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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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Get Healthy in Hawaii

Get Healthy in Hawaii

Posted on March 4, 2014

Fresh air, picture-perfect weather and a “hang loose” laid-back attitude are among the many reasons why Hawaii has been recognized as the nation’s healthiest state in the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for the last four consecutive years. Whether you are dusting off your running shoes or a fitness enthusiast, there’s something challenging and enjoyable for everyone. [...]

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Small Town Spotlight: Paia, Hawaii

Small Town Spotlight: Paia, Hawaii

Posted on December 30, 2013

-by Jessica Wei Paia has come far from its beginnings as a sugarcane plantation town. Many of the wooden buildings still stand, but they’ve all received several new coats of paint in much brighter colors. This vibrant, artistic little community on the resort island of Maui is home to local art galleries, sleepy inns, unique [...]

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Perfect Family Friendly Destination – Maui, Hawaii

Perfect Family Friendly Destination – Maui, Hawaii

Posted on October 29, 2013

-by Cam and Nicole Wears Why We Think Maui Is A Perfect Family Friendly Destination As I sat in the comfy lounge chair, watching the palm trees sway in the breeze and Baby B rolling around on the grass, I couldn’t help but think that Maui has to be one of the best family friendly [...]

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Spotlight: Hawaii (The Big Island)

Spotlight: Hawaii (The Big Island)

Posted on April 16, 2013

[trip style = beach + sun] As my flight descends towards the Kona airport over an 1890s lava flow, I’m welcomed by Hawaii Island’s bubbling beginnings. This is not your average sandy beach vacation; it’s so much more. At 11:50 a.m. I settle into my sweat box of a rental car and open my TomTom [...]

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Beach Baby Bliss On Hawaii, The Big Island

Beach Baby Bliss On Hawaii, The Big Island

Posted on March 27, 2013

As a new mom I had resigned myself to the fact that a vacation would never be relaxing again. Between surprise public meltdowns, the copious amount of equipment required to feed, bathe dress and transport our baby, and the fact that we were relegated to a hotel room for naps twice daily, I was certain [...]

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Hawaii, the Big Island

Hawaii, the Big Island

Posted on February 12, 2013

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 [...]

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Baby Friendly Maui

Baby Friendly Maui

Posted on August 28, 2012

For years we’ve seen the pictures of Maui’s clear blue water, soft sandy beaches, pristine forests and lush green mountains. It’s a travel destination that has always called to us, yet we had never made the trip. Last month however, we finally had the opportunity to experience the celebrated Hawaiian Island. We traveled with our [...]

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Hawaii Adventure: Best Things To Do on Your Last Day

Hawaii Adventure: Best Things To Do on Your Last Day

Posted on November 2, 2009

The following is a guest blog from Aileen Torres and the original article can be found here. It was my last day in Hawaii, and I fully intended to fill it up. My flight wouldn’t leave until 11 p.m. from Honolulu, so I made sure to schedule in as much as I could. If, like [...]

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Ala Moana Beach Park Memories

Ala Moana Beach Park Memories

Posted on October 27, 2009

One of the traditions that I’ve continued from my childhood is having dinner at a park in Honolulu.  After our homework and chores, my Nanny and Papa would pile us into their car and we’d drive towards the horizon, stretching our necks to peer out of the windows anxious to see the lush green grass [...]

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