Fred Torres OPERATIONS MANAGER AND CULTURAL ADVISOR AT KĀ‘ANAPALI ALI‘I “My dad passed away when I was 5. My mom took care of four boys. We...
Kapalua Coastal Trail The 1.76-mile Kapalua Coastal Trail traces a coastline of warm-hued beaches and rugged lava points, where hikers can admire views of the...
Battling the elements, goats, and bureaucracy to protect the ecosystems at the top of Maui Koa trees and other native species are returning to...
Words and Photography by Zach Pezzillo
A sophisticated public art series reveals Wailuku’s deep aloha.
Kūpuna (ancestor) islands form the core of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
How two homegrown farmers are working to save the future by looking to the past.
Herb Kawainui Kāne has inspired a cultural rebirth.
A race of Polynesian seafarers managed to carry with them food for the rest of their lives in Hawai‘i.
Ancient Hawaiian mythology tells of the sacred shapeshifting dragons, or moo, which holds supernatural powers. Their presence is still felt by many.
The life of Kālaipōhaku Hoaka Delos Reyes has been shaped by the medium he shapes.
Kepā Maly is restoring authenticity to the stories of the island he loves.
We ask three maoli (native) educators to consider what it means to be an educated Hawaiian in the twenty-first century—and why it matters.
Indigenous architecture was shaped by—and helped to shape—life in early Hawai‘i. Descendants of the Islands’ first people are building on that foundation.
Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.
Triple threat: He can dance. He can chant. And he can sing.
A historic site yields clues to Maui’s ancient culture
What is it like to live next to a volcano?
Hāna’s families teach acclaimed chefs about living off the land—and remind themselves what it means to be Hawaiian.
Turmeric is prized around the world for its yellow color, bold flavor, and medicinal properties. When Polynesian voyagers first sailed to Hawai‘i, they brought the pungent herb with them.
How Maui farmers are cultivating ancient wisdom to feed a population—and a hunger for culture.
Lānaʻi Waiaʻōpae fishpond once helped feed the island's people. Today it's feeding a hunger for culture.
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. We dig into Hawaiian wāhine culture to learn more.
A writer and a photographer explore the remains of the King's Trail on Maui, where dozens of archaeological sites spring up from the side of the trail.
“As Hawaiians, our mo‘olelo [stories] are so important,” says Maelia. “With heirloom jewelry, the mo‘olelo live on in each piece.”
There’s a saying in English that you can’t choose your family. But with an ancient and enduring Hawaiian tradition called hānai, sometimes you can.