Chinese In Hawai’i

Chinese immigration to Hawai’i Encouraged by King Kamehameha I, Hawaii exported sandalwood to China from 1792 to 1843. As a result, Chinese people dubbed the Hawaiian Islands “Tan Heung Shan”, roughly translates to “Fragrant Sandalwood...

Boulder Beach

Boulder Beach, Lake Mead National Recreational Area Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Valley, Boulder Beach stretches more than a mile along the shoreline of the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead. The beach is popular for swimming, boating, sailing, fishing, and...

9th Island Ghost

9th Island Las Vegas Ghost; Haunted Luxor Hotel & Casino The Luxor hotel and casino has a long history of tragedy that make some believe it’s one of the most haunted places on the strip. I’s also one of the most recognizable buildings in Las Vegas....

Lana’i Island

Island of Lānaʻi Lana’i is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Island chain and is the the smallest publicly accessible inhabited island of the eight main islands. The island of Lana’i measures at 140 square miles and is located directly south of...

Hawaiian Thomas Kaulukukui

Thomas Kaauwai Kaulukukui Thomas Kaauwai Kaulukukui was an all-around athlete who played American Football and was also a standout college athlete earning 17 letters in five sports. He was the first University of Hawai’i athlete to earn All-American recognition...

Akaka Falls State Park

ʻAkaka Falls State Park Pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling ‘Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires...

Hanafuda Flower Cards

Japanese Hanafuda Flower Cards Hanafuda are playing cards of Japanese origin. The name Hanafuda literally translates as “flower cards”. A traditional Hanafuda deck has 48 cards divided into 12 suits, one for each month. Each month is signified by a...

Molokai: The Friendly Isle

Island Of Molokai, The Friendly Isle The Most Hawaiian Island Beginnings of Molokai Molokai is the fifth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago; 260 square miles total area, 38 miles long, and ten miles wide at its widest point. One and a half million years ago,...

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Hawai’i Sovereignty Restoration Day Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Sovereignty Restoration Day (Hawaiian: Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea) is a national holiday of the Hawaiian Kingdom celebrated every July 31 and still commemorated by Native Hawaiians and Hawai’i residents of today. The...