Sunny Oahu: Places to swim with the turtles and fishies

Hanauma Bay, not far south of Waikiki is by far the most-visited snorkeling venue in the Islands. But that doesn’t mean it’s a must-do. It can be crowded and the visiting protocol is… Continue reading

Lanikai: Hawaii’s Sexiest Beach?

Dreamy Lanikai Beach on Windward Oahu is pure eye candy, with cupcake islands just offshore silky sands. Flowering shrubs line the paths from an uber-cool beach cottage community. Don’t be surprised to see… Continue reading

You can watch pro surfing superstars for free in Hawaii

Professional surfers chase waves all around the planet, but few among them would dispute that the primo breaks are in Hawaii, more specifically, the North Shore of Oahu. Watching a competition—some of which… Continue reading

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

Kauai’s Ke’e Beach: Inspiration Guaranteed

At the end of the highway on Kauai’s north shore—and at the beginning of the notorious Kalalau Trail—sweet Ke’e Beach can get killed with kindess on prime-weather days. The main parking lot gets… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2016