• Surfing in Lahaina

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    Maybe it’s because I grew up in the desert, or because my father played the Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett on near-constant repeat through most of my childhood, but I am a little obsessed with the beach and the ocean. I assume that’s why I think surfing is the coolest sport in the world. Yes, you […]

  • The Feast at Lele

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    While it’s certainly possible to visit Hawaii without going to a luau, I wouldn’t recommend it. Some luaus are better than others, of course, and it seems like the kind of super tourist-y activity I try to avoid. But it really is the best and easiest way to learn a little about the history and […]

  • Diving at Molokini

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    About 20 years ago, long before I finally got certified to scuba dive, my family went to Maui and we snorkeled at Molokini — an underwater volcanic crater that is protected from fishing, so it’s basically like swimming in an aquarium. Toby and I thought about diving at Molokini the last time we went to […]