The analogy is obvious: Eight principal Hawaiian islands are adrift in a universe of ocean, just as our eight planets (sorry Pluto) are isolated in a universe of space. The first Polynesians, from… Continue reading →
Devoid of hotels and much tourist stuff, the Hamakua Coast (northeast) of the Big Island is known to most visitors as a 40-mile drive on the way to Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National… Continue reading →
Kauai has many hikes that score a perfect 10—and you just can’t get better than sublime. But the Awa’awapuhi Trail may get the top vote among many visitors. It’s freaking breathtaking. Just the… Continue reading →
In ancient Hawaii (the first Polynesians arrived from Marquesa around 200 A.D.) the only way to send a message other than by speaking was to etch out a symbol in smooth lava rock.… Continue reading →
Only a few miles separate Mahaulepu from the Grand Hyatt and the busy resort strip of Poipu Beach on Kauai’s arid south shore. But those miles are on a hellishly potholed dirt road… Continue reading →
Only Diamond Head above Waikiki Beach sees more visitors than the Kalalau Trail, which begins at road’s end on Kauai’s north shore. Most touristy hikes are a cake walk, but not this one.… Continue reading →
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
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.