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Hawaii’s About-Face On Gay Marriage

Monday, December 9th, 2013:

Hawaii’s About-Face On Gay Marriage By Larry M. Elkin Much of the media coverage concerning Hawaii’s legalization of same-sex marriage observes that the issue has come full circle. Hawaii was the first state to even consider extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, a discussion it began back in 1990. While the “full circle” imagery is not inappropriate, it isn’t the most interesting part of this story. What intrigues me most about Hawaii is how the first state whose voters rejected gay marriage has now joined a growing list of those that permit it. Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize […] Read More →

Pacific Skydiving Hawaii Review – The Good, The Bad, & The Very Ugly

Sunday, December 8th, 2013:

Pacific Skydiving – The Good, The Bad, & The Very Ugly I already wrote about Pacific Skydiving, but let’s face it that review was short and shitty. That first review was my first tandem jump ever, so I was on a high. I enjoyed the great experience. Then, I went the second time with my eyes wide open and realized that behind that great experience was a lot of bad things happening. I guess I dismissed it the first time because I left there with my high and it clouded the not-so-fun-part of my exhaustive experience. I was thinking about […] Read More →

Camping in Kauai – State and Private Campgrounds

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013:

Camping in Kauai – State and Private Campgrounds By Cindy Blankenship Kauai has four campgrounds located in its state parks. Two of these, both located in upland forest meadows are easily accessible by car, one, on a beach, is best reached by four-wheel, and the fourth is a backpacker’s campground at the end of the Na Pali’s 11-mile trail. Koke`e State Park – Mosquito Free, Upland Camping on Kauai Two campgrounds are found here in Koke`e State Park’s cool and misty uplands just a few miles from the desert dry Waimea Canyon. Many of the State Park’s numerous hiking trails […] Read More →

Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail | Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Sunday, December 1st, 2013:

Address: Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline Kalanianaole Hwy Honolulu, HI 96825 Makapuu Lighthouse Trail provides you an experience of a lifetime. If you are a person, who likes adventure and experiencing new curves of excitements then Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail is the right place to visit for a holiday. It is fun for the entire family, old and young. It is a great place for people and their pets. The roads are paved throughout the top so that you can bring strollers, etc. It is about 1.2 miles long on a one way road. The view is great from everywhere on […] Read More →

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