Tag Archive: travel

Kauai’s Mahaulepu: A dreamscape so close, yet so far away

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

How to get the ‘wowie’ out of a trip to Maui

Seeing sunrise on Haleakala has gotten so much buzz that visitors now need a permit to enter in the early morning hours. Forget that. It’s cold up there, and driving up in the… Continue reading

The four-mile hike to Hanakapiai Falls on the Kalalau Trail is a ball-buster

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

Hot-foot it with Pele at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

Maybe it’s good that Joe Hollywood closed the road to Kauai’s pretty Papa’a Bay

A public uprising ignited when a once-sort-of-famous Hollywood director bought the land and gated access to Papa’a (pah-pa-ah) Bay on the northeast shore a couple of decades ago. People were arrested at a… Continue reading

Oahu’s Ho’omaluhia: From the gates of Hell to the Garden of Eden

Running down the middle of Oahu is the Ko’olau Range, a razorback ridge (really, it’s only a foot wide at places) with steep green cliffs, nearly 3,000 feet high, that are choked with… 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

The Mahaulepu Trail

Head out the through the terraces, pool-side extravaganza and artificial lagoon at the fabulous Grand Hyatt on Kauai’s south shore and hang a left on Shipwreck Beach. Then up to the tawny bluff—a… Continue reading