Haleakala – House of the Sun

Until we have excursions and flights to the moon, Haleakala National Park might just be the next best thing. At over 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala is Maui’s highest peak.  The mountain is, in fact, an active volcano capped by a dry crater. It hasn’t erupted in more than 500 years, so don’t expect […]

No snakes in Hawaii! Is it true?

Maybe you’ve heard it before: “It’s amazing! There are NO snakes in Hawaii!” Sadly, that’s one rumor that just isn’t true – but it’s not for lack of trying. It’s illegal to own a pet snake in Hawaii, but that doesn’t mean it never happens. Because snakes are not native to Hawaii, they present an […]

Pineapple Wine

Delicious Pineapple Wine from Maui!

There is an amazing Maui winery you can check out on your Hawaii vacation! Their specialty: Pineapple Wine. Most of us think about beaches and luaus when we think of the land of aloha. But Hawaii wineries do exist – and this one is an awesome one to visit! First of all, Maui’s Winery at […]

Pink Hawaiian Salt

Why is Pink Hawaiian Salt Pink?

Pink Hawaiian Salt is a specialty food that chefs and foodies have recognized around the world. It has a distinguished taste and the ability to enhance all kinds of dishes. Of course, one of the coolest things about Hawaiian pink sea salt is its distinct color: yes, it’s pink! The reason that Hawaiian sea salt […]

Waimea Falls

Waimea Falls – Quintessential Oahu

If you are looking for an iconic, ultra-Hawaiian experience? Look no further than Waimea Falls in stunning Waimea Valley on Oahu’s North Shore. This 45-foot waterfall cascades into a large pool, which you can swim in… so if your bucket list includes swimming at the foot of a waterfall like they do in the movies, […]

Puako Petroglyphs

If you are at all interested in soaking up a bit of Hawaiian history in addition to our famous sunshine, please do yourself a favor and make time for the Puako Petroglyphs on Hawaii’s Big Island. In case you are unfamiliar, petroglyphs are prehistoric carvings/drawings. No one knows for sure why early Hawaiians carved the […]

10 Things to do before you leave home for Hawaii

If you are coming to the beautiful state of Hawaii for a weekend or a month, here are 10 things to do before you get here. 1. Sign up with Hawaii Tourism Authority’s website. Receive up-to-date info from HTA, should there be a crisis while you are visiting Hawaii.  Their role is to act as a liaison between […]

‘Iolani Palace on O‘ahu – Home to Hawai‘i’s Monarchy

Located in bustling downtown Honolulu, ‘Iolani Palace is a beautiful reminder of Hawaii’s rich history. ‘Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the U.S. and was home to the last two rulers of the Hawaiian kingdom. King Kalakaua and his sister, Queen Liliuokalani (who succeeded him to the throne) both lived here. The Queen’s […]

Puʻukohola Heiau Historic Site – temple of Hawaii’s greatest king

The next time you’re on the Big Island, make sure to include a trip to Puʻukohola Heiau (temple). It’s a day out you won’t soon forget! Puʻukohola Heiau National Historic Site is not only educational and beautiful, but also a fabulous place to go whale AND shark watching. Puʻukohola Heiau means “Temple on the Hill of the Whale”. […]

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon – the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Hawaii is brimming with beautiful vistas, and Waimea Canyon is definitely one of those stellar views! Waimea Canyon is about 10 miles long, a mile wide and over 3,500 feet deep.  It’s commonly known as The Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The actual Grand Canyon might be a little bigger, but the two are equally […]