I don't follow Chiphead Harry.
I can't get into Grape Jam, the Web's first sit.com
(nyark nyark, http://www.grapejam.com)
I mean geez, there are like hundreds of these things:
I'm wondering who the heck visits these Web soaps. They really
don't seem worth the time at all: they're not funny enough,
smutty enough, or even interesting enough. This niche should
have disintegrated by now.
Rohit, this Web site I just found seems to be made for us.
Let's start a travel file...
A Day in Honolulu
Spend a day exploring Honolulu with us! We've put together an ideal
itinerary for a day of fun. For more ideas on what to do in Honolulu,
check the Honolulu listings in Destinations & Interests.
In the Morning
Start your day with breakfast at Hau Tree Lanai. This simple terrace on
the beach is a wonderful spot to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of thick
fruit smoothies, grilled mahi mahi with chopped macadamia nuts, crisp
poi pancakes and more. Sunset dining is enhanced by flaming torches and
twinkling lights in the hau tree. One of those gems that people manage
to miss as often as they manage to find, Hau Tree Lanai is well worth
seeking out. Mon-Sat 7-11am, 11:30am-2pm, 5-9:30pm; Sun 7-11am,
noon-2pm, 5:30-9pm. AE,CB,DC,DS,JCB,MC,V. New Otani Kaimana Beach
Hotel. 2863 Kalakaua Ave. Waikiki. Tel. 923-1555.
What better place to shop for swim wear than in Hawaii? If you're very
picky when choosing a bathing suit, the Swim Suit Warehouse is the place
to do it. The selection is vast and varied--literally thousands of
swimsuits are available. Mon-Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. AE,DS,JCB,MC,V.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. 2301 Kalakala Ave., 3rd floor, Building
A. Tel. 922-8100.
Work off breakfast with a hike up Diamond Head. Presiding over Waikiki
and Honolulu like an enormous sentry is the vast, ponderous presence of
Diamond Head. A tuff cone volcano that was created in an enormous
explosion about 150,000 years ago, this 760-foot hill gives visitors
sweeping views of the city to the west and Koko Head to the east. The
best way to see Diamond Head is to climb it. Hiking from the trailhead
at Diamond Head Road to the crater takes approximately 45 minutes and
visitors can find plenty to enjoy along the way, from exploring
abandoned World War II bunkers to sitting by the trail and taking in the
Now it's time to relax and try out your new swimsuit on Waikiki Beach.
This long beach fronting the area of Waikiki and its towering luxury
hotels is popular with swimmers and sunbathers alike. Beach bums can
take surfing lessons, go sailing or canoeing, or simply enjoy the sun.
At the Diamond Head end of the beach is a 75-acre underwater park.
In the Afternoon
Try the local cuisine at Helena's Hawaiian Food. Enjoy a great Hawaiian
meal prepared by Helena Chock, who first began serving her delightful
concoctions in 1946. Among her specialties are Kalua pork (baked in an
underground oven), chicken long rice and opihi (a type of limpet,
considered a delicacy). The decor is simple and the service friendly.
Tue-Fri 11am-7:30pm. No credit cards. 1364 N. King St. at Houghtailing
Street. Tel. 845-8044.
Take the No. 2 over to Bishop Museum. Recognized as the leading museum
of cultural and natural history in the Pacific, the Bishop has
noteworthy collections of Hawaiian artifacts, artwork, apparel and much
more. Visit the exhibits on ancient, colonial and 19th-century Hawaii.
The museum has played a central role in recording and documenting the
cultures of Hawaii and other Polynesian islands. Admission fee includes
entrance to the planetarium. Take the No. 2 School/Middle Street Bus to
Kapalama Street, walk towards the ocean and turn right on Bernice. If
you're driving, take Exit 2-A off H-1. Open daily 9am-5pm. Adults $7.95,
seniors/children $6.95. 1525 Bernice St. at Kapalama. Tel. 847-3511.
For more Hawaiian history, head to the Iolani Palace. Built over the
years 1879 to 1882 by King Kalakaua, this official residence of Hawaii's
last reigning monarchs is the only royal residence in the United States.
Designed in the European style and constructed with material imported
from the mainland, the palace is a stately, elegant symbol of Hawaiian
pride and a testament to the conflicting forces that shook the islands
in the late 19th century. Tours lasting 45-60 minutes are conducted
every 15 minutes. Reservations required. Tours Wed-Sat 9am-2:15pm.
Adults $8, children $2. King Street at Richard Street. Tel. 522-0832.
Grab a refreshing treat from Dave's Hawaiian Ice Cream. Hawaiian ice
cream has a tropical twist. At Dave's, the delicacy is made daily with
fruit, nuts, coconut, pineapple, macadamia nut, lychee, coffee, papaya,
banana and other flavors. Open daily 10am-11pm. No credit cards.
International Market Place, Food Court. 2330 Kalakaua Ave. near Seaside
Street. Waikiki. Tel. 926-6104.
Lay in for a little lei-making at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
With more than 150 stores spread out over a vast area covering four
floors, the Royal Hawaiian is one of Honolulu's largest shopping
centers. In addition to the high-fashion shops such as Chanel and Louis
Vuitton and excellent Hawaiian craft and jewelry stores including the
Little Hawaiian Craft Shop, this mall offers lei-making and Hawaiian
weaving classes, hula lessons and entertainment. Mon-Sat 9am-10pm; Sun
9am-9pm. 2201-2301 Kalakaua Ave. at Royal Hawaiian Avenue. Tel.
In the Evening
Freshen up and head over to Sam Choy's for an early dinner. From his
start with one small eatery on the Big Island of Hawaii, chef Sam Choy's
creative and ono (delicious) Hawaii Regional Cuisine food stylings have
made him a household name throughout the 50th state, prompting record
sales of his first cookbook and preparation of a second one. Come early
because this stylish restaurant with its signature open kitchen fills up
fast with loyal local patrons who don't seem to mind a 30-minute wait to
get in. Service is friendly and fast and portions are huge--some arrive
on 18-inch platters--and every dish offers a symphony of delicate
flavors. Appetizers and entrees not to be missed include brie cheese
fried won ton with pineapple-papaya marmalade, macadamia nut crusted
fish with ginger pesto shrimp and scallops, Kona-style veal osso bucco
with crispy noodles, and oriental lamb chops with creamy pasta or
kapakahi (lopsided) potatoes. Dessert here is a must, especially mango
creme brulee and macadamia cheesecake. Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri-Sat
5-10pm; Sun 10:20am-2pm, 5-10pm. Major cards accepted. 449 Kapahulu
Ave. 2nd floor, at Ala Wai. Tel. 732-8645.
Catch the sunset at House Without a Key. Named after a novel by mystery
writer Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan, this outdoor
terrace cocktail lounge provides an outstanding vantage point for
spectacular Hawaiian sunsets. Settle down and relax under the
century-old Kiawe tree and admire the views of Diamond Head and Waikiki
Beach. Hawaiian music daily 5:30-9pm. Hula dance daily 6-8pm. Open daily
7am-9:30pm. AE,CB,DC,JCB,MC,V. Halekulani Hotel. 2199 Kalia Road at
Lewers. Tel. 923-2311.
We know it's been an action-packed day, but Honolulu nightlife is a
scene that shouldn't be missed! Oahu's nightlife has something for
everyone. While you can still enjoy a quiet dinner and a stroll on the
beach, Honolulu is so lively after dark that you may not be able to
resist the urge to join in the fun. Sunset marks the start of cocktail
hour, and scores of beachgoers head for the bars and seaside lounges for
an early drink. Later in the evening, visitors can choose from hordes of
bars and nightclubs that offer music, comedy, dancing and even glitzy,
Vegas-like productions. The flashier spots can be found on Kalakaua and
Kuhio avenues in Waikiki. Luaus and sunset cruises are also popular
DOS Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and
millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million
machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note
that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers
alone do not denote a higher life form.
-- New York Times, November 26, 1991