Ali Miller’s Picture Book, HOW CARA LOST HER COLOR, is a beautiful and moving call to action for kids and parents.-- Learn More: hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode36 --When Ali Miller arrived on Maui in 2015, after living in Reno, Nevada her entire life, she was shocked to see firsthand what was happening in the ocean. Her arrival to the Hawaiian island followed one of the warmest summers on record.Corals around the world were dying in one of the largest mass bleaching events in recorded history. Without the reefs, fish populations and ocean ecosystems are at risk of collapse.HOW CARA LOST HER COLOR is beautifully illustrated in colors inspired by Hawaiian reef fish. Through relatable characters and words that rhyme, kids connect with corals as animals and learn how vital they are to all marine species. In the story, Cara the coral polyp and her algae friend, Zoey, live happily alongside many other sea creatures who call the reef their home. But when human activity causes the ocean temperature to rise, Zoey must escape with her family and leave Cara behind.-- Learn More: hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode36 --ResourcesBuy How Cara Lost Her ColorAli Miller InstagramNomatic Travel BagHawaii’s Best InstagramHawaii’s Best PodcastBumper music, Ukulele and Chill, provided by Coby GShow Some AlohaLeave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews help other people who love Hawaii find this podcast.Subscribe on iTunes.
There are many resources on what to do in Hawaii. We thought it would be just as beneficial to offer a few things not to do when you visit Hawaii.-- Learn More: https://hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode35 --When planning a trip to Hawaii, there is no shortage of fantastic resources of incredible things to do in Hawaii. However, just as important, there are some things that you want to make sure that you do not do when you visit Hawaii. The main thing is not showing respect.1. Not Renting a CarThough it may seem fun to just try and experience Hawaii without a car, it just isn’t feasible. If you’re trying to save some money don’t take it from the rental car budget line.To fully experience the best of Hawaii you want to get out there and explore on your own and at your own pace.One of the best ways to experience Hawaii is by renting a car and utilizing the Shaka Guide app, which is like a tour guide on your smartphone.2. Spending All Your Time in WaikikiWaikiki is designed to keep you happy and content not to venture out. With its world-class dining, hotels, and shopping, it is easy just to stay put in Waikiki. However, Hawaii is meant to be explored.A day-trip to the North Shore will provide some perspective of the many wonders of Hawaii. Even a short drive over to Kailua will transport you into the beauty of Hawaii that can be hard to find in Waikiki.3. Ignoring Warning SignsThe lifeguards genuinely care about your wellbeing and have your best interest in mind. They risk their lives every day fighting some of the craziness rip currents and surf in the world. They know what they’re doing!When there is a warning sign of strong current or sharp coral, please pay attention. The surf in Hawaii can be unpredictable. One minute it can be calm and then the next completely different. When in doubt, don’t go out! And NEVER turn your back on the ocean and always be aware.4. Using Chemical SunscreenWith an average of 271 days per year of sunny days in Honolulu, there is an excellent likelihood that your stay on the islands will be mostly sunny. And the sun in Hawaii can be hotter and stronger than you may be used to.If having to remember to put on sunscreen and reapplying isn’t your thing, then wearing a short-sleeve or long-sleeve rashguard and a hat is a great alternative.Beginning in 2021 Hawaii will start to ban sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals are known to cause bleaching and death to coral reefs.5. Not Showing RespectAloha is more than a warm and fuzzy thing to say. It is a way of life. How you interact with people on island will make or break your experience.By simply showing love and appreciation for people, in Hawaii, you will receive 10x’s back. The love and community of Hawaiians and locals is something truly unique and special.Check out our interview with Matty Leong and Spencer Lee, a couple of professional landscape photographers, about how you can explore Hawaii responsibly.-- Learn More: https://hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode35 --ResourcesEpisode 34 w/ Matty Leong and Spencer LeeFree Consultation Call for Booking to HawaiiShaka Guide AppHawaii’s Best Instagram
When creating meaningful memories, it's important to remember to be present while being mindful to leave no trace. Creating those memories and being in the moment of that experience is critical. If you can get a great picture in the process, well, that's the cherry on top!-- Learn more: hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode34 --Today's guests are here to offer their insights on how you can enjoy the best of what Hawaii has to offer responsibly and mindfully as you leave no trace. Joined today by Matty Leong and Spencer Lee, two Hawaii locals, you will learn some of their best tips to protecting and enjoying Hawaii's pristine environment.They also offer some of their photography tips to implement while making memories on your next trip to Hawaii. Matty and Spencer emphasize the importance of being mindful while leaving no trace and even offer some tips on how you can help keep Hawaii beautiful for generations to come.Next time you're on Oahu, practice these tips to help protect Hawaii as we all do our part to leave our favorite locations even better than we found them!-- Learn more: hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode34 --Today's GuestsMatty LeongWebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSpencer LeeWebsiteEpisode 3 with Spencer LeeInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutubeThe 7 Principles of Leave No TraceThe seven principles of Leave No Trace provide a framework that anyone can follow when trying to leave a minimum impact while visiting the outdoors. The seven principles can really be applied anywhere and can truly make an impact in your own conservational efforts! Plan Ahead and PrepareTravel and Camp on Durable SurfacesDispose of Waste ProperlyLeave What You FindMinimize Campfire ImpactsRespect WildlifeBe Considerate of Other VisitorsFollowing these seven principles can help you be more considerate of your impact on the environment. Keeping in mind these principles while exploring can help you leave a location better than you found it!Want more information about the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace? Find it HERE-- Learn more: hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode34 --ResourcesTop 10 Places to Eat: OahuHawaii’s Best InstagramBumper music, Ukulele and Chill, provided by Coby GShow Some AlohaLeave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help other people who love Hawaii find this podcast.Subscribe on iTunes
The story and history of Kamaka Ukulele.-- Learn more: hawaiisbesttravel.com/episode33 --Today's GuestKamaka Ukulele websiteKamaka InstagramKamaka FacebookIn This EpisodeHawaii's ReopeningHawaii’s Best InstagramHawaii’s Best PodcastBumper music, Ukulele and Chill, provided by Coby GShow Some AlohaLeave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help other people who love Hawaii find this podcast.Subscribe on iTunes.