Hawaii Stories

Ohia lehua: protecting a Hawaiian symbol

Uncover the stories behind Hawaii’s official endemic tree, ohia lehua, featured in the Holoholo Challenge 2022 race package.

August 26, 2022

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Where locals go for lei in Hawaii

Share the love of lei with these favorite spots in the Islands for garlands of flowers, feathers and shells.

April 25, 2022

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Winter in Hawaii

Why is spending winter in Hawaii so special? Employee Allie K. shares some of her favorite things to do in the Islands during this time of year.

November 30, 2021

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An employee’s guide to Kakaako, Oahu

Employee Melissa T. shares a few of her favorite things to do around her bustling Honolulu neighborhood.

November 9, 2021


Culture Events

The Origins of the Hula

For centuries, hula was far more than entertainment for Hawaiians


Events Culture

Pride Week

A celebration of aloha and diversity in Hawaii and beyond.


Culture Food & Entertainment

Where to Find Chocolate in Hawaii: A Local’s Guide to Everything Chocolate

An extensive guide to Hawaii chocolate featuring a wrap-up of classes, shops, events and tours.


Food & Entertainment Culture

What is poke and where did it come from?

The origins and evolution of Hawaii’s favorite dish.


Adventure Culture

Kayaking on Kauai’s Wailua River

Calm waters make for relaxing, scenic adventure.


Culture Food & Entertainment

Omiyage: A Japanese expression of aloha

The practice of gift giving when returning from a trip


Culture Food & Entertainment

Authentic Hawaiian Lū‘au: The Feast of Food

In olden times, gatherings for a meal marked special events and celebrations, such as victory in war and the launch of a new canoe


Culture Events

Georgia OʼKeeffe: Visions of Hawaii

New York Botanical Garden exhibit runs May 19-Oct. 28.


Adventure Culture Videos

Oahu’s Offshore Islets

The Hawaiian Island chain includes some interesting small islands


Culture Events

Eight customs to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hawaii

Here's how to celebrate Chinese New Year like a local in Hawaii


Adventure Culture Videos

How to hike Diamond Head

Discover the history and beauty that make Diamond Head one of the most popular hiking spots on Oahu.

Adventure Culture Videos

North Shore Adventure

Experience sand, surf, shave ice and Hawaiian culture

Culture Food & Entertainment Videos

Hawaiian food 101

Learn how to eat Hawaiian food and dig in like a local.

Hokulea Diamond Head

Culture Adventure Events

Voyaging Canoe Hōkūle‘a Set to Complete Historic Journey

Thousands expected at Oahu homecoming celebration, Saturday, June 17

June 12, 2017



The Origin of the Shaka

Hawaii’s symbol of aloha traces its roots back to the early 1900s


Culture Events

Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Thousands to gather at Waikiki Beach to welcome finishers Sept. 22 and Oct. 13


Food & Entertainment Culture

Let the Bon Dance Begin

Summer marks the start of a festive Japanese tradition in Hawaii


Food & Entertainment Culture

Meatless on Oahu

A culinary tour of ‘onolicious vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian-friendly places worth seeking out

Ahu Ula

Culture Events

Treasured Relics Return to Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines transports feathered cloak and helmet given to Capt. James Cook 237 year ago

Crab Ceviche with buckwheat and yuzu

Events Food & Entertainment

The 9th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Month-long event shines culinary spotlight on the Islands

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A Perfect Day on Oahu

An enjoyable to-do list of activities, indoors and out.