Category Archive: #trailblazertravelbooks

“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

Kauai’s Mahaulepu: A dreamscape so close, yet so far away

Only a few miles separate Mahaulepu from the Grand Hyatt and the busy resort strip of Poipu Beach on Kauai’s arid south shore. But those miles are on a hellishly potholed dirt road… 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

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

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

I’ll be watching you: Hawaii’s lifeguards are among the world’s best

The best way to have a safe day at the beach in Hawaii is to make sure you are under the watchful eye of one of these dudes, a Hawaiian lifeguard — trained… Continue reading

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