Tag Archive: Kauai Trailblazer

When Mother Nature is a spoilsport, head for Poipu Beach on Kauai

Rain can put a damper on your Kauai vacation, but you can (almost) always find sunshine and blue skies on the arid south coast—at the resort strip of Poipu Beach. But Poipu is… Continue reading

This is why Kauai is called the Garden Island

All the Islands have lush pockets, but Kauai—the farthest north and by far the oldest—is entirely a green landscape, with jungled ridges cleaved by streams that open to verdant fields.  This vista of… Continue reading

Foodie Alert: Bring Kauai home from your vacation

Selfies and snapshots make for good memories, but for a more internal impact, try eating island-grown goodness during your visit—your body will be beaming with Hawaii for days. There are outdoor markets daily… 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

Kauai’s Ke’e Beach: Inspiration Guaranteed

At the end of the highway on Kauai’s north shore—and at the beginning of the notorious Kalalau Trail—sweet Ke’e Beach can get killed with kindess on prime-weather days. The main parking lot gets… Continue reading

Kauai’s Napali Coast: How to find the wilderness beyond the people-jam at the Kalalau Trail

The northwest coast of Kauai—which is itself the most northwesterly of the major Hawaiian Islands—is roadless and wild, where knuckle-sets of 2,000-foot-high cliff heads greet the pounding Pacific. At road’s end past Hanalei… Continue reading

Kauai Trailblazer: Your personal tour guide

If you plan to get out and explore Kauai on vacation, pick up a copy and give it a good perusal before you leave home. The island’s top attractions (like the Kalalau Trail,… Continue reading

Hawaii beach parks that have it all: Kalihiwai, Kauai

In terms of wild-and-scenic tropical beaches, Kauai’s north shore is tops among the islands—and second place is distant. With all there is to do on Kauai, most visitors miss this little sandy bay… Continue reading

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