One Saturday morning each month at beautiful Hanalei Bay on Kauai, autistic children and adults, people in wheelchairs, stroke and other brain injury survivors are safely escorted into the ocean by an army of volunteer lifeguards, firefighters and other experienced watermen and women. As participants ride waves into shore with volunteers at their sides, their […]
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Oh weâ€™re going to the hukilau Huki huki huki huki hukilau Everybody loves the hukilau Where the laulau is the kaukau at the big luauâ€¨ Have you ever danced to this song while at Kauai luau? Donna Gomez, born and raised on Kauai, and her brother-in-law, Jay Furfaro, an unofficial North Shore Kauai historian, describe […]
Kauai hula instructor Leinaala Pavao Jardin began dancing hula when she was three years old, continuing through high school and college, after which she began teaching. Here is an excerpt of her journey from a little girl dancing hula to becoming an instructor from the book,â€śKauai Stories.â€ť Note: Hula, the iconic dance of the Hawaiian […]
The Kilauea Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful spots on Kauai for viewing wildlife including endangered birds, dolphins and whales, celebrates its 100th birthday this month with a $2.5 million facelift and a new name, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, in honor of the late United States senator who was integral in securing […]
Cary Valentine wants all couples to have â€śjuicyâ€ť relationships, especially while on vacation on Kauai. â€śBeing on vacation is a great time to strengthen your relationship. Youâ€™re happy, relaxed and enjoying each other, and while youâ€™re having fun together, you remember why you love this person so much,â€ť he says. â€śIf youâ€™re having challenges in […]
Gathering elements for haku lei with Elvrine Chow in her garden is like going on a joyful treasure hunt. She sees lei material everywhere, a petal here, a leaf there, colorful seeds and stems, gathering items that will look beautiful once her experienced hands entwine them together into bold yet delicate looking wearable bouquets. A […]
Monika Mira loves to open childrenâ€™s eyes to the world of creatures that live under the oceanâ€™s surface through her colorfully illustrated childrenâ€™s books. Her most recent release, Coral Reefs, features beautiful and fascinating photographs of denizens of the deep who thrive in and around coral reefs, such as polka-dotted eels, bright orange clownfish, green […]
The sweetest salt I have ever tasted is that made on Kauai in the oceanfront salt pans near Salt Pond Beach in Hanapepe. Itâ€™s a labor of love, as most families donâ€™t sell the salt they make, instead giving it away as gifts of the heart. If you visit the salt pans, youâ€™ll find entire […]
Vic Allen, blind since he was jumped by five men outside a bar in San Diego, California about 17 years ago, is one of Kauaiâ€™s most amazing people. Full of joy and exuberance, 6â€™ 2â€ť and 220 pounds, muscular and tanned, Allen tries anything he thinks he will enjoy and wonâ€™t let anything stop him. […]
One of the things I love about living on Kauai is the small-town atmosphere and getting to know the owners of my favorite restaurants. One of them is family-owned Lihue Barbecue Inn, opened in 1940 by Masaichi Sasaki who wanted to do something for the people of Kauai. Seventy years later, the business is still […]
When Kanuikapono Charter School first opened on Kauai 11 years ago, classrooms where wherever director Ipo Torio-Kauhane could arrange for them, under tents with students sitting on lauhala mats or in the gymnasium a Kapaa church. So it was an especially joyful occasion yesterday when the schoolâ€™s teachers, 150 students and their parents held a […]
Kauai is home to many veterans who have served our country in United States military actions. Most notable are members of the famed 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team, comprised almost exclusively of young Japanese Americans born in Hawaii who fought in Europe in World War II, and Kauai-born Japanese American men who served in the Military […]