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Hawaiian Ecotourism
Hawaiian Ecotourism
Ecotourism is a growing worldwide trend for any traveler who is trying to do right by Mother Nature. Defined by The International Ecotourism Society as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” Ecotourism is the logical progression for the environmentally conscious with wanderlust.
Hawaiian Ecotourism
Hawaii offers an ideal location for ecotourism with its diverse ecosystems, stunning landscapes, and storied history and culture. Recent years have shown an increase in eco-friendly boutique resorts and retreats.

The Big Island has the most variety when it comes to ecotourism. There are at least three facilities spread across ...
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Alfie's Spicy Pickle Recipe
Alfie's Spicy Pickles

Uncle Botsy’s long-time buddy, Alfred “Alfie” Uprichard, first came to Hawaii during World War II. He was stationed in the Navy at Pearl Harbor in February 1942, fueling ships at Ford Island (the house he lived in still stands near the USS Missouri). After the war, he got an engineering degree at Gonzaga University and returned to Oahu, working on submarines at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard from 1950 until his retirement in the late 1970s. Since his wife preferred reading to spending time in the kitchen, the old Irishman began to devote his retirement years to taking cooking classes. His resulting culinary repertoire included Korean meat patties, French onion soup, oven-dried beef jerky and this recipe for pickles. Among his friends, his pickles were renowned as a popular potluck pupu.
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