The canonization of Saint Damien was 120 years in the making. Here is the story of the legendary Saint Damien of Molokai.
Lanai is only the sixth largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain but offers tons of majesty in the idle of the sea.
I became aware of the huge contrast to the non-instrument navigators of ancient Hawaii. These helmsmen learned to be finely attuned to nature. Even the color of ocean and the shapes of clouds have meaning to seafarers who have observed them for many years.
Lahaina, Maui has some amazing restaurants. There are a number of great places to choose from. Here are some of the best restaurants in Lahaina, Maui.
Have you ever eaten out of the back of a shrimp truck in Hawaii? No! Wow, you have been missing out! Living on the North Shore of Oahu within a few miles of some shrimp aquaculture farms, the shrimp are big and plentiful.
Step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ in Hawaii. Long before Hawaii became the 50th state, mostly pure Hawaiians roamed the islands. It was an independent Pacific nation. Sadly, foreigners brought with them diseases that nearly decimated the population of true Hawaiians.
There are many different whale watching tours available on Maui. We had heard great things about one tour boat. We boarded the Alii Nui with several other adventurers on a gorgeous March morning at the height of the whale season in Hawaii.
One of the most popular destinations in Hawaii is the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore. It had very humble beginnings, but is now considered the favorite paid attraction on Oahu. The Center gives an in depth cultural experience with Seven Polynesian Countries including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Aetearoa, Marquesas, and the host islands of Hawaii.