Tag: Hawaiian History

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 »

Fun on the Way to the Top – Upcountry Maui’s Winery

Maui Winery bottles on shelves.

Upcountry Maui.  Maui’s very own description for a way of life. Many upcountry folks on the island of Maui refer to themselves as mountain people. This term usually comes up when being asked about going to the beach. “Oh, no, I’m a mountain person. Why go to the beach when I can see the ocean all… Read more »

Unique Fashion With Rare and Unusual History – The Aloha Shirt

Like so many traditions in Hawai’i, The Aloha Shirt is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture and history. Seeing an Aloha Shirt will make most people feel the irresistible pull toward Hawai’i. Everyone has a dream to someday visit or return to these magical islands.   The Aloha Shirt was initially called The Hawaiian Shirt. It was… Read more »