The Story Behind Ni‘ihau: Hawaii’s Forbidden Island

None of Hawaii’s treasured shorelines are quite as untouched as those of Ni‘ihau, known to locals and foreigners as the “Forbidden Island.” Even though it’s so close to modern civilization, in 2018, there are still no roads or running water, and the village runs solely on solar-powered electricity. On Ni‘ihau, islanders speak their traditional dialect […]

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Here’s the Story Behind Hawaii’s Kona Coffee

Hawaii’s world-renowned coffees flourish in the volcanic soil and unique climates found in various locations throughout the islands. Though gourmet luxury coffee is grown on Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and Molokaʻi, none is more famous than the variety grown in the districts of Kona on the Big Island. Introduction of coffee to Hawaii The first coffee […]

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7 Rare Photos From Hawaii That Will Transport You Back In Time

From the first Europeans visiting the islands in 1778 and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1795 to Hawaii’s admittance to the United States of America in 1959, the Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history, heritage, and culture. The Aloha State has undoubtedly undergone monumental change throughout its history, and these rare photos […]

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How To Spend An Unconventional (But Amazing) Day On Hawaii’s Island Of Lanai

From exploring shipwrecks to relaxing with rescues at a cat sanctuary, Lana’i is home to more adventures than one might think. The small island situated between Molkolai, Kahoolawe, and Maui is Lanai, and while it’s the tiniest of the Hawaiian islands, it’s also one of the most unique. The island is home to one single […]

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The 5 Best Boutique Hotels on Oʻahu in 2021

Some of the grandest hotels and resorts on Oʻahu are those with only a few hundred rooms. Standing in defiance to the saying, “bigger is better,” these boutique hotels have astounded visitors and locals with their perfectly manicured properties, stylish rooms and distinctive personalities. Below are just five—trust us, there are many more—of the best […]

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