Hawaii Chronicle

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

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, …

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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.<p>waterfall along the Road to …

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A tour around Lana’i City

Centrally located in the pleasant highlands of the island of Lana’i, Lana’i City is one very charming town. With a population of around 3,000, it’s …

Travel

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 …

Adventure Travel

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 …

Mauna Kea

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 …

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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 …

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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). …

Preparations underway for Hokulea’s historic homecoming

In just 10 days, Hokulea will return home to Hawaii after her historic journey across the world, one that’s taken 37 months and 45,000 nautical miles.<p>…

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Papahānaumokuākea Gallery Opens at Maui Ocean Center

On May 30, 2017, Maui Ocean Center unveiled the Papahānaumokuākea Gallery, a new exhibit that offers a glimpse into the world’s largest Marine …

Hawaii: Alles Aloha, oder?

© Malte Jäger<p><b>Fast neun Millionen Touristen kamen vergangenes Jahr nach Hawaii. Die meisten von ihnen suchten das ewige Klischee von Sonne, Strand und</b> …

Everything You Need to Know About Hawai‘i’s Record-Breaking King Tide

What is a king tide and when will it occur again?<p>By Ashley Mizuo<p>Published: 2017.06.02 05:23 PM<p>Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino<p>When ocean waters poured over …

Climate Change

7 Things to Know Before Hiking the Pillbox Trail | Hawaii Aloha Travel

The Pillbox Trail in Lanikai is my absolute favorite trail on Oahu. Today, I’m going to tell you why you should consider hiking this trail and what …

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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii June 3 and 4 | Hawaii Aloha Travel

The summer is off to a great start, and this weekend’s going to be a busy on here on Oahu. On June 3, Turtle Bay is hosting its 6th Annual Ocean …

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Aloha Friday Photo: Na Pali Coast view from the water at sunset

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this beautiful Kauai view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol tells us more about her …

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Sliding into First

<i>Images courtesy of Island Slipper</i>Growing up, John Carpenter was often reminded one thing by his father, a California rancher who moved herds on …

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This is What It’s Really Like to Drive for Uber in Honolulu

Seven months on the road ferrying tourists, drunkards and worker bees—a former Uber driver tells all.<p>By Colby Lawton<p>Published: 2017.05.24 11:00 …

The most scenic hikes in Hawaii by island

Surrounded by nature on a Hawaii hiking trail<p>From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve etched some of our fondest memories while hiking on Hawaii’s many …

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Win a summer trip to Oahu for the world's largest ukulele festival

Few sounds bring back memories of the Islands like the mellow strings of the ukulele.<p>Hawaii’s most celebrated instrument is the star of the 47th …

Festivals

The Epic Road Trip Across The Big Island Will Show You The Best Of Hawaii Volcanoes

As the name indicates, this scenic road leads drivers to the coast, past several craters from historic eruptions. Since the road was opened in 1965, …

Kealii Reichel reveals the meanings behind his 12 favorite songs

It’s incomprehensible now to imagine absolutely no one wanting to sign Kealii Reichel to a recording contract or put him in a studio. But, once upon …

Hawaii's reefs are eroding, and eroding faster than elsewhere

The threat to Hawai`i’s reefs and coastlines from a changing climate keep growing.<p>The latest data point is actual evidence that reefs are eroding off …

Get It Together

<i>Images by Mariko Reed</i><p>In Hawaiʻi, there is a thin line between inside and out. Rain blows through our windows year-round. Trade winds bring the …

The Old West: Big Island Style | Hawaii Aloha Travel

Most often when people think of the Hawaiian Islands they imagine palm trees swaying in the breeze, towering jagged cliffs footed by crystal clear …

Before the Forest, Dreams — Page 2

For better or worse, men have planted experimental forests in Hawai‘i for more than a century. Today, groves, trails, and honors bear their names, …

The Detective of Disease

<i>Images by John Hook</i>When I first meet Lisa Keith, she’s wearing mismatched pink and purple socks. We’re inside her laboratory at the Daniel K. Inouye …

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Surfer Alert: Kauai has a North Shore, too!

The North Shore of Oahu has four world-surfing tour beaches, and is known as the best board-riding coast in the world. But go north from there to the …

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This exclusive Maui photo adventure raises the bar for travel experiences

“Always move your body instead of zoom,” fine-art photographer Daniel Sullivan suggests, encouraging me to get myself and the Nikon DSLR camera he’s …