Take a helicopter day tour to Niihau

It’s only been in the last few decades that visitors to Hawaii have been able to visit Niihau, Hawaii’s Forbidden Isle. Why is Niihau forbidden? Well, the island is privately owned, so the only way to go there is either to be invited by a resident or to take part in one of the few […]

Introducing Niihau, the Forbidden Isle

Niihau is Hawaii’s seventh largest island and is closest to Kauai. Never heard of it? That’s not surprising; we call it “The Forbidden Isle.” Although Niihau’s nickname sounds mysterious, the reason for it being “forbidden” is not so intriguing: the island is actually privately owned, so its availability to visitors is highly restricted. However, Niihau […]

Dole Pineapple Plantation – the World’s Largest Maze

The famous Dole Plantation is in the heart of Oahu near the town of Wahiawa. This historic 61-acre pineapple farm was founded in 1899 by James Drummond Dole, a Harvard grad eager to introduce large-scale farming to Hawaii. Today, Dole Plantation is a fun family-oriented outing that includes a two-mile educational train ride, the charming […]

Tubing the Ditch on Kauai

A less than glamorous name for a pretty spectacular excursion, tubing the ditch is exactly what it sounds like: floating down a water-filled canal. What makes it spectacular?  First of all, this is no ordinary ditch!  They are really a series of trenches and tunnels dug nearly 150 years ago to irrigate the surrounding sugar […]

Visit Haleakala National Park, the 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 […]

sea cliffs of Molokai

World’s Highest Sea Cliffs: Sea Cliffs of Molokai, Hawaii

Hawaii boasts some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet and the Sea Cliffs of Molokai are no exception. Considered the tallest in the world, Molokai’s northern sea cliffs are between 3,000 and 4,000 feet high. To see these stunning cliffs, you can either visit Palaau State Park or Kalaupapa National Historical Park. For […]

Visit the Legendary Big Island Candies

One of the best places in Hawaii to indulge your sweet tooth is at Big Island Candies located on – you guessed it! – Hawaii’s Big Island. Big Island Candies is most famous for it’s chocolate-dipped macadamia nut shortbread. Mmmm, is it good! They actually have a ton of signature shortbread varieties, including pineapple shortbread, […]

Check Out the Captain Cook Monument on the Big Island

Located on the shores of the stunning Kealakekua Bay is the Captain Cook Monument, erected here to pay tribute to Captain Cook on the site where he first set foot on the island of Hawaii, as well as where he died, right near the very same spot. The story is an interesting one. Captain Cook […]