Lavonne Leong

Lavonne Leong

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Our Guide: Spalding House

  the spacious grounds of the spalding house features moving art, surprise sculptures and plenty of room for a cartwheel. Photo: lavonne leong Where: Spalding House, the former home of Academ...

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Our Guide: Gunstock Ranch

Photo: Lavonne Leong Where: Gunstock Ranch, a 600-acre recreation space on Oahu’s North Shore. Who: Two adults and their two children, ages 8 and 9. The minimum age for a horseback rid...

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Our Guide: Kualoa Ranch

Photo: Lavonne Leong Where: Kualoa Ranch, a working cattle ranch and farm that offers ATV, horseback, zipline, land and boat tours in Windward Oahu. Who: Two families with five kids, ages 4 through...

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We Tried It! Ziplining at CLIMB Works at Keana Farms

Photo: Lavonne Leong Who: Two moms, two 8-year-olds (a girl and a boy), one gymnastic 13-year-old. Almost all first-time zipliners. What: The ziplining course at CLIMB Works at Keana Farms When...

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Our Guide: Waimea Valley

Photo: Lavonne Leong Where: Waimea Valley, an 1,875-acre, partially intact ahupuaa on Oahu’s North Shore. Who: Three adults, four kids ages 2, 3, 8 and 9. When: We visited from 10:30 a.m....

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Our Guide: Wet & Wild Hawaii

Family troubleshooting: How to get the most bang for your buck out of Wet & Wild's popular waterpark in summer, without losing your mind.

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6 Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities for Hawaii Families

Photos: Karen DB Photography   A weekend afternoon at Laniakea: sun-warmed sand, gentle summer surf and a gaggle of wet, salty, happy children. Perfect. But this is not just another day at th...

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Our Guide: Bishop Museum’s World of WearableArt™ Exhibit

Photos: Lavonee Leong What: The World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) exhibit Where: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Who: An after school sewing class, children 8-11 years old. When: Saturday mor...

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New Attractions at Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park turns 50 years old. We revisit a favorite from small-kid-time.

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Weekend Adventure: Play, Walk and Swim at Waimea Valley

Photos: Karen DB Photography If you grew up on Oahu, you’ve probably been to the lush, green valley behind Waimea Bay. Once, Waimea Valley was a place known for its show featuring cliff diver...