Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Guide to the Hawaiian Islands 2019-2020
@ gohawaii 70 gohawaii.com Once an important center for political and religious life and home to thousands of Native Hawaiians, Waipi‘o Valley is now home to less than a hundred residents who live and work amongst thriving fields of kalo (taro). Witness the majesty of this lush valley at the Overlook at the end of Hāmākua Heritage Corridor Drive, or take a guided tour. The road entering the valley is extremely steep and can only be accessed by four-wheel drive. Be sure to check if your rental car company allows vehicles on this and other secondary roads. TorJohnson HAWAI‘I THE ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I ROOTED Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole calls herself a hula haka (hula medium), the means in which hula moves through. This dance isn’t for visitors or for a competition. It’s a way for her to connect to her legacy, and more importantly, to this land. gohawaii.com/hawaii-rooted/ Kaumakaiwa-Kanakaole NATURE MADE Waipi‘o Valley Overlook CLASSIC EXPERIENCE Hāmākua Heritage Corridor Take a road trip along Hāmākua Heritage Corridor scenic drive and see the beauty of lush tropical rainforests, deep water-carved gulches, valleys thick with tropical foliage, cascading waterfalls and lovely seaside views pass by your car window. Stop at small, quaint towns like Honoka‘a for local specialty shops and boutiques and visit the island’s many gardens full of exotic plants and orchids. What road trip is complete without music? Buy a Hawaiian music CD to play along the way to add a local soundtrack to your drive!