Hawaii Chronicle

By Frank Hamm | News and Notes about Paradise (contributions in English, seldomly in German)

Sweet Memories: Remembering the Reign of Sugar Cane in Hawaiʻi

A symbol of a bygone era in Waipahu’s plantation history undergoes much-needed restoration.<p>By Jayna Omaye<p>Published: 2018.07.12 10:14 AM<p>Photos: Aaron …

Honolulu

Off the Beaten Path » FLUX

<i>Image by John Hook</i><p>Nestled on Maui’s rugged southeastern coastline, along a desolate stretch of highway, is the tiny outpost of Kaupo. If you think …

Maui

Best Hike in the World? Take the Queen's path into Kauai's Alakai Swamp

The trail from the top of Waimea Canyon follows the rim of the <b>Kalalau Valley</b>, drops into a botanical wonderland (<b>Alakai Swamp</b>), and ends at a …

Hiking

International Market Place's new life | Hawaii Aloha Travel

International Market Place’s new life<p>Waikiki’s International Market Place has been the epicenter of Hawaii’s tourism industry since it was first …

Waikiki

Field Notes: Love Hiking? Join the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club.<p>By Catherine Toth …

Hiking

Maui Pineapple Tour – Maui Gold Pineapples – The Aloha 360

Have you been to a Pineapple Farm Tour before? If not, make it a goal to have a tour with the Maui Pineapple Tour, or at least read this blog post, …

Maui

4 Incredible Kaua’i Hikes (That Aren’t the Kalalau Trail)

In mid-April, a record-setting rainstorm flooded the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and closing the …

Hiking

Food Trucks Used to Be Everywhere in Hawai‘i—Where Did They All Go?

O‘ahu’s food truck scene is better than ever.<p>By Catherine Toth Fox<p>Published: 2018.06.22 03:54 PM<p>Food trucks gather every weekday for lunch service at …

Honolulu

Your complete guide to visiting Pearl Harbor

For many, a trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without visiting Pearl Harbor. The Hawaii naval base was attacked on December 7, 1941 and became the …

Military

The life and legacy of Hawaiʻi's influential Charles Reed Bishop

In the 1840s, Hawaii was undergoing great change, and there was a steady influx of outside influences into the kingdom.<p>After months at sea, the brig</i> …

Hawaii

4 Oʻahu surf spots perfect for beginners

When thinking of Oahu’s surf, a few images come to mind. The throaty barrels at Banzai Pipeline. The dangerous, shallow reefs of Rocky Point. The …

What visitors and agents need to know about Hawaiʻi Island's Kīlauea volcano

From my cottage at Puakea Ranch, near the northern tip of the island of Hawaii, I can see a rainbow arching through the pale blue sky over the bright …

Geology

A Brief History of Zipline

Puerto Rico, Alaska, Costa Rica, Nepal, Hawaii—these places have more in common than stunning scenery and exotic postal codes: They’re recognized as …

Ziplining

Where to hike in Kauai to one of the wettest spots on the planet

While most people head to Kauai for sun and sand, hikers who head into the interior of the island will find themselves in one of the wettest places on Earth.<p>Mount Waialeale in the island’s interior receives an average of 450 inches of rain each year, which accounts for its lush vegetation and …

Hiking

Hiking Hawaii's mountains

Magic in the mountains<p>Hawaii’s beaches are its main visitor attraction. But to truly experience the breadth of Hawaii’s beauty, you have to also head …

Defining Dinners » FLUX

<i>Text by Matthew Dekneef & Rae Sojot</i> <i><br>Images courtesy of Hawai‘i State Archives</i><b>Breaking Kapu: When hawaiian Men and Women first Ate Together</b>November, …

Hiking to the scenic summit of Oʻahu’s Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

I tried to mentally will the gray clouds away as we approached the left turn to the posh Aina Haina neighborhood in East Oahu.<p>My husband and I, our …

Hawai`i data shows CO2 at record levels in atmosphere: and growing faster than ever

<b></b>Annual CO2 growth rate. Source: NOAA, ScrippsCarbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to grow at a record rate, promising that climate change …

Ho brah, here are 7 ways to throw a shaka

With its origins shrouded in mystery, the shaka has become one of Hawaii’s hallmark gestures. The base concept is simple: extend your pinkie and …

Here Are 15 Of The Most Hawaiian Photos Ever Taken

Hawaii has a healthy lifestyle

Hawaii’s has a healthy lifestyle throughout the islands. There are a few components such as our proximity to the ocean (like literally, we’re in the …

Swing Back to 1945 with this Local World War II Film

“Last Taxi Dance” reignites the sexual and racial tensions of the last days of World War II in Honolulu—while celebrating Hawai‘i’s filmmaking …

what's island life like

What’s island life like when you’re driving around the island? For one thing – you’ll never get lost.<p>What’s island life like : Cardinal directions …

Using Google Maps for vacations in Hawaii (and beyond)

Does anyone else remember the days when you had to study a map and write down directions? Then, if you traveled on your own, you’d have to try to …

A visual journey through Oahu's lush Mānoa Valley

It’s not a coincidence that <i>m</i><i>anoa</i>, in Hawaiian, means “vast.”<p>Not only is this lush valley on Oahu’s south shore immense in physical size — extending …

Where to eat a loco moco in Hilo, the town that invented it

The least-disputed story of the creation of the loco moco—Hilo town’s legendary, high-calorie contribution to the Hawaii cuisine vernacular—begins in …

Hawaii food we love

Hawaii food we love: Poke, duh!<p>Sushi is a mainland favorite. It’s aesthetically pleasing, decorated in cream cheese with cute designs. Sushi …

7 of Hawaiʻi's most popular lei, and what makes them unique

May Day doesn't have to be the only reason to give or receive a <i>lei*</i>—beautiful necklaces of flowers, leaves, feathers or shells that have become …

Channel Forward » FLUX

<i>Images by Kate Webber</i>Only 55 people have successfully swum across Hawai‘i’s Kaiwi Channel, a 26-mile stretch of water between Moloka‘i and O‘ahu …