10 Things you Might not Know about Waipiʻo Valley

Here are 10 things you might not know about Waipiʻo Valley located on the Big Island. 1.Waipiʻo means ‘Curved Water’ in the Hawaiian language 2. Often called ‘The Valley of the Kings’, Waipiʻo Valley was the home of King Kamehameha I and was the residence of many early Hawaiian Aliʻi (kings). 3. The road down to the […]

5 Medicinal Hawaiian Plants

Ancient Hawaiians were part of a very resourceful civilization, which is evident from their strong medical tradition. All Native Hawaiian medicines were crafted from plants, minerals, and animals that grew plentifully wherever they lived. Here are 5 medicinal Hawaiian plants that you can use to treat yourself: 1. Māmaki – Pipturus albidus Māmaki is a plant native […]

The Big Island’s 5 Worst Invasive Pests

In addition to the beautiful flora and fauna that exists on the Big Island, there are also several pests that have made a home here as well. These are the five worst invasive pests on the Big Island: Mosquito Ruining outdoor adventures and cozy porches across the island is everyone’s least favorite pest, the mosquito. […]

The Big Islands 5 Most Threatened Species

The Big Island is home to hundreds of unique species of plant and animal. Unfortunately, even in this paradise, some of these precious animals are under the threat of extinction. These are those who are most at risk:  Nene Goose – nēnē (vulnerable) The state bird of Hawaiʻi is none other than the docile, medium-sized […]

7 Favorite Hawaii Snacks

Food is one of my favorite things of all time! I wonder what my mom would say if I changed my middle name to Kaukau? (corny, I know)  Snacks are particularly my favorite because those are the foods that I can take on the go, and any snack that I can take anywhere is a […]

6 Hawaiian Delicacies You Must Try

When most people think of Hawaii they imagine beaches, surfing, nightlife, and of course, a rich variety of local foods. For most mainland Americans, Hawaiian food is so different and exciting that it’s difficult to decide what to try first. The good thing about Hawaii, though, is that living here or even visiting for an extended […]