Holoholo Weekly: Chinatown Brothels, Chopped Iao Needle, Hualalai Photography

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 story by Denby Fawcett on a new Chinatown tour that features the the vintage brothels of Chinatown. A new tour takes visitors and locals back to the lusty days of sex for sale during World War II.

Red light tourguide Club Hubba Hubba

National Record Store Day is coming up and Hungry Ear Records has the scoop! Here are Ten Things You Should Know About Hungry Ear and Record Store Day.

Red Line Rafting wrote a neat post on Maui’s Forbidden Coast.

“While South Maui is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and residents, few choose to explore a little further south to the historic, scenic areas of La Perouse Bay and the Kanai’o Coast. Luckily, we not only take guests to popular snorkel areas such as Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, but Maui’s Forbidden Coast, which offers picturesque views of ancient lava flows, caves, grottos, rugged coastline and pods of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.”


A new Bishop Museum exhibit highlights modern and traditional weaving in Hawaii.


The Royal Hawaiian recently unveiled the new Mailani Tower.

“The oceanfront Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is a true destination authority for global explorers seeking exceptional and authentic experiences.”

Lanai represents Hawaii in this list of Top 10 Destinations To Give You Some Serious Wanderlust.


The Maui Information Guide sure scared a bunch a people with this post, of course, April Fools!


KITV4 News takes a tour of the Honouliuli National Monument.

Daring Veterinarian Traverses Far-Flung Places In Hawaiian Islands To Treat Wild Animals.

Lovely photos of the Four Seasons Hualalai by Joe Serrato.


A 21-year-old Navy sailor died from a fall near the Pali Notches and a Hiker survives 170-foot fall from the Puu Manamana trail in Kaaawa.

Hungry Much?

The Kapalua Wine and Food Festival (June 11 – 14, 2015)
A collaboration of Kapalua Resort partners creating a new spin on the longest running food and wine event in the USA. This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui and here at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort.


The Huffington Posts explains why the Loco Moco is Hawaii’s ultimate comfort food.


Finally, fan of bed & breakfast locations? Unfortunately, it looks like Kauai is cracking down on them.

“If you talk to bed and breakfast owners who have been doing it for a long time, it’s our life because every single day, you’re making a difference in so many people’s lives,” Boilini said.

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