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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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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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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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The Kokee State Park Lookouts

The Kokee State Park Lookouts

Posted on March 20, 2014

-by David Chatsuthiphan, UnrealHawaii.com. Kokee State Park is located on the northwest side of Kauai. The park sits at an elevation of about 3,600 feet and getting there involves driving up the long and windy Kokee Road (Hwy 550). Along that windy road you’ll find four main lookouts that offer stunning views of Waimea Canyon [...]

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New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

Posted on March 13, 2014

Hawaii may be America’s 50th state, but it’s number-one in the hearts of U.S. travelers as revealed in a recent poll conducted for the top luxury tour operator Tauck by Reuters/Ipsos. More than twenty percent of respondents in the poll picked Hawaii as the place they would visit if neither time or money were a [...]

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Travel Kauai – Kapaa First Saturday Art Walk

Travel Kauai – Kapaa First Saturday Art Walk

Posted on February 27, 2014

-by Heidi Siefkas The first Saturday of the month, the Island of Kauai comes out of the woodwork to the Eastside’s Kapaa Art Night. Down the main drag of Old Kapaa Town, local artists, business owners, photographers, musicians, dancers, fire-twirlers, jewelry makers, sculptors, and food trucks convene for fun, food, art, music, and more from 5pm to [...]

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Posted on February 24, 2014

Volunteering and giving back has never felt as good as it does in the Hawaiian Islands. Engage with local Hawaii residents in meaningful ways where values are shared, stories exchanged, and friendships made in the most authentic ways possible. So are you ready? Restore A Taro Patch – Spend the morning at one of Oahu’s [...]

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