Tag Archives: Hawaiian

Honu in Honolua Bay

A local person, or kama’aina, can tell you where to swim with the turtles. The Hawaiian word for turtle is Honu. It’s also the name of a famous restaurant on the west coast. If you drive further up the west … Continue reading

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Kama’aina in Lahaina

After you’ve been on Maui (or anywhere in Hawaii) for awhile, you’ll hear the Hawaiian word “kama’aina” — it refers to a local person, a long-time resident, or a native (but not necessarily native Hawaiian). There are certain privileges to … Continue reading

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Whom Maui welcomes

For lack of a better title, I recall a conversation I’ve started many times. “Of all the places I’ve lived, I felt most welcome on Maui,” I said. “You see, I’ve felt like a foreigner everywhere I’ve worked, studied, and … Continue reading

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The authentic Maui experience: ukulele, hula, chant in Kihei

Some of the best finds on Maui are found word of mouth. On this blog, I share these finds so that others won’t discover as late as I have. It’s also a way for me to remember and thank those … Continue reading

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What’s missing in Hawaii and what it can teach us

There are more than 11 things that are weirdly missing in Hawaii, if you are coming from stateside, or the mainland, as we call it. Continue reading

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The essence of aloha

What is Hawaiian? What is aloha? Experience it at the Masters of Slack Key Guitar show at Napili Kai Beach Resort in Maui. Continue reading

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