Don’t miss Kahanu Garden on Maui

There is no better place to see an amazing collection of tropical flora in one place than by visiting Kahanu Garden on Maui’s eastern coastline, near the famous Hana town. Step back into Ancient Hawaii The 294-acre Kahanu Garden is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, an important collection of five botanical gardens in the USA […]

Kilauea Lighthouse

Charming Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai

Kilauea Lighthouse on the island of Kauai is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. The lighthouse also has a rich history and, like many lighthouses, has saved the lives of many over its lifespan. The Kilauea Lighthouse was built between 1912 and 1913 on Kilauea Point, which had been purchased for just $1.00 […]

Use that Sunscreen!

In case no one told you, Hawaii sun is HOT! Yes, we have lovely trade winds and an ocean to cool you, and yes, we have overcast days sometimes that don’t feel so sunshiny, but that doesn’t mean our hallmark sun isn’t shining on above our beautiful islands. With sun comes UV rays, which can […]

Alii Kula Lavender Farm

Hawaii Lavender Farm – A Break From the Everyday

You might not immediately think of “lavender farm tour” when you think of “awesome Maui vacation,” but if you’re interested in doing something a little off-the-beaten-path on your Maui vacation, you do not want to miss Maui’s Alii Kula Lavender Farm. The farm is located in the foothills of Mount Haleakala, Maui’s famous volcano. There are […]

Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls

Dubbed “Oahu’s most accessible waterfall”, Manoa Falls is not just relatively easy to get to, but also extremely impressive for such a non-remote waterfall. Manoa Falls is fairly close to Waikiki and offers a 0.8-mile hike to a gorgeous 100-foot waterfall tucked into lush Hawaiian jungle. You can either take a bus there or drive (if you […]

Pandanus

All about the pandanus tree in Hawaii

Here in Hawaii, pandanus fruit are sometimes called the “tourist pineapple” because they resemble pineapple closely enough that visitors sometimes mistake them for pineapples. In reality, the pandanus tree is not related to the pineapple at all, although their fruits do have a bit of a resemblance to one another. There are many varieties of pandanus tree, […]

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 […]