Category: Hawaiian Life

Hōkūleʻa – Taking Care of the Earth

Old etching of double hulled Tahitian canoes.

The Hōkūleʻa Epic Voyage –  Mālama Honua: To Care For Our Earth The idea for this epic voyage began with a very unusual phone call. Nainoa Thompson, aboard  Hōkūleʻa, spoke via satellite phone to Lacy Veach who was aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Nainoa, aboard Hōkūleʻa, was sailing from Rarotonga to Honolulu and Lacy was… Read more »

Hōkūleʻa Is the Pride of Hawaiian People Everywhere

Old etching of double hulled Tahitian canoes.

The magnitude of the great, double-hulled ocean-going vessel, Hōkūleʻa, launching on her maiden voyage on March 8, 1975, cannot be overstated. It was a monumental event for all people of Hawaiian ancestry worldwide. This single event gave a burst of energy back into the Hawaiian culture and a tremendous upsurge in pride.  Hōkūleʻa was launched… Read more »

Sweet Sounds of Aloha – Suddenly Magic Began!

Ocean and ukulele player, surfers in the background

Hawaiian music is every bit as indigenous and aboriginal to the island chain as the crashing surf and thunderous volcanoes. Each part of our globe has its own unique landscape. This tends to shape its culture; be it music, art, food, dance, or any creative expression. So what would people get if they evolved for… Read more »

Maui Will Soothe Your Soul – 7 Easy Fun Things

When your plane touches down in Maui, after a long flight, there is only one thing on your mind – warm, soft sand between your toes and jumping in the ocean! It will soothe your kinks and wash your concerns away instantly. That is a fact! That is only one thing of many that will… Read more »

7 Reasons to Be on Maui for the Holidays

Long before Western explorers and Protestant Missionaries arrived, Hawai’i people had a time of year called Makahiki*. This time was a season of rest and rejuvenation. The days were shorter and a bit cooler – there was more rain to nourish the earth, and life slowed down.  A natural end of the yearly cycle, the… Read more »

Discover 3 Sacred and Special Places in Maui

Jumping in the ocean from a cliff at sunset.

 Sacred Places are found throughout the world. The word sacred can denote some sort of religious or spiritual significance to the place or site. A good example is Ka Pu’uhonua o Olowalu, a place of refuge sanctified by the gods of Ancient Hawai’i. Like many in Hawai’i, this place is held sacred by the hierarchy of… Read more »

A Look at Your Next Great Adventure in Maui

Late Autumn and early Winter in Maui are terrific! As temperatures on the mainland drop below freezing, the temperatures in Maui become slightly cooler.  The sun is lower on the horizon and it is not so hot on the beach.  It cools down about 10° from the heat of summer and the weather feels perfect! … Read more »