Hawaiian Lei Etiquette

Hawaiian Lei Etiquette

Hawaiian Lei Etiquette One of Hawaii’s most iconic symbols is the lei – a wreath or garland typically made of fragrant tropical flowers. Lei can also be made of leaves, seeds, shells, nuts, and more. Whatever a lei is made of, in Hawaii they are honored as a special gift. To give a lei to […]

Rainy Season Hawaii

Is There A Rainy Season In Hawaii?

There are two big questions people tend to ask before deciding when to come to Hawaii: 1) When is it coldest where I live? 2) When is the weather best in Hawaii? In a lot of non-tropical climates, the winter season coincides with the rainy season in tropical climates. Hawaii is no different – rainy season […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]