Seating with a View: Dining alfresco in Hawaii

All the islands have first-class restaurants, many with celebrity chefs reinventing pan Pacific cuisine. But if you want to save a boatload of money and eat at a restaurant with unmatched views and… Continue reading

Up the Lazy River to Kauai’s Secret Falls

The wide-mouthed Wailua River was chosen as the homeland for the first Polynesian voyagers nearly two thousand years ago, who settled its fertile banks, fished for both fresh and ocean-going fish, and built… Continue reading

The Mahaulepu Trail

Head out the through the terraces, pool-side extravaganza and artificial lagoon at the fabulous Grand Hyatt on Kauai’s south shore and hang a left on Shipwreck Beach. Then up to the tawny bluff—a… Continue reading

Slip Sliding Away on Maui’s Haleakala

With a trailhead at 10,000 feet, hikers may feel gleefully airborne when descending on the Sliding Sands Trail into the vast eroded valley pocked with volcanic cones on Haleakala volcano. A network of… Continue reading

Makaha Rules Oahu’s Beach Scene

Oahu’s North Shore—home to Pipeline, Sunset, and Waimea Bay—is known world-wide as the capital of surfing. But ask the pros who dominate the North Shore and many will tell you that the real… Continue reading

Cruising the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast

The northeast quadrant of the Big Island (north of Hilo, south of Waipio Valley) is as lush as any coastline in Hawaii. You can drive some 40 miles, hitting well-known attractions like Hawaii… Continue reading

Time Travel Maui

To see what it was like on Maui in 1950, take a 90-minute ferry ride (or a 10-minute flight in a helicopter) to Molokai today. The entire north side of the island is… Continue reading

Kauai’s Close-In FARAWAY Beach

An excerpt from the Kauai Trailblazer guide “NUKOLI‘I (KAUA‘I) BEACH What’s Best: Comb the east side’s longest beach, looking for coral and shells, and watching Hawaiian net fishermen. You get far away in… Continue reading