Quirky Customs: Unusual Hawaiian Traditions

From Lelo and Stitch to grass skirt hula dancing, the “mainland” has romanticized Hawai’i from afar for ages. For a good reason, too. The culture of Hawai’i reflects the landscapes of the islands: beautiful, rich, and serene. Its culture began over a thousand years before settlers arrived around 300 AD. Due to the blend of […]

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Is Maui the best Hawaiian island to visit right now?

Anyone who’s ever planned a Hawaii vacation — and has been challenged with choosing one (just one) island for a getaway — could probably benefit from a flowchart diagram that asks you a series of questions and, voila, reveals which Pacific paradise would be your personal favorite. You want world-class surfing, you say? Go to Oahu, particularly the North Shore, […]

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10 Best Places for Snorkeling in Hawaii

Hawaii is among one of the best destinations to go snorkeling thanks to the protected marine areas surrounding the islands. From its crystal-clear waters, its teeming sea life and the tropical, vacation-like weather to all the luxuries a Hawaiian vacation has to offer, there’s almost no place like it. Snorkeling in Maui offers some of the best opportunities […]

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The 5 Most Famous Surfers From Hawaii

With shores like Pipeline on Oahu and Jaws on the island of Maui, Hawaii’s treasured currents have been the training grounds for a series of surf champions over the years. With some more famous than others, here are the most internationally renowned Hawaiian surfers to ever catch those daring waves. Duke Kahanamoku Probably considered the […]

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The Black Sand Beaches Of Hawaii

While every beach’s sand will vary in color from white to buttery yellow to gold, some are deemed special with sands of black. Usually black sand beaches are found near volcanoes, and these magical glossy fragments are made up of lava when it touches the ocean waters. Here’s a look at six black sand beaches […]

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