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Painting by Max P. Häring: “True Sailing”

Naleia stands for the feeling you have in times where you are truly in the moment and stop worrying about the future and the past. The feeling when you are at peace with yourself and dare to go your own way to realize your dreams.
It is a symbol for the times in which you manage to embrace joy and happiness.
It is passionate adventure, new experiences and having an endlessly changing horizon.

…and we all know such moments:

Saying what you want without hesitating or making excuses.
Goosebumps while listening to the most favorite song.
A stroll through the city when everybody is asleep.
An honest smile from a stranger.
Or laughing from the bottom of your heart.

Origins of the Word

Naleia is the short form of a female name in the Hawaiian language.

Name: Naleialoha /nʌ`leɪə,ləʊhə/:

  • Meaning: The leis of love.
  • Soul Urge: People with the name Naleialoha have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.
  • Expression: People with the name Naleialoha value community and balance, and are dependable and considerate. They often tend to gravitate to occupations where they can act as peacemakers or negotiators, or fulfill these roles among their friends and family. They tend to be unconventional, responsible, family-oriented, warm and affectionate. They sometimes worry obsessively about those they care for. They work for harmony and balance in their lives, and respond positively to beautiful things.

Naleia Discovery Travel

PS. There is a nice story of how I came to name my company Naleia and I will be happy to share it over a beer during the trip 🙂