Archive For February, 2011
Doris Miller was already awake doing his duties aboard the USS West Virginia when Pearl Harbor was attacked on the morning of December 7, 1941.
The beautiful landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and tropical climate of Hawaii draws millions of visitors to the islands every year making it a world-renowned vacation destination. But we all know there’s a pretty price to pay for traveling to paradise. As one of the most isolated island chains in the world, airfares can be relatively expensive [...]
The Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Rain falls down the steep ridged mountains from the tropical forests creating hundreds of magnificent waterfalls all over the islands. Some are easily accessible with man-made lookout points, others require a trek through the jungle to find them hidden in [...]
An hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu is a charming north shore town called Hale’iwa. It is the landmark community of the peaceful North Shore and a gateway to world famous surf breaks such as Pipeline, Waimea, and Sunset Beach. Known as the surf capital of the world, Hale’iwa is the [...]
In this edition of African Americans in Hawaii, we celebrate citizens that made notable contributions to Hawaii’s progression.
African-Americans overcame long voyages aboard trading vessels and slave ships upon their first arrival to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1800s. Some were free men coming from the north US mainland, others were slaves escaping the burden of slavery finding salvation in Hawaii.
Before missionaries arrived in 1812, settlers of African ancestry found a home in Hawaii. Learn more about African Americans in Hawaii.