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Laupahoehoe Point

Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii

Laupāhoehoe is a small village located in the District of North Hilo, along the Hamakua Coast, on the north facing shore of the Big Island of Hawai'i. The commu...
lahaina noon

Lahaina Noon

Lahaina Noon: When the sun casts no shadow Lahaina Noon is a tropical solar phenomenon where the sun passes exactly overhead at solar noon (the subsolar point)...
okole

Sweet Okole

Sweet ʻŌkole, After seeing the cover photo to this post you're either laughing, frowning, or wondering. In modern day the Hawaiian word (which is also associate...
Kamehameha

Kamehameha The Great

Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea There are differing versions of Kamehameha's birth, be...
hula

Merrie Monarch Festival

Hawaiian Cultural Festival The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural festival that takes place annually in Hilo, Hawaii. Many Hawai'i halau hula (sch...
cluster

‘Ohi’a Lehua

The ʻōhiʻa lehua is a species of flowering evergreen tree that is native to the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to the six largest islands, Kauai, O'ahu, Moloka'i, La...
temple

Byodo-In Temple On Oahu

Byodo-In Temple The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational Buddhist shrine located on the island of O'ahu at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in the Valley o...
sampan bus

Hilo Sampan Bus

BROWSE PHOTOS IN ABOVE GALLERY A Hilo taxi driver by the name of Fukumatsu Kusumoto felt taxi fares were too expensive and wanted to provide lower, cost-ef...
lava rock

Lava Rock Kapu

A social media post by Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant Malia Mahi went viral recently. She posted a short blurb about noticing a young boy who's family visit...
Kapono

Henry Kapono Is Pono

The musical talents of Henry Kapono has been embedded into the hearts of Hawai'i Locals for nearly 5 decades. His Hawaiian & Island contemporary music creation...