Take a Leap – South Point Big Island

Are you a thrill seeker who also wants to see some of the most beautiful scenery the Big Island has to offer? Make sure to check out the South Point cliff dive, near the town of Naalehu. This national historic landmark district offers an amazing vista of the southernmost part of Hawaii. Treat yourself to a […]

Spouting Horn on Kauai

Located on the south flank of Kauai is the majestic Spouting Horn, a blowhole formed by the island’s peculiar geological formation. Countless years of crashing waves have exposed a natural lava tube, which now serves as a funnel that jets an awesome spout of seawater 50 feet upwards. To access this amazing natural wonder, all […]

Was Captain Cook the first Western visitor to Hawaii?

Ever heard of Juan Gaetano? Some say that HE is the first European who first stumbled across Hawaii, not Captain James Cook, who is generally credited with the discovery. If it’s true, it means that Captain Cook lost the race by over two centuries. Captain Cook discovered Hawaii in 1778, but Juan Gaetano, a Spanish explorer, […]

yellow hibiscus

State Flower of Hawaii: the Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus flowers are showy, fragrant, and exotic… just like Hawaii! It’s no wonder the hibiscus was selected as our state flower. The hibiscus flower has been honored in Hawaii since well before we officially became part of the 50 states. It was first adopted as a territorial emblem in the 1920s because of its […]

Rice Mill Tour

The Haraguchi Rice Mill Tour: Kauai’s Best-Kept Secret?

The Haraguchi Rice Mill Tour: Kauai's Best-Kept Secret? Are you the kind of traveler who likes to go a little off-the-beaten path? Do you want to discover some of your destination’s best-kept secrets? On Kauai, you definitely don’t want to miss that Haraguchi Rice Mill Tour. This little-known tour consistently gets top reviews from the […]

5 Things Hawaii Doesn’t Have (That You Didn’t Expect)

Hawaii is famous for all the things that it DOES have that the mainland DOESN’T, like tropical sun and sand, plus lots of unique flora and fauna. But what about the things that Hawaii doesn’t have? This little list may surprise you! 5 Things Hawaii Doesn’t Have (That You Didn’t Expect) 1) Snakes. In a tropical location […]

Green Sand Beach

Ever heard of a green sand beach?

Ever heard of a green sand beach? You might find some green sand in various beaches, but to find an all-green beach IS rare – only four in the world – one in Guam, one in Norway, one in the Galapagos, and the last one, called Papakolea, right here on the Island of Hawaii. Papakolea got […]

Fall in Love with the Lyon Arboretum on Oahu

Recently rated one of the top 10 arboretum in all of the United States, the Lyon Arboretum is a wonderful little day out on the island of Oahu for anyone who wants to see amazing tropical plant life up close and personal in a real live rain forest. This part of the world sees a whopping 165 […]

The Niihau Incident

On December 7th 1941, a Japanese pilot crash landed his bullet-punctured plane on the island of Niihau, Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island,” a little-known place that few outsiders ever set foot on. In fact, the Japanese attackers had been instructed to make any necessary emergency landings on Niihau because they incorrectly believed the island to be deserted. No […]

Blue Hawaii Recipe

Want to create the flavor of the islands in your very own home? Try this Blue Hawaii Recipe. Next to the Mai Tai, the Blue Hawaii is probably the most famous cocktail on the islands. The Blue Hawaii was created over 50 years ago right here in Hawaii, when a bartender at the Hilton Hawaiian […]