Palau and Kava

Rounding out our Kava-eye view of Micronesia is Palau.  Palau, like many of these small island nations, has an interesting history.  Palau also has a more traditional relationship with kava (which gives here a great relief).  Let’s look at Palau today...

French Polynesia and Kava

We now move on to the third and final region of Oceania, the region of Polynesia.  First stop on our Polynesian tour none other than regional namesake, French Polynesia. French Polynesia To begin with, French Polynesia is a French overseas collectivity. What,...

Nauru and Kava

Nauru, like many of its Micronesia neighbors, has an unusual relationship with Kava.  Beyond its relationship to Kava, many environmentalists look to Nauru as a test case for natural resource management (or, more specifically, mismanagement).  Before we get...

The Mariana Islands and Kava

Next up in the Micronesia Region of Oceania are the Mariana Islands.  The Mariana Islands have a complex history of foreign rule.  And due to their climate, the islands and its people almost surely a long history with kava-but clues to the latter are...

Kiribati and Kava

Next up on our tour of the Micronesian region of the Pacific is Kiribati.  Kiribati has a very recent, but very strong relationship with our favorite beverage kava.  Before we get to that, let’s look at the Kiribati today and how it came to be. Kiribati The...

Federated States of Micronesia and Kava

Leaving the Melanesian region of Oceania, our first stop on our Kava-centric geographical tour of Micronesia will be the Federated States of Micronesia.  Although Kava use varies by region in this archipelago, the island chain has an interesting culture and...