Hawaii fan club

When I like something, I tend to really, really like it. Obsession is too strong a word but I am devoted to the things I love. Hawaii is one of them and, the weird thing is, it has that effect on a lot of people. I was chatting to my friend Phil and he said […]

Kaua’i Top Five

Paddling the Na Pali Coast, Kaua'i

Lou Southerden is one of my all-time favourite writers and I was lucky enough to travel with her to the islands of Oahu and Kaua’í in Hawai’i. She wrote a beautiful blog post about her experiences on Kaua’i (we split up for a few days so Lou could go ocean kayaking and surfing). If you are into checking out places […]

Hawaii Top Five-O

Shangri-la

1. Doris Duke’s ‘Shangri-la’, Honolulu I cannot tell you how much I love eccentric gajillionaires and Doris Duke’s story is a doozy. The daughter of a wealthy tobacco tycoon, Doris became the richest woman in America at the age of 12 when her father died. At 23, Doris visited Hawaii on her honeymoon with first husband […]

Hawaii – a love story

Hawaii

I just got back from a work trip to Hawaii; eight days, two islands, four journalists and a lot of fancy hotel dinners. I am utterly knackered despite the fact that I’ve been in a South Pacific paradise. Believe it or not, hosting press famils (familiarisation trips) is actually pretty stressful because you’re The Responsible One. […]