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The Big Island’s Kohala: Kind of creepy land of comets and kings

Though Mo’okini Heiau (temple) on the north nub of the Big Island was designated in 1935 as the state’s first national historic site, it now rests forlorn and isolated. Winds scour barren slopes… Continue reading

Crawling Nualolo Cliff Trail

Most people think exploring Kauai’s roadless Napali (The Cliffs) coast means driving to the end of the road on the north shore and embarking on the 11-mile odyssey that is the Kalalau Valley… Continue reading

Big Island ziplining

Ziplines have sprung up all over Hawaii, but few if any can match the startling scenery of this one operated by Big Island Eco Adventures, which crosses the jungled stream gulch in breathtaking… Continue reading

Hanalei Bay – the place to play

Walking Hanalei Beach, you’ll see shore-break surfers and joggers, and pass a number of beachfront homes, some of which are historical landmarks, and bed-and-breakfast cottages—all set among palm trees and gardens. If it… Continue reading

See Kauai’s Napali Coast by sea

Napali (The Cliffs) meet the ocean along a 30-plus-mile roadless section of the northwest coast of Kauai. For many, visiting this wilderness is via a rugged, 11-mile trail that reaches the Kalalau Valley,… 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

The Duke

On the short list of the koolest kats who have ever lived is Duke Kahanamoku—Olympic swimming champion (medaling in events from 1912 to 1924), surfing legend, and the ranking royalty on Waikiki Beach… Continue reading

Oahu: Stairway to Koko

Thanks to the decrepit railroad ties of a supply line to a military installation in World War II, exercise hikers can hop up more than 1,000 feet to the top of Koko Crater… Continue reading

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