Holoholo Weekly: Hungry Ear, Migaloo Hoax, Hawaii’s Hashtag, and Vintage Cave Envy

Holoholo Weekly is a compilation of stories and tidbits that we’ve collected from around the web. It’s like a weekly mystery grab bag of Hawaii related goodness, featuring different articles of interest, fun images, videos, products, deals, downloads, and more.

My pick of the week is this wonderful post by Jessica Tronoski on Hawaii’s oldest record store, Hungry Ear Records. Great photos, great story.

A lot of people (on Facebook) got tricked into thinking that an albino whale, Migaloo, visited Hawaii. It was a hoax, people!


#LetHawaiiHappen is the official hashtag of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. They’re hoping that people will post photos and videos on social media with the #LetHawaiiHappen hashtag. PS: Don’t forget about the #ExplorationHawaii hashtag, some good stuff there, too!

Here are the official #LetHawaiiHappen TV spots. If you enjoy the Travel Channel, then chances are that you’ll see these spots pop up.

Because who wouldn’t want to dive into an active volcano in Hawaii.


Hawaii ranks 58 in a list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, according to Livability.

Honolulu Magazine suggests 11 things that every local should resolve to do in 2015. What are your 2015 resolutions? Mine was simple: eat more vegetables! I’ve been eating a salad a day.

Huffington Post’s Wendy Fontaine visited the town of Pahoa. She learned a few things about lava and the people of Pahoa.

“I just spent 10 days vacationing in a community whose existence is threatened by a slow-moving wave of hot molten rock, and ever since I got home, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about tiny Pahoa.”

What’s it like to live on Lanai? An Insightful article by longtime Lanai resident, Robin Kaye.

Like beach side luxury? Coastal Living says that these are the best beach hotel views. It’s no surprise that the Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay made the list!

TripAdvisor shares 14 extraordinary hotel pools from around the globe. The Grand Wailea made the list. And we agree.


Hungry Much?

Vintage Cave invited local blogger, Ryan Ozawa, to dine as guests. Check out Ryan’s photos on his Flickr page for a peek inside the restaurant with a yearly $500,000 pricetag. And Vintage Cave (in case you’re reading), the foodies here at Exploration: Hawaii (we do our fair share of eating out) are also 1. local, 2. bloggers, and 3. foodies. We’d love to swing by, even if just for a taste of that $6000/per shot whisky. We kid. Of course, we’d stay for the meal.

Thrillist says that these are the 21 best sushi spots in America. One pick is from Hawaii and it might not be the one that you’re thinking of. It wasn’t the first that popped in my head.

Salt & Wind has one perfect day with Koko Head Cafe executive chef, Lee Anne Wong.

Interested in a different kind of dining experience? You might want to check out Inihaw, the pop-up dinner at this month’s Honolulu Night + Market. This is a seated, prix fixe menu, in the middle of the Night Market scene. Chef Abe of Ho’oku’i Catering will be the mastermind behind the grill.

Finally, have you signed up for the official Exploration: Hawaii newsletter? Our first issue went out last week and it featured an exclusive story about our trip to Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai. Subscribe today and receive Issue 2 next month, you’ve already missed Issue 1!

Got a tip for us to include in next week’s Holoholo Weekly or a question that you would like answered? Let us know!

About Coty

Founder of Exploration: Hawaii. Adventure, Minimalism, Vinyl, Typography, and Coffee + Matcha. A single space after a period, please.