Hiking in Hawaii – 4 Things to Know

If you’re planning to take advantage of any of our many scenic trails while you’re here, it’s paramount that you are well versed in Hawaii hiking safety. Hiking is a terrific way to see parts of our islands that many travelers never see, but you need to be sure to take precautions so that your fun […]

Seven Sacred Pools at Oheo

Seven Sacred Pools at Oheo

Have you ever seen the movie I.Q. with Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins? In that movie, Meg Ryan’s character refers to a place in Maui where swimming feels like “a million kisses on your skin” because of how aerated the water is. She is referring to Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools at Oheo. (Incidentally, if you haven’t seen I.Q. you […]

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Breadfruit

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Breadfruit

Have you ever heard of breadfruit? In Hawaii and other tropical areas, it has historically been an important staple food. In more recent times, however, the breadfruit has sort of fallen out of favor… and we aren’t really sure why! Breadfruit has a lot going for it as you are about to learn! 3 Things […]

Molokai’s Magical Halawa Valley

Once you’ve visited Halawa Valley, you’ll understand why travelers and locals alike go gaga for Molokai. This unassuming little island is home to one of the most remarkable wonders of nature you will ever see. Picture a lush valley that’s half a mile wide and up to 4 miles – yes, 4 MILES – deep. Imagine […]

Sweetheart Rock

Sweetheart Rock – a Legend on Lanai

Located on South Lanai, Sweetheart Rock is more than just a great big landmark. In Hawaiian, it’s known as “Pu’u Pehe.” This giant 80-foot rock sits between Manele Bay and Hulopoe Bay – and it has quite a story to tell. The legend goes that Makakehau, a young warrior from the island, was in love […]

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 […]