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else in be­tween have cho­sen the is­lands as their play­ground.

And why wouldn’t they? We’ve got the best of all worlds, es­pe­cially in Waikiki. The cos­mopoli­tan crowd has plenty of up­scale bou­tiques and fine din­ing es­tab­lish­ments to choose from; hon­ey­moon­ers will cer­tainly have their fill of ro­man­tic sun­sets and walks on the beach; fam­i­lies can find their per­fect spot on the sand and take a surf­ing les­son or two, check out the zoo or aquar­ium (which are just walk­ing dis­tance from each other); while those trav­el­ling with their besties can revel dur­ing happy hour or party

Fight­ing Eel two pals who put the brand to­gether on p. 50.

On the mu­sic front, the sul­try sounds of Benise will def­i­nitely en­ter­tain. Part con­cert, part stage show, Benise’s mas­tery of the gui­tar will keep you tap­ping your feet, while per­form­ers daz­zle you with their Span­ish-style dances ( p. 56).

If you’re in­ter­ested in see­ing things that are more tra­di­tional dur­ing your stay, how about catch­ing a live hula per­for­mance? There’s plenty around Waikiki. Turn to p.58 to find out where and when to go. Ad­di­tion­ally, for those of you look­ing to learn a les­son two, sev­eral venues in the area hap­pen to of­fer hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties such as lei mak­ing, ‘ ukulele basics and of course, hula lessons. We give you the scoop on where to par­tic­i­pate in th­ese cul­tur­ally rich how-tos on p.53. Af­ter all, ex­pe­ri­ence is the kind of sou­venir that will stay with you for­ever. Aloha and en­joy the is­sue!

FIGHT­ING EEL

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