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Natalani Hawaii is a travel and lifestyle blog about Hawaii and my experiences both living and.. travelling around the Islands. Read about latest news, trends, culture and history.

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  • The Evolution of Waikiki
    on Mar 8, 2013 in Waikiki Japan
    Waikiki is always my first stop when I visit Hawaii on vacation. After living there for a short while and visiting more times than I can count on my fingers and toes, I've seen the area transform itself over the last 8 years. It's been good, and bad,...
  • What to do on my final vacation day?
    on Mar 2, 2013 in Waikiki
    After a lovely walk down to the war memorial, it's time to plan my final day here in Waikiki. it's been surprisingly cold this trip so I haven't spent much time in the ocean; I've been hanging out by the pool catching up on my reading.Today, I'm goin...
  • Another Day in Paradise...
    on Mar 2, 2013
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  • Please Help Solve the Monk Seal Mystery
    on Jan 9, 2012 in hawaii animals
    It's a known fact that I am an animal lover.  When I read this story by the Associated Press today it just sickened me, as I have seen Monk Seals on the beach in all their beauty.  While I don't want to go into details about the cruelty the...
  • Natalani Resolutions for the New Year
    on Jan 3, 2012 in goals 2012 new year
    We all love to make lists of what we'd like to achieve for the year ahead.  Often the list consists of what we want to stop (drink less alcohol) or things we need to get better at (exercise more!). My list for 2012 has a mix of both, but with de...
  • New Football Coach for University of Hawaii
    on Dec 21, 2011 in UH football holidays
    If you need a list minute Christmas gift for the football fan in your house - how about this awesome T-Shirt? Former UCLA offensive coordinator and local Hawaiian boy, Norm Chow, has been named as Hawaii's new head football coach. Get this shirt to s...
  • A Christmas Tradition in Honolulu - Honolulu City Lights
    on Dec 14, 2011 in honolulu holidays
    Every year the Honolulu City Lights display for Christmas is worth checking out in downtown Honolulu. This year’s City Lights theme is “Holoholo Holiday,” which means“just for fun.” In addition to the beautiful Christmas tree, the 21-foot s...
  • Pop Up Hotel!
    on Dec 13, 2011 in hotels
    Now this is cool. We've all heard of pop up retail stores (although if you live in the suburbs like me it's unlikely that you have experienced one). But this story takes the pop-up store to a whole new level.  Design Hotels, which handles reserv...
  • Send Your Lava and Sand Back to Hawaii ASAP!
    on Nov 8, 2011 in lava volcano Big Island
    The first time I visited Hawaii, I wanted to take a piece of it home with me.  Actually I wanted to take a lot of it home, in the form of lava rocks, sand, coral etc. Little did I know, it is a common belief that if you take ANYTHING from the la...
  • Should I Start Blogging Again
    on Nov 7, 2011 in hawaii blogs
    Despite my schedule becoming more and more congested, I suddenly feel the need to kick this blog back into high gear.  Even in the last 12 months a lot of things have changed in Hawaii and I'd love to be able to share that with my readers as I'v...
  • Quick Waikiki Trip
    on Mar 27, 2011 in hawaii
    I'm in Waikiki this weekend for a quick trip, primarily to get some sun and to reflect on my life as I know it.  One thing I do know is that Hawaii will always have a special place in my heart.  I've seen the area frequently change over the...
  • Apartment Inspiration
    on Jan 29, 2011 in home
    The last few months have provided a lot of change for me, in particular my living situation.  After downsizing from a large house to a small apartment it got me thinking about the furniture I had, as well as the furniture I may still need n...
  • Paradise in PicturesI wanted to share a few of my favorite shots from my recent vacation to Hawaii - more to follow this week.The Super Pool at the Hilton Hawaiian VillageLagoon and Diamond HeadThe View from Diamond HeadFeeding the Penguins! ...
  • Bar Stools Anyone?
    on Nov 21, 2010 in csn stores travel shopping
    No, I am not selling off my furniture!  But I am doing a post for CSN stores and wanted to share with you their amazing selection of bar tables and stools that they have available online.  For those of you not familiar with CSN Stores,...
  • Hello from Sydney!My vacation is flying by and Hawaii has come and gone.  I'm in Sydney right now catching up with friends and family and it has been great - the weather has really been in my favor.  Hot sunny days, balmy summer nights, and minimal rain in b...
  • Hawaii Five-O - My Official Review
    on Nov 1, 2010 in hawaii TV
    I had started a blog post about the new series Hawaii Five-O on CBS about 3 weeks ago, and I have to admit it was less than complimentary.  For some reason I never finished the post and now I am glad that I didn't publish it.  With the seri...
  • Not Long Now Waikiki
    on Oct 26, 2010 in hawaii Dukes Canoe Club Alan Wong's
    My next trip to Hawaii has sprung up rather quickly.  Last night we were trying to figure out the final itinerary in terms of activities during the trip when it occurred to me that I definitely didn't schedule enough time in Hawaii before I make...
  • Forbes Ranks Honolulu as 3rd Safest City in America
    on Oct 19, 2010 in honolulu travel travel tips
    Forbes Magazine recently announced 'America's Safest Cities' - and taking 3rd spot is Honolulu, HI.  Honolulu has almost always been classified as a safe city, and I like how Forbes shared their methodology behind the results to help readers und...
  • Can't Decide on a Hawaii Hotel?I listened in on a very interesting conference track yesterday at Blogworld hosted by John Forrest Ales, who leads communication strategies for Hilton Hotels and Resorts.  He explained some great dos and don'ts for travel bloggers who are lookin...
  • Bloggin' It - Vegas Style
    on Oct 15, 2010 in blog travel influencers
    I don't need to say it although I will - my blog has been less than impressive lately in terms of posts and content.  I just started a new job my company about 6 weeks ago and it was around that time that my creativity hit a wall and my blog too...
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