Category Archive: Hawaii Things To Do

Hawaii’s Towering Wave: JAWS

Hard to get to, tempermental, dangerous to ride, rumored to reach heights of 120 feet on the face of the wave and move as fast as 30 mph, that’s Maui’s Jaws (Pe’ahi). You’ll… Continue reading

Waikiki: every enchanted evening

An eight-block grid of highrise hotels packed between the Pacific and the Ala Wai Canal, Waikiki Beach is indeed a ticky-tack post-war contrivance to bring tourists by the boatload (now plane load). But… Continue reading

Hawaii guidebooks: stick with the BEST

Buy them on Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, trailblazertravelbooks.com, powells.com or order them at your favorite independent bookstore. Aloha!

Kauai’s Lydgate Park

There are many dozens of great beach parks in Hawaii, and many more dozens of beaches that families will call their favorite. But if for some bizarre reason, only one park could be… Continue reading

Hawaii Beach Hiking: the do’s and don’ts

To take a hike or spend the day at the beach? Just one of the many tough choices facing the adventurous visitor. The answer: Do both, brah! Whether you want to people watch… Continue reading

Oahu’s North Shore: surf city

Every island has a north shore, but there is only one North Shore, on Oahu, known to surfers around the world. Within a few miles along the surprisingly rural Kamehameha Highway are four… Continue reading

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Oahu photo of the day

Bringing up the rear of the Honolulu Festival Parade held annually in March along the main drag of Waikiki.

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