Dan Lin

Hōkūle‘a: Breathing Deeply and Treading Softly

It’s been two weeks since I arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to continue the Worldwide Voyage around this beautiful country. So far, the crews of Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia have connected with numerous communities all around the ...

Hōkūle‘a: Return to Aotearoa

After almost six months since departing from Hawai‘i on the Worldwide Voyage, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to a Maori welcoming ceremony that was not only stunning to see, but historical as well. ...

Hōkūleʻa: Honoring the Kermadec Islands

Last week, the Worldwide Voyage set sail from Nuku’alofa in the Kingdom of Tonga after days of community connection and shared learning. The next stop on this 47,000-mile journey will be Aotearoa, or New Zealand, which will serve as ...

Hōkūleʻa: An Investment in the Future

This week, the Polynesian Voyaging Society prepares to sail from American Samoa down to Tonga for the next leg of the Worldwide Voyage. Since leaving Hawai’i in May, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia have sailed over 4,000 miles, encountering ...

Voyaging Reflection: Sources of Strength

Out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the stars have a way of turning even the simplest of men into philosophers. There are more visible stars out here than any place I’ve ever been to and rightly so, ...

Hōkūleʻa: Enjoying a Day Off

Being a part of the Worldwide Voyage is a privilege that each crew member is grateful for. As such, our kuleana, or responsibilities, are numerous and our days are packed with duties, events, and outreach, both on and off the ...

Welcoming Hōkūleʻa to American Samoa With Dr. Sylvia Earle

Last week, Hōkūle’a and Hikianalia arrived on the beautiful shores of American Samoa to be greeted by a large crowd and traditional kava ceremony. There to welcome the canoes and crew was none other than National Geographic ...

Hōkūleʻa: Crew Training

Daniel Lin is a photographer, writer, and explorer whose love of the Pacific Islands and its many cultures has inspired him to share stories from around the region. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic voyage of ...

Hōkūleʻa: French Polynesia’s Gift to the World

Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘...

Q&A—Hōkūleʻa Crew Members Answer Questions from NG Staff

Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘...

Hōkūleʻa: Pulling Tahiti out of the Sea

Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘...

Worldwide Voyage: Photos from Week Two

Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘...

Live Update From Aboard Hōkūleʻa—Week One

Live updates from the first few days of the Worldwide Voyage. Watch as young crew members, Jenna and Austin, talk about their experiences with navigation, squalls, seasickness, and canoe life in general. Click  to see where the canoes are RIGHT ...

Hōkūleʻa: The Journey Begins

After months of anticipation and years of preparation, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its two canoes, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, finally set off from their home on O’ahu this past weekend on their voyage around the world! ...