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Indigenous Knowledge Leads a Worldwide Voyage

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.05.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Reconnecting ourselves to our mother tongue, our chants and song, a conscientiousness of our socioeconomic and political standings have provided a cumulative movement of the strengthening of our indigeneity.

Exploring the History of Hawaiian Luau

Mike Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Hawaii
Mike Foley

Next to aloha, luau is perhaps the most recognized Hawaiian word in the word. That goes double for here in Hawaii, where going to a luau -- a traditional Hawaiian party with lots of food and island entertainment -- is always a special occasion for both visitors and local residents.

The 12 Most Scenic Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Islands are generally pretty gorgeous -- they are islands, after all. But the 12 that made it to the top of our reader ratings.

Jungle Beat: We Got Critters

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Do the Hawaiian authorities not want to inconvenience arriving tourists, for fear of losing the precious dollars they add to the State's economy? Or do they just not care? Is the "aloha spirit" too loosey-goosey?

Where Else To Go In French Polynesia

CNN | Ariston Anderson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel

Indulgent resorts. Beautiful everything. Bora Bora is called paradise for a reason. Don't do it! There's a lot more to French Polynesia....

Old Skulls Show Puzzling Link Between Brazilians, Pacific Islanders

natureheader | Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Indigenous people that lived in southeastern Brazil in the late 1800s shared some genetic sequences with Polynesians, an analysis of...

PHOTOS: 8 Nuclear Test Sites To Visit

Posted 09.19.2012 | Travel

Kazakhstan may not have much of a reputation as a tourist destination, but with the removal this year of most the country's significant nuclear infras...

PHOTOS: 7 Vessels Venture 15,000 Nautical Miles Across The Pacific On Solar Energy

Posted 11.05.2011 | Green

From the Pacific Voyagers: In April, seven traditional Polynesian ocean-going vessels called vakas, and their 16 member crews, set sail on a 15,000...

PHOTOS: Pacific Voyagers Expedition Powered By Solar Energy

Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

From Pacific Voyagers: In April, seven traditional Polynesian ocean-going vessels called vakas, and their 16 member crews, set sail on a 15,000 nau...