Pohnpei

One of four main islands in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in the South Pacific Ocean, Pohnpei is a lush mountainous island that has been home to human beings for thousands of years. Although its name was originally Anglicized as “Ponape”, the title was...

Kava Bars In California

While the proliferation of websites selling kava online means you can easily purchase and brew your own kava at home, for an initial experience nothing beats going to a kava bar: there you can try kava for the first time in an atmosphere that is pleasant, congenial,...

The Tubuai Islands and Kava

Next up on our tour of the Polynesian region of Oceania is the Tubuai Islands.  Much like their cousins to the north in the Tuamotu Archipelago, the people of the Tubuai Islands are technically part of French Polynesia.  This being the case, they also have...

The Tuamotu Archipelago and Kava

Next stop on our tour of the Polynesian region of Oceania is the Tuamotu Archipelago.  Although the Tuamotu Archipelago is not a free standing nation (it is a part of French Polynesia) the fact that it is the largest archipelago in the world warrants a closer...

The Marshall Islands and Kava

Our next stop on our tour of Micronesia is the Marshall Islands.  The Marshallese have only recently begun their relationship with Kava.  But before that, let’s explore the islands history, its people, and their culture. The Marshall Islands The Marshall...

Hawaii and Kava (‘awa)

The people of the Hawaiian Islands have a rich history with Kava.  It has carried over from ancient times and is still in place today.  Before that discussion ensures (much to our delight) let’s look at the Hawaiian Islands and their history. Hawaii Hawaii...