26 Mar 2018
The Moana Effect: Can You Find Authentic Hawaii at a Disney Resort?
07 Feb 2018
(CNN) — A surefire way to get some odd looks from your friends is to tell them you’re heading to a Disney resort to learn about authentic Hawaiian culture.
But at Aulani, Disney’s resort on Oahu’s western shore, between breakfast with Minnie Mouse, Instagram-worthy shave ice topped with Mickey ears, and selfies with Moana, guests […]
Searching for Mana: Where to See the Real Hawaii
04 Jan 2018
Standing in the hot sand at the tip of Ka‘ena Point, La‘akea Perry, master teacher at Kei Kai o Kahiki, an all-male hula school, begins to chant, his voice trembling in a lilting vibrato. The words of the oli impart a greeting, one that conveys both a deep love for O‘ahu’s west side and […]
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina Partners with Polynesian Voyaging Society to Present Legendary Navigator Nainoa Thompson
Legendary navigator Nainoa Thompson first conceived the idea of Malama Honua, a worldwide voyage, in 1992. When Hōkūle`a returned to Hawaii last June, the open air, double hulled canoe had been at sea for three years and covered more than 40,000 nautical miles.
The voyage became a global mission, an example of how to care […]