Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hawaii for Keikis

Kids in Hawaii are called keikis (kay-keys), the same name given to young banana plants. Bananas are grown on plants, not trees, and each year the young green shoots spring forth, like a a new generation that brings life to the ohana (community) and perpetuates Hawaiian culture.

Hawaii is great place to bring kids. Each Trailblazer Travel Book has a Trailblazer Kids section, which lists beach parks, fun museums and cultural sites, short walks, and safe swimming area for the family. So when the daily vacation query surfaces ("What are we going to do today?) parents will have a ready answer. Although paid attractions are included, most of the outings come with zero price tag.