Category Archive: travel

This is why Kauai is called the Garden Island

All the Islands have lush pockets, but Kauai—the farthest north and by far the oldest—is entirely a green landscape, with jungled ridges cleaved by streams that open to verdant fields.  This vista of… Continue reading

Trick or Treat: Maui’s north shore is a mixed (scary) bag of goodies

Once past the Ritz Carlton Resort headed north from jammed-packed Kapalua on Maui, the scene instantly changes to a rural highway hugging the coast for about 30 miles—all the way around to Wailuku… Continue reading

Kauai’s Coconut Coast is where Hawaii’s first Royalty chose to live.

The Coconut Coast of Kauai, its east shore, is cleaved by the Wailua River, by far the largest in the state, and it was chosen above all other locales in the Islands to… Continue reading

The Big Island’s Hamakua is like Maui’s Hana Highway without the hassle

Maui’s Hana Highway hugs a jungled coastline, crossing mossy one-lane bridges, botanical gardens, and umpteen spewing waterfalls. The Big Island’s Old Mamalaoha Highway on the Hamakua (northeast) coast does pretty much the same… Continue reading

How the history of Hawaii foretells the future of the Earth

There are eight main Hawaiian Islands, created by erupting lava in a universe of ocean, just as there are eight planets (sorry Pluto) adrift in space. Hawaii is easily the world’s most isolated… Continue reading

Living the good life that King Kamehameha could only dream about

On a Hawaiian vacation, adventure seekers can go wild and get muddy and wet and return home exhausted. Luxury seekers, on the other hand, can immerse themselves in opulence and bodily pleasures and… Continue reading

Guess which Hawaiian island has the most trails

With an urban corridor that is home to nearly a million people—more than double the rest of the Islands combined—you wouldn’t think that Oahu has more trailheads than Maui, Kauai, or the Big… Continue reading

Surfer Alert: Kauai has a North Shore too!

The North Shore of Oahu has four world-surfing tour beaches, and is known as the best board-riding coast in the world. But go north from there to the north shore of Kauai, and… Continue reading

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