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Humpback Haven

Whale Watch 2022 The annual return to Hawaiian waters of the humpback whales — named for the motion the big mammals make as they arch their backs out of the water in preparation for a dive — is one of…

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A Gift of Love

Tani Waipa Teaches the Aloha Spirit Through Lei-Making So many of Hawai`i’s cultural practices and traditions revolve around the same intention: act with grace and aloha, cherish and preserve the land and sea, take only what you need. Whether it’s…

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The Hawaiian Tattoo

An Ancient Art Form with Purpose and Relevance Today It is estimated that roughly 47 percent of Americans bear at least one tattoo somewhere on their body, ranging from small, often hidden symbolic insignias (such as butterflies and angels) to…

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Letters to a Goddess

The Enduring Power of Myth As humans, we seem to love stories of powers greater than us. Unseen hands shaping our lives, supernatural forces portending doom, horoscopes charting our future via the stars. This is true in every culture throughout…

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Kokua for Ohana

Kohala Coast Resorts Band Together to Provide Food Assistance to Employees As the scope of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 became clear this past spring, hotels along the Kohala Coast were forced to close their doors and furlough employees.…

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Creativity & Persistence

At Waikoloa Beach Resort, Merchants and Restaurateurs Find Ways to Carry On The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been widespread around the world, affecting businesses large and small, as well as the people who own and work at…

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