Category Archives: Hawaii

By @ 04/25/17 in Gay travel, Hawaii, Kauai, ManAboutWorld, Travel

May Day is Lei Day in KauaiYep, you read that right! May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii. But stop¬†thinking what you’re thinking. Not that kind of lay. Sheesh. A lei is a Polynesian garland of flowers but it’s so much more than that. It symbolizes welcome, peace, love and much more (like the multifaceted word aloha).

Every May 1 the 50th state celebrates the lei with contests and events. The haku (a lei for the head) above sported by Raymond was created by Elvrine Chow, owner of Heavenly¬†Hakus¬†and the model’s mom. ¬†Check out the many varieties of leis she produces on her Facebook page. She’s competing in the upcoming May Day Lei contest on Monday, May 1 at the¬†Kauai Marriott Lihue (if you happen to be around!). If you visit Kauai, you¬†can even book a lei-making lesson with the lovely Elvrine. Check out the Kauai Visitors Bureau for more trip-planning information about Kauai.

Tap here for more information about Lei Day in Kauai. ¬†Lei day in the state of Hawaii has a very rich and May Day is Lei Day in Kauaicolorful history. Each island in Hawaii has a special flower that represents that specific island. The island of Hawaii, more commonly known as The Big Island, has the beautiful red blossom of the ohia tree, called the lehua blossom, for its flower. The island of Maui‘s flower is called the Lokelani and is pink. The island of Oahu‘s flower is called the Ilima. The Ilima’s color is golden and can be seen all across the island. Molokai uses a flower named the Kukui which has a green color to it. A smaller island named Lanai has a grassy flower called Kaunaoa which is a yellow color. The island of Kahoolawe and its flower Hinahina has a silver-gray color across the top. The final two islands have unique sets of flowers. The color for¬†Kauai¬†is purple and the unique flower for Kauai is the Mokihana berry which is green.¬†The island of Niihau‘s “flower” is actually a shell called Pupu.

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By @ 02/10/15 in Gay travel, Hawaii, Kauai, ManAboutWorld, Paul Heney, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

Blue skies on the gorgeous island of Kauai

Our intrepid correspondent, Paul Heney, chimes in with another fun post about how to bring exotic locales to you when your¬†travel aspirations and your wallet don’t match up:



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By @ 06/03/14 in Big Island, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Hawaii, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Jason Logan/NY Times

Jason Logan

ManAboutWorld’s editor Ed Salvato was quoted in the recent New York Times piece, “For Gay Destinations, Thinking Outside the Obvious.” ManAboutWorld was also included as a resource in the Times piece, “Finding Comfort and Safety as a Gay Traveler.”

Here’s a section¬†quoting him naming the Big Island as one of his favorite off-the-beaten track destinations:

Popular with tourists, Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, and the busy Waikiki area in particular, may be the most obvious choice for L.G.B.T. travelers heading to Hawaii, and it is well worth a trip if you’ve never been. There are plenty of gay bars and gay-friendly businesses, and the 24th annual Honolulu Pride Parade and Celebration is coming up on June 7.



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By @ 04/03/14 in Hawaii, Honolulu, Photo du jour

MoanaThe historic Moana Hotel opened its doors in 1901, the first in Waikiki, but as old as it is,¬†Aikane¬†(same-sex relationships)¬†in Hawaii¬†predate it by at least two centuries. The hotel is still recognizable from the outside, though everything around it has changed. The Moana isn’t one of the nine hotels we recommend in our Hawaii cover story, but you can¬†download the¬†full issue for free here¬†and see them all.

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By @ 03/11/14 in Big Island, Gay dads, Gay family travel, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Aloha!

ManAboutWorld’s latest issue is ready for download. Subscribers: Open your iPad, tap on ManAboutWorld, go to Library, download and enjoy. Non-subscribers may¬†find us in the AppStore. Or¬†click on our website to subscribe¬†and get access to all our back issues.

This is our coolest ‚ÄĒ and hottest ‚ÄĒ cover, yet.

Learn why we love Hawaii and its beautiful aloha spirit.

Other coverage includes:

  • Gay family travel to Kauai
  • Washington, DC
  • Merida, Mexico
  • Panama City, Panama
  • 6 fabulous honeymoon hotels
  • and more

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