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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

Kauai’s Hanalei no ka oi (is the best)

One look at Hanalei from above (in this case, from hidden Hanalei Organic Park in Princeville on the north shore) and you will be hot to get down there and look around. Taro… Continue reading

King Kamehameha never had it so good: Have a Royal Hawaiian celebration without breaking the bank

  No doubt being the king of all the Islands had its perks—but not near the luxury and creature comforts available these days to us common folk.  And—here’s the kicker—if you are planning… 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

Hawaii’s favorite fabulous freebies

To stay at one of Hawaii’s destination resorts, you’ll need to do serious damage to the titanium credit card—from five hundred to several thousand dollars per night. But to cruise by and check… Continue reading

Sleeping Giant: A Kauai Classic

The supine profile of the Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) lords over the length of Kauai’s Coconut Coast (the east shore). Seen here from a lagoon at Smith’s Tropical Plantation, the Giant resembles an… Continue reading

Free-wheelin’ of Oahu’s true-north shore

Jutting to the west of Oahu’s North Shore—home to all the famous surfing beaches—is the Mokuleia Coast, a ten-mile run of undeveloped beaches that faces north and is hemmed in by the Waianae… Continue reading

Making the most of 7 Days on Maui

One: Twin Falls Botanical Preserve, at the beginning of the Hana Highway, is on the tourist radar, but you can find places to call your own. There are actually a half-dozen falls with… Continue reading

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