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Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Posted on August 21, 2014

Family fun. Live Hawaiian music and hula. Tasty food. Those who have experienced one of Hawaii’s cultural and culinary festivals can relate to the many reasons why these one-of-a-kind events attract travelers from around the globe. If you’re looking for a unique experience that allows you to connect with Hawaii’s local community, check out the [...]

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Cultural Travel To Kauai Through Taro

Cultural Travel To Kauai Through Taro

Posted on July 24, 2014

-by Heidi Siefkas I say potato, you say patato. I say tomato, you say tamato. I say taro, whereas in Kauai, many will say kalo. Regardless of how you say it, on your travels to Kauai, you will no doubt come across taro in one of its numerous forms whether eating poi at a luau [...]

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7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

Posted on June 25, 2014

-by Coty Gonzales If you enjoy the outdoors, then Hawaii is an exceptional place to live. Many say that Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches and best waves in the world. However, if you look mauka, or towards the mountains, you’ll also notice her beautiful valleys and ridges. Comprised of volcanic rock, Hawaii’s [...]

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Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Posted on June 17, 2014

Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production? In the below post, chocolate lover Doreen Pendgracs shares what she learned while visiting cocoa farms and plantations around Oahu. Growing cocoa on American soil Usually, the growing of cacao (cocoa) has been limited to a belt [...]

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Kauai From Above

Kauai From Above

Posted on June 10, 2014

-by Sherry Ott Being on the ground hiking and beach-combing in Kauai is great – but nothing beats taking to the air to see this lush island in it’s entirety. I flew doors off with Jack Harter Helicopters – the originator of helicopter tours on Kauai. Based on the number of helicopters I saw taking [...]

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More sensational Kauai: Princeville golf, a taro tour and marvelous gardens

More sensational Kauai: Princeville golf, a taro tour and marvelous gardens

Posted on May 28, 2014

-by Jim Byers I have a new favourite golf course. I had a chance to play Princeville’s Makai course on the heavenly north shore of this Hawaiian island the other day. And fell in love. I’ve played some great resort courses in the Caribbean and around the U.S., and a few courses in the British [...]

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Artsy towns, stupendous scenery, great golf and a fine family resort on Kauai

Artsy towns, stupendous scenery, great golf and a fine family resort on Kauai

Posted on May 16, 2014

-by Jim Byers A gem of a small town. The most beautiful golf course you can play for pennies. One of the most stunning pieces of geography on the planet. And a wonderful family resort. There are few islands in the world with the kind of diversity you find on Kauai, sometimes known as the [...]

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A Taste of Rum

A Taste of Rum

Posted on May 6, 2014

-by Carolyn Jung When the future of the last of the island’s sugar plantations turned uncertain, a group of investors got together to try to figure out a way to save them. Their idea? Rum. Distilled from Kauai rain water and home-grown sugarcane made into raw crystal sugar. Producing the 80 proof-and-over spirit did prolong [...]

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Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

Posted on April 29, 2014

-by Sheila Beal One of the most predictably unpredictable expenses of traveling to Hawaii is the cost of airfare. It’s also one of the more expensive factors in your Hawaii vacation budget. Fares fluctuate so often that it’s difficult to know when to purchase tickets. Finding the absolute lowest airfare is a mix of luck, [...]

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Travel Spotlight: Hanalei, Kauai, and Its 14 Best Attractions

Travel Spotlight: Hanalei, Kauai, and Its 14 Best Attractions

Posted on April 21, 2014

-by Richard Francis Huddled around the serene Hanalei Bay directly west of Kauai’s iconic Napali Coast, this laid back hippie enclave of surfing oldies, yoga lovers and ukulele players has long been one of the less touristy stop offs on the way through Kauai’s North Shore region. Far removed from the built up beach resorts [...]

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