Hawaii Chronicle

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

Landscape-scale conservation can work: Maui's Auwahi is the proof

Auwahi at `Ulupalakua Ranch. Image courtesy Art Medeiros.<p>When Art Medeiros fenced some Maui pasture that had a smattering of native dryland forest …

This is why Kauai is called the Garden Island

All the Islands have lush pockets, but Kauai—the farthest north and by far the oldest—is entirely a green landscape, with jungled ridges cleaved by …

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Take me there Tuesday: Akaka Falls, Hawaii Island

Akaka FallsAkaka Falls is one of the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls. With a forceful 442-foot plunge, it’s well worth the stop to take in this …

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The Riverboat Cruise In Hawaii You Never Knew Existed

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How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

‘Da Kine,’ Hawaii’s Fantastically Flexible All-Purpose Noun

It means everything and nothing at the same time.<p>After I wrote about “jawn,” the all-purpose noun that’s embedded in the culture of Philadelphia, I …

11 Reasons You Need To Visit Kauai In Your Lifetime

Heaven is a place on Earth. 😍<p>If you follow any travel blogs or Instagram accounts, we can almost guarantee they’ve featured the Hawaiian island of Kauai a time or two. And we can’t blame them: Kauai is the ultimate destination in Hawaii.<p>The Garden Isle checks off every essential on any traveler’s …

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Zittern im Vulkan

Wenn ich schlappmache, müssen sie mich mit dem Hubschrauber hier rausholen. Rettung aus der Luft. Zahlt das die HanseMerkur? Ich grinse in mich …

The Refrain

<i> Images by Matt Shallenberger</i> When I was young, I made maps. For a while, we lived in a house in Virginia with woods behind it: three small forests, …

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Hula dancing in Hawaii - Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

Hula dancing in Hawaii is a significant component of the Hawaiian culture. I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “hula,” regardless of whether you’ve …

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HONOLULU Magazine — The Ultimate Newcomer’s Guide to Hawaii presented by American Savings Bank — Honolulu, Hawaii

We love <i>malihini</i>, (newcomers, if you happen to be one). We welcome you with open arms and flower lei. Don’t be surprised if people you’ve just met …

Geology of the Molokai Sea Cliffs

The island of Molokai is famously known for its sheer, vertical sea cliffs. Reaching heights of over 3,000 feet, these sea cliffs are among the …

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Iconic Hawaii songstress Amy Hanaialii revives the legendary Hawaiian Room

Sitting atop a piano in a glamorous, black evening gown, a red feather boa flung dramatically around her neck and belting out a popular 1940s …

Backpacks and store-bought kits aren't enough: Your family needs a personalized emergency kit

We’re in the start of the 2017 hurricane season, but it’s short-sighted to focus too tightly on rotating storms. Wildfires, tsunami, enemy action, …

Watch: Dancers and singers from Hawaii give impromptu performances in Japan

Surprise Hawaiian music and hula performances sprung up around Japan last week, when 200 musicians, hula dancers and kumu from Hawaii were stranded …

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Reviving Kanaloa

<i> Photos by Wayne Levin and Franco Salmoiraghi</i> Paʻa pu ka manaʻo o no ka pono o ka ʻāina<br>I mua na pua<br>Lanakila Kahoʻolawe.Together in one thought to …

Gardening

Let the Earth Sprout

<i>Images by Bryce Johnson</i><p>Steve Perlman punches the spikes of his hiking boots into the face of a vertical cliff. Spread beneath him is Kalalau Valley, …

Photos from a recent trip to Hana and Beyond

Our friends at The R2H took these photos recently as they explored the Road to Hana. We’ve shared some of our favorites.waterfall along the Road to …

Road Trips

Thinking about Hiking Koko Crater Trail? | Hawaii Aloha Travel

The journey of 1,048 steps begins at the base of Koko Crater near the baseball field at Koko Head district Park. For those who climb it, the reward …

A short trip to the Top of the World

Mauna Kea on the Big Island is easily the highest mountain in the world—about 43,000 feet when measured from its base that lies about 5 miles below …

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Kayaking to Moku Nui | Hawaii Aloha Travel

I have a friend from the mainland visiting me this week, and the number one thing that she wanted to do was go kayaking. I had just the place in …

Hokulea Sights the Hawaiian Islands After Incredible 3-Year Voyage

[From an official press release of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.]<p>(Hawaii) – At 12:30 p.m. this afternoon, the crew of Hokulea sited the sacred mountain of Haleakala, signifying that the legendary canoe is officially back home after sailing for 37 months, 40,000 nautical miles and visiting more …

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King Kamehameha Day Celebrations Across the Hawaiian Islands | Hawaii Aloha Travel

In Hawaii, King Kamehameha Day is a state holiday that honors King Kamehameha I. King Kamehameha I united the Hawaiian islands into one kingdom in …

Das (jährliche) Comeback der Hawaiihemden | Schönwetterfront

Laut GQ lösen die gemusterten Sommerhemden den Camouflage-Trend des letzten Jahres ab (ein Stil, den ich persönlich sowieso nie verstanden habe). …

Everything you need to know for Hokulea’s historic homecoming

Hokulea will return home to Hawaii on Saturday after her historic journey across the world, one that’s taken 37 months and 45,000 nautical miles.The …

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