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Poking around Oahu’s Pokai

Around eight hundred years ago, Pokai Beach Park in Waianae on Oahu’s West Side was the happening place in Hawaii. If it hadn’t been, Hawaii may not have happened at all. Pokai, the… Continue reading

Up the Lazy River to Kauai’s Secret Falls

The wide-mouthed Wailua River was chosen as the homeland for the first Polynesian voyagers nearly two thousand years ago, who settled its fertile banks, fished for both fresh and ocean-going fish, and built… Continue reading

Kauai Hiking Photo of the Day

Midway between the lush north shore and the sunny south, Kauai’s east side (the Coconut Coast of Kapa’a) doesn’t see a crush of tourists. But hikers know better. Head inland a few miles… Continue reading

New hiking trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island centers around the Kilauea Caldera, a barren crust of lava that is currently (from its Halemaumau Crater) spewing metric tons of noxious gasses into the… Continue reading

Hawaii Beach Escapes

Can’t decide whether to take a tropical walk or spend the day watching the waves roll in? No problem. Do both, Brah! Some of the best walking in the Islands is along where… Continue reading

Lapakahi, Big Island: same as it ever was

Hawaii is dotted with many archeological sites reflecting the traditions of the seagoing Polynesians that date back 2,000 years or more. Get beyond the tiki torches and umbrella swizzle sticks of resort areas… Continue reading

THE Hawaii Vacation Planning Resource

Are you wondering which Hawaiian island to visit? Where’s the best weather, where’s the best snorkeling, where’s the best hiking, what’s there to do when it rains, itinerary advice, do’s and don’ts, understanding… Continue reading

Trail along Kawailoa Bay, Kauai

Trail from Gilian's Beach