Entries by Alexandrea

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Big Island’s Fire Goddess, Madame Pele

Every year thousands of tourists visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The National Park is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes. You must be flexible with your travel plans because the volcano is lively, spontaneous. The erratic nature of this national park makes is even more exciting to visit. Yes, Volcanoes National Park […]

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Traditional Hawaiian Food

Traditional Hawaiian food is influenced by the Pacific Polynesian Islands, yet still entirely its own. Hawaii’s diverse population has cultivated a number of delicious meals that you must try. Additionally, Hawaii’s warm, tropical climate makes many of these foods lightweight and fruity. This article will share three traditional Hawaiian foods. Poke Poke echoes the taste […]

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Top Farmers’ Markets on the Big Island

The Big Island has an island culture that is environmentally conscious, self-reliant, and invested in its community. These values are best displayed in public places like Farmers’ Markets. The Big Island has some of the best farmers’ markets in the United States. These cultural hubs are a meeting place and they help Hawaii’s local economy. […]

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The Big Island’s Jungle Town — Hilo

A Small Jungle and Coastal Town On the Big Island, tourists are usually most familiar with the resort town Kailua-Kona. Kailua-Kona welcomes guests yearly to its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. There is plenty to like about Kailua-Kona but the Big Island has other fantastic coastal towns that are often overlooked. One small […]

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Exploring the Wild West of Maui — Makawao

Maui has become one of the most tourist dense islands of Hawaii. Maui has many resorts, as a result there are countless activities and locations on the Valley Isle. But some visitors want to stay rural.  Luckily, there are still a number of locations that are dedicated to agriculture and local life, like Makawao — […]

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Exploring Magical Mauna Kea

According to ancient Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of each Hawaiian island are sacred. Many people believe this to be true. This is one reason (among others) that Hawaiian culture harnesses a great respect for planet earth and environmental sustainability – it’s a product of spirituality.  The summit, Mauna Kea, is one of Hawaii’s sacred peaks. […]

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The Wettest Mountain on Planet Earth

Kauai is a small, rainy island resting at the top of Hawaii’s island chain. It is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and it is known for dramatic landscapes, gorgeous plant life, and oxygen-rich air. Kauai’s age has allowed the landmass time to form stunning mountains, making it a great place for climbing, mountaineering, and […]