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My Seoul Adventure

January 16th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Business, The Web, Travel, Video

I returned to Honolulu from Seoul today, twelve hours before I left. Spending three days in South Korea was an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to return. Thanks again to Hawaiian Airlines for the opportunity to document their new nonstop service between Honolulu and Incheon international airports. Our trip coincided with the coldest winter […]

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Hawaii Roads Ranked Among Worst in Nation

September 5th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Government, Hawaii, Travel

“State highway conditions are the best they’ve been in 19 years,” proclaims the Reason Foundation in its 19th Annual Highway Report. Unfortunately, the Aloha State was ranked 47th overall, ahead of only California, Alaska, and Rhode Island. In fact, while Hawaii — perhaps unsurprisingly — has the fewest state-controlled highway miles (1,005 miles, versus 80,214 […]

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“LOST” Travel Package and Tour

December 15th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 31 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

If you’re a “LOST” fan who has been contemplating a visit to “The Island” in January to celebrate the sixth and final season of the show, now is the time to take the leap. Local officials have yet to confirm the advance screening of the “LOST” season premiere at a “Brunch on the Beach” event […]

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‘Man v. Food’ in Honolulu

September 9th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Food, Hawaii, Television

Tonight on the Travel Channel, “Man v. Food” turns the spotlight on Honolulu. The program, which crosses the country in search of local traditions and regional specialties, challenges host Adam Richman to partake in each destination’s indulgences. While on Oahu, he’s introduced to the loco moco at Hukilau Cafe in Laie, kalua pig and pipikaula […]

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Mokulele Airlines Giving Away Trips via Tweets

August 25th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii

Mokulele Airlines, flush with fresh cash and a new hangar,  is giving away two travel passes good for unlimited flights through September. All you have to do is “Spot Scott,” Mokulele CEO Scott Durgin, in downtown Honolulu tomorrow and Thursday. The airline will post Durgin’s location to Twitter with the hashtag #spotscott. The first person […]

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Getting “LOST” at Comic-Con

July 21st, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Lost, Pop Culture

In a few hours, my wife and I will be flying to San Diego for Comic-Con. Called the “Geek Prom,” You could also call it the “Geek Superbowl,” with over 100,000 people attending the four-day program. This will be our second, and perhaps last, Comic-Con trip, as this year’s convention is said to be hosting […]

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Behind the So Much More Hawaii Blogger Tour

June 2nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Blogs, Business, Hawaii, People, Social Media, The Web

Tourism in Hawaii, like tourism worldwide, is down. The mainstream media is fading. Meanwhile, social networking and social media are on the rise, and people are looking for fresh voices and hungry for different experiences. As I reported last week, the Hawaii Tourism Authority launched the “So Much More Hawaii” blogger tour, an experiment to […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

February 26th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Food, Hawaii, Television

Back in December, I was thrilled and terrified to learn that “bad boy” chef and writer Anthony Bourdain was filming an episode of his globetrotting food show, “No Reservations,” here in the Aloha State. Thrilled because Bourdain is sharp, funny, and brutally honest. Terrified because there was a local PR agency involved. Mocking local “handlers” […]

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Frugal Traveler in Hawaii

January 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Media

Travel writer Matt Gross, better known as The Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, tested his penny-pinching mettle on the Big Island and Kauai, and managed to spend only $1,210.93 on a nearly week-long visit to “the least affordable state in the country.” He and his wife stayed in small B&Bs, picnicked on the […]

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HVCB Picks Online Video Partner

November 5th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, The Web

In an attempt to help Hawaii “go viral” in the world of web video, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has partnered with TurnHere, “a full-service Internet video solutions provider to the media, publishing, travel, local and real estate industries.” Specifically, TurnHere will distribute HVCB videos across the Internet via a branded YouTube channel and […]

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