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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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Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Posted on February 20, 2014

Slow down and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. With clean air, warm tropical weather, and friendly people sharing the aloha spirit, a trip to Hawaii can help to get you in a fresh, new frame of mind. Here’s how: Pack Light – No need to stress about packing a whole [...]

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Travel to Kauai – Ready, Set, Surfboard Swap

Travel to Kauai – Ready, Set, Surfboard Swap

Posted on January 31, 2014

-by Heidi Siefkas                 Hanging loose on the North Shore of Kauai is the norm. As one of the meccas of surfing in Hawaii, there is no better place to learn, polish your skills, and even catch some waves with pros than Hanalei Bay in Kauai. For those [...]

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Waimea Canyon and Hanapepe, Kauai: Make a Day and Night of It

Waimea Canyon and Hanapepe, Kauai: Make a Day and Night of It

Posted on January 9, 2014

-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 [...]

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Sunshine Markets in Kauai

Sunshine Markets in Kauai

Posted on December 10, 2013

-by Heidi Siefkas The aina (land) of Kauai is ideal for growing. Although the common nickname of the island is the Garden Isle, I describe Kauai to be nature on steroids because of its natural grandeur and the sheer amount of quick growing, thick, lush plants of all shapes and sizes. With such epic conditions [...]

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Paddleboarding Kauai – Adventure on the Hanalei River

Paddleboarding Kauai – Adventure on the Hanalei River

Posted on November 7, 2013

-by Heidi Siefkas When in Rome, do as the Romans! When in Kauai, do as the Kauaians! And, that means appreciating and respecting the aina (land) for its natural treasures. One way that I do this is by exploring Kauai’s rivers up close and personal via paddleboard. My favorite paddleboard route is on the Hanalei [...]

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Exercise with a View: Jogging Routes Around the Hawaiian Islands

Exercise with a View: Jogging Routes Around the Hawaiian Islands

Posted on August 2, 2013

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 [...]

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