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Oahu’s unlikely Eden: Wahiawa Botanical Garden

You could spend a month or more touring Hawaii’s tropical gardens, which include four National Tropical Botanical Gardens, and still be impressed by this 27-acre offering hiding in the middle of Oahu. Wahiawa… Continue reading


One of the most easily accessible wild beaches on Maui is Baldwin Beach. It’s best for long walks and wave play. Locals love it, so do kids. It’s close to Paia so you… Continue reading

Maui’s blowhard can be a serious party pooper

Nakahalele Blowhole on Maui’s north coast is a sure crowd-pleaser—who doesn’t like to see whitewater exploding 50 feet and higher from an opening in the reef?—but visitors are advised to stay back at… Continue reading

Hawaii Visitors Bureau’s new campaign: #LetHawaiiHappen

Catchy slogan. I also like #HawaiiTheBeautiful. Begin your island adventure with Trailblazer Travel Books: Kauai, Maui, Big Island and Oahu.

Wild: Places you may not see Reese Witherspoon in Hawaii

Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to Hawaii, logging beach time on Oahu near Kualoa Ranch and riding a surf board at Hanalei Bay on Kauai. But in between her outdoor outings, the star… Continue reading

Kauai’s Mahaulepu: A close-in getaway on the sunny south coast

Mahaulepu (ma-ha-oo-lep-oo) is only two miles from the Grand Hyatt along the resort strip of Poipu Beach. But the two miles is via a dirt road that is one ghastly pothole, which dissuades… Continue reading

Christmas Trailblazer Travel Book deal: 3 for $33

Christmas is just around the corner so we’re proposing a way for you to give the perfect gift to friends who love adventure travel, be it  Hawaii, the Sierra, San Francisco/Marin or Paris.… Continue reading

Marchés volants: freshest fast food in Paris

Originally posted on NO WORRIES PARIS:
Paris’s open air neighborhood markets where vendors set up their stands on specific days at specific hours are a great place to snack or buy picnic items.…