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Finding Pila’a Beach on Kauai

Some clues: “To reach the pretty Pila‘a Beaches—a ‘fantasy island’ getaway—go to the right when you reach the bottom of the trail at the water. It’s a .5-mile scramble on black boulders at… Continue reading

Maui Beaches: kissing cousins

Though throngs of tourists and locals fill several huge lots at Makena State Park, the beaches retain a wide-open and wild vibe, with fine sand, foamy waves and a backshore that rests below… Continue reading

Hawaii tip No. 7: where to watch surfers on Oahu

This list doubles as a wave finder for surfers. Pipeline Sloping sand, with beach trees for shade, is the perfect amphitheater. The famous barrel break is close to shore. Kapahulu Groin Take a… Continue reading

Hawaii Tip No. 6: windsurfing Maui

Ho‘okipa This beach close to Paia on windward Maui is the birthplace of windsurfing. Wave jumping is required. Kanaha Beach Park Kite-boarders and windsurfers commandeer different ends of this beach near the airport.… Continue reading

Hawaii Tip No. 5: how not to get lost

GETTING SWALLOWED BY THE LAND At popular mainland parks, hikers are advised to stay on trails to avoid destroying a fragile ecosystem. In Hawaii, the tables are turned and the smart money is… Continue reading

Hawaii trip tip No. 4

Never leave valuables in the car … Especially on Oahu, the most likely place in the nation to have a car break-in … Even more than bear break-ins in Yosemite … Don’t transfer… Continue reading

Tip No. 3: The mighty Kalalau Trail

Get a preview in your Kauai Trailblazer guide. Hike in two miles for great views and know how to stay safe on the trail. Bringing water is rule number one and wearing the… Continue reading

Hawaii Travel Tip No. 1

LIVING THE LUXURY Destination resorts aren’t just for well-heeled guests and conventioneers. Visitors are welcomed to peruse shops and restaurants. The best resorts are botanical gardens, museums, and architectural wonders all rolled into… Continue reading