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12 Must Try Foods in Hawaii

Ahi Poke at a restaurant. Looks like a bit of wasabi on top. Yum! Copyright Sam Howzit at Flickr Creative Commons. Hawaii Food - ONO! You can find most of the food you're used to eating in the mainland US, but there is also an incredible variety of food that you have probably

Hawaiian Heiau Landmarks – Not for Fun and Games

Click heiau image to enlarge. The first time I visited a heiau in Hawaii was my last time. Though I wouldn't call myself 'intuitive' by any stretch of imagination, I felt something strong there. Strangely, I felt uncomfortable and as if I was in the wrong place, just being there. It probably didn't

Accomplished Hawaiians

These are some well known local Hawaiians that have excelled at their art: Duke Kahanamoku - Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a competitive swimmer, actor, and businessnman. He is perhaps best known for bringing the sport of surfing to many people in the early 1900's. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole  - "Bruddah IZ", singer, songwriter, ukelele

Taimane – Hawaiian Ukulele Player Extraordinaire!

I was looking through Youtube to find some Hawaiian music and again came across this fantastic ukulele player, Taimane. She has complete mastery over this instrument. I'm nearly spellbound watching her play. Here's an outdoor performance she did to help promote Kamehameha Schools Ho'olaule'a 2013. Wish you were there?

Hawaiian Language

Here are some resources for those of you interested in learning more about the almost lost Hawaiian language. Hawaiian Language Universities offering Hawaiian Language Courses: University of Hawaii Chaminade University Hawaii Pacific College Websites with Hawaiian Language Information: Youtube Videos of Hawaiian Language Books about Hawaiian Language

Hawaiians

From Wikipedia: Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli or Hawaiʻi maoli) refers to the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants. Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original Polynesian settlers of Hawaii. According to the U.S. Census Bureau report for 2000, there are 401,162 people who identified themselves