Tag: Hawaiian culture

Why We Love Hawaiian Poi (And Why You Should Try It!)

Have you ever heard of Hawaiian Poi? If you’ve ever visited the islands, you’ve likely encountered this unique dish. Poi is a traditional Polynesian food made from pounded kalo [taro]. For many Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Poi is a dietary staple. But for many visitors, it’s shrouded in an air of mystery.  S, what exactly […]

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Learn to Live Aloha: “Kuleana Campaign” Videos

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) have created a new video “Kuleana Campaign” to educate visitors about cultural norms and practices unique to the Aloha State. These unwritten rules are important to knowing what it means “Live Aloha” while enjoying a Hawaii vacation. All of the videos are available […]

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Dragon’s Teeth Maui: Wahi Pana to Na Kanaka Maoli

You might have heard about a popular landmark on Maui called Dragon’s Teeth. This spot on Maui’s western shoreline is steeped in history and is a meaningful place for Native Hawaiians.  Let’s learn all about it and discover the beauty of Makaluapuna Point – Maui’s Dragontooth.  Where is Dragon’s Teeth on Maui Dragon’s Teeth is […]

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Mālama Meaning in Hawaii

Here’s a word you’ll likely see and hear while in Hawaii: mālama. So before you visit, it’s important to understand mālama’s meaning and importance in Hawaiian culture.   Malama means “to care for and protect.” It’s a widely used term that may be applied to almost any situation, and you can easily discover its many uses […]

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