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  1. Insider Travel Itineraries for 9 Far-Flung CitiesThe typical days and ​play-it-by-ear nights of locals from Lagos, Stockholm, Beijing, Honolulu, Dubai, San Francisco, Bogotá, Bangkok, and Oslo.
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    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting HonoluluOur list of essentials includes the Holoholo podcast, how-to pidgin videos, and some very enviable Instagram accounts.
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    Hike a Volcano, Volunteer on a Taro Farm, and Other Ways to Escape WaikikiWhen you’re full up on Honolulu, head for the hills. And by hills we mean volcanoes.
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    Mai Tais, Lava Flows, and Japanese Whisky: Where to Drink in HonoluluThe bar scene on Oahu is as diverse as the island itself, slinging polished cocktails and craft beers alongside neo-tiki concoctions.
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    The Insider’s Guide to Honolulu’s ChinatownHonolulu native Laurien “Lala” Nuss highlights the wet markets, galleries, restaurants, and performance spaces that make the area special.
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    EDM Downtown and Jazz in Chinatown: A Live Music Guide to HonoluluWhatever you’re in the mood to hear — throbbing house music, indie hip-hop, slack-key guitar — Aloha Got Soul’s Roger Bong knows where to find it.
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    Poi Donuts and Other ‘Broke Da Mouth’ Desserts in HonoluluWe hope you packed your stretchy pants, because this city is delicious.
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    What to Do in Kaka‘ako, Honolulu’s Hippest NeighborhoodWhatever you’re into right this hot minute — yoga, street art, karaoke, fancy toast — you’ll find a version of here.
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    Where to Buy Reversible Bikinis, Vintage Kimonos, and More in HonoluluDon’t waste money on dashboard ornaments and cheap ukuleles. Shop for locally made keepsakes instead.
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    Honolulu’s Best Beaches for Surfing, Snorkeling, and SunrisesThe hit list includes Diamond Head, Lanikai, Makapu’u, and of course Waikiki.
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    Where Organic Farmers and Top Chefs Eat in HonoluluOahu is teeming with farm-to-table fare, though it’s true — many locals still have a place in their hearts for Spam.
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    Week 5: Honolulu Is a Real City, Not Just a Vacation DestinationWaikiki is still a hit with tourists, but an inspiring wave of homegrown entrepreneurship has thrust many other neighborhoods into the spotlight.
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    Where the Locals Would Stay in Honolulu If They Weren’t LocalIncluding tropical boutique hotels, stately legacy resorts, and a beach spot that’s perfect for budget travelers.