CultureHawaiiTravel

Polynesian Dances and Chants Explained

What would you do if you had no way to write or record anything in your life? How would you remember anything? From day to day life to ancestry, we rely solely on the written record to safeguard history. Before the written word existed, cultures found their own ways to …

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5 Family Friendly Things to Do in Maui

Miles of coastline, incredible sunsets, gorgeous views and endless activities draw millions of people to Hawaii annually. One of the things that makes Hawaii so unique is that it’s appeal is wide and varied. Paris may be for lovers, but Hawaii is for lovers, solo travelers, adventure seekers, surfers, hikers, beach …

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Residence Inn Maui Puts the Relaxation Back in Vacation for Parents

Have you ever come home from a family vacation and felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? As a child, my memories of family vacations play through my head like a highlight reel, remembering only the best parts. Being a parent is like getting the chance to see …

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HawaiiTravel

The Best Ways To Experience Hawaii: Land, Sea and Air

Aloha and e komo mai (welcome)! Ask almost anyone you know what their dream vacation is and chances are they’ll say, “Hawaii”. For good reason too – with relatively steady temperatures, a deep and rich history reflective of it’s unique cultures, and sheer beauty, it’s no wonder. Factor in its delicious …

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The Birth of the Hawaiian Luau

The Polynesian culture is defined by a oneness with nature, and it has played a large role in the evolution of religion and related practices within the culture. These traditions honored the milestones of life while incorporating the organic elements that make up the world and provide for the community. …

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5 Underrated Things to Do in Wailea

Wailea is a resort community on the south side of Maui, Hawaii. Wailea has some of the most beautiful golden-sand beaches in the country, and is also known for its luxury hotels such as the Hotel Wailea, resorts and condos. There are world-famous golf courses along with the beaches as …

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The Best Hotels in Honolulu for Beach Lovers

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, offers all the diverse cultural and outdoor attractions expected of a big city. But nothing beats the lure of open water. If you’re traveling to Honolulu with dreams of surfing, water sports and lounging on white sands, then check out the following hotels. All four …

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Tour the Na Pali Coast with Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventures

The Na Pali Coast is one of the most special places on Kaua’i. Along the North-West coast, these rugged cliffs offer grand views of valleys, caves and waterfalls winding their way to ocean depths below. In order to protect this beautiful terrain, Na Pali can only be seen one of …

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4 of the Best Places To Eat In Kauai For A Truly Diverse Experience

One of the strongest reflections of any culture, any place, is it’s cuisine. With it’s distinct asian influences, Polynesian staples and penchant for fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the island of Kauai is a haven for foodies and casual travelers alike. Take a tour with me along the island’s coast as …

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Meet the Cheery Beachfront Kauai Shores Hotel

Normally before a trip I spend a small amount of time getting myself aquainted with the hotels, activities and areas I’ll be experiencing. However, with a last minute hotel change (as sometimes happens during travel) and a hectic schedule I hadn’t got the chance to give Kauai Shores Hotel a …

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Hawaii

Looking for an Unplugged Family Escape?

Hanalei Colony Resort is set on the lush, tropical grounds of Kauai’s North Shore. The buildings features traditional low-rise plantation style building with incredible views of Hanalei Bay and Kauai’s lush mountains. At check in I was excited to find out that I would be staying in an ocean front …

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Learning How to Surf in Kauai

Excited to cross off another ‘first’ on my unofficial Kauai Travel Bucket List I arrived at Hawaiian Surfing Adventures for, you guessed it, a surfing lesson. I would be taking my lesson with fellow bloggers and it was a first for all of us, so today was about to get …

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A Jungle Adventure in Kauai

As soon as I saw the itinerary for the Jungle Valley Adventure at Princeville Ranch Adventures, it became number one on my Kauai Travel Bucket List. Mostly because it offered a little bit of everything – kayaking, zip lining, hiking and waterfalls but also because it encompassed so many “firsts” for me.  At check-in I …

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A Day Well Spent on a Horseback Tour of Kauai

After fourty minutes of driving my GPS directed to me to turn on a dirt road, painted the infamous Hawaiian red. It was then that I realized two things. One, I was very near the coast. Two, I had surely arrived at CJM Country Stables as the wooden fence line …

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Waimea Plantation Cottages offer a relaxing escape in Kauai

In the 1800’s a young man by the name of Hans Peter Fayé traveled from his native Norway to settle on the island of Kauai. In addition to sugar, Fayé also owned a copra (used to extract coconut oil) plantation. It is on 30 of those acres that Waimea Plantation Cottages reside today. …

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Relax Like a Queen at the Laniwai Spa in Hawaii

Imagine being a lush, tropical garden, letting the sunshine warm your body and listening to the sound of the ocean lapping against the shore while you relax in an herbal pool. Think about how incredible it would be to spend an afternoon soaking in a vitality bath infused with flower, …

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