Aerial view of the Waipi‘o Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Waipi’o Valley: Then and Now

Waipi’o Valley has seen much turmoil through the years. Learn about its history, how that affects visitors today, and how to ensure future visitors remain welcome.

A square structure built of stones sits in the shallow water of Keauhou Bay.

A History of Religion in Hawaii

It made no difference who or what you were in old Hawaii; the gods were ever present, and they took a direct and active role in your life. Learn about the beliefs of the indigenous peoples of Hawaii.

Colorful poled barges in Mexico City's Xochimilco Gardens.

The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Around the 13th century, the Xochimilcas cultivated manmade islands, building a network of floating gardens to help support a continual harvest. Today, these remaining gardens are a popular destination in the south of Mexico City.