Hawaiian Word of the Day: January 12th By Leilani Poli`ahu • Jan 12, 2018 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 0:28 Huakaʻi is Hawaiian for trip, voyage, journey, mission, procession, even a parade. It doesn't have to be a long voyage or flight. A trip to Maui is a huakaʻi, just as a trip to Japan is a huakaʻi. Next time you plan a trip, call it a huakaʻi. Tags: HWOTDhawaiianWordTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.