ALOHA (love) • 'ĀINA (land) • MO'OLELO (stories) • 'OHANA (family) DISCOVER FOUR FOUNDATIONS OF HAWAIIAN LIVING FOR A PEACEFUL AND BALANCED LIFE.
More than just a beautiful paradise, Hawai'i has a rich culture, deeply rooted in tradition. Native Hawaiian and cultural expert Kainoa Daines has spent many years teaching visitors to the islands about this time-honored wisdom, and now he has teamed up with journalist Annie Daly to share that knowledge with you. Island Wisdom is an inspirational and rewarding journey through traditional Hawaiian teachings that have stood the test of time, from how to be pono (live a balanced life) every day, to how to mālama 'āina (preserve and protect the land). Filled with the voices and guidance of Hawaiian elders, regional folklore, and ancient teachings—plus gorgeous local photography and illustrations throughout—Island Wisdom is a celebration of Hawaiian culture, language, and values that will give you a deeper understanding, appreciation, and respect for Hawai'i and the Hawaiian way of life.
Kainoa Daines is the Senior Director of Culture and Product Development for the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau. He is a proud member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu. He is a resident of Honolulu, with roots on all the major Hawaiian Islands.
Annie Daly is a New York City-based journalist and the author of Destination Wellness, an exploration of different healthy living philosophies around the world. She's written for many wellness and travel publications, including Self, Afar, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and more. She grew up visiting Hawai'i with her family, and considers herself a forever student of the islands.