Hawaii Stories



The Origin of the Shaka

Hawaii’s symbol of aloha traces its roots back to the early 1900s

March 9, 2017

Food, Film, & Fashion

Events Food & Entertainment

Food, Film & Fashion

Hawaiian Airlines is proud to sponsor a fabulous lineup of fall events that bring visitors and residents together.


Culture Events

Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2016

Thousands to gather at Waikiki Beach to welcome finishers Sept. 25 and Oct. 9


Culture Food & Entertainment

Shopping in Honolulu’s Chinatown

From tasty delicacies to vintage aloha shirts, you’ll find it here

August 26, 2016


Food & Entertainment Culture

Let the Bon Dance Begin

Summer marks the start of a festive Japanese tradition in Hawaii

July 15, 2016


Food & Entertainment Culture

Meatless on Oahu

A culinary tour of ‘onolicious vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian-friendly places worth seeking out

June 13, 2016


Culture Events

Honoring Hawaii’s Lei on May Day

Full of cultural symbolism, it’s more than just a string of flowers


Food & Entertainment Culture

Hawaii Island’s Top Breakfast Buffets

Delectable dishes and fabulous views appear to be the order of the day

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Culture Events

Treasured Relics Return to Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines transports feathered cloak and helmet given to Capt. James Cook 237 year ago

February 17, 2016

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Culture Events

POW! WOW! Hawaii

Artists converge on Honolulu, Feb. 6-13

February 3, 2016

Molokai Hoe

Culture Events

Molokai Hoe

World’s top paddlers get set for the 63rd annual race across the Kaiwi Channel, Oct. 11.

Crab Ceviche with buckwheat and yuzu

Culture Events

The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Nine-day event shines culinary spotlight on the Islands

August 19, 2015

Hawaiian chanters in front of the Eiffel Tower

Hana Hou! Magazine

A Hawaiian in Paris

Hawaii-born Parisienne Kilohana Silve brings hula to the City of Lights


Hana Hou! Magazine

Olelo Odyssey

Its pioneers and champions reflect on the revival of the Hawaiian language

Reef and palm trees


A Guide to What You're Seeing Under the Sea

Hawaii’s remote location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has led to some interesting marine inhabitants.

Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge

Culture Events

Liberty Challenge

Launching the Aloha Spirit in the Big Apple

June 20, 2015

Petroglyph at Ulu Mau Puanui

Hana Hou! Magazine

The King's Country

Challenge and change in the birthplace of Kamehameha

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Hana Hou! Magazine

The Constant Garden

The Hashimoto family has grown persimmons on the slopes of Haleakala for almost a century

Road through a rainforest


Volcano Roadtrip

A local guide offers tips to make the drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park an adventure in itself.


Hana Hou! Magazine

Go Fish

In the village of Milolii, the next generation is learning to live from the sea in the old Hawaiian way


Hana Hou! Magazine

Desert Jewels

Water-conscious gardeners embrace the weird and wild world of succulents

Snorkelers pointing


Meet a Manta Ray

These nighttime tours on Hawaii Island get you up close and personal with these peaceful giants.

Luxurious veranda


A Perfect Day on Oahu

An enjoyable to-do list of activities, indoors and out.

keiki hula

Hana Hou! Magazine

Keiki Hula

In Hawaii, love of traditional dance, discipline, and culture blossoms early

surf photography

Hana Hou! Magazine

Camera Oceania

Jack McCoy Jr.'s love for surf movies leads him to his life's work

Surfers at dawn


A Beginner's Guide to Surfing Oahu

A lifelong surfer offers her picks, tips, and insights


Hana Hou! Magazine

Good for the Goose

Fifty years after reintroduction, Haleakala's nene are thriving