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Why do few tourists go to the best beach parks in Hawaii for swimming?

Four beach parks are strung like pearls along the outer shores of Hilo Bay on the Big Island, each with clear water, abundant sea life, breakwaters that make for safe swimming, and exquistely… Continue reading

Hawaii: Eat it green! Eat it raw!

Since ‘you are what you eat,’  here’s one thing you may not want to have in common with the fruits and veggies on your plate in Hawaii: A trans-Pacific airline flight. Most of… Continue reading

Hey Siri! What are best seven snorkeling spots in Hawaii?

Hi! Three of the best seven are on the BIG ISLAND of HAWAII (Two Step, Captain Cook Monument, and the Waiopae Tide Pools), two can be found on MAUI (Chang’s Point and Molokini).… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2016

The Big Island’s Place of Refuge: Escaping into Prison

South of Kailua-Kona, and at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay is is a mouthful of syllables known as Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Park, a.k.a., Place of Refuge. Though this is the most… Continue reading

Hawaii Hotels: free advice from those in the know

A few tips to save money on high-end accommodations: 1. Book well in advance—or at the last minute. 2. Stay as long as you can. You can get 25 to 50 percent discounts… Continue reading

Maui’s beaches: from resort-world to wild in a few steps

In West Maui (actually the north part of the hour-glass) the sandy beaches are backed by condos and resorts, from Lahaina going north to Ka’anapali and Kapalua. Kapalua Beach (above) is known as… Continue reading

Kauai’s Napali Coast: How to find the wilderness beyond the people-jam at the Kalalau Trail

The northwest coast of Kauai—which is itself the most northwesterly of the major Hawaiian Islands—is roadless and wild, where knuckle-sets of 2,000-foot-high cliff heads greet the pounding Pacific. At road’s end past Hanalei… Continue reading

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