Spouting Horn on Kauai

Located on the south flank of Kauai is the majestic Spouting Horn, a blowhole formed by the island’s peculiar geological formation. Countless years of crashing waves have exposed a natural lava tube, which now serves as a funnel that jets an awesome spout of seawater 50 feet upwards. To access this amazing natural wonder, all […]

Was Captain Cook the first Western visitor to Hawaii?

Ever heard of Juan Gaetano? Some say that HE is the first European who first stumbled across Hawaii, not Captain James Cook, who is generally credited with the discovery. If it’s true, it means that Captain Cook lost the race by over two centuries. Captain Cook discovered Hawaii in 1778, but Juan Gaetano, a Spanish explorer, […]

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State Flower of Hawaii: the Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus flowers are showy, fragrant, and exotic… just like Hawaii! It’s no wonder the hibiscus was selected as our state flower. The hibiscus flower has been honored in Hawaii since well before we officially became part of the 50 states. It was first adopted as a territorial emblem in the 1920s because of its […]

Haleakala

Haleakala Sunrise

Do you want to experience a little romance on your Hawaiian honeymoon or Hawaiian vacation? Of course you do! Hawaii is one of the most romantic places on earth, and the Hawaiian sunrise seen from Haleakala is a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Located on Maui, Haleakala National Park is home […]

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 […]

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 […]