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"LIVE-Duke´s On Sunday" by Henry Kapono star
This musician brings talent and the love of Hawaii to you through this fabulous CD recorded Live at Duke´s Canoe Club in Hawaii. Beautiful music that takes you down memory lane!

A Lei Of Stars by Henry Kaleialoha Allen star
A collection of Vocal Stylings for Hula Dancing. From A Lei of Stars to A Million Moons, this collection will have everyone dancing on the beaches!

Before the City by Kirby Wright star
A beautiful book of poetry and prose by Hawaiian author Kirby Wright. If you are feeling a little thoughtful and are in the mood for some heady reading, pick up this book by this gifted writer.

Bento Box Selected Honolulu Advertiser Comics star
Deb Aoki has finally released a collection of her comic strip "Bento Box"!!

Book Review - Punahou Blues by Kirby Wright star
A wonderfully written and lighthearted Hawaiian novel, Punahou Blues is the story of a young man, Jeffrey Gill, trying to survive his adolescence.

Classic Hawaiian Hulas Vol. 1 by George Kahumoku with Daniel Ho star
This cd will delight and entrance any Hawaiian music lover! With the sparkling accompaniment of ukulele by Daniel Ho this is a must have. George Kalumoku will sing his way into your heart and home!

Coconut Joe - Middle of the Ocean star
This group knows Tropical Pop music! New contemporary music from the Islands. Read the review and visit the site of Coconut Joe.

Ethnic Foods of Hawaii by Ann Kondo Corum - Revised Edition - Published by Bess Press star
History, Celebrations and Information regarding foods of various ethnic groups in Hawaii plus recipes make this an all around great book to have! Read the review and visit the site.

Fanning Island and Cruise Ships star
You might wonder why many cruises to or around Hawaii involve a 40 hour each way diversion to Fanning Island. The answer lies in the legal regulations involving cruise ships, the United States, and our minimum-wage laws.

Footprints in the Poi by George Kahumoku star
George Kahumoku´s release Footprints in the Poi is a wonderful sense of Hawaiian life, music and George´s masterful use of slack key guitar. Not only will you enjoy all the stories, music, history and life in this cd but will come away with Hawaii in your heart!

George Street Music star
George Street is a trio of talented musicians, while not "traditional" Hawaiian music, their style is their own and influenced by their life and the people of Hawaii.

Hawaii - The Big Island Revealed star
If you are going to the Big Island of Hawaii then you REALLY need this book. I found this book amazingly helpful when we visited Hawaii on the Pride of America. I saw MANY people on this island carrying the same book with them.

Hawaii By Cruise Ship star
Thousands of people cruise around the Hawaiian Islands every week. Anne Vipond speaks directly to this group of visitors, explaining how to get the best experience out of your Hawaiian cruise vacation.

Hawaii for Dummies star
The Dummies series is known for providing practical, easy to understand information to get you started on any topic. The Dummies book for Hawaii does this same thing - black and white, highlights, with short descriptions.

Hawaii The Big Island Revealed Guidebook star
This guidebook will walk you from the creation of the islands to the modern day adventures awaiting you in the most beautiful islands of Hawaii. Read the review and see the site.

Hawaii To You by Henry Kaleialoha Allen star
A collection of classic beautiful Hawaiian music by the talented award winning musician. From Aloha to Kalua you will enjoy the velvety voice of Henry Allen!

Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits - Retold and Illuminated by Caren Loebel-Fried star
The stories and legends of Hawaiian ´aumakua, or guardian spirits are beautifully told and expressed by this talented author and artist. Visit the site to see her wonderful work.

Kaulupono by ´Ale´a star
This groups beautiful harmonies and variations in musical styles are delightful and expressive! From traditional to contemporary music they are definitely a refreshing change and well worth listening to.

Ke Ahiahi Mamua O Kalikimaka: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas -in Hawai'i- Published by Bess Pres star
A classic Christmas tale with a Hawaiian twist. This book is beautifully illustrated and features Hawaiian words with meanings for key words.Read the review and visit the site to get one.

Making Ribbon Leis by May Masaki and Coryn Tanaka - Published by Bess Press star
Leis made of ribbons are almost indistinguishable from real ones and preserve the natural resources of the Islands. This book has step by step illustrated guides to making them.

Maui Revealed star
This guidebook on Maui will take you from the offshore islands to the best places to enjoy a swim, luau, hike and more! Read the review and see the site.

Na Leo Concert star
This three woman part harmony group has been making Hawaiian music for over 20 years.

National Geographic Traveler Hawaii star
National Geographic has a reputation when it comes to travel. This book isn't an in depth step by step review of the islands of Hawaii. Instead, it has a lot of large, glossy photos as well as cultural background on the items you will see.

Oahu Revealed star
Oahu is a treasure of things to do and see and this book can show you the secrets of the island! Read the review and see the site.

The Adventurer´s Quest - Discovering the Inner Powers of Hawaiian Healing by Paul Waters review star
There are powers within us that have always been. The Huna kupua method of healing and guidance is one everyone should look into to help ourselves and others. Read the review on this book by Paul Waters and see for yourself.

The Hits by Marty Dread star
The musical talents and various styles of this artist make this CD a must have! The Reggae Ambassador himself gives us this collection of great hits from his first 10 years.

The Lim Family - Launa'ole Unequalled star
This family is legendary with it´s beautiful harmonious Hawaiian music. From 1978 to now The Lim Family has shared with us their extraordinary talents. Read more about them and see what Hawaii has to offer!

The Magic of Steel Guitar by Henry Kaleialoha Allen star
Steel guitar, the only instrument "native" to Hawaii. This master player and talented musician brings out the best of this instrument!

Tropical Taste by Sonia Martinez star
Chef Sonia Martinez puts together a collection of delectable recipes that feature locally grown produce. Check out this cookbook for some out of the ordinary fusion cuisine and ingenious ways of preparing your favorite tropical fare.

“Home In The Islands” by Henry Kapono star
I love this CD! All of Henry Kapono´s music that I´ve heard is great. The talented music ranges from a soothing tropical beat to a rock & roll style. Very good!

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