The real Hawaii? Look no further than Kauai’s Anahola

Thanks to Prince Jonah Kuhio and the Land Act of 1895, Anahola was one of the first places where native Hawaiians could ‘own’ land (999-year leases) that had been taken away in the… Continue reading

“Tweeting” in Hawaii used to take many days

In ancient Hawaii (the first Polynesians arrived from Marquesa around 200 A.D.) the only way to send a message other than by speaking was to etch out a symbol in smooth lava rock.… Continue reading

Kauai’s Mahaulepu: A dreamscape so close, yet so far away

Only a few miles separate Mahaulepu from the Grand Hyatt and the busy resort strip of Poipu Beach on Kauai’s arid south shore. But those miles are on a hellishly potholed dirt road… Continue reading

How to get the ‘wowie’ out of a trip to Maui

Seeing sunrise on Haleakala has gotten so much buzz that visitors now need a permit to enter in the early morning hours. Forget that. It’s cold up there, and driving up in the… Continue reading

You won’t see this anywhere else in Hawaii: The Waiopae Tidepools

Yes, there are other saltwater pools in reefs with good snorkeling, but not this many spreading over so many acres on the Big Island’s Puna (east) coast. The Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation… Continue reading

Hawaii’s Most Dangerous Adventure Sport? Take a guess

Those who guessed surfing, hang gliding, skydiving, sailing, mountain biking, ziplining, kite boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, bodysurfing, deep sea fishing, or hiking jungly ridges or volcanoes are all wrong. The most dangerous activity in… Continue reading

Guarantee a dream Hawaiian vacation for $8.99

If you’re spending a ton of money on a Hawaiian vacation, make sure it’s the one you want. No Worries Hawaii has a simple-but-ingenuous self-test that matches who you are and what you… Continue reading

The four-mile hike to Hanakapiai Falls on the Kalalau Trail is a ball-buster

Only Diamond Head above Waikiki Beach sees more visitors than the Kalalau Trail, which begins at road’s end on Kauai’s north shore. Most touristy hikes are a cake walk, but not this one.… Continue reading