Activities Beaches

14th Annual Memorial Day Lantern Floating at Ala Moana Beach Park

I’ve never seen Ala Moana Beach park so packed with people. News reports mentioned that more than 40,000 people converged on Ala Moana Beach Park for the 14th annual Memorial Day lantern floating. The event, which is officiated by Shinnyo-en and presented by the Na Lei Aloha Foundation, started in 1999 as a way to remember and honor those who have died in service to their country. And the significance of the lanterns?


Sushi Sasabune: A Multi-Sushi-Foodgasm

Sushi! I love sushi. I recently had an amazingly unforgettable sushi experience and I simply had to share. That, and the chance of forcing all of you hungry Exploration: Hawaii readers to drool at the photos, was too good to pass up.


Hawaii Super Moon 2012

Last night, moon gazers and photographers were out in full force to catch a glimpse of super moon 2012. According to NASA, the super moon hit at exactly 8:34 p.m. Pacific time, meaning that at this moment the moon reached its “closest point to Earth in its elliptical pattern” and lined up with both the Earth and the sun “to become gloriously full.” Anthony Cook, astronomical observer at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory, also noted that the moon would be 30% brighter than usual.