The New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute at Te Puia in Roturoa, New Zealand, teaches the ancient art of Maori carving.
As a kid growing up in the ’70s, I spent more than my fair share of time at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. My brother-in-law and cousin worked on the construction of the “Vacation Kingdom,” so our family took a trip to Orlando every spring from pre-opening in 1971 until we moved to the city [...]
The International Market Place in Waikiki, Hawaii has been a tourist fixture on Oahu since its opening on this day 52 years ago. The brainchild of exotic restaurateur Don the Beachcomber, the sprawling 14-acre complex was built to resemble a string of native villages from different cultures, allowing tourists to interact with and purchase handicrafts [...]
Today is the 41st 43rd anniversary of the opening of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland and the attraction is still as popular as ever. The first show to make extensive use Audioanimatronics®, it has been many a wide-eyed child’s initial introduction to tiki culture and spawned sister versions at Disney’s Florida and Tokyo parks [...]
The Polynesian Cultural Center on the island of Ohau is one tourist attraction sure not to disappoint tiki fans.