Why not Waianapanapa State Park, Maui?

After navigating the numerous one-lane bridges and cliff-hugging turns of the Hana Highway and then the reaching open green slopes, many visitors are hell bent on continuing to Hana Town. But a better… Continue reading

Around Hawaii: Hear the sound of one hand clapping

Even among the devout, the thought of going to a church or temple while on vacation in Hawaii may seem like a downer. Think again. The Islands are dotted with spritually inspired,  knock-your-socks-off… Continue reading

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

The Big Island’s Waipio Valley: A short walk to a world apart

On the lush north nub of the Big Island of Hawaii, Waipio Valley is an adventure into the past, where young Kamehamea spent his youth surfing a wild beach and roaming one of… Continue reading

King’s Trail is a walk on Maui’s wild side

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