By following the migration patterns of birds seen flying overhead, explorers soon discovered the Hawaiian Islands.
The harsh terrain of the land, including jagged volcanic lava rock, steep cliffs, howling wind and waves, made it very difficult to transport anything, so became a necessity for tasks like fishing and transporting goods and people.
Hawai’i has a rich cultural heritage dating back to the first settlers 800 – 1200 years ago.
The Hawaiian people and the place of Hawaii itself are knit tightly together, with the both the ‘aina (land) and kanaka (people) contributing.
Often called "White Sands," "Magic Sands," or "Disappearing Sands," this small, fun beach on the main drag in Kona is one of our favorites.
So-named for the fact that the beach's sand comes and goes seemingly overnight when big storms come, when the sand is in, it is a great place to relax and play in the shore break.
Also thanks to the Info Grafik team of Oren Schlieman, Tamara Moan, Jason David and Sivan Leoni for their ability to conceive and produce an elegant and comprehensive approach to presenting Hawaii's history on the web.
Hawaii’s careful preservation of the culture, landscapes, rich heritage, and various ancient temples is an evolving tribute to the islands’ many myths and legends.
An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks.Hawaii was developed for anyone who wants to learn more about Hawai`i or is interested in contributing to a broader understanding of our island home.The work has been supervised and checked by Robert C.Once the tree was transported back to shore, which often required the effort of hundreds of men over several days, the hull was finished in a special halau, or canoe shed.One of the most highly honored members of the ancient Hawaiian society was the canoe carver, or kalai wa’a.