic engineering [PDF]

A Hawaiian in Paris
–Hula teacher Kilohana Silve takes on the City of Lights. [PDF] ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING HONORABLE MENTION, Hawai‘i Publishers Association Pa‘i Awards 2015

Higher, Faster, Harder–Pro cyclists take on Hawaiian mountains. BEST SPORTS REPORTING, Hawai‘i Publishers Association Pa’i Awards 2014

The Astounding, Astonishing Tavares Brothers–Two boys from Maui turn the mainland music industry on its head. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING HONORABLE MENTION, Hawai‘i Publishers Association Pa‘i Awards 2013

Cha, Cha, Cha Boom!–Hawaiian sensation Mary Kaye and her trio turned the Vegas of the ’50s into an all-night town. BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING (Finalist), SPJ Hawai’i Chapter Awards 2012

The Ones Who Stayed–Profiles of five individuals who navigated the nearly universal dream of moving to Hawai’i. [PDF]

Good for the Goose–Celebrating the re-introduction of the Hawaiian nēnē goose, once extinct on the island of Maui. [PDF]

The Best Little Beach Towns in Hawai’iFrom the Big Island of Hawai’i to Maui, O’ahu, and Kaua’i, these colorful, laid-back spots are pure aloha.

10 Best Beaches in Hawai’i–Talk about a challenge. In a place where every beach feels like the most beautiful you’ve ever seen, here are the 10 best of the best.

10 Best Hotels and Resorts in Hawai’i–The Aloha State is brimming with beauty, and these stays are tops on our list for soaking it all in.

Spirituality Health

Let There Be Dark–Exposing the dangers of light pollution. [PDF]

Mary Pipher: The Healing Power of Action–Q & A with Nebraska activist. [PDF]

To the Sun with Love–Introduction to the yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations. [PDF]


The Holoholo Guide to Kaua’i
The Holoholo Guide to Moloka’i
The Holoholo Guide to Lāna’i
The Holoholo Guide to Maui

2016 All-Island Restaurant Guide38 Best New Dishes and Drinks You Must Try in Hawai’i DIRECTORY, FIRST PLACE, Hawai‘i Publishers Association Pa‘i Awards 2016

100 Best Dishes and Drinks in Hawai’i DIRECTORY, SECOND PLACE, Hawai‘i Publishers Association Pa‘i Awards 2013

BEST REGIONAL & STATE CONSUMER MAGAZINE, Western Publishing Association Maggie Awards 2011

Into the House of the Sun–A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.

Rooting for the Wrong Side? Wianecki Tackles the Maui’s GMO Debate.

The Heartbeat of Hula–Like choreography, gesture and chant, rhythm conveys the story.

Wild Harvest-Maui offers bees a friendly environment, and their keepers the potential for sweet rewards.

The Shaka List–25 reasons Maui rocks! [PDF]

The Lure of Limu–Hawaiian women knew the secrets of seaweeds. [PDF]

Saving the Wiliwili–Conservationists recruit unlikely heroes to defend native trees. [PDF]

Into the Source–Explore Hawaii’s creation chant. [PDF]

Rooted in Mystery–A glimpse into Pu’u Kukui, plant heaven.


For the Love of Chocolate
Pass the Pa’i’ai
The Hunter, the Chef
At the Chef’s Table: Maui Executive Catering’s Gourmet Laboratory in Ha’iku
Pigs in Paradise: Malama Farms Raises Them Right on Maui


Native Strength–In the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle, invasive species cause havoc, native forest stands tall. [PDF]


Back to Basics–Chef Sheldon Simeon brings Filipino fare to Wailea
Brave New World-Alan Wong launches a new culinary continent at Amasia

Vacations and Travel

A Taste of Aloha –Where to dine in the Aloha State

Civil Eats

Maui isn’t Wowed by GMOs


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Author of Frommer’s Hawaii 2015-2018

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Author of Fodor’s Maui 2007-2009 and Fodor’s Hawaii 2004-2009

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Co-author of Top Maui Restaurants 2012

Edited Myra Lewin’s Freedom in Your Relationship to Food: An Everyday Guide and Simple Ayurvedic Recipes

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