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10 Reasons We’re Thankful to Live on Maui

10 Reasons We’re Thankful to Live on Maui

This list could've run on for pages and pages. But on this extended holiday weekend, we'll settle for our top 10 reasons to be thankful for living on Maui. Happy Thanksgiving! The people-- People come from all over the world to live on and visit Maui. Most of the...

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The Magical Island of Lana’i: 10 Fun Facts

The Magical Island of Lana’i: 10 Fun Facts

1.) At just over 140 square miles, Lana'i is the sixth largest island of the Hawaiian island chain. During the 2010 census, Lana'i's counted just 3,102 residents. Nearly all reside in the former pineapple plantation town of Lana'i City. 2.) One legend says that Lana'i...

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A Brief History of Pirates in Hawaii

A Brief History of Pirates in Hawaii

Unlike the Caribbean, there hasn't been a long history of pirate activity in Hawaii. But there is one incident, one that many believe was the last large-scale pirate attack in the territories of the United States, which is truly unbelievable. So unbelievable, in fact,...

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Why Hurricanes Rarely Hit Hawaii

Why Hurricanes Rarely Hit Hawaii

Hurricane season in Hawaii usually falls between the months of June and November. However, as exemplified by Hurricane Lane, hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, rarely strike the Hawaiian islands directly. In fact, in nearly 150 years, only three hurricanes have reached...

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson To Play Kamehameha In The King

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson To Play Kamehameha In The King

“The Rock” becomes “The King” with his new starring role as Kamehameha I in Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s, The King. Robert Zemeckis is set to direct the movie which was written by Braveheart’s Randall Wallace. A little background on Kamehameha. In 1802, King...

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A Brief History of the Ukulele in Hawaii

A Brief History of the Ukulele in Hawaii

The Hawaiian-style ukulele ("jumping flea"), pronounced in Hawaii as ooh (like boo)-koo-lele, as opposed to the more popular form you-ka-laylay, is a staple in Hawaiian music and culture. It is thought to have arrived here in the form of a Portuguese musical...

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Popular Tropical Cocktails on Maui

Popular Tropical Cocktails on Maui

Sure, you may look like a tourist while sitting at a beach bar with an aloha shirt, sunglasses, a straw hat and big fruity drink with an umbrella or pineapple wedge hanging precariously off the rim of the glass, but damn... who cares? Tropical drinks can be served...

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A Brief History of Plate Lunches in Hawaii

A Brief History of Plate Lunches in Hawaii

Though poke is now a "thing" on the mainland, here in Hawaii the plate lunch is still king. So what is a plate lunch? Simply, a plate lunch is a scoop of macaroni salad, two scoops or rice and some sort of protein. Popular proteins include chicken katsu (fried chicken...

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A Brief History of “Slippahs” in Hawaii

A Brief History of “Slippahs” in Hawaii

Here in Hawaii, we don't call them flip-flops, thongs, zoris or jandals. No, they're slippers, or slippahs. We wear them at all times and for every occasion. Whether we're headed out to a fancy dinner, around the corner to the grocery store, or to the beach, slippers...

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