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TRAVEL CHANNEL: How it came to be!


  Hey everyone! Earlier this month I was able to work with the Travel Channel on a show called “Top Ten Locals List” – it was such a blast! Soooo how did it all come about? A friend recommended me to the host who was choosing between a few people – something I did not… Read More

Surf on the Sidewalk – Hamboards are in Hawaii!


  I first saw Hamboards on “Shark Tank”… I’m a surfer so it definitely peaked my interest. Their story is so compelling… Pete Hamborg – “Dad” – is a firefighter in Huntington Beach. He has five sons who are all surfers – AND lifeguards. These guys save lives for a living and that’s awesome! Dad… Read More

On the Red Carpet! Season 5: Hawaii Five-0


  I’ve been very lucky to have the opportunity to not only cover stories about the Five-0 cast & crew but I’ve had the unique opportunity to be on the red carpet year after year (See Blog: Behind the Scenes of Hawaii Five-0)… I don’t take those experiences and opportunities for granted because I know… Read More

Over the years with HAWAII FIVE-0!


  I can hardly believe it’s already the fifth season of Hawaii Five-0! I was at the very first premiere working for Hawaii News Now … no one knew what to expect. Doing a red carpet premiere for a TV show is unusual and none of us had ever done one before! lol We were all designated… Read More

Snow Vacation in Canada!


  This was our first time doing a snow vacation with our little guy and we were nervous. International travel is hard enough but we were exposing him to cold weather, altitude and snow for the very first time. The plane ride actually isn’t too bad! Pretty much the same as a typical flight to… Read More

Honey Bees Leave a Sweet Surprise for Maui Homeowner


  With a laugh, Helena Suehiro describes the experience, “It’s crazy!” Her mother’s Haiku house has been targeted not once, but twice by hungry honey bees. The house was built in the 90′s and doesn’t have insulation. The space between the walls in the living room became the perfect home for some honeycomb.   Helena… Read More

Oahu’s Secret Spots


  This was one of my favorite assignments when I was working at the news. My boss told me he wanted me to go up in a helicopter… I’m afraid of heights so I was a little wary of the assignment. I accepted the “challenge” and headed to the airport with my photographer Brenton Awa… Read More

How I miss you…


  Instead of a eulogy, her best friends were asked to share about Sarah in photos and happy memories…   We were silly girls… always side by side… whispering and giggling. Twenty years of friendship… birthday parties, gymnastics, plays, May Day, proms, graduation… you name it. I don’t remember a time, when Sarah’s big bright… Read More

Jackson Surfs “The Cove”


  Jackson and I went surfing with Pénélope while she was here with us (she’s our French exchange student). It was a small day at “The Cove” – perfect for surfing with baby. It was just our third time out on my longboard together. For other surfer mamas out there – the water wings work… Read More

Splish-splash on “The Tub”


  I was recently invited to be on the “panel” for “The Tub” on Maui’s Akaku TV (apparently the highest rated show on the network!) … I’m down for pretty much anything so I accepted. Radio personality Larry John is the lead. He decides what everyone is going to talk about for that episode and… Read More

Removing PERMANENT MARKER from the skin


  My son drew all over his body in black permanent ink! At the time of the incident I was super busy. There were two hurricanes in the central Pacific and I had my “meteorology hat” on trying to get updates out as quickly as possible so people were informed about the tropical systems headed… Read More