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

Take a vacation from your vacation at this Big Island National Historic Park

The Big Island—larger than the rest of Hawaii combined—can eat up days of exploration. But be sure to save a full day for Kealakekua Bay and Pu’uhonua o Honounou (poo-oo-ho-newa-o-ho-now-now). This National Historic… Continue reading

Hawaii’s favorite fabulous freebies

To stay at one of Hawaii’s destination resorts, you’ll need to do serious damage to the titanium credit card—from five hundred to several thousand dollars per night. But to cruise by and check… Continue reading

Kauai’s Haena Beach: How sweeeeet it is!

The right moment at Haena Beach is one you will never forget.  It’s a couple miles from the end of the road on Kauai’s north shore. This couple is sitting at ‘Tunnels,’ one… Continue reading

Maui’s Hana Highway: Avoid the hassle, have the fun

The Hana Highway—with its umpteen one-lane bridges, countless curves, rain forests, and waterfalls—is a rite of passage for Maui visitors. In fact, if you begin the journey at prime time, say 10 in… Continue reading