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Visiting Hawaii: What to Do on the North Shore of Oahu

With hundreds of islands and over seven hundred miles of coastline, the state of Hawaii features some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world. For a family looking for a little bit of everything on their next vacation, Hawaii can be the perfect place to visit. But, unless they know where they’re [...]

Flowers and Plants of Hawaii

It is no wonder that so many people choose to take their vacations in the paradise of Hawaii. Known for its natural beauty, the islands are home to many fragrant species of tropical flowers. The exotic blooms of these species are an instantly recognizable Hawaiian symbol; these blossoms have been used in tattoos, weddings, and [...]

Flowers and Plants of Hawaii

It is no wonder that so many people choose to take their vacations in the paradise of Hawaii. Known for its natural beauty, the islands are home to many fragrant species of tropical flowers. The exotic blooms of these species are an instantly recognizable Hawaiian symbol; these blossoms have been used in tattoos, weddings, and [...]

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 [...]