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  • Kalākaua's 1881 world tour


    King Kalākaua The 1881 world tour of King Kalākaua of the Kingdom of Hawaii was his attempt to save the Hawaiian culture and population from extinction by importing a labor force from Asia-Pacific nations. His efforts brought the small island nation to the attention of world leaders, but sparked rumors that the kingdom was for sale. Critics in Hawaii believed the labor negotiations were just an excuse to see the world. The 281-day trip gave Kalākaua the distinction of being the first monarch to circumnavigate the globe; his 1874 travels had made him the first reigning monarch to visit America and the first honoree of a state dinner at the White House. Kalākaua met with heads of state in Asia, the Mideast and Europe, to encourage an influx of sugar plantation labor in family groups, as well as unmarried women as potential brides for Hawaii's existing contract laborers. While in Asia, he tried to forestall American ambitions by offering a plan to Emperor Meiji for putting Hawaii under the protection of the Empire of Japan with an arranged marriage between his niece Kaʻiulani and a Japanese prince.

  • Create (TV network)


    Create is an American digital broadcast television network. The network broadcasts how-to, DIY and other lifestyle-oriented instructional programming 24 hours a day.

  • Rick Steves' Europe


    Rick Steves' Europe is a long-running travel documentary television series that airs on PBS. The series is hosted by American travel writer and television personality, Rick Steves, as he travels across the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way. The show premiered on September 3, 2000; since then a total of 10 seasons and 128 episodes have been produced and broadcast. Season 10 began shooting in September 2017, and began airing on October 6, 2018, with an hour-long special about Mediterranean cruises to air in January 2019.

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