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The Mai Tai - Know Where It Came From?

Mai Tai Cocktail
The Mai Tai - An Iconic Drink -- A Mai Tai. What do you think of? Probably a beach vacation, tiki huts, and Hawaiian culture. Everyone knows the name -- the Mai Tai has become an iconic tropical drink. But believe it or not, the alcoholic beverage wasn’t actually invented in Hawaii or even in Tahiti as some might have thought. It was created in Oakland, California in 1944 by bartender and restaurant owner, Victor Jules "Trader Vic" Bergeron. Victor was..... << MORE >>

Surfing Into Spring

Since many of you have had a terribly cold winter, just wanted to lift your spirits with a fun surfing video as you "surf into spring" -- Makes you wanna get on some tropical clothes right? If you need to update your Spring wardrobe, make sure you hula your cursor over to Kapo Trading Company where you'll find the kewlest (yes, that's a word) Hawaiian clothes -- all shipped direct from Hawaii to you! << MORE >>

Hawaii Travel Packages Are Perfect For Your Wedding

Hawaii WeddingThinking of a Dream Wedding? -- You really need to consider Hawaii. If you get a Hawaii travel package, you're not going to have to spend a lot of money to have your big day on the big island in the middle of paradise. We're going to go over the main reasons that this is a good idea if you want to get married somewhere really romantic. Why Hawaii is Good for Weddings - Let's take a look at some of the specific reasons that going to Hawaii for your wedding makes a lot.....<< MORE >>

Best of Hair Accessory Posts

Hawaiian Hair ClipsBest Posts on Hawaiian Hair Clips -- Hawaiian hair accessories are one of our hottest items today in fashion. And no wonder -- for less than $10 you can totally transform your look. No more bad hair days! Here's some past posts about Hawaiian hair clips you may like: Look Like An A-List Celebrity With Hawaiian Hair Clips, Hawaiian Hair Clips: The Perfect Accessory..... << MORE >>

Medical Scrubs - Hawaiian Style

Hawaiian Medical ScrubsThese Ain't Your Grandparents Scrubs -- If someone isn't feeling well and you show up wearing something bright, fun, colorful -- something from Hawaii -- you can make that person immediately feel better. And that's why we encourage everyone in the medical profession to wear Hawaiian scrubs! These ain't your typical medical scrubs! These have tropical prints -- it's like wearing a piece of paradise. You'll feel great -- and everyone you come in contact with will feel great too! These scrubs bring smiles -- and better health -- to everyone around you. Hawaiian clothing is now the IN, and you can now scrub the plain scrubs and go Hawaiian. You....<< MORE >>

Hawaiian Foods You Must Try

Hawaiian FoodPoi, Poke and SPAM Musubi -- Smell that? No, it's not the plumeria all around Hawaii. It's the mouthwatering smell of barbecued meat -- and Hawaiians love it. A typical evening meal in a household in Hawaii would be chicken or beef marinated in what's called "shoyu/sugar", which is very similar to teriyaki sauce, except not as sweet. Many families keep a rice cooker on the warm setting on the kitchen counter all day filled with white rice, although "hapa" rice (a combination of white and brown rice) is becoming more popular. One food that many who visit Hawaii are surprised to learn about is SPAM -- the pre-formed can of pork shoulder and ham. SPAM is found everywhere in Hawaii.... << MORE >>

Hula On Over Here

Hawaiian HulaHula in Hawaii -- Hawaiian's have a term called "chicken skin." It's the prickly sensation you get on your arms when the deep voice of the pahu drums echoes within your body and the passion of the hula kahiko (ancient hula) dancers seem to take you back hundreds of years. On the other hand, hula auana is a modern style of hula dancing, where graceful hands tell a story accompanied by ukulele and slack guitar. Here is a video of hula kahiko (ancient hula): ..... << MORE >>

Weather in Hawaii: Are There Seasons?

Hawaii BeachDoes Hawaii Have Seasons? After all, it's beautiful year-round, right? Well, there's an old joke in Hawaii that we do have seasons: whale season, mango season, tourist season, hurricane season, and coffee season. LOL!! Hawaii has the equivalent of two seasons -- spring and summer -- or as we say -- warm and warmer. For the most part, the temperature stays between the 70's and 80's. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 100 degrees in 1931 in the town of Pahala on the Big Island, but that is extremely rare. It rarely ever gets warmer than the mid 80's or cooler than the 60's, except in the higher elevations......<< MORE >>

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hawaii

Visit Hawaii5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hawaii -- Have you been thinking about traveling to Hawaii? We're going to share five very good reasons you should stop thinking about it and actually go there for vacation. Whether you stay a long weekend or a month or more, there's a very good chance you're going to have a good time and enjoy yourself no matter what type of activities you like. If you've never been to this collection of islands in the Pacific, you need to go at least once in your lifetime. Five Reasons to Go to Hawaii -- Here's a look at.....<< MORE >>

Turn Your Home Into A Tropical Paradise

Hawaiian Tiki GardenYour Own Tropical Paradise At Home -- What's the first thing you think of when I say the word tiki? For most people, images of grass skirts, flowered necklaces, and wooden statues with large heads come to mind. The tiki theme is all about the South Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, which tends to focus on nature and relaxation. You don't have to go to an expensive tiki themed night club or restaurant to enjoy this type of tranquil atmosphere. In fact.... << MORE >>


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  1. The Mai Tai - Know Where It Came From?
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  2. Surfing Into Spring
    Friday, March 07, 2014
  3. Hawaii Travel Packages Are Perfect For Your Wedding
    Monday, March 03, 2014
  4. Best of Hair Accessory Posts
    Saturday, February 15, 2014
  5. Medical Scrubs - Hawaiian Style
    Saturday, February 15, 2014
  6. Hawaiian Foods You Must Try
    Friday, February 14, 2014
  7. Hula On Over Here
    Friday, February 07, 2014
  8. Weather in Hawaii: Are There Seasons?
    Saturday, February 01, 2014
  9. 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hawaii
    Friday, January 31, 2014
  10. Turn Your Home Into A Tropical Paradise
    Friday, January 24, 2014