Learn the History of Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii

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Hawaii was the site of the world’s first commercial macadamia nut farm. Hawaii and South Africa have the biggest commercial production of macadamia nuts. Macadamia nuts are fruits that come from macadamia trees (a species of evergreen trees indigenous to Australia). Other names for a macadamia nut include bush nut, maroochi nut, … Read more

What are the best biking trails in Hawaii?

couple of cyclists riding on bike path in ecological park

One of the best ways to experience more of Hawaii is by biking there. Hawaii is ranked as the 27th most bicycle-friendly state in the country, however according to the League of American Bicyclists, the state only has one bicycle-friendly town, Honolulu. You can bike along the residential areas around and you … Read more

Where are the red sand beaches in Hawaii?

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Hawaii is a state in the Western United States that is separated from the American mainland by nearly 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of the ocean. It is the only U.S. state that is not in North America, the only archipelago state, and the only one that is in the tropics. There is … Read more

How is black sand formed in Hawaii?

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Sand is the result of a variety of processes, including the breakdown of organic wastes like parrotfish excrement and pebbles. Sand is found in a variety of places, sources, and habitats. It is created as rocks erode and weather over decades or even millions of years. The decomposition of rocks, particularly quartz … Read more

What are the major military installations in Hawaii?

Navy Boats docked in Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii.

Hawaii’s military industry is one of the larger industries in Hawaii, aside from tourism. The military installations provide people with jobs, especially with infrastructure and businesses being built in the areas for military access. These jobs, some of them high paying technical positions, boost the state’s economy. Most military installations in Hawaii … Read more

What are the main industries in Hawaii?

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Hawaii’s lavish buildings, remarkable tourist attractions, rich culture, delectable food, and many locals and tourists surely contribute to the state’s economy. Throughout the years, Hawaii has been one of the states that has had regular increasing economic growth (outside of the Covid 19 Pandemic).   Tourism is surely the cornerstone of the … Read more

Learn about Lahaina in Maui

Downtown Lahaina

Lahaina Lahaina is a settlement on the northwest coast of Maui Island, Hawaii, United States. It stretches for 2 miles along the leeward shore and is surrounded by volcanic peaks, the highest of which is Puu Kukui 5,788 feet and is shielded by dense forests of coconut palms. Lahaina is visited by two … Read more

Learn about Ka’anapali Beach in Maui

Ka’anapali Beach.

Ka’anapali Beach Kaanapali Beach is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been claimed one of the best on Maui and even in America. Hawaiian monarchs who wanted a calm, rejuvenating vacation liked these dunes and rich gardens. This wonderful location is rich in culture, with its history as a training ground … Read more

Learn about Iao Valley State Monument in Maui

Iao Valley State Monument This 6.2-acre state park is located at the end of Iao Valley Road (Highway 32). This serene 4,000-acre, 10-mile-long park in Central Maui is home to one of Maui’s most famous sights, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle.  The Iao Needle, a state park landmark, is a vegetation-covered lava relic … Read more

Learn about Wai’anapanapa State Park in Maui

Panoramic View of Wai’anapanapa State Park

Wai’anapanapa State Park Wai’anapanapa State Park is a 122-acre state park in Hana, Maui, Hawaii. It is located at mile marker 32 on the Hana Highway, 53 miles east of Kahului, Maui. Wai’anapanapa State Park is one of the best Road to Hana destinations. In Hawaiian, Waianapanapa means “glistening fresh water,” referring … Read more