Maui’s Hana Highway: Avoid the hassle, have the fun

The Hana Highway—with its umpteen one-lane bridges, countless curves, rain forests, and waterfalls—is a rite of passage for Maui visitors. In fact, if you begin the journey at prime time, say 10 in… Continue reading

The Big Island’s Kohala: Kind of creepy land of comets and kings

Though Mo’okini Heiau (temple) on the north nub of the Big Island was designated in 1935 as the state’s first national historic site, it now rests forlorn and isolated. Winds scour barren slopes… Continue reading

The complete Hawaiian vacation makeover

Vacations can be like parties—lots of fun and abandonment that can take a toll on the body and require time to recover from. Then again, a vacation in Hawaii, though all about pleasure,… Continue reading

I’ll be watching you: Hawaii’s lifeguards are among the world’s best

The best way to have a safe day at the beach in Hawaii is to make sure you are under the watchful eye of one of these dudes, a Hawaiian lifeguard — trained… Continue reading

Luxury for free in Hawaii

Hawaii’s destination resorts are pricey, $500 a night and up, up, up. But to visit them is free. And many of the best resorts have museum-quality artwork, entertainment, exhibits, special events, botanitcal gardens,… Continue reading

Sleeping Giant: A Kauai Classic

The supine profile of the Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) lords over the length of Kauai’s Coconut Coast (the east shore). Seen here from a lagoon at Smith’s Tropical Plantation, the Giant resembles an… Continue reading

The “Hollywood” of Oahu is at dramatic Kualoa Regional Park (#lethawaiihappen)

Kualoa Regional Park on the northern part of windward (eastern) Oahu: drab name, very cool place. The camping area of the park has an excellent swimming beach, including a short walk to the… Continue reading

Waikiki: Wacky Wacky

Waikiki Beach is all about now, every day, 24/7. It’s totally off the wall, literally in this photo of a boogie boarder joining his brothers and sisters to ride the shorebreak at The… Continue reading

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