Hawaii is Reopening This Week, And We Have a Deal For You

By Candy's Dirt / October 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

As of Oct. 15, travel to Hawaii will be expanded without the mandatory 14-day quarantine if travelers have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of travel. Jon Anderson says he’s planning to head to the Aloha State ASAP. Interestingly, there just happens to be a unit open at his building, Colony Surf. Do you […]

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Island-inspired living in Kapalua Bay

By Candy's Dirt / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments
Kapalua Bay
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Hotels Claim Victory As Honolulu Limits Vacation Rentals

By Jon Anderson / July 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hawaii has had a complicated relationship with the short-term vacation rental market. Back before Silicon Valley got its claws into the process, these types of arrangements were called B&Bs (bed and breakfasts). Stereotypically, older ladies with a penchant for macramé would rent rooms and provide a meal or two – hence the name. In recent […]

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Haughty Baggage Checks-In To New Mandarin Oriental Honolulu Residences

By Jon Anderson / January 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

When I saw the Mandarin Oriental construction fencing go up across from the Honolulu convention center, my curiosity was piqued. First, the Mana’olana Place development isn’t a stellar location. To contradict the marketing materials, it is not “steps from the beach” and certainly not while schlepping chairs, towels and sunscreen. It’s also flanked by a […]

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Jon Anderson: The Overhead Bin is The Best Place to Hang a Christmas Stocking

By Jon Anderson / December 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

This week, CandysDirt.com staff are writing about holiday decor and the best places to hang Christmas stockings. Since graduating college, my best place for holiday stockings has been on my feet as I drove to an airport. Flush with money from my first big-boy job, I booked my first international trip to Europe for the […]

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Re-Do or Re-Done: Hawaiian Duo on Diamond Head Offer Choice

By Jon Anderson / November 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Back in 1982, two oceanfront thirds of an acre caught the eye of a developer who created a four-unit community behind private gates. Called Ku’u Makana it’s located in Honolulu at the foot of Diamond Head crater on the island of Oahu.  Each of the four units are identical 3,536 square feet indoors and another […]

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