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What to Do on Molokai

When I first said I wanted to visit Molokai, my husband said, “Really? What is there to do?” Well, the answer is: a lot! Molokai is known as the “Friendly Isle” and “the most Hawaiian island.” It’s the 5th largest and one of the least visited Hawaiian Islands, and the locals like it that way.… Continue reading What to Do on Molokai

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How to Mail a Coconut from Hawaii

Everyone loves real mail! In the 90’s, snail mail was super boring; we all wanted an e-mail! Then e-mails became bothersome—so much junk mail! So snail mail made a bit of a comeback. The appeal is in that personal touch, you know? But what’s better than a post card or a traditional letter (and way… Continue reading How to Mail a Coconut from Hawaii

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What to Eat on Molokai, Hawaii

Today’s the day… it’s all about the food! Our recent anniversary trip to Molokai was amazing, largely due to the truly authentic Hawaiian food! Molokai is said to be the “most Hawaiian” island, so it stands to reason that this is the place to get the “most Hawaiian” food. Service was friendly everywhere we went,… Continue reading What to Eat on Molokai, Hawaii

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What to Know Before You Visit Molokai

Never heard of Molokai? You’re not alone! It’s one of the lesser-known and less-visited Hawaiian Islands, though people do actually live here! It’s called “The Friendly Isle,” and because it’s relatively untouched by the same tourism as the other islands, it’s also called the “most Hawaiian” island. Another side effect of it being less-visited: there… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Molokai

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Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm

Steve and I have been to five Hawaiian islands now, and we’ve done the “Hawaiian” things: a luau, scenic flights, sunning on Waikiki, toured coffee farms, lava peeping, etc. But there was one thing we hadn’t really done yet: lei making! I came across the Molokai Plumeria Farm in my trip research, almost on accident,… Continue reading Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm

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Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai

“Culture is sacred, not secret.” —Greg Solatorio Our recent trip to Molokai was one I will never forget. I had wanted to visit the Friendly Isle for over four years, and the time had finally come! One of the things I was most excited about was the Halawa Valley Cultural Hike. I do love a… Continue reading Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai

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Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai

For four years, ever since I read the historical novel Molokai by Alan Brennert, I’ve wanted to visit Kalaupapa for myself. I couldn’t believe I had never heard of this leper colony. I couldn’t believe people still got leprosy as recently as 150 years ago. I couldn’t believe people still get leprosy. Hawaii has fascinated… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai

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Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii

What?! You’ve never heard of Molokai? Join the club—there are a lot of people in it! This is the least visited of the main Hawaiian islands, but in spite of that, or perhaps because of that, I have found it to be the most fascinating. Here is a quick list of some of the most… Continue reading Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii

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Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour

Have you ever flown in a helicopter? This was our first time ever in a helicopter, and we were very excited for the experience! We booked our tour in mid-February, though our flight would be May 2–our fourth anniversary! If you’re looking for a memorable way to experience Maui, this is it. What to Know… Continue reading Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour