Posts Tagged ‘culture’

In Honolulu, a Royally Good Time Awaits

You think visiting beaches, and you think Hawaii. You think visiting palaces, and you think Europe. But just as sure as you can sun on the beach in Europe (hi, Mediterranean coast), you can tour a palace in Hawaii. Honolulu’s Iolani Palace was built for King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in 1882 and served as […]

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Why the Hawaii State Library Matters

A recent article published some incredible facts about the Hawaii State Library. The century-old building opened in 1913, the result of a $100,000 gift from famed businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The article further noted that the library now houses nearly 600,000 books in 107,000 square feet of space in downtown Honolulu, and has survived […]

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Three Worthwhile Movies on Surfing at the Maui Film Fest

We’re a proud sponsor of the Maui Film Festival. As such, this is the third and final post in a three-part series previewing this amazing event. Read the first two posts here and here. And don’t forget to check out our ad in the festival e-book here. There aren’t many good films about surfing and […]

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Two Luaus to Take Your Breath Away

In a recent post, we debunked four myths surrounding the Hawaiian tradition everybody thinks they know but few understand – the luau. Now, we turn our attention to two luaus that are doing it right.  Both of these Maui-based events embrace the ancient cultural roots of the celebration while maintaining the chief ingredients we’ve all […]

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A Little History Lesson…LAHAINA!…come and see for yourself…

Lahaina means “merciless sun.” That’s because even when it rains in Kapalua and Ka’anapali, the sun is probably still shining in Lahaina. Sometime around 1794 King Kamehameha the Great conquered Maui and later named Lahaina the capitol of his kingdom. It remained the capitol of Hawaii until King Kamehameha III moved it to Honolulu in […]

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