Tag Archive: Hawaii Outside

You can watch pro surfing superstars for free in Hawaii

Professional surfers chase waves all around the planet, but few among them would dispute that the primo breaks are in Hawaii, more specifically, the North Shore of Oahu. Watching a competition—some of which… Continue reading

Hawaii Travel Tip No. 2: rental cars

Money Saver: Prices for rental cars fluctuate mysteriously. Call again before your vacation and you may well snag a better price. You can also often get a larger car, if you’re interested, for… Continue reading

Adventure Snike to Moloki’i Island

The best snikes in Hawaii (snorkeling to an island and then taking a hike on it) are on Oahu’s Windward shore. They are also the only such swim-to hikes in Hawaii, but no… Continue reading

Easy thrill: Manoa Falls, Oahu

Not far from Waikiki, Manoa Falls Trail sees a lot of footprints, among them unsuspecting tourists who sign up with a tour guide and pay for an “adventure hike.” Still, the 1.5-mile roundtrip… Continue reading

Hana Highway Maui: the journey is the destination

Hana is a sleepy hamlet at the end of a long and winding road (to paraphrase George Harrison, who had a getaway pad halfway along). The highway’s dozens of narrow bridges and cliff-hanging… Continue reading

Hawaii’s Towering Wave: JAWS

Hard to get to, tempermental, dangerous to ride, rumored to reach heights of 120 feet on the face of the wave and move as fast as 30 mph, that’s Maui’s Jaws (Pe’ahi). You’ll… Continue reading

Waikiki: every enchanted evening

An eight-block grid of highrise hotels packed between the Pacific and the Ala Wai Canal, Waikiki Beach is indeed a ticky-tack post-war contrivance to bring tourists by the boatload (now plane load). But… Continue reading

Oahu’s North Shore: surf city

Every island has a north shore, but there is only one North Shore, on Oahu, known to surfers around the world. Within a few miles along the surprisingly rural Kamehameha Highway are four… Continue reading

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