How The Hawaiian Islands Were Created and Other Volcano Magic

Hawai’i is full of superlatives.  Stunning sunsets, giant waves with excellent surfers, magnificent rainbows, the world’s tallest mountain… wait!  What? The worlds’ tallest mountain? What about Mount Everest?  If you measure Mauna Kea on the Big Island from the seafloor to the summit, it is 33,500 feet high, while Mt. Everest is only 29,029 feet… Read more »

The Thrill and Excitement of Traditional Games During the Hawaiian New Year

Centuries before the European sea-faring explorers discovered Hawai’i, the people living on these islands had already developed a great New Year’s tradition.  This tradition is called Makahiki. The Makahiki preparations, ceremonies, and celebrations were extensive. This special time of the year lasted from October through January. Four months were needed for all the activities that… Read more »