Become Hawai'i's dream traveler

Tourism is both wonderful and terrible for Hawai'i. Wonderful because it provides jobs and income for Hawaiian residents. Terrible because mass tourism is focussed on consumption, pleasure and excess. What comes short is appreciation for and respect for the truly beautiful volcanic island chain, the Hawaiian people, their ancient culture, traditions and language. This online course about Hawai'i will make you want to travel more consciously, to give back, to focus on meaningful encounters, fulfilling experiences and lasting connections. Welcome to your Day 1 of becoming Hawai'i's dream traveler. xo Daniela ♥

Powerful formation & sensitive existence

Earth's paradoxes united

Active volcanoes, breathtaking landscapes and endemic flora & fauna: In this video course you'll learn how the entire Hawaiian Emperor Volcanic Chain and each of the six main Hawaiian Islands were formed, how life was able to flourish on the most remote islands in the world and how exceptional, endemic species were able to survive and thrive.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction Module

    • Welcome – E komo mai!

    • Introduction to Hawai'i: Geography & Islands Overview

  • 02

    Module 1: The Story of the Hawaiian Islands

    • Lesson 1: Basics

    • Lesson 2: Big Island

    • Lesson 3: Kaua'i

    • Lesson 4: Maui

    • Lesson 5: O'ahu

    • Lesson 6: Lāna’i

    • Lesson 7: Moloka'i

  • 03

    Module 2: Climate and Nature

    • Lesson 1: Climate

    • Lesson 2: Flora

    • Lesson 3: Fauna

  • 04

    Module 3: Mahalo (Thank you)

    • You SERIOUSLY are amazing!

    • Tell me how you liked this course!

  • 05

    Bonuses & Resources

    • Resources Vault

    • Bonus #1: Your Guide to Hawai'i Paradise

    • Bonus #2: Vacation Planner for Finances

    • Bonus #3: Sustainable Travel Checklist

    • Sources

Introductory Module

  • Welcome Video: I'm giving you a very warm welcome to this class, tell you why taking this class is a great idea and what's not covered in this class. I'll also present you the structure and set the frame of the online class.

  • Introduction to Hawai'i: Geography & Islands Overview: You'll get a great introduction to the Islands which will give you a lot of clarity and structure to further plan your vacation.

  • Learn where the Hawaiian Islands are located and how large the Hawaiian Archipelago actually is.

  • and more

Module 1: Geology

  • We'll set the basic knowledge that will help you understand the entire Geology module better

  • You'll learn about the building processes of each of the six major islands: Kaua'i, O'ahu, Maui, Lāna'i, Molokai and Big Island (all islands separately)

  • You'll get to know all volcanoes that formed each of the islands

  • You'll learn about the major geological structures of each island (Ko'olau and Wai'anae Mountain Range, all volcanic regions, Kalaupapa, windward & leeward sides, and others)

  • You'll understand the processes that caused the formation of the most spectacular landscapes, such as Haleakalā, Kīlauea, Green Sands Beach and other beaches, Diamond Head, the sea cliffs of Moloka'i, the Mo'Omomi Dunes, and many others

  • and more

Module 2: Nature

  • You'll understand how plants and animals came to Hawai'i and how plants were able to grow in early Hawai'i

  • You'll learn about Hawai'i's fascinating multi-facetted climate and why you should pack warm clothing as well

  • You'll understand why Hawaiian plants and animals are so special and unique and what threats they have to face daily

  • You'll get to know endangered and endemic Hawaiian plants

  • You'll learn why coral reefs are threatened and why they are important for the health of our planet

  • You'll learn about Hawaiian animals (native and indigenous) and learn why sharks are our friends and not our enemies

  • You'll learn how you can help to protect Hawai'i's rich wildlife and plants

  • You'll learn why it rains so much in Hawai'i and why all islands can be separated into a windward and a leeward side

  • and more

Module 3: Mahalo

  • This special video will complete your whole EarthyU Hawai'i experience.

  • Fill out this survey, tell me how you liked this course and inspire others to enroll, too.

Bonuses & Resources

  • Here you can find the resources referred to in the lessons and additional resources I want to share with you in the Resources Vault.

  • Your bonuses are safely stored in this section and can be downloaded to your computer.

Bonus Material

  • Your Guide to Hawai'i Paradise

    It's an 18-page PDF document with more than 130 tips, links and information on each of the 6 largest Hawaiian Islands that guides you towards the really important and worthy-to-watch attractions and sights. It includes a list of all towns, beaches, points of interest and cultural highlights for each island. This should help you to structure the islands better in your head and to prevent overwhelm.

  • Vacation Planner for Finances Excel Sheet

    It helps you set up a budget and a savings plan and allows you to list all your expenses for maximum financial control. It tells you the exact amount available for your vacation and allows you to track your finances. Each day, it will give you freedom to decide what you want and can afford to do. It gives you freedom, carefreeness and saves you worries and stress about money, before, during and after your vacation.

  • I answer your questions

    Pop any questions about the lessons in the discussion section and I'm more than happy to answer all your burning questions about the formation and geology of Hawai'i.

How to Enroll

Complete Transparency

  • After clicking the 'Buy now' button, you'll first be asked to create an account at EarthyUniversity. This is a requirement, as the course content will be delivered to you on this platform.

  • Subsequently, you'll be asked to enter your payment details. Shortly after, you will have access to your EarthyU student account.

  • You're all set! You have instant access to all course contents and can start watching right away!

9 Reasons Why You Should Buy This Course

  • Knowledge = Better Decisions

    You'll gain knowledge about Hawai'i that you can apply when you're there and that you'll have after you've returned home. Knowledge about our environment is extremely valuable, especially in today's world, where climate change, the pollution of oceans and air and other threats are a danger to all life. Knowledge and education has the power to fight these hazards and to create sustainability. Educated minds & those who see themselves as part of a collective make healthier, better decisions for everyone else.

  • Authenticity

    This class gives you the opportunity to turn your back on superficiality, to disconnect from technology and enables you to reconnect with nature, to breath and to feel relief.

  • Feel Connected

    You'll feel a strong connection to the islands and the Hawaiians and understand the love they feel for their land. You'll get a sense of the interrelation of geology, nature and Hawaiian life.

  • Clarity Instead of Confusion

    The numerous Hawaiian Islands, their names and the language can be incredibly confusing at first. This class gives you a thorough overview and structure, in-depth and condensed information about the Hawaiian Islands you won't find anywhere else.

  • Quick Facts

    3 modules | 11 videos | 2,5 hours of footage | 14 minutes average video duration (some videos are longer, other shorter than this)

  • What's Included

    All modules and lessons for online watching | 1 year access | Bonuses for permanent download | Resources Vault | Audio files for download | Transcripts for download | Money-Back-Guarantee

  • Bonuses

    You'll receive three bonuses included in the price: 'Your Guide to Hawai'i Paradise' and the 'Vacation Planner for Finances Excel Sheet' as well as the 'Sustainable Travel Checklist'.

  • Resources Vault

    The Resources Vault contains all the resources mentioned in the video lessons and many more useful resources about Hawai'i all stored in one place.

  • Ask Questions

    Ask all your burning questions about the formation and geology of Hawai'i and I'm more than happy to answer.

At the risk of sounding grandiose...

...but I want to make this very clear: This class is one of a kind. There exists no single other Hawai'i resource like it anywhere. It's a unique format that contains a lot of in-depth information about the entire geology and building processes of each major Hawaiian Island and the evolution of life on the islands. These insights have the power to transform your vacation. Moreover, by taking this class, you will protect the culture, preserve the ecosystem, nature and wildlife of your travel destination. You will contribute to sustainable travel and an understanding of our planet and all inhabitants. Only by acquiring knowledge you will make this world a better place for humans, plants and animals. You will see the bigger picture, travel and live more consciously and feel connected.

Is this course suitable for you?

  • This course is for you if you

    care about the environment | want to give back to the Hawaiian residents | want to be a more responsible, conscious traveler | like to get to know your travel destination in a little more detail | travel to make new experiences | want to expand your horizons | like to learn new things | love beautiful landscapes and wish to understand how they formed |want to feel free | long for closeness to nature | seek a very authentic travel experience | are interested in and curious about geography, island formation and nature or if you are keen to learn about those topics

  • This course is not for you if you

    don't care about the environment | don't want to be a responsible tourist | don't want to travel more consciously | are not interested and curious about Hawaiian building processes and nature | only want to take photos without the slightest interest in your subject | merely want to be a tourist | only want to hang out at the beach, go shopping or party | simply want to relax | don't even have a faint interest in the topics covered in this class and if you also aren't open to learning about them


This is my 'no risk promise' to you.

I want you to make a conscious, active decision when you purchase. If you did and still find this course is not your cup of tea, you can have your money back. I offer you a 14-day refund period for your purchase, in case you're truly dissatisfied with this class. I will refund 100% of the price if you contact me within 14 days after your purchase. (This is a voluntary guarantee from my side. I trust you not to misuse it. Per German law I don't have to offer a refund policy for digital products at all.)
Kauai Wailua Falls

Hey, I'm Daniela!

I'm fascinated by our precious earth. That is why I now study Earth Sciences. And I am loving it! My other interests include languages, culture, sciences and psychology! To combine all of these, I started my website EarthyMe and my passion project EarthyUniversity. The latter is a platform on which I will share my knowledge and my passion about selected travel destinations with you in the form of video online classes. I want to help you have an incredible, memorable adventure by showing you your travel destination in a new light and perhaps even making you aware of landscapes, facts or other highlights you'd be oblivious of. I hope to contribute to more respectful and sustainable travels, to protect our diverse human cultures, our plants, our animals - in short: our living and breathing planet. Oh and: I'm deeply fascinated by Hawai'i! A few years ago I made my dream come true. I travelled to Hawai'i and stayed there for 4 amazing weeks. I hope to inspire you with my work and hope you come along! You can read more about me on the 'About Me' page of my website Love, Daniela

Daniela Dägele

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  • I'm scared this is too difficult for me to understand...

    Don't be! No prior geological knowledge is required. No background in sciences is needed to watch and understand this course. The only requirement you have to bring to the table is true interest and curiosity for Earth, nature, the environment and life.

  • Sounds amazing. I really wish I had time for this...

    I understand that you are very busy. That is the exact reason why you should purchase this class. It SAVES you time. It is possible to finish the online class within one day. Plus, the course adapts to YOUR schedule, not vice versa.

  • Wow, that sounds like a lot of information. I'm scared of being overwhelmed (and I'm already overwhelmed from planning!)

    The class is not intended to cause you even more stress and pressure. The opposite is true: Your preparation for Hawai'i is supposed to get easier and lighter. Instead of reading 4587 websites and travel guides and clicking through the internet in search of valuable information about Hawai'i, this online platform is your place of refuge, so to speak. All the essential knowledge is safely stored in one place.

  • Do I really need this online class? There is tons of information on the internet and in thousands of travel guides.

    I couldn't agree more! The internet is packed with information. But information doesn't equal knowledge. Only when you use the information, you can turn it into knowledge. If you have the time and will to educate yourself by using other media, that is fantastic! However, you can't search for something on the internet you don't know exists. But if you'd love to have all the information handed to you in a compact format, this class is perfect for you. And please be aware: This class is not a digitized travel guide.

  • I read a Hawai'i Travel Guide. Do I need this class?

    This class and your travel guide go together like peanutbutter and jelly! This class is by no means a travel guide. This class is NOT about activities you can do in Hawai'i, restaurants you may visit, accommodation, rental cars or travel routes. Although I do share some tips regarding this in the bonus "Your Guide to Hawai'i Paradise". Travel guides are about YOUR Hawai'i stay. But this class is about the ISLANDS. You will learn about their geographical location, their geological features and their wildlife and flora.

  • Is this class downloadable?

    Yes and no. The video lessons are not downloadable. However, the according audio files and transcripts as well as all bonuses are downloadable.

  • I won't travel to Hawai'i until after a few months. Can I already book the course? I'm afraid I'm going to forget everything.

    Of course you can! You have access to the class for one whole year. You can start whenever you're ready.

  • I only visit 1 or 2 islands. Will the course still be useful?

    Absolutely, yes! The class contains plenty of information applicable to each island and provides you with a holistic view of Hawai'i.

  • How come I only hear about this class now??

    I know, right?? It's amazing. I wish someone had gone to all the trouble and created something similar when I traveled to Hawai'i. :)

1 € per enrollment goes to HILT

Kuleana. Responsibility.

HILT (Hawai‘i Land Trust) works to protect and conserve the Hawaiian Islands and their land in a holistic approach.

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