Monthly Archives: August 2015

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online Free

By Ryan Ozawa The Distance Learning program at Kamehameha Schools is offering classes to teach you everything you wanted to know about the Hawaiian language, but were afraid to ask. Once in danger of being lost forever, the Hawaiian language is now thriving. It's an official language of the State of Hawaii, meaning you can…
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Hawaii Loves Surfer, Rainbow, Pineapple Emoji

By Ryan Ozawa Smartphones are exacting revenge on cranky and crusty technologists who declared, in the '90s, that “textspeak” signaled the death of the English language, and perhaps even the decline of western civilization. At least back then, when fliphones lacked keyboards and writing messages required convoluted button-mashing combinations like T9, you might excuse someone…
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Akaka Falls: More Than Just Another Roadside Attraction on the Big Island

By noreply@blogger.com (Trailblazer Hawaii) For sure the half-mile loop hike at Akaka Falls State park is a tourist trot, complete with sightseeing buses and paid parking. But it's also one of the best waterfall-and-botanical hikes in Hawaii. The park is a four-mile drive up from the quaint town of Honomu on the south end of…
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Oahu’s Olomana Ridge is for sure-footed thrill seekers only

By noreply@blogger.com (Trailblazer Hawaii) Olomana—a triple-peaked, stand-alone ridge on Oahu's Windward coast—is a real-deal adventure hike. The stats aren't intimidating: 4.25 miles round-trip with about 1,600 feet of elevation. But trekkers who do all three peaks will feel like they've been to hell (or heaven) and back. The first peak is rope-aided (always test before…
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