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 […]

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 […]