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Akaka Falls: More than just another roadside attraction on Hawaii Big Island

For sure the half-mile loop hike at Akaka Falls State park is a tourist trot, complete with sightseeing buses and paid parking. But it’s also one of the best waterfall-and-botanical hikes in Hawaii.… Continue reading

Oahu’s famous Diamond Head has an unrecognizable face

With a rippling green ridge that emerges from the skyscraper profile of Waikiki, Diamond Head is one of the world’s iconic visions. Though it indeed sparkles, it was calcyte crystals and not diamonds… Continue reading

A Big Island National Historic Park that has it all—except lots of tourists

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park covers several miles of coast just north of Kona, but most visitors don’t find it.  A huge lava flow around 1800 covered what were King Kamehameha’s agricultural gardens, but… Continue reading

Dream big: Virgin to Hawaii

Starting in November, Virgin America will be flying to Oahu and Maui. They’re taking reservations now. ¬†The news may give Hawaiian Airlines¬†some competition. We like Hawaiian for their on-time reliability and friendliness: Your… Continue reading

Miloli’i: A Big Island fantasy for free

Honomalino Beach, a 20-minute walk from the Kona Coast village of Miloli’i, is the sort of place people dream about when thinking of Hawaii. Spinner dolphins frolick offshore of a black-sand beach. Snorkeling… Continue reading

When on Oahu: check out easy Manoa Falls trail

Lots of people make the 1.5-mile round-trip hike to Manoa Falls, a classic tropical white ribbon falling down a 200-foot cliff. As the sign indicates, don’t dawdle under the water. Local tour companies… Continue reading

Living the wild life at Kekaha Kai State Park on the Big Island

If flying into Kona, check out the aquamarine sandy coves studded by palms that are not far north of the airport. That’s Kekaha Kai (formerly ‘Kona’) State Park, some 1,600 acres of oasis… Continue reading

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