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6 Hawaiian Words for Nature That Will Change How You Look at the Islands’ Natural Beauty

When you’re in Hawaii, you won’t go long without hearing the Hawaiian words aina and pono. You might recognize it in a passing discussion, read it on a sign or spot it on a bumper sticker. The word aina is even in the Hawaii state motto: “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.”  English Translation: “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.” As you can see from the motto, aina translates as “land,” but its meaning goes much deeper than a simple definition. To really understand all the layers of meaning of the word, you also need to understand the […]

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Hawaiian Flowers and Plants You’ll Only Find on the Islands

When he visited the Hawaiian islands in 1866 as a special correspondent for the Sacramento Union, Mark Twain wrote about the islands’ “balmy airs . . . summer seas . . . plumy palms . . . remote summits . . . woody solitudes.” In short, Twain was charmed by the natural beauty of the islands he visited: Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Many visitors and residents alike share his sentiments and admire the natural wonders that the isolated island chain has to offer. To celebrate the start of spring, we’ll be highlighting some of Hawaii’s most exotic and amazing endemic plants, which means […]

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The Pineapple: Meet the Fruit with Surprising Health Benefits and Significant Historical Impact 

Immigrants from distant lands have long had a huge impact on the Hawaiian islands—and the pineapple is no different! This nutritious fruit, which hails originally from South America, shaped the history and culture of Hawaii in significant ways. In fact, at its peak, just one tiny member of the Hawaiian archipelago supplied 75% of the world’s pineapple. Pineapple also has the power to impact your health, by offering eight surprising and wide-ranging benefits for your body that result from its unique makeup.   Discover more about this fascinating fruit, including the role the pineapple played in history, from honoring party guests to cornerstone crop that drew thousands of immigrants to the Hawaiian islands. […]

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Hawaiian Pineapple Recipes & Pineapple Health Benefits

With Hawaii being famous for its Pineapple production, we wanted to talk a look the various health benefits of the pineapple as well as bring you a few new recipes you can try featuring the pineapple. 8 Health Benefits of One Cup of Pineapple Hawaiian Pineapple Recipes Try one of these four pineapple recipes from the Hawaiian Islands: Grilled Pineapple Rings Ingredients Sliced rings of pineapple 1/2” thick Light vegetable oil Salt Pepper Instructions On a very hot barbeque grill, place lightly brushed and seasoned rings of pineapple on grill surface. Grill about 3 minutes per side (looking for grill marks). Recipe Notes Serve with […]

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Living in Hilo: An Insider’s Guide to Living on the Tropical Eastern Side of The Big Island 

The Hawaiian islands feature some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, and the island of Hawaii is no exception. In fact, the island commonly known as the Big Island hosts 11 out of 13 of the world’s climate zones. If you’re looking to make the Big Island your home, you’re sure to find the perfect climate to suit your preferences.   The Big Island was originally formed by six volcanoes, including Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth, which most recently erupted in 2018. Although you will see lava fields down the slopes of the Big Island’s volcanoes, you’ll also find classic Hawaiian white sand beaches, lush rainforests, macadamia nut and coffee farms, ranch land and more.   If you’ve been researching a move […]

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Is It Hawaii or Hawai’i? Understanding the ‘Okina

One of the things we love about moving people to new destinations is sharing insider information and answering questions. When customers move from the Mainland, we often get the following queries: “What’s the right way to say Hawai’i? Is it ha-WHY? Or ha-WHY-ee?” “And, wait, is it ha-WHY-ee or ha-VAI-ee?” “Oh, and what does the apostrophe-like mark mean in Hawai’i and O’ahu?” That little mark is called the ‘okina, and it’s actually an official consonant in the Hawaiian language. It represents what’s called a glottal stop. To practice pronouncing the ‘okina, say the word “uh-oh.” That break between the syllables where your throat closes is […]

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