Exploring the many periods of Hawaii’s past is a big part of these classes. While pre-historic events often dominate these discussions, historic times are also investigated. The area’s prehistory and history are richly detailed through archaeological features, and many are accessible, giving us a wonderful opportunity to observe physical evidence of earlier periods. Shared with the group are examples of the diversity of the individual islands and their leaders. The interwoven and often war fraught histories, between rulers of islands and sections of islands, are shared. Military, agricultural, and societal aspects are discussed. It is impossible to do this without including the involvement of Hawaii with old and new world groups. The connection is strong between Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, but also between the Islands and both England and Russia. All of these parts of Hawaii’s past are recognized during these travel archaeology adventures.