Hot-foot it with Pele at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

With all the possible ways for tourists to become injured or worse, you have to applaud rangers at the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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High as a kite at Maui’s Kanaha Beach Park

Just 5 minutes out from a side road from the airport in Kahalui gets you to a happening beach that’s pracitically unknown to tourists.

Maybe it’s good that Joe Hollywood closed the road to Kauai’s pretty Papa’a Bay

A public uprising ignited when a once-sort-of-famous Hollywood director bought the land and gated access to Papa’a (pah-pa-ah) Bay on the northeast shore a couple of decades ago. People were arrested at a… Continue reading

Oahu’s Ho’omaluhia: From the gates of Hell to the Garden of Eden

Running down the middle of Oahu is the Ko’olau Range, a razorback ridge (really, it’s only a foot wide at places) with steep green cliffs, nearly 3,000 feet high, that are choked with… Continue reading

Kauai’s Hanalei no ka oi (is the best)

One look at Hanalei from above (in this case, from hidden Hanalei Organic Park in Princeville on the north shore) and you will be hot to get down there and look around. Taro… Continue reading

King Kamehameha never had it so good: Have a Royal Hawaiian celebration without breaking the bank

  No doubt being the king of all the Islands had its perks—but not near the luxury and creature comforts available these days to us common folk.  And—here’s the kicker—if you are planning… Continue reading

Thar’ she blows! The Whale Center is a Maui Wowie

For visitors who have achieved the Maui Tourist Triathalon (Haleakala, Lahaina, Hana Highway), the North Kihei coastline will come as a happy surprise. Anchoring the shore is the (take a breath) Hawaiian Islands… Continue reading

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Kauai Trailblazer is here!

The NEW 2017, 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION of the Sprout’s top-selling guide has been completely revised and updated. A favorite among locals and adventure travelers alike, Kauai Trailblazer is packed with new activities, dozens… Continue reading