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Polynesian Wayfinding and Celestial Navigation

Ancient explorers of the Pacific ocean relied on their skills of daytime wayfinding and celestial navigation techniques to travel great distance. Learn more about traveling techniques of the Polynesian culture.
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Hawaiian Pidgin English

Visiting Hawaii soon? Get up-to-date on Hawaiian pidgin english with our handy guide. Understand meanings and practice pidgin translations. Learn more here.
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Fall Months in Maui (Sept, Oct, Nov)

Maui is an amazing place to visit year around but you may find that the fall months and early winter seasons can be one of the best times of year on the island. This is because the weather cools down a bit, the crowds are small with the kids returning to school and plenty of holiday activities abound.
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Breadfruit Trees

Breadfruit was an important source of food and was brought thousands of miles across the Pacific ocean by ancient Polynesians. Early western explorers understood it’s importance and transported it back to the Caribbean. Learn more about this amazing source of food, it’s uses, history and epic stories too!
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Hawaiian Royalty & Ancient Rulers Timeline

Explore Maui's history through the Hawaiian monarchy from Kamehameha the Great to the overthrow. Learn more about those who shaped the Hawaiian cultural renaissance and their impact today.
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Hawaii History & Civilization Growth

For over 1000 years Hawaiians evolved on one of the most isolated landmasses on earth. There voyages and society were one of the most advanced and creative in the south Pacific. Learn about their incredible ancient journey to build a sustainable home and culture in these majestic islands...
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Rat Lungworm Disease in Hawai'i

Rat lungworm disease has been present in Hawai'i for close to 50 years but gets little attention since it's so rare. Find out why it's come into the spotlight recently and what this illness is and how to prevent it...
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Prince Jonah Kuhio

Prince Kuhio was one of Hawaii's most beloved figures. He became the first Hawaiian delegate to congress and worked tirelessly for the rights of the Hawaiian people to stay on their ancestral lands.
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Learning The Things To Do In Maui

There are many things to do in Maui. However few understand the unique culture and island etiquette involved when visiting this amazing island. Here are some things to do to connect with the host culture and enjoy the people as well as the places of Maui.
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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day

Dr Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of peaceful protest and standing up for equality inspired our nation. His call to Americans and the world to become more aware of the struggles of minorities and to promote cultural diversity fits well with Hawaii...