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Category Archive: food

Hakodate Hokkaido Holiday

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I haven’t been to Hokkaido in over 10 years.  Hawaiian Airlines flies directly to Chitose Airport in Hokkaido so we decided to take our children there for a short trip.  We took the… Continue reading

Waikoloa Overnighter for the Kona Marathon 5K

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At the last moment, my runner son decided he wanted to enter the Kona Marathon 5K event. I thought it was a great idea for a one night getaway to the sunny side… Continue reading

Hog Island Oyster Co.

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Have you been to Hog Island Oyster Co. in the San Francisco Ferry Building? I have and I love it.  They have outdoor and inside seating and the oysters are fresh! After the… Continue reading

Confessions of a Concession Consumer

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Monday Musings From Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Chili bowl. Gravy burger. Nachos. SPAM musubi. Several posts on this blog have detailed the fine dining you can find on the island, on… Continue reading

Hilo Ladies at The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma

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I took a quick trip to wine country with some friends.  The gals in this group all love wine, food, and fun. We are the perfect travel companions for each other. We found… Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend on Maui

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It is summer and we kicked it off with a trip to Maui! One of my friends recently suggested we visit with some of our Maui pals for the Memorial Day weekend. What… Continue reading

36 Hours on Oahu

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I headed to Oahu for work recently. A few years ago, I recall watching a local play about all the different people you come across while shopping at Longs. I think there could… Continue reading

Oahu Eats During Soccer Weekend

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I went on a weekend trip to Oahu. What did I eat? The first night, I went to The Book of Mormon (blog post here) straight from the airport and we didn’t have… Continue reading

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

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Sunday nights are slow nights for restaurants in Hilo.After flying back from Oahu on Hawaiian Airlines on a Sunday evening, my family wanted a quick bite to eat. We decided to go to… Continue reading

Big Island High School Runners Rock at State Tournament

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If you have read some of my earlier posts, you know that my son is a runner. He qualified as a freshman for the Hawaii state track meet held at the Kapalama Kamehameha… Continue reading