Have you ever heard of Breadfruit? It’s a thorny oval-shaped fruit native to tropical areas, Hawaii included. The idea of a bread-flavored fruit may sound far-fetched, but it tastes just like a cross between freshly made bread, plantains, and potatoes.
This starchy crop is a mainstay in the paradise of the pacific. It is called ‘ulu in the local language. Despite having Bread in its name, it takes more after its other half, Fruit — it is both tasty and nourishing.
The King's Residence
The former residence of King Kamehameha I is an important Hawaiin site. It's located at the north end of Kailua Bay on the Big Island. Kamehameha was the first ruler of Hawaii and the founder of the Kingdom of Hawaii after he unified the islands.
He is the ancestor of Kamehameha V, the chief who sold Ni’ihau to the Sinclair family. The site where he lived is now a lighthouse. It is also the land where part of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is located.
Hawaii Is Home to Many Sacred Sites
Sacred sites or heiaus are prevalent in the wonderful islands of Hawaii. In Hawaiian culture, it is extremely important to honor and preserve these sacred sites. Called "heiau" in Hawaiian, they have a variety of purposes, including treating the sick, offering harvest, starting rain, stopping the rain, increasing the population, and achieving success in war.
However, many were destroyed during the 19th century. The sites that do remain date as far back as the 13th Century.
Also known as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, the Honolulu Airport is located on the island of O’ahu. In case you went on a vacation to Hawaii or are blessed enough to call this place home, there is a good chance you've boarded a Hawaiian Airlines flight and landed with a lei around your neck.
Hawaiian Airlines is the largest carrier in Hawaii and uses this airport as its main hub. There are currently dozens of the airline’s airplanes parked on the asphalt of one of the airport’s runways. Unexpectedly the island-based airline is the 10th biggest in the US.
What Happened to the Coco Palms Resort?
The Coco Palms was at one point one of the most sought-after stays in Hawaii. Located in Wailuā, it is apparently located on the ground that belongs to ancient Hawaiian royalty. The first hotel on site started operating there in the 1950s, but it didn’t become very popular until 1953 when it was being run by Island Holidays Limited.
People used to come from all over to get married on the site and enjoy the tropical grounds. Sadly, in 1992, the area was hit by Hurricane Iniki and they were forced to shut their doors.