The World’s Only Single-Varietal Rum Distillers, Kō Hana, Revive Hawaiian Sugarcane

Field-to-bottle rum crafted with a strong sense of place and history

Over 1,000 years ago, in 600 AD, Polynesians set sail for the Hawaiian islands on canoes and brought with them select varietals of sugarcane. This was about 500 years before Christopher Columbus ever got to the New World and spread the crop throughout Europe. Hawaiians valued the plant holistically and medicinally, using its sweet juice to maintain gum and teeth health, relying on its leaves …

Word of Mouth: Honolulu Reopening

From shopping for crystals to eating tacos, the Hawaiian capital is as vibrant as ever

Traveling these days is still somewhat complicated though more feasible, and wanderlust and curiosity are motivators to figure out how to journey with care. We recently visited Honolulu—a favorite US getaway because it’s is literally and figuratively so far away—and found mucho aloha persevering, even through the necessary layers of tension and protocol. Beyond the gorgeous spring weather, chill island vibes and grounding forces of …

Vans Duct Tape Festival Keeps Longboarding Alive

Two-time ASP Longboard World Champion Joel Tudor spearheads the annual Hawaiian event

In the longboard community, the money’s not the primary concern. This is according to someone who should know better than just about anyone else: Joel Tudor, a two-time ASP Longboard World Champion. “There’s not a lot of opportunity and a lot of the kids that you see will be riding the same board for a year or two years and it’ll be beaten to shit …