Category Archives: Molokai

Stargazing Q&A With Hawaii Astronomy Expert

Each time I visit Hawaii, I am always blown away by the amount of stars I see at night. I absolutely love to gaze at Hawaii’s star-filled night sky. I’m really just a stargazing novice. I enjoy and appreciate the vast amount of stars I see, but that’s really the extent of it. So, I’ve been wanting to learn more ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for November 10th

Today’s weather forecast for Honolulu is sunny and warm with a high of 83°F and a low of 71°F.  Nice!  So, what’s the the weather going to be like where you are today?  Not quite as warm, eh?  Well, hopefully these rays of Hawaii deals and news will warm you up. 🙂 Ohana Waikiki East Resort has an excellent offer ... Read More »

Hawaii State Parks Information

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources recently launched a spruced up website loaded with great information on Hawaii’s State Parks. Here’s how to use this resource to help you with your vacation plans. Finding the State Parks It’s easy to find the state parks for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and the Big Island with the interactive island maps. On ... Read More »

Best 7-day Hawaii Vacation Itineraries & Travel Planners

We completely understand the daunting task of planning your Hawaii vacation. It’s difficult enough to select which island(s) you want to visit. Once you’ve selected an island, you have brief sense of accomplishment before you realize that you’ve got to plan your itinerary. Don’t lose heart! We’ve got some great resources to make planning much easier! We all want to make ... Read More »

Molokai Ranch Closing at the End of March

I’m shocked to see the bad news that the Molokai Ranch is closing down at the end of the month.  In addition to the ranching operation, the company also had the largest vacation lodging facilities on the island.  If you were booked for a Molokai vacation at the Molokai Lodge or Kaupoa Beach Village, you’ll need to find other alternatives.  ... Read More »

St. Joseph Church Built By Father Damien

Last week, I introduced you to Father Damien and the Kalaupapa Settlement on Molokai. Today, we take a look at one of the four churches that Father Damien built in Hawaii. The photo above shows St. Joseph Church that was established in 1876. You’ll find this well preserved church along East Kamehameha V Highway on the southeast side of Molokai. ... Read More »

A Brief History of Father Damien and the Kalaupapa Settlement In Hawaii

Father Damien de Veuster was a priest who unselfishly served in Hawaii in the 1800’s. He was born in Belgium but came to Hawaii as a missionary in his 20’s. Probably his most noted effort was serving the people with Hanson’s Disease on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. You may not recognize the term Hansen’s Disease, but I’m sure you’ve ... Read More »

Going Nuts Over Macadamias – Visiting a Macadamia Nut Farm in Hawaii

Did you know that macadamia trees are not indigenous to Hawaii? I didn’t either until I met Tuddie,the owner of Purdy’s Farm on Molokai. The macadamia nut tree is originally from Australia, but Hawaii is credited with creating the industry for the nut. Tuddie enthusiastically shares his knowledge about growing macadamia in Hawaii. He showed us the entire life cycle ... Read More »

Review of Molokai Ferry Alii Tour

Have you ever looked across the Pailolo Channel from Maui over to Molokai and wondered what’s it like over there?  Well, I did and curiosity finally got the best of me and I arranged to take the ferry from Maui over to Molokai.  I’m not usually one to take a packaged tour, but after reviewing the options, I decided to take ... Read More »

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