#NoFilter #LifeUnfiltered

The other day a woman I respect and admire from afar (in other words, we know each other, but not real well), wrote to me and said my writing was fearless and helped her get through a difficult time. She also said she wanted to apologize to me for thinking my life was perfect. Holy…

What to Know About Hiking on Kauai

Mark Twain said Hawaiʻi was the loveliest fleet of islands that lay anchored in any ocean. It’s a difficult statement to argue with as Hawaiʻi is known as the world’s paradise. Hawaiʻi draws not only beach lovers and surfers to its island oasis, but also landlubbers seeking unparalleled hiking experiences—and there’s no more beautiful place…

The Koa Table – Good Food for Good People

Twenty-eight-year-old Philip “Ippy” Aiona is everyone’s favorite son on Hawai‘i Island. The youngest person to be featured on “Food Network Star,” the chef was also featured in Forbes as one of 2012’s “Best 30 Under 30.” Aiona recently opened his new restaurant, The Koa Table at the Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa, where he hopes to…

Scuba Diving on Hawai’i Island

Scuba diving on Hawaiʻi Island is a world-class experience like no other. The colorful array of sea life offers scuba divers an escape to an underwater paradise of lava formations and clear blue waters with spectacular visibility. Location is key when it comes to diving and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi is not only an…