Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park – Big Island Lava Experience

Volcanoes National Park is on the Big Island of Hawaii, about a 45 minute drive up the mountain from Hilo. Who can resist the excitement and drama that come with visiting a park with actual volcanic eruptions? However, before you go, it helps to be prepared.  Since lava and volcanic eruptions are natural events, it’s […]

442 Foot Akaka Falls on the Big Island

One of Hawaii’s claims to fame is waterfalls – and Akaka Falls on the Big Island is not to be missed. Akaka Falls is a gigantic 442-foot waterfall. The waters cascade over the edge and crash down into a gorge below, which makes for a pretty dramatic display. You can find this beautiful waterfall on […]

Birdwatching in Hawaii

Kanaha Pond – Birdwatching in Hawaii

When you plan your vacation, Birdwatching in Hawaii might not stand out, though it’s a fun, free activity! Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is a great first stop because it’s teeming with birds and other wildlife. It’s also close to Maui’s airport so that if you just can’t wait, you can swing by there on your […]

The Road to Hana

The Road to Hana – It’s all about the Journey

When people picture Hawaii, they think of lush foliage, waterfalls tumbling down craggy cliffs, sometimes cascading into natural swimming holes, fragrant tropical flowers, beautiful beaches, and amazing natural beauty. The Road to Hana has it all! Don’t make the mistake of rushing to the town of Hana expecting to be dazzled .. the experience is […]

North Shore of Oahu

North Shore of Oahu – World Famous Surf Spot

If you’re a professional surfer, you can skip this post because you already know that North Shore of Oahu boasts the most amazing waves in the world. BUT if you’re coming to Hawaii and you’re just interested in checking out some surfing, then DO NOT MISS the North Shore of Oahu! In the summer, Oahu’s […]

Pearl Harbor

When in Oahu, make sure to visit Pearl Harbor

President Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy”. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was the final straw that brought the U.S. into World War II. Guided tours will take you back to this day when you visit Pearl Harbor Memorial. Today, when you visit Pearl Harbor, it’s […]

Iao Needle

The Spectacular Iao Needle on Maui

Want a short and easy hike that takes you to some absolutely breathtaking scenery? I strongly recommend making time to go and see the Iao Needle in the Iao Valley on Maui. The Iao Needle is a completely natural lava-rock formation that towers over onlookers at 1,200 feet from the valley floor up into the air. From sea level, […]

Tour Waikiki

Tour Waikiki Historic Trail

Walking tours are one of the great free things to do on Oahu. Tour Waikiki’s historic trails to take in some rich Hawaiian culture and history, but you get to work on your tan and get a little exercise, too! The Waikiki Historic Trail is one of Oahu’s most popular walking tours. It covers 23 amazing […]

Hanauma Bay

Hawaii’s #1 Tourist Attraction? Hanauma Bay!

During your visit on Oahu, absolutely, positively do not miss Hanauma Bay! Hanauma Bay is basically a snorkeler’s and scuba diver’s paradise, even if  you’re a beginner.  There are beautiful coral reefs teeming with brightly colored tropical fish, all nestled within a stunningly beautiful bay, which is actually the crater of an ancient volcano. It’s […]

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 […]