Category Archive: Hawaii Planning

This may be Kauai’s top hike:

Kauai has many hikes that score a perfect 10—and you just can’t get better than sublime. But the Awa’awapuhi Trail may get the top vote among many visitors. It’s freaking breathtaking.  Just the… Continue reading

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

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

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

Oahu’s Ho’omaluhia: From the gates of Hell to the Garden of Eden

Running down the middle of Oahu is the Ko’olau Range, a razorback ridge (really, it’s only a foot wide at places) with steep green cliffs, nearly 3,000 feet high, that are choked with… Continue reading

Take a vacation from your vacation at this Big Island National Historic Park

The Big Island—larger than the rest of Hawaii combined—can eat up days of exploration. But be sure to save a full day for Kealakekua Bay and Pu’uhonua o Honounou (poo-oo-ho-newa-o-ho-now-now). This National Historic… 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

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