Category Archive: Hawaii Things To Do

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

Hot-foot it with Pele at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

With all the possible ways for tourists to become injured or worse, you have to applaud rangers at the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

High as a kite at Maui’s Kanaha Beach Park

Just 5 minutes out from a side road from the airport in Kahalui gets you to a happening beach that’s pracitically unknown to tourists.

Maybe it’s good that Joe Hollywood closed the road to Kauai’s pretty Papa’a Bay

A public uprising ignited when a once-sort-of-famous Hollywood director bought the land and gated access to Papa’a (pah-pa-ah) Bay on the northeast shore a couple of decades ago. People were arrested at a… 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

Thar’ she blows! The Whale Center is a Maui Wowie

For visitors who have achieved the Maui Tourist Triathalon (Haleakala, Lahaina, Hana Highway), the North Kihei coastline will come as a happy surprise. Anchoring the shore is the (take a breath) Hawaiian Islands… 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

Maui’s Hana Highway: Avoid the hassle, have the fun

The Hana Highway—with its umpteen one-lane bridges, countless curves, rain forests, and waterfalls—is a rite of passage for Maui visitors. In fact, if you begin the journey at prime time, say 10 in… Continue reading

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