Why We Should Apply the Hawaiian Mindset of ‘Mālama’ to All Our Travels

“It’s critically important that we mālama, or take care of, the stories,” says Zita Cup Choy. An effervescent chronologist of Hawaiian history and culture, she is the historian at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, a mashup of Italian Renaissance style and traditional Hawaiian forms that King Kalākua had built in 1882 to project Hawaii’s strength on the world stage. “We are caring for them in a way that will allow our grandchildren’s grandchildren to enjoy them and to see them and to share them.”

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