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Rise and Fall of the Hawaiian Monarchy

Many people may know that Hawaii is the only State in America with a royal palace. However, many may not know the Hawaiian Kingdom, as compared to monarchies, only lasted a relatively short time. The Hawaiian monarchy started when King Kamehameha unified all the Hawaiian Islands under his rule in 1810. It ended when Queen Liliuokalani abdicated her throne in 1893. Local American businessmen and a contingent of US Marines compelled her to make this fateful decision. Dynasties of the […]

Hanauma Bay, Best Beach in the USA

Hanauma Bay

Why is Hanauma Bay the Best Beach in the USA? Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, on the east side of Oahu, is the best beach in the USA in 2016. This is according to the popular Doctor Beach’s Top 10 Beach List.  Since 1991, coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University,  has produced this widely recognized list. Most people know him better as Doctor Beach. Dr. Leatherman selected Hanauma Bay for its clean and beautiful white sand beach, […]

Commonly Used Words in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Unique Dialect Perhaps more so than traveling to any other place in the US, you may come across words and phrases that you are probably not used to hearing. Many local residents commonly incorporate words into their speech from the Hawaiian language as well as from languages from other ethnic groups. This includes the Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese, Koreans and Portuguese, whose ancestors immigrated to Hawaii many generations ago. Below are some of the commonly used words in Hawaii. Also, […]

Visiting Historic Haleiwa

Plans for Visiting Historic Haleiwa When some Oahu residents say they’re heading out to the country, they could very well mean two things. They could be heading out to the North Shore, they could be visiting historic Haleiwa or both. In Haleiwa, residents and visitors can enjoy the laid-back charms of a less urbanized area of Oahu. In the summers, they can head out to nearby Waimea Bay. Here, they can relax in the calm clear blue water and enjoy […]

Uncovering the Secrets of Mauna Kea

The Tallest Mountain in the World Not too many people are aware that Hawaii has the tallest mountain in the world. What you say? It’s not Mt. Everest in Nepal?  Well, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world if you measure it from sea level. Measured from the sea floor, the tallest mountain in the world would be Mauna Kea at over 33,000 feet. You can find this mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii. Other Mauna Kea […]

One of the Most Visited Attractions in Hawaii

Punchbowl, One of the Most Visited Attractions in Hawaii The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is one of the most visited attractions in Hawaii. You can visit the cemetery within an extinct volcanic cinder cone above Honolulu. As a result, most people simply call it Punchbowl because of its bowl-shape crater. Here, you can visit the graves of those who gave their lives for their country. Visitors can also view a large display depicting America’s numerous battles in the […]

Robert Louis Stevenson and Hawaii

The Ties Between Robert Louis Stevenson and Hawaii Many famous authors have written about the lure and beauty of Hawaii, including Mark Twain, Jack London and James Michener. Mark Twain’s most well-known quote about this place was that “Hawaii is the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” Jack London wrote a compilation of short stories in his book, Stories of Hawaii. James Michener is famous for his novel entitled Hawaii and for the movie based upon […]

Captain Cook in Hawaii

The Captain Cook in Hawaii A person that has had considerable influence in Hawaii’s history was British explorer, Captain James Cook. In addition to exploring uncharted areas of the Pacific, he was the first European to make contact with people of Hawaiian Islands. Here is the story of Captain Cook in Hawaii. It started when his ship, the HMS Resolution, landed at Waimea on the island of Kauai in 1778. As with most Europeans when first landing on places not  […]

Hawaiian Petroglyphs

Hawaii has a number of sites with petroglyphs. In such instances, the ancient Hawaiians have scratched into rock faces figures or symbols with sharp pieces of stone. Many of the drawings are of animals, stick-figure caricatures, religious symbols or cryptic geometric designs. Typically, Hawaiian petroglyphs were carved into smooth pahoehoe type of basaltic lava. While they are on all of the major islands, you can find most Hawaiian petroglyphs on the Big Island of Hawaii. No one may truly know […]

Hawaiian Holidays

Enjoying Hawaiian Holidays When visiting the Aloha State you should be aware of a number of Hawaiian holidays that residents celebrate. During these times, attractions, beaches, shopping centers and other public places may be a little more crowded. But at the same time, there are a number of events of special interests to visitors. See the below on why such holidays can make your travel to the Aloha State more memorable. The Special Hawaiian Holidays Kuhio Day on March 26 […]

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