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The Legend of The Night Marchers (Huaka’i Pō)

Fri, October 03, 2014

A common Halloween costume among children is a ghost, as every culture around the world has its share of spooky legends of ghosts, goblins, and spirits. Hawaiian folklore also has its own ghostly beings, with the most well-known being the night...

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5 Common Hawaiian Phrases

Fri, June 06, 2014

The state of Hawaii is unique not only because of its rich cultural heritage, beautiful scenery, and multi-island composition; Hawaii is also unique in the United States because its two official languages are English and Hawaiian. The Hawaiian...

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Celebrate your Makuahine and Makuakane

Fri, May 02, 2014

'Ohana means "family" and as Lilo and Stitch taught us, that means no one gets left behind or forgotten. Often, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to really appreciate our family for the joy they bring to our...

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The Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii International Film Festival

Fri, January 03, 2014

Did you know that Hawaii has its own annual film festival each fall, with many of the key showings taking place on Kauai?;

Since its inception in 1983, the Hawaii International Film Festival has brought a new round of quirky picks and...

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Famous Hawaiian Musicians

Fri, November 01, 2013

Hawaii’s heritage of musicians begins with traditional innovations like slack-key guitar playing and the ukulele, and stretches all the way to several headlining acts and performers today.

These include names like Jack Johnson and James Mercer...

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What is a Luau and Where Can I Attend One?

Tue, April 09, 2013

Have you ever been to a luau? We’re not talking about the mainland version with the flower print decor and tiki torches. A traditional Hawaiian Luau is an experience you’ll never forget, featuring a taste of Hawaiian culture and entertainment. A...

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9 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Gardenias

Tue, February 05, 2013

When we posted this lovely image of a gardenia on HCR’s Fan Page, hundreds of people saw it, many commented and still others shared it. So we thought we’d share 9 facts you may not know about this fragrant white blossom.

Did you know that the...

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The Lovely Language of Hula

Tue, June 26, 2012

Hula. Just the word itself conjures up images of Hawaii, enchanting women, and fluid movements. For centuries, this beautiful dance form has spread the message of love, beauty and the spirit of aloha.

Unlike any other dance, hula is more than...

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Save the Hanalei Pier

Fri, June 01, 2012

The famous Hanalei Pier was built in 1892.  During  its 120-year history, the pier served as a major port between the Hawaiian Islands for the transportation of rice and sugar. Today, it serves  as a recreational resource and, most recently,  as a...

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Kauai’s Bridge Etiquette

Fri, May 11, 2012

As you travel along the scenic north shore, back & forth between the Hanalei Colony Resort and the rest of Kauai, you’ll come upon a number of one-lane bridges (that's the historic Hanalei Bridge pictured on the left).  If you are unfamiliar with...

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Practice the Spirit of Aloha

Fri, April 27, 2012

The “aloha spirit” is a phrase you’ll hear about Kaua`i (and Hawaii) long before you arrive. Get on the plane to fly here and you’re probably already feeling the spirit.

"Aloha" is one of the most commonly used Hawaiian words throughout the...

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Protecting Kauai’s Coral Reefs

Fri, March 16, 2012

You might be surprised to learn that corals are not plants, they’re animals.  While often mistaken for rocks, coral reefs are made up of tiny animals that are related to jellyfish and anemones.

According to NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric...

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Have you met the 4 great Hawaiian forces of nature?

Tue, January 17, 2012

“All over the South Pacific, ancient traditions woven into songs and stories speak of gods who had the strengths and weaknesses of men and controlled nature’s forces,” wrote Rene Thompson, a lover of tikis, Hawaiian and Polynesian culture.


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Ke`e Beach - A Gem at the End of the Road on Kaua`i

Tue, November 15, 2011

On Kaua`i there is, literally, an end of the road.  Get in your car, venture to the north shore and keep driving. When you can go no further, you’re there.

The gem you’ll find at the end of the road is a turquoise lagoon known as Ke`e Beach. ...

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