Category Archive: Hawaii Planning

Lanikai: Hawaii’s Sexiest Beach?

Dreamy Lanikai Beach on Windward Oahu is pure eye candy, with cupcake islands just offshore silky sands. Flowering shrubs line the paths from an uber-cool beach cottage community. Don’t be surprised to see… Continue reading

Around Hawaii: Hear the sound of one hand clapping

Even among the devout, the thought of going to a church or temple while on vacation in Hawaii may seem like a downer. Think again. The Islands are dotted with spritually inspired,  knock-your-socks-off… Continue reading

The Big Island’s Place of Refuge: Escaping into Prison

South of Kailua-Kona, and at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay is is a mouthful of syllables known as Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Park, a.k.a., Place of Refuge. Though this is the most… Continue reading

Hawaii Hotels: free advice from those in the know

A few tips to save money on high-end accommodations: 1. Book well in advance—or at the last minute. 2. Stay as long as you can. You can get 25 to 50 percent discounts… Continue reading

Kauai’s Napali Coast: How to find the wilderness beyond the people-jam at the Kalalau Trail

The northwest coast of Kauai—which is itself the most northwesterly of the major Hawaiian Islands—is roadless and wild, where knuckle-sets of 2,000-foot-high cliff heads greet the pounding Pacific. At road’s end past Hanalei… Continue reading

No Worries Hawaii: does all the work so you don’t have to

No Worries Hawaii is a vacation planning guide for all the islands. A self test lets you pick through things to do in the Islands (below is one of 38 categories), and gives… Continue reading

Maui’s stunning Iao Valley

Maui’s stunning Iao Valley.

Hawaii Travel Tip No. 2: rental cars

Money Saver: Prices for rental cars fluctuate mysteriously. Call again before your vacation and you may well snag a better price. You can also often get a larger car, if you’re interested, for… Continue reading

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