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Dancer with ʻuliʻuli, hula kahiko competition, Merrie Monarch Festival 2003. Photo © CC BY-SA Thomas Tunsch.

 

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

List of Guide Books about Hawaii

Wherever I go I like to support and show my love for the local artist. It takes lots of work to develop a craft that other people can enjoy. Go to the music festivals,  see some Hula dancers and buy some art. Be sure to tell the artist how much you enjoy what they do.

Welcome to Sunshine Arts, Hawaii’s Premier Art Gallery.

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Aside from action packed adventures, many Hawaii trips are filled with sightseeing and shopping. Before you leave, it may be a good idea to leave additional room in your luggage. This additional room may allow you to bring home extra souvenirs or other Hawaii treasures that you just had to have. Whichever Hawaii Island you choose to visit, there is a good chance that you will walk away with a handful of goods to take home with you. If you forgot to leave enough room in your luggage or if one of your purchases is fragile, you may prefer to have your items shipped directly to your home. While shipping may be a little bit costly, in most cases, you will find that it is more than worth the cost.

 

 

 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is situated in Hawaii island, 28 miles from the city of Hilo and 96 miles from the city of Kailua-Kona. This park measures about 333,000 acres, which is very large. It was established in 1916 mainly because of its wonderful geology.

 

Join Hawaii On The Move Host Ramsay Wharton as she explores Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Park encompasses the southwest rift and summit of Mauna Loa volcano, at 13,677 feet above sea level and another approximately 15,000 feet below sea level to its base on the ocean floor; it is the largest single mountain mass and the largest volcano on earth. Mauna Loa in Hawaiian means “the long mountain”. At any time during the year weather can be hazardous on the summit. From October through April storms can cover the peak in snow sometimes as low as 9,000 feet in elevation. The Park maintains a trail to the summit which can be climbed in three days. Cabins are available at Red Hill, 10,000 foot elevation and the summit. The Park also includes the summit area and upper rift zone of 4,078 foot high Kilauea volcano. The name Kilauea means something like “spreading, much spewing”. Kilauea is the youngest of the five volcanoes on the island of Hawaii, having been formed over the past 100,000 years.

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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Hawaii Off the Beaten Path show you the Aloha State you never knew existed. Pay respect to the 700-pound crystal shivalingam and experience a daily puja (purification ritual) at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery.
Hike through the natural splendor of Waipio Valley to reach Hiilawe Falls. Dropping more than 1,200 feet in free fall, the waters of Hiilawe make the longest unbroken descent in Hawaii. Follow Jack London’s trail on Kalae Stables’ “world-famous Moloka`i mule ride” to Kalaupapa Peninsula. Or dine on a “plate lunch,” the quintessential meal of Hilo, at Cafe 100, the city’s first drive-in. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

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Both Mauna Loa and Kilauea are considered to be the most active volcanoes in the world. Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984 sending lava flows to within four miles of downtown Hilo before they stopped. Kilauea has been erupting along its east rift zone since 1983 with only a few short pauses. Today, lava flows enter the ocean creating large steam plums visible from many miles along the coast. In the recent past Kilauea has displayed spectacular eruptions in the summit area, both in the caldera and central crater of Halema`uma`u, home of the Hawaiian fire goddess, Pele. Mauna Loa and Kilauea have more to offer than geological wonders. The volcanoes are home to rare and endangered plants, insects, birds, sea turtles, bats, and monk seals, many other species of plants and insects which are found nowhere else in the world due to the extreme remoteness of the Hawaiian Islands.

There are now nearly 300 federally listed endangered and threatened plant species in Hawaii, a total greater than in all other States combined. Of these, one quarter of the species occur at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Park includes examples of seven ecological zones from seacoast, lowland and mid-elevation woodlands, rainforest, upland forest, open sparsely vegetated desert, sub-alpine and alpine zones, all within close proximity. The Crater Rim Drive tour takes the visitor through excellent examples of rain forest, woodland, and desert. In 1980, the Park was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

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Pu'u 'O'o, a volcanic cone on Kilauea, Hawaii.

Pu’u ‘O’o, a volcanic cone on Kilauea, Hawaii. photo by G.E. Ulrich.

There are 66 miles of scenic roads, 155 miles of marked trails, and 120,000 acres of wilderness in the Park. In three to four hours one can drive from sea level to over 6,000 feet elevation. It has been a visitor attraction from the earliest times of discovery and exploration, and remains an important cultural focus for native Hawaiians. Today, nearly two million visitors a year visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Visitor Center is open from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm.

Weather can change quickly in Hawaii, especially on the upper mountain slopes. It is recommended to carry a jacket, sweater, or rain jacket, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check in with Kilauea Visitor Center if you plan to visit the lava flow or hike in the back country.

All plants, animals, and rock features are protected. Heed ALL warning signs. Volcanic fumes can hazardous to your health. Visitors with heart or breathing problems, and infants, young children, and pregnant women are especially at risk and should avoid Halema`uma`u Crater, Sulfur Banks and other areas where volcanic fumes are present.

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Daja’s Hawaii Travel Tips

 

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Hawaiian Music

The Music of Hawaii is a strange concoction of styles and reference points. A truly pan national semblance of other native musics, punctuated by a deeply Hawaiian presentation. We see this embracive approach to music quite clearly in the form known as Jawaiian. Jawaiian is the somewhat tongue in cheek name for what is essentially a Hawaiian Reggae. Since its popularisation in the sixties and seventies,

April 2009 marked the highly anticipated beginning for these four friends uniting to bring the world an eclectic mix of music. Their music is inspired and drawn from many different sources. The heartbeat and power of reggae drum and bass, the soulful tone in the voices and instruments, the poetic words and kauna, the double meaning of the lyrics, and the consciousness needed to stand strong as a people and move forward together in these difficult times. And so, from our lovely islands to the rest of the world we proudly present, Caleb Keolanui, J.P. Kennedy, Ikaika Antone and Zion Thompson, together they are The Green Band. 

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Bob Marley on stage, photo by Eddie Mallin. Mr Marley was not from Hawaii but he did have an influence on the Hawaiian music.

Reggae music has become popular over the world especially with marginalised communities such as native Americans and aborigines. In Hawaii ethnic Hawaiians started playing around with the style in the 80s creating their own approach to this distinctly Caribbean music. The band Simplisity were widely credited as the pioneers of Jawaiian music, promoted by the Honolulu record company Quiet Storm Records. From its birth Jawaiian became very popular, coming to practically dominate the Hawaiian music scene by the early nineties. Reggae culture in general remains popular in Hawaii, it is hard to work down the street and not see a local sporting a Bob Marley T-shirt, and much local memorabilia comes emblazoned with the Ethiopia flag colours, a nod to the Rastafarian culture proliferated through Reggae.

The traditionally African American form of Jazz also took off in Hawaii in quite a big way in the first half of the 20th century, with musicians enjoying its expression of oppression.

24 jazz, blues & popular specialties performed Hawaiian style, featuring L.A. Biltmore Hotel Trio, King Nawahi Hawaiians, Sol Hoopii, Chick Daniels, Johnny Noble, Andy Aiona, Sam-Ku-West, Kanes’ Hawaiians, Kalama’s Quartet & others. Recorded 1927-1935. Tracks include: Hula Girl, Singin’ The Blues, Buckin’ Horse Hula, Under A Texas Moon, Coffee In The Morning (And Kisses At Night), When Summer Is Gone and many more.

There are many noted names within the Hawaiian jazz canon, with a good number still alive and active, these names include: Henry Allan, Adam Baron, Vic Castelinni, in a list that goes on and on. Baron is still very much active within the Hawaiian jazz scene today, performing with his band the Honolulu Jazz Quartet. Honolulu perhaps offers the most access to jazz gigs with a university venue that encourages the form and books local groups very frequently. Though you don’t especially need to find a venue to appreciate the music here, it is largely running through the streets, playing on most corners.

“Burning hard-bop, beautiful ballads and the ‘sound of surprise’ of jazz make up Honolulu Jazz Quartet’s second release, “Tenacity”. The members of this straight-ahead, acoustic jazz quartet have grown considerably since their first release, “Sounds of the City”, as evidenced by the glowing endorsement from the legendary jazz critic and historian Nat Hentoff, who wrote the liner notes. “With the arrival of the Honolulu Jazz Quartet’s “Tenacity”, [bassist] John Kolivas, tenor and soprano saxophonist Tim Tsukiyama, pianist Dan Del Negro, and drummer Adam Baron have even more resoundingly become part of the international family of jazz. From the first notes of the initial track, the pulse – the life force of jazz – courses through the session, all the more freshly and intriguingly because all of the compositions are originals, as are the players. Together, they have emerged into the front ranks of jazz combos. It is a privilege to celebrate the Honolulu Jazz Quartet!” Nat Hentoff, 2007

To truly experience Hawaiian music you must take a trip to the land perhaps staying in one of the Hawaii rentals from which you can always hear some instrument swaying in the breeze. from which you can always hear some instrument swaying in the breeze.

 

 

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Daja’s Hawaii Travel Tips

The best tip I can give is to see lots of Hula dancers and eat a lot of the local food. The food is great, Hula dancers are fun and it supports the local traditions. There are Hula classes offered that will burn off last nights dessert. Who does not want to learn Hula dancer skills while on vacation.

It is important to focus on preparing for your trip to Hawaii. Whether you are departing from the United States or another country, it is important that you take the time to understand air travel rules. If you are arriving in Hawaii from the United States, you will not be required to obtain a passport; however, you may need one if you are departing from another country. Before you leave for the airport, it may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with what forms of identification are needed, as well as other air travel rules. Hawaii trips are only memorable if you get to experience them. That is why it is extremely important that you follow all air travel rules.

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Hula Kahiko in Volcanos National Park, photo by Ron Ardios.

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It is also important that you pack for your trip wisely. One mistake that many Hawaii trip takers make is assuming that they know what the weather will be like. While the weather in Hawaii is consistently sunny and warm, there are no guarantees. That is why it is advised that you examine the projected weather forecast before you begin packing for your trip. Hawaii trips are almost always pleasant, but it is possible to have an unpleasant experience if you aren’t properly prepared, especially when it comes to the weather.

While it is important to focus on the preparation needed for Hawaii trips, it is also important to place a focus on your vacation, while in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are often referred to as popular vacation destinations because of everything that they have to offer. One of the things the Islands offer is food. Great tasting, fresh food from hundreds of cultures that have immigrated to Hawaii.

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Kakigōri is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and condensed milk. Photo from  the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0

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Whether you are looking for fun adventures, quiet activities, or something romantic, you are sure to find it on one of the many Hawaiian Islands; however, it is also important to keep safety in mind. Whether you are snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, or mountain climbing, it may be a good idea to go on a guided tour, especially if this is your first time visiting Hawaii. Hawaii trips are always filled with excitement, but it is also important to keep safety in mind.

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A plate lunch of lau lau, kalua pork, lomi lomi salmon, poi, haupia, and rice.  Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering. Photo by webmaster of Taniokas.com.

 

As much as vacationers wish that their Hawaii trips would never end, all vacations must come to a close. That is why it is also important to place a focus on your return home. Unlike many inbound flights to Hawaii, the outbound flights are subject to additional screening; screening that includes agriculture checks. You will find that it is against the rules to bring numerous items, including fruit and certain food and plants, back to the mainland. To prevent yourself from being held up at the airport, it is advised that when it doubt, leave it in Hawaii.

The above mentioned Hawaii trip travel tips are just a few of the many that exist. In reality, the best tip to keep in mind is to use your common sense. You will find that thinking before you act is the best way to enjoy and safely make the most out of your trip to Hawaii.

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Joseph Henry Sharp’s oil painting ‘Blow Hole, Honolulu’.

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A true-color satellite view of Hawaii shows that most of the vegetation on the islands grows on the northeast sides which face the wind. The silver glow around the southwest of the islands is the result of calmer waters. NASA. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. (IotD Date: 2003-06-03. IotD ID: 15304)

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Travel video about destination Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands boast Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, amazing volcanoes, dramatic coastlines and a colourful history.

Video by Expoza Travel.

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Explore the Big Island and hover above erupting craters at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; watch steam billow and orange lava flow across charred rock.

Glide over Mauis Haleakala National Park and discover the diversity of Hawaiian landscapes: rugged mountain ridges, lush valleys, deserts and rain forests. Island-hop to Lanai for spectacular beaches; then it s on to Molokai, where you will stare straight down a towering waterfall. Visit Pearl Harbor from above and the memorial sites before exploring the rest of Oahu. Kauai is the perfect way to end your tour, with the breathtaking Cathedrals on the Na Pali Coast, and much more! A Magical Place: Soar over lush Waimanu Valleys waterfalls and pools on the Big Island, and the rugged summit of Mauis highest peak, in Haleakala National Park. Sweep past Sweetheart Rock on Lanai, over the ocean cliffs on Molokai and through spectacular Waimea Canyon on Kauai. Over Oahu, get an exquisite aerial view of Hanauma Bay s reef through turquoise water.

Mysterious Volcano: Hover over an active volcano on the Big Island, and watch as molten rock flows out of the earth and over a charred and steamy landscape. Discover how this process has, throughout millions of years, formed these beautiful islands geologically and culturally. Traditional music, natural sounds and unobtrusive narration enhance OVER Hawaii, giving you an experience like no other.

 

Hawaii is more than high-end resorts, luaus, and hula dancers. Its vast reaches of undeveloped land—from wonderful seaside hikes to more challenging adventures along rugged mountains, past waterfalls and volcanoes, and even throughdeserts and swamps—are ripe for outdoor experiences. Describing fifteen to twenty hikes on each of the state’s four main islands, this guidebook covers the best of the best, with a range of hikes to suit all tastes and hiking abilities.

 

Daja’s Hawaii Travel Tips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

 

The Music of Hawaii

Hawaiian Music is seen as a mellow and peaceful, the sound of a summer’s breeze blowing through on a pastoral day, the un-intrusive sound of a paradise. Yet like all native musics it is a collection of many sounds, each adding something a little different, forming a collective dynamic.

Hawaiian slack-key guitar began evolving in the 1830s, when Spanish and Mexican cowboys brought guitars to the cattle ranches of the Big Island. It became a recognizable style around the turn of the century. The term refers to the practice of slacking some strings from standard tunings to create open tunings; the thumb provides the bass line while the other fingers play melody and improvise. It might thus remind some listeners of the fingerpicking of a country master like Doc Watson, but the style has a wind-blown, wide-open quality all its own. Traditionally an accompanying instrument in a group setting, slack key has recently moved out front, and this all-instrumentals CD shows why. From the light touch of Moses Kahumoku or Leonard Kwan to the bluesiness of George Keo or Ray Kane to the pop feel of Keola Beamer, it offers the best possible introduction to the music. –John Morthland –Amazon.com

Most notably it is the lucidity of the music, this is a sound that has contributed largely to the whole soundscape of America, with Hawaii’s contribution being rather vast and disproportionate in spite of its relatively small size in the grand scheme of the States.

Ledward Kaapana is widely acknowledged to be one of the most exciting and accomplished players in ki ho’alu, or slack key guitar style.

Playing in open-chord and other alternate tunings, Led’s two-finger picking and alternating bass is reminiscent of the great blues and country guitarists, but with the licks and harmonies typical of Hawaiian traditional music. His playing is loose and improvisational, and his repertoire encompasses both quiet, beautiful melodies and rip-roaring show-stoppers with lightning-fast licks and fancy picking.

The beauty of the slack key style is that it’s made up of simple chords and melodies, but an accomplished player then builds up improvised variations using interchangable licks and turnarounds similar to those in blues guitar. Ledward provides all the elements for making arrangements in this style, showing how he acheives the special sounds (damping, bass runs, hammers, pull-offs, trills, and other ornaments) that make each tune come alive.

Dancing Cat Records Recommended Slack Key Guitar Recordings & Other Information

Styles such as the slack-key guitar have contributed in a major way to modern rock and pop music, and we hear this as a sound of America, perpetuated throughout American soundtracks, as a sound of freedom and abandon.

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association

James Hill’s Beltona lap steel ukulele

The steel-guitar is now popular with blues musicians the world over and has found itself a firm staple within country music, notably with Patsy Cline, appearing on some of the most beloved American songs of all time.

Though Hawaiian music itself is a strange concoction of styles and reference points. A truly pan national semblance of other native musics, punctuated by a deeply Hawaiian presentation. We see this embracive approach to music quite clearly in the form known as Jawaiian.

Jawaiian is the somewhat tongue in cheek name for what is essentially a Hawaiian Reggae. Since its popularisation in the sixties and seventies, Reggae music has become popular over the world especially with marginalised communities such as native Americans and aborigines. In Hawaii ethnic Hawaiians started playing around with the style in the 80s creating their own approach to this distinctly Caribbean music.

The band Simplisity were widely credited as the pioneers of Jawaiian music, promoted by the Honolulu record company Quiet Storm Records. From its birth Jawaiian became very popular, coming to practically dominate the Hawaiian music scene by the early nineties.

In a few short years, THE GREEN has become one of the biggest acts in reggae, garnering a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes for their debut and then following it up with 21K+ sales for their second record. HAWAI’I ’13 will take them even further to the top with 13 brand new songs, including two early singles that have already become hits on Hawaiian radio. Produced
by the band with Danny Kalb (Jack Johnson, Ben Harper), the record shows off the band’s many singers and sides, from roots anthems to romantic ballads.

Reggae culture in general remains popular in Hawaii, it is hard to work down the street and not see a local sporting a Bob Marley T-shirt, and much local memorabilia comes emblazoned with the Ethiopia flag colours, a nod to the Rastafarian culture proliferated through Reggae.

The traditionally African American form of Jazz also took off in Hawaii in quite a big way in the first half of the 20th century, with musicians enjoying its expression of oppression.

There are many noted names within the Hawaiian jazz canon, with a good number still alive and active, these names include: Henry Allan, Adam Baron, Vic Castelinni, in a list that goes on and on.

Baron is still very much active within the Hawaiian jazz scene today, performing with his band the Honolulu Jazz Quartet.

Hawaii also has a very active jazz music scene with excellent musical talents such as this quartet from Honolulu. Full of great straight ahead playing on 10 original compositions, this is one of the most enjoyable jazz albums that I’ve heard in a while, and certainly an auspicious début for 4 talented musicians who obviously mesh very well together.

Honolulu perhaps offers the most access to jazz gigs with a university venue that encourages the form and books local groups very frequently.

Though you don’t especially need to find a venue to appreciate the music here, it is largely running through the streets, playing on most corners.

Like all native musics it is a collection of many sounds, each adding something a little different, forming a collective dynamic.

2012 live collection from the singer/songwriter and his musical friends. Culled from six years of his eco-minded music festival, Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival, highlights onstage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and others. The Kokua Hawai’i Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i.

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Jack Johnson, folk rock musician, was born and raised on Oahu’s North Shore.

 

 

How to Find Cheap Flights to Hawaii

 

Hawaii  from the International Space Station, photo by NASA.

For all those tourists and business people looking for a way to have cheap flights to Hawaii there are many possibilities and options around. By following some helpful and handy tips on finding cheap air tickets to Hawaii you can save yourself a great deal of  both money and time. Therefore, if you are looking for the cheap flights and speedy services to visit Hawaii this year you can read the money saving tips below.

Fly on the local Hawaiian airlines to save some dollars. Often you would find the Hawaiian Airlines offering cheap and affordable packages to their avid clients and for getting more business. Due to the heavy competition, the airfares are offered cheap to allow more and more tourists visit this part of the world. The more the visitors grow the better the economy would be. With foreign exchange coming into the country it is often observed the sources of transportation becomes easy and cheaper than expected. Therefore, make sure you always check the airfares before opting for any final decision

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Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300 “Akohekohe”
Photo by Dylan Ashe from San Jose, USA. CC BY-SA 2.0

Like any other place on earth, swarming with foreigners and visitors from all over the places Hawaii is no exception. The traffic of incoming visitors reduces in the off-season and the rate of arrival or passenger drops. If you are interested in saving money and make the trip worth remembering plan visiting Hawaii in non-peak season. Flights to Hawaii become real cheap during the off season.

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Boeing 737–200 of Aloha, CC BY Stefan Ehrbar.

Perform a research on the online portal. There are many internet websites designed for providing the tourists all the necessary and vital information that includes the accommodations, food, clothing and the best time to visit the preferred country. These travel websites often contain worthy information on cheap flights and airfares to Hawaii therefore, keep on visiting these websites every now and then or subscribe to their newsletters to receive any promotional schemes or discounted coupons and rates. Another good idea is to visit the airlines official page and subscribe to their newsletter.

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A Bellanca CH-300, similar to the one which Inter-Island Airways used for its inaugural service.

http://www.iflyinterisland.com/

Another helpful tip is to keep in touch with a good travel agent to know about the changes in fares ahead of time. The travel agent would be in the ideal position to offer you any discounted packages and they can guide you towards cheap and chartered flights to Hawaii as well.

All the above tips are helpful in finding the sources to save money and buy cheap air tickets for you and family, friends or relatives.

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Hawaii 50 and Pineapple Bread

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Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo from Creative Commons by Travis.Thurston Derivative of w:File:Waikiki from the air.jpg from author JeffreyAllen197.
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by Sandy Powers

In 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill making Hawaii the 50th state in the Union. That same year, James Michener’s historical epic, Hawaii, was published after seven years of research. Extraordinary timing. Fifteen years later, we, the Powers Family, experiencing a relentless season of rain and cold in Seattle, joggled our webbed feet and flew to Hawaii to dry off.

Destination was Oahu, one of the eight main islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Oahu, the third largest and most populous of the islands, is home to the capital, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the tourist Mecca, Waikiki Beach.

 

Oahu is beaming with life, yet a couple blocks off Kamehameha Highway, the main road in Oahu, we experienced the graciousness and charm of island hospitality. In a small sandwich shop a few minutes from Waikiki Beach, we had a plate lunch served with delicious pineapple bread. (Not surprising since Hawaii is home to the Dole Pineapple Plantations.) The amiable proprietor of the shop kindly gave me the recipe.

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Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is the common name for a tropical plant and its edible fruit, which is actually a multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries. Photo by by Rameshng.

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Pineapple Bread

Olive oil cooking spray

2 eggs

½ cup extra light olive oil

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

3 tablespoons orange juice

1 ½ cups pineapple chunks, drained

2 ½ cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup walnuts, chopped

Spray bread pan. Beat eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and orange juice together. Stir in pineapple chunks. In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to pineapple mixture. Mix well. Fold in walnuts. Pour into sprayed pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Check at 50 minutes. Test to see if toothpick comes out clean. If not, check every 5 minutes until done. Cool in loaf pan for 15 minutes and then remove to rack to finish cooling. Store in refrigerator.

 

 

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 International Marketplace, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1958. Photo by Father of JGKlein.

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Waikiki Beach, photo from Creative Commons by Cristo Vlahos.