Category Archive: Hawaii Things To Do

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

Big Island: History in plain view

Being the youngest island—about 5 million years the junior of Kauai—the cultural traditions of the Big Island have been less obscured by tangles of greenery and the erosive forces of Mother Nature. Several… Continue reading

Big Island’s Fantastic “Destructive Waters”

Through the middle of Hilo Town runs the Wailuku River—’Destructive Waters’ in Hawaiian—which carries the runoff from the saddle of the world’s two tallest mountains Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (when measured from… Continue reading

Secret Beach: one of Kauai’s hidden treasures

The northeast coast of Kauai—from Anahola to Princeville—has more than a dozen hike-to beaches, by far the best run of wild coast in Hawaii. One of the most scenic is Secret Beach near… Continue reading

Kauai Trailblazer: Your personal tour guide

If you plan to get out and explore Kauai on vacation, pick up a copy and give it a good perusal before you leave home. The island’s top attractions (like the Kalalau Trail,… Continue reading

Luxury “sniking” on Maui’s Wailea Coast

‘Sniking’ is for adventure fiends who can’t decide whether to spend the day hiking or snorkeling: You can do both at the same time! And you won’t find a better spot to snike… Continue reading

Hawaii beach parks that have it all: Kalihiwai, Kauai

In terms of wild-and-scenic tropical beaches, Kauai’s north shore is tops among the islands—and second place is distant. With all there is to do on Kauai, most visitors miss this little sandy bay… 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

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