Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa

Hawaii writer. Chicken wrangler.

Nationally published writer/author providing content for magazines & businesses -- feature length or 140 characters.

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A Farm Stay in the Umbrian Countryside

The Cimbolello Farmhouse in the Umbrian region is a far cry from the cobbled streets of Italy’s famous cities.

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Exploring Florence

They say that you haven’t really seen Italy until you’ve seen Florence. This gorgeous town is where the Renaissance period began and today, Florence is very much a work of art in itself.

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Lumeria Maui

For serenity amid tropical splendor, it’s difficult to beat Maui’s north shore. And set above the Pacific in a lovingly restored 1909 estate on six manicured acres, the all-new, 24-room Lumeria Maui, ...

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

On a white sand beach on the eastern side of Oahu’s famed Diamond Head crater, Kahala Hotel & Resort is only 10 minutes from Waikiki’s hustle but feels a world away. This chic hotel blends seamlessly ...

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Hana Hou!

Manna Mobile - Hana Hou: The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines ...

Sandwich Isle Bread rises to the top.

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We Be Jammin - Hana Hou: The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines ...

Musicians gather on the Island of Hawai‘i for a weeklong extravaganza - and you're invited!

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Family Vacations St. Lucia: Travel Savvy Mom

Drenched in tropical hues, the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa features 254-rooms, four dining options, five bars, three swimming pools, a full-service spa, and the island’s largest water park. An idea...

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Maui’s Haleakala at sunrise

The sun emerges, bathing surrounding clouds in pink and orange
By Kris Bordessa
Three o’clock in the morning on Maui feels just like three a.m. anywhere else in the world – way too early to climb out ...

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Three Must-Try Local Flavors from Hawaii

The food scene in Hawaii features some of the nation’s best chefs serving up high-style cuisine. Step away from the four-star restaurants and orchid-laced drinks, though, and you’ll find the heart of ...

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No More Tangles

Hamakua Hairbrush Company uses sustainable practices to create heirloom quality brushes.

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The Lost Ipu Art of Ni‘ihau

While most gourds were dyed from the outside, one man discovered the traditional method of dyeing from the *inside.

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Wine tasting in Hawaii

Hawaii. Sun, sand, and…wine tasting? The islands may not be your first thought when you think of wine tasting, but oenophiles visiting Hawaii will be happy to note that the beach isn’t the only place ...

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Brew pubs in Hawaii serve up island-style flavors

If you’re one of those people who seek out microbreweries wherever you go, you’ll be happy to know that even way out here in the Pacific, you can find a good brew. Whether your trip brings you to Oahu...