Did you know Kaua’i is the LAST U.S. stop on Santa’s trip?

It’s a Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) from Kaua’i in Episode 17.

I ran into Kauai Santa on the golf course a few weeks ago and we sat and chatted about what he was doing here! I never realized the island is the last zip code on his yearly trip (that being Kaua’i is the farthest western spot of the United States.)

Phil Worwa is Kauai’s Santa in Paradise. You can view his pictures and information at his web site here: Santa in Paradise.

How Merry Christmas is translated into the Hawaiian language …. a language with only 13 letters: 5 vowels and 8 consonants. Tom Scott, a British comedian, explains it on his YouTube channel.

Finally, I thought since this is the season of giving, you might like to know of a few organizations where you could give back on your visit to the island. It’s not in any way a complete list, just a few very cool organizations I found that unselfishly give back to this wonderful community.

Feel like giving this Christmas season while visiting the island? Visit these web sites to lean more. Here is a partial list of those doing great things in the community:

Kauai Community Radio – kkcr.org

Kauai Christian Fellowship – kauaichristian.com (Donate food you have left from your vacation.)

Kauai Food Bank – kauaifoodbank.org

Kauai Life Guards Association – kauailifeguards.org: Maximizing ocean safety on Kauai

Kauai Community Cat Project – kauiacommunitycats.org: Providing help to homeless, stray and feral cats

Kauai Animal Welfare Society – kaws4paws.org: All animals derserve a safe and nurturing home.

Healing Horses Kauai – healinghorseskauai.com: Improving the well-being of the youth and disabled community

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Have a blessed holiday friends and Aloha!