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Canoe Plants of Hawai’i – 3 Useful Varieties

Before coming to Hawaii, ancient Polynesians had to be very observant to learn and understand the intrinsic value of the items they would carry with them on their long voyage.  Through trial and error, they learned which plants to bring. Plants that could provide what they needed to create and sustain their new life. How… Read more »

Canoe Plants of Hawai’i – What are They?

Plants make life possible on Earth.  They capture the sun’s energy and transform it, like a giant Photovoltaic Solar Panel, into a battery of stored energy we call food. We eat the food and convert it back into energy – to work, play, move, and even to think and feel.  Every culture has its favorite… Read more »

2 Myths of Maui – Legends of The House of the Sun

What is a legend?  It is a story rooted in a historical person, event, or place. Usually, a traditional tale, often regarded as factual, but unauthenticated. A legend is somewhere between history and myth. Like, the legend of King Arthur and Excalibur, the sword King Arthur withdrew from the stone. Hawaiian Legends Ancient Hawaiian legends,… Read more »

House of the Sun – Sacred, Mystical, and Rare

No Matter Our Culture or Heritage, All People are Drawn to the Mountaintop    The mountains are calling and I must go –  John Muir.   I have been to the Mountaintop –  Martin Luther King Jr.  The wind howls but the mountain remains still – Japanese Proverb   Since ancient times, Haleakalā* has been and… Read more »

64 Years – Join in the Paniolo Fun!

Everyone loves a parade! We have heard that saying for ages. When it comes to parades, people on Maui are no different. Especially the residents of Makawao town, where local people have gathered for the last 64 years to participate in a four-day event, the colorful July 4th Paniolo* Parade and Rodeo!  The town spends… 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 the arrival of Western explorers and Protestant Missionaries, the people of Hawai’i 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… Read more »

Hawai’i – A Multicultural and Unique Community

Hawai’i is one of the most racially diverse places in the world. It is truly a “Melting Pot” of many different races and nationalities. All living in harmony. There is no majority, which makes everyone in the minority. Imagine that! And, we call it Mixed Plate! In Hawai’i, when you say Mixed Plate, many people… Read more »

HANA! You’ll Never Want to Leave Part 2

Remember this ⇓⇓⇓ bumpersticker? We mentioned it last week in Hana! You’ll Never Want to Leave, Part 1 Our destination for this week is Wai’anapanapa*. It is a place many residents and visitors are grateful for. So much so, that they want to declare it to the world with this bumper sticker. Wai’anapanapa is a… Read more »