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-by Heidi Siefkas Whether staying on the North or South Shore of Kauai, you cannot miss taking a drive to Waimea Canyon. With the accolade of being the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, it is epic. And, you won’t truly believe it until you see it with your own eyes and experience its grandeur. The [...]
-by Traveling Canucks I’ll admit I was a little intimidated when I learned that my #seeMaui itinerary had me bike riding down Haleakala Volcano. At over 10,000 feet above sea level, it’s roughly 25% higher than the peak of Whistler Mountain. Translation – this ain’t no bunny hill! I had visions of full suspension downhill [...]
Believe it or not, one of the best backpacking trips you can do in Hawaii is inside Haleakala “crater.” Haleakala is the volcano that makes up most of the island of Maui. It’s pretty much a big mountain with a summit that’s just over 10,000 feet above sea level. At the top, there’s a large [...]
Why run indoors on a treadmill when you’re surrounded by paradise? With Hawaii’s ideal year-round weather and beautiful scenery, getting outdoors for that cardio workout is all the easier to do. Tie your shoelaces and take advantage of these jogging routes around the Hawaiian Islands: Around Magic Island (Oahu) – This beach atmosphere invites more [...]
By Catherine Sweeney Among the many varied experiences during our recent trip to Maui, one of the most memorable was horseback riding in Hana, on the island’s eastern coast. Though Sweeney had done some English style riding years earlier, my experience had been a few rides on a friend’s horse; in that the goal there [...]
Article and photos by Virginia Miller Volcanoes. Black rock expanses. Coffee berries growing on mountain foothills. Some of the best stargazing in the world. Rolling, green farmland. Waterfalls. Sandy beaches. Singing classic Hawaiian tunes to ukelele under the stars. These are but a few things I beheld and experienced on Hawaii, the Big Island. Flying [...]
-Courtesy of David Chatsuthiphan Kalapana, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of the few spots on Earth that you can see, and even stand next to, flowing lava. For the last couple months the lava has been flowing into the ocean providing some majestic and unreal views. You can see lava from a [...]
This article originally appeared in October 2012 on Dallas Nagata White’s blog. Below is a snippet from Dallas and her husband Ed’s experience on Kauai Island. Day 2 on Kauai began with a slightly late start – we were too comfortable sleeping in! We had been scheduled for our Na Pali coast snorkel tour that morning, but [...]
These days, there are choices to be made when it comes to ziplines around Hawaii. On Kauai, there are two. On Maui, three. And, now, on Hawaii Island, there are also three. On a recent trip to Hawaii Island, I chose Kohala Zip, primarily, for the new tour operator’s environmental practices.
Rather than say goodbye to Hilo, the biggest small town on the eastern side of Hawaii’s Big Island, I’d rather just bid it a brief adieu. And with new direct flights from Los Angeles to Hilo launching today, it’s a darn safe bet that we’ll be back soon.