Hawaii

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Hawaii’ here at MarkCz.com.
Sandy Beach bodyboarding, Oahu, Hawaii

Sandy Beach bodyboarding, Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii — The Sandy Beach surf carries a bodyboard (a.k.a. boogie board) enthusiast toward shore. A popular bodysurfing spot, Sandy Beach is also the most dangerous beach on Oahu, due to its punishing shorebreak, powerful backwash, and strong rip currents.

Waimanalo Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Waimanalo Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii — Waimanalo Beach Park on the windward side of Oahu, near the island's southeast tip. Waimanalo Beach is nearly 4 miles of beautiful white sand. Less crowded than many Oahu beaches, Waimanalo is also close to house and cottage rentals, and is a popular...

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii — The Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park near Kaneohe, Hawaii. This 1968 structure is a replica of the 900-year-old Byōdō-in Buddhist temple at Uji, in Japan's Kyoto prefecture.

Flight to Oahu: Ko Olina Resort & Marina

Flight to Oahu: Ko Olina Resort & Marina

Oahu, Hawaii — Our final approach into Honolulu International Airport takes us over Ko Olina Resort & Marina, its championship golf course, 2 miles of beach, the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa and the Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club and villas.

‘Jesus Coming Soon’ neon sign, Lahaina, Hawaii

‘Jesus Coming Soon’ neon sign, Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina, Hawaii — The Apostolic Faith Church, with its "Jesus Coming Soon" neon sign, at 1211 Front Street. This location is a branch of the mother church — the Apostolic Faith Church at 1043 Middle St. in Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu, which was the subject of a...

Chef James McDonald, Maui

Chef James McDonald, Maui

Honokowai, Hawaii — Restaurant owner and chef James McDonald (Pacific'O, I'O, Feast at Lele) plates some sample dishes for his guest appearance on Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl's show during a broadcast from Maui's Aston Kaanapali Shores resort.

Henry Kapono, Steve Dahl, Tom Thayer on Maui

Henry Kapono, Steve Dahl, Tom Thayer on Maui

Honokowai, Hawaii — Hawaiian music superstar Henry Kapono, Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl, and Chicago Bears analyst and former offensive lineman Tom Thayer chat during a break in a live Steve Dahl Show broadcast from Maui's Aston Kaanapali Shores resort.

Humpback whale breaching off Maui

Humpback whale breaching off Maui

Off Lahaina, Hawaiii — A humpback whale breaches during our Pacific Whale Foundation Whalewatch Eco-tour. The brim of Amy's hat is in the bottom-right corner, and the pink hat is worn by our friend Ali Gerakaris. The island of Lanai is in the background. Just prior to...

Maui surfing spectators, Honolua Bay

Maui surfing spectators, Honolua Bay

Near Kapalua, Hawaii — Spectators watch surfers from the cliffs on the northeast side of Maui's Honolua Bay, with clouds over the West Maui Mountains in the distance. If you ever need Maui maps, a Maui beach guide, or ideas for things to do on Maui, Maui Revealed: The...

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii — The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, annual home of the PGA Tour season-opening Tournament of Champions, offers 36 holes of championship golf on two courses, as well as the Kapalua Golf Academy. This exclusive hotel contains 463 guest rooms, one and two...

Lanai from Maui’s Kaanapali Beach

Lanai from Maui’s Kaanapali Beach

Hawaii — The island of Lanai as seen from Kaanapali Beach, south of Kahekili Beach Park and just north of Black Rock, near the Royal Lahaina Resort. From 1985 to 2012, 98 percent of Lanai was owned by Dole Foods billionaire David Murdock. In June of 2012, Oracle CEO...

Hana Airport terminal, Maui, Hawaii

Hana Airport terminal, Maui, Hawaii

Hana, Maui, Hawaii — A worker behind a counter in the tiny passenger terminal at Hana Airport (HNM). On the radio is Super Bowl XXXVI, but Amy and I could not care less. We are here for our Hang Gliding Maui flights with Armin Engert.

Hang Gliding Maui: Light aircraft

Hang Gliding Maui: Light aircraft

Hana, Maui, Hawaii — Pilot Armin Engert (right) prepares his Airborne 2000 Edge X micro-light trike at Hana Airport (HNM) before taking Amy on one of his Hang Gliding Maui powered hang gliding flights above Hana.

Maui real estate: Nahiku home

Maui real estate: Nahiku home

Nahiku, Hawaii — Beautiful Maui home and lawn at Nahiku on the island's windward coast, seen on a side excursion off the Hana Highway. Beatles guitarist, singer, and songwriter George Harrison had an estate very near here, so we wanted to explore the area.

Flight to Maui: West Maui Mountains

Flight to Maui: West Maui Mountains

Maui County, Hawaii — The West Maui Mountains near Waikapu viewed from the air on our plane's approach into Kahului Airport (OGG). The road is the Kuihelani Highway, State Highway 380. To the right, it takes you to the airport. To the left, we'll soon be driving...

Hawaii

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Hawaii’ here at MarkCz.com.

Scrimshaw whale tooth, Bishop Museum, Honolulu

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Antique scrimshaw whale tooth artwork depicting "The Sailor Boy" (artifact # 1921.014.050 at Honolulu's Bernice P. Bishop Museum) by an unknown artist from the mid-19th century. Below the etched art on the sperm whale tooth, the inscription...

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Cannibal fork displayed at Honolulu's Bishop Museum. The extent of cannibalism in Hawaii and Polynesia in general is a sketchy subject, greatly exaggerated by sensationalistic European and American writers. Contrary to legend, Captain Cook was...

Ukulele, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — A Hawaiian ukulele on exhibit at the Bishop Museum. Ukuleles are commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as "jumping flea," perhaps due to the action of one's fingers playing the ukulele resembling a...

Yanagi Sushi chefs, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii — The best sushi bar: Yanagi Sushi at 762 Kapiolani Blvd. At this hour, we pretty much had the restaurant — and both sushi chefs — all to ourselves. Delicious sushi, and the chefs were very friendly and entertaining.

Sandy Beach bodyboarding, Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii — The Sandy Beach surf carries a bodyboard (a.k.a. boogie board) enthusiast toward shore. A popular bodysurfing spot, Sandy Beach is also the most dangerous beach on Oahu, due to its punishing shorebreak, powerful backwash, and strong rip currents.

Waimanalo Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii — Waimanalo Beach Park on the windward side of Oahu, near the island's southeast tip. Waimanalo Beach is nearly 4 miles of beautiful white sand. Less crowded than many Oahu beaches, Waimanalo is also close to house and cottage rentals, and is a popular...

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii — The Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park near Kaneohe, Hawaii. This 1968 structure is a replica of the 900-year-old Byōdō-in Buddhist temple at Uji, in Japan's Kyoto prefecture.

Flight to Oahu: Ko Olina Resort & Marina

Oahu, Hawaii — Our final approach into Honolulu International Airport takes us over Ko Olina Resort & Marina, its championship golf course, 2 miles of beach, the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa and the Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club and villas.

‘Jesus Coming Soon’ neon sign, Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina, Hawaii — The Apostolic Faith Church, with its "Jesus Coming Soon" neon sign, at 1211 Front Street. This location is a branch of the mother church — the Apostolic Faith Church at 1043 Middle St. in Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu, which was the subject of a...

Chef James McDonald, Maui

Honokowai, Hawaii — Restaurant owner and chef James McDonald (Pacific'O, I'O, Feast at Lele) plates some sample dishes for his guest appearance on Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl's show during a broadcast from Maui's Aston Kaanapali Shores resort.

Henry Kapono, Steve Dahl, Tom Thayer on Maui

Honokowai, Hawaii — Hawaiian music superstar Henry Kapono, Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl, and Chicago Bears analyst and former offensive lineman Tom Thayer chat during a break in a live Steve Dahl Show broadcast from Maui's Aston Kaanapali Shores resort.

Humpback whale breaching off Maui

Off Lahaina, Hawaiii — A humpback whale breaches during our Pacific Whale Foundation Whalewatch Eco-tour. The brim of Amy's hat is in the bottom-right corner, and the pink hat is worn by our friend Ali Gerakaris. The island of Lanai is in the background. Just prior to...

Maui surfing spectators, Honolua Bay

Near Kapalua, Hawaii — Spectators watch surfers from the cliffs on the northeast side of Maui's Honolua Bay, with clouds over the West Maui Mountains in the distance. If you ever need Maui maps, a Maui beach guide, or ideas for things to do on Maui, Maui Revealed: The...

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii — The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, annual home of the PGA Tour season-opening Tournament of Champions, offers 36 holes of championship golf on two courses, as well as the Kapalua Golf Academy. This exclusive hotel contains 463 guest rooms, one and two...

Lanai from Maui’s Kaanapali Beach

Hawaii — The island of Lanai as seen from Kaanapali Beach, south of Kahekili Beach Park and just north of Black Rock, near the Royal Lahaina Resort. From 1985 to 2012, 98 percent of Lanai was owned by Dole Foods billionaire David Murdock. In June of 2012, Oracle CEO...