This blog post was updated on July 29, 2019. Stretching all the way from the black-sand beaches of New Zealand to the welcoming palm trees of the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Islands have historically had a close relationship with America. But these islands, known for their great natural beauty and friendly people, are also home to numerous rich cultures and traditions. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re taking a closer look at some of these timeless practices. [URISP id=97188057] Dive deeper into these unique island cultures – Make plans to fly there now! Like what you’ve just read? Click here for more great Asian American and Pacific Island stories!