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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.
They say travel nourishes the soul, of which I totally agree. I also think travel should nourish the appetite, as all that wandering about can build up a monster hunger. Continuing my journey around the island of Hawai’i, I had the opportunity to satisfy both a hunger for history as well as local eats while on the journey across the island.
This story originally appeared here on FamilyVacationCritic.com: My husband Quent and I left the kids at home for a recent five-night trip to Oahu. We would have loved to have brought them along, but with school still in session (not to mention the additional airfare it would cost us) they stayed back in Colorado with [...]