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Aloha History
There's more to this island paradise than volcanoes, tropical flowers and surfing — discover Hawaii's rich cultural heritage.
The sprawling sandy beach of Waikiki, dotted with rented umbrellas and beach mats. A burning sky, sweeping orange and red strokes of a sun sinking behind a row of sailboats and cruise ships quickly becoming silhouettes on the horizon. A lone palm tree swinging to the tune of tradewinds.

This is Hawaii, that mystical, magical paradise floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, dressed in sunglasses and a mai tai, waiting to relax the tired traveler with its salty breezes and starry skies.

But beyond the image lies a history rich in culture, in tragedy, in inspiration, a history that most visitors walk past en route to the nearest poolside lounge chair. So ditch the daydream of the tropics and learn a lesson or two about the culture and history of Hawaii.

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