As we straggle out of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, thoughts tend to turn to tropical delights, which of course includes food.
What better way to banish the doldrums than thinking about eating in the Hawaiian islands?
Let’s begin with bricks of chocolate from Kauai….
Then there’s the moment when my picky son decided that seafood was pretty yummy. Thank you, Maui’s Paia Fish Market….
Some artful little fruit tarts by the wizards at Waikiki’s “pink palace,” the Royal Hawaiian….and how to enjoy expensive Waikiki hotels without actually paying to stay there.)
On the Big Island, you can visit the Mauna Loa factory and pick up Hershey kisses made with macadamia nuts, sold only in the islands….
Here’s our guide Warren Costa showing my son about delicious dragon eyes fruit in Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island….
And every Waikiki sunset deserves an adult beverage; this one under the famous banyan tree at the Moana Surfrider hotel Beach Bar….
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Just So You Know Disclaimer: The state Hawaii Tourism Authority through Cilantro Media paid my way to Hawaii for the So Much More Hawaii bloggers press trip, and also paid most of my expenses while I was there. They did not tell me what I could or could not blog about during the trip.)