Holoholo Weekly: Dexpedition, Hawaii’s Notorious Hit Man, Leonard’s Malasada Recipe, and Mari’s Garden

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.


Shaka for Days is my pick of the week. It’s probably been years since I last watched MTV. Is Real World even still on the air? Dexpedition is MTV’s twist on the very formulaic travel show. In Episode 8 of Season 2, Shaka for Days, hosts Dax and Fab visit Hawaii. Watch the episode above.

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This drone video gives you a good idea of what the winter swell is like in Waimea Bay right now.

Autumn Leaves, the latest music video from Chris Brown shows off a lot of Hawaii, amongst other things. The song is a bit meh, but mute it, imagine Chris isn’t there and then the scenery will really shine.

Fascinating excerpt on Honolulu Magazine from author Jason Ryan’s latest book, Hell-Bent: One Man’s Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob. Ronnie Ching is Hawai‘i’s most notorious hit man and is allegedly responsible for a dozen or so deaths, including the assassination of state Sen. Larry Kuriyama and the murder of Arthur Baker.

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Interesting article for fans of the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible. They look at the advantages and disadvantages of being on the show. Insight provided by Chuck Spence, owner of North Kihei’s Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort.

U.S. News recently named The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea #1 in the Best Maui Hotels category and The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu #1 in the Best Best Big Island Hotels category.

…and how can we forget, Taylor Swift’s was in Maui this week.

Hungry Much?

Hawaii photographer, Michael McDermott, shared a few photos from his farm to table experience at Dinner in the Garden at Mari’s Garden. Dinner was prepared by Chef Elmer Guzman of the Poke Stop. Also, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer, I highly recommend Vivir Photography! Photo below courtesy of Michael.

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Love Leonard’s Bakery Malasas? Saveur shared the recipe so that you can try to make some at home. Don’t forget to share!


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