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Visiting Maui

The island of Maui is always among the top vacation destinations in the world, and is one of the most popular islands in Hawaii. This island offers numerous tourist activities for couples and families, and stunning views from nearly any vantage point on the island. Maui is known for over 120 miles of sparkling beaches [...]

Contemporary Vs. Traditional Luau

The traditional Hawaiian feast now known as the luau dates back hundreds of years. Before the reign the Hawaiian King Kamehameha II, men and women in Hawaii were not allowed to eat together. After abolishing this law in 1819, he held a symbolic feast with women invited. At this feast, King Kamehameha served a traditional [...]

The Symbolism of Hawaiian Leis

Leis are one of the most recognizable symbols of Hawaii. This beautiful hand-woven wreath is usually made of tropical flowers, though it may also be made of shells or other materials. Flower leis are most often made of orchids or plumeria. Both varieties are known for their large, fragrant blooms.
The lei-giving custom was first observed [...]

The History of Hawaii

Hawaii has a long history before it became a U.S. state in 1959. In fact, the island chain was first settled about two centuries ago by Polynesians traveling by canoe from either Tahiti or from the Marquesas Islands. These early settlers brought pigs, dogs, chickens, coconut, sugarcane, bananas, and taro, each of which would become [...]

Hawaiian Flowers

It is no wonder why many people vacation in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, known for its extraordinary beauty. Hawaii is home to dozens of exotic plants and animals, including many species of fragrant tropical flowers that have become an immediately recognizable symbol of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii’s most popular flower species are used in [...]