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Must-See Maui Museums

Must-See Maui Museums

Known as The Valley Isle, Maui is the second-largest island of Hawaii and is famous for its spectacular beaches, diverse nature and activities. While spending most of your vacation outside in this tripical paradise, exploring local culture can enhance your experience and make your trip more memorable. Enter Maui museums! Compact and easy to visit, they are full of artifacts and stories about everything that shaped Hawaii as we know it today. Spend 30-60 minutes indoor, between your morning and…

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8 Hawaiian Treats to Try When Visiting the Islands

8 Hawaiian Treats to Try When Visiting the Islands

Visiting Hawaii is a dream come true for many due to the glorious beaches, weather, diverse beautiful nature, and Hawaiian food. Speaking of Hawaiian food, it is to die for. If you’re planning on dieting in Hawaii, just don’t. With a variety of food choices as well as delicacies, you will certainly enjoy the taste of Hawaiian treats. Malasada Malasada is a Hawaiian staple and is considered one of favorite fried Hawaiian treats. Malasada was originally from Portuguese in the…

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Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

On March 26th all of Hawaii comes together to celebrate the birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole – known as “the Citizen Prince” and “the Prince of the People”. Prince Kuhio Day was established in 1949 as Hawaii state holiday. Prince Kuhio is fondly remembered and celebrated for his role and persistent efforts towards carving a better life for the Hawaiian people. Prince Kuhio was born in 1871 on the island of Kauai. The sacred site of his birthing house…

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Safe Sunscreens for Hawaii and You: A Closer Look At Sun Protection

Safe Sunscreens for Hawaii and You: A Closer Look At Sun Protection

Heading to Hawaii for a much needed vacation? You will need to bring a safe sunscreen or to buy it locally to protect yourself from sunburn. Take note: Hawaii’s new sunscreen law bans sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate due to the bleaching effect of those ingredients on coral reefs. You can no longer buy sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate in Hawaii, and many sunscreen brands re-formulated their sunscreens to replace oxybenzone and octinoxate with other ingredients. While it’s very important to protect…

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5 Best Coffee Makers for Vacation Rentals

5 Best Coffee Makers for Vacation Rentals

If you are a vacation rental owner, you want only the best amenities for your guests to make them feel right at home. This also often means providing them with the best coffee maker to make their favorite cup of Joe. And when your vacation rental is in Hawaii, a great coffee maker is an invitation to test multiple Hawaii-grown coffee varieties and make memories to last. So, if you own a vacation rental and are looking to get a…

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Five Types of Whales Found Near Maui

Five Types of Whales Found Near Maui

The opportunity to see whales in the wild is an experience you are sure to never forget! Their intriguing behaviors can include spouting torrents of water out of their blowholes, slapping the water with their massive tails or fins, or even “breaching” the surface to pop their heads out and take a look around. Many types of whales come to breed in the warm tropical waters around the Hawaiian islands before making their migration north to spend their summers in…

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Crouching Lion Hike: A Walk through the Jungle [CLOSED]

Crouching Lion Hike: A Walk through the Jungle [CLOSED]

2021 UPDATE: This trail is closed. The Crouching Lion is a formidable hike, only for experienced hikers. It is formidable because of the steep climb through the thick forest, stepping over large tree roots webbing throughout the trail, slippery grounds, overgrown bushes, and the risky walk on knife-edge hilltops with sharp 1000 feet drop offs. Want to feel like Tarzan for a day? This is your jungle! The Crouching Lion is also known as the Pu’u Manamana. Pu’u in Hawaiian…

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Hawaiian Pronunciation Guide

Hawaiian Pronunciation Guide

Hawaiian language belongs to the Polynesian language family. The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only 13 letters: 5 vowels and 8 consonants. This Hawaiian Pronunciation Guide is a simplified overview for English speakers with recorded examples kindly provided by Hawaiian language specialist Kamalani Johnson. Our Use of Transcription Words in square brackets [ ] show the pronunciation of Hawaiian words. Such notation is called transcription in linguistics. For the purposes of this article, we use our own very simple transcription system,…

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50 First Dates Filming Locations (2004)

50 First Dates Filming Locations (2004)

50 First Dates is a 2004 romantic comedy that was filmed in Hawaii. The story takes place on the island of Oahu, so the audience is treated to some truly epic 50 First Dates filming locations. Here, Henry (Adam Sandler), a marine biologist who’s far more terrified of commitment than he is of sharks, meets the beautiful Lucy (Drew Barrymore) at the Hukilau Café – where he finds her eating waffles every single morning. But Lucy suffers from an ‘anterograde…

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Taking a Dog to Hawaii

Taking a Dog to Hawaii

Hawaii is often number one on people’s bucket lists. It is a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons and even family vacations. But if your furry family member is on the list of travelers, then study the subject of taking a dog to Hawaii seriously and well in advance. If you’re talking about a cat or dog, it’s possible, but not at all easy. If you are talking about some other type of animal, it’s almost impossible. Hawaii has strict pet import…

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