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.
Vicki’s dream is for everyone on Maui to have at least one tiny garden.
Few people know that plumeria has a true Hawaiian cousin: hōlei. This rare tree species is endemic to the dry forests of East Maui.
Check out this incredible composite image featuring a cardinal, assorted lizards, and a Japanese white-eye on a banana blossom.
The Maui bookmobile carries a lot of volumes—about 3,000 books, periodicals and DVDs—everywhere it goes.
Learn about the Oumuamua Asteroid, first seen through the Pan-STARR telescope at the summit of Haleakalā, which now bears a Hawaiian name.
In springtime, Hawaiian petrels, or ‘ua‘u, return after many months at sea to their underground nests atop Maui’s 10,023-foot-tall volcano.
931 days had passed since my wife and I had a night to ourselves, away from our two young children. Cue the champagne—time for a getaway to the Hotel Wailea.
Some of Maui’s strangest flowers bloom in winter—though witnessing these living curiosities requires some effort and a sharp eye.
Whether he’s doing makeup, hairstyling, or constructing a theatrical accessory, creativity is essential.
Lahaina Arts Society celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this November.
Two attractive fern species in Hawai‘i share the name laua‘e. Both are beloved by lei makers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners.
Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
“Maui really is a melting pot and QKC events reflect that,” says Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center's Marketing Director Toni Rojas.
This is the story of the weeping canoe that hangs from the ceiling of Nalu’s South Shore Grill.
Pumpkins are synonymous with fall on the mainland. In Hawai‘i, a different autumnal gourd ripens in the fields—the ipu, or bottle gourd.
Tour the Hāna Courthouse as part of a visit to the neighboring Hāna Cultural Center, which is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This inspiring kids’ club raises money from recycled materials to perform good deeds for the community.
Summer is the season to look for an exceptionally photogenic shorebird: ae‘o, the Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
If not for Primo Beer and Maui onions, one of Hawaiian music’s greatest albums might not exist.
What Sam Reynolds does is so fringe, he’s not even sure what to call it. “It’s basically kiteboarding combined with a trolling style of fishing,” he says.
Seven species of uhu dwell in Hawaiian waters, including three endemics.
How much do you know about the Kaluanui Estate in Makawao — home to Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center?
Jeepers peepers: At only about the size of a quarter, coqui frogs are extremely hard to spot, but all too easy to hear.
Beautiful and distinctive kanawao shrubs decorate rain forests across Hawai‘i.
Among other lessons, etiquette students practice listening without interrupting and the boys learn to help seat the girls before themselves.
Thanks to a new Maui Humane Society initiative, the shelter launched its twenty-four-hour animal emergency response hotline last year. To reach the 24/7 hotline, call 808-877-3680 X211.