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Six Must-See Places on Six Hawaiian Islands for First-Time Hawaii Visitors

Six Must-See Places on Six Hawaiian Islands for First-Time Hawaii Visitors

Posted on September 6, 2016

Story by Derek Paiva Waterfall alongside Maui’s Hana Highway. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson. A few months back, a friend who lives in Chicago asked me for a short list of places I considered “must-sees” and things I considered “must-dos” on Kauai. Sarah was a couple weeks away from visiting the island for the [...]

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Merry and Bright: A Guide to Honolulu City Lights and Hawaii Christmas Season Illuminations

Merry and Bright: A Guide to Honolulu City Lights and Hawaii Christmas Season Illuminations

Posted on December 2, 2015

Story by Derek Paiva Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele cool off at the Honolulu Hale fountain as part of Honolulu City Lights, the city’s annual Christmas season light display. Photo credit: Derek Paiva. So you’re headed to the city that never snows this holiday season. (That would be Honolulu, by the way.) First off, Happy [...]

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Hill of Long Life: Hiking to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Puu Loa Petroglyph Field

Hill of Long Life: Hiking to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Puu Loa Petroglyph Field

Posted on September 25, 2015

Story by Vanessa Chiasson A feathery cape. The billowing sail of a canoe. The squiggly flash of a lizard. You may have come to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to satisfy the child within, hunt down fiery lava and stalk ancient eruptions. But it’s your inner artist who will be squealing with glee on a hike [...]

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3 MORE Hawaii Island Scenic Spots You (Likely) Haven’t Visited Yet

3 MORE Hawaii Island Scenic Spots You (Likely) Haven’t Visited Yet

Posted on August 11, 2015

Story by Derek Paiva Last week in this space, I shared a compendium of “3 Hawaii Island Scenic Spots You (Likely) Haven’t Visited Yet” but should. The idea behind the list was simple. Even if you think you’ve been to all of the Hawaii Island scenic spots everyone says are must-sees, there are always more. [...]

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A North Kohala Road (and Food) Trip

A North Kohala Road (and Food) Trip

Posted on July 14, 2015

Story by Andrew Collins Even with all of Hawaii Island’s breathtakingly varied and memorable scenery, from the indigo lava beds of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the sugary beaches of the Kona Coast, it’s hard to beat the lush, pristine countryside dominating North Kohala, the northernmost tip of the island. Relatively few visitors make the [...]

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Get Outside and Go!

Get Outside and Go!

Posted on May 28, 2015

Travelers often gain a new appreciation for culture when exploring the great outdoor playground of Hawaii Island. Read on for tips by Jaisy and Brian who are eager to share their recommendations on unexpected land and sea experiences found nowhere else in the world. Director of Public Relations Jaisy Jardine, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii “For [...]

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Unique Ways to Explore an Active Volcano

Unique Ways to Explore an Active Volcano

Posted on March 31, 2015

It’s no wonder that visitors to Hawaii Island crave an extraordinary volcano experience. For the insider take on ways to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and beyond, we sought advice from a few knowledgeable friends. Public Affairs Specialist Jessica Ferracane, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park  “The best eruption viewing continues to be Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption from a [...]

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An Epic Road Trip Across Hawaii, the Big Island

An Epic Road Trip Across Hawaii, the Big Island

Posted on September 25, 2014

-by Jessica Festa A Big Island sunset as viewed from my rental car. Before visiting Hawaii, the Big Island, I had never thought of it as a quintessential road trip destination. For some reason, tropical islands always seem so small and compact in my head. You mean I can’t just ride a bike or jog [...]

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Big Island Babymoon: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls

Big Island Babymoon: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls

Posted on May 20, 2014

-by Alesandra Dubin One of the very best things about travel is seeing something you’ve never seen before. How many times in our adult lives do we really get to do that on a given day? (That’s one reason David and I have a strict no-repeating-country-stamps-in-the-same-passport policy.*) Still, the lure of a perfect beach is [...]

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Bucket List…Check!

Bucket List…Check!

Posted on March 10, 2014

As the rest of the country freezes over, there’s no better time than now to take a trip to the perpetually warm and sunny Hawaiian Islands. Live in the moment and cross off more than one item off your bucket list this year with these only-in-Hawaii experiences: See an Active Volcano – Experience Kilauea (Hawaii [...]

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