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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon – the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Hawaii is brimming with beautiful vistas, and Waimea Canyon is definitely one of those stellar views! Waimea Canyon is about 10 miles long, a mile wide and over 3,500 feet deep.  It’s commonly known as The Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The actual Grand Canyon might be a little bigger, but the two are equally […]

Wailua Falls

3 Reasons why we love Wailua Falls

3 Reasons We Love Wailua Falls 1) It’s easily accessible Though Kauai’s waterfalls are numerous, many of them are only viewable by helicopter or are tucked away on private property and therefore inaccessible. Wailua Falls is spectacular and it’s also right by the side of the road, which is amazing. The ease of access of […]

Tour Napali Coast

Tour Napali Coast – Kauai’s Breathtaking Claim to Fame

When on Kauai, you must tour Napali Coast. It’s one of the island’s biggest claims to fame – and with good reason. What you’ll find there are some of the most gorgeous views in all of Hawaii. A carpet of tropical foliage soften the rugged peaks. The sheer cliffs drop straight into the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Interspersed along […]

Lanai Shipwreck Beach

The Beautifully Haunting Lanai Shipwreck Beach

You can almost imagine what it was like for pirates and buccaneers plying the dangerous waters off Lanai’s northeastern coast when you visit Lanai Shipwreck Beach. The many vessels that have sunk off its sandy shores have given the Lanai Shipwreck Beach its name. Thanks to ocean topography and Hawaii’s famous tradewinds, the waters of […]

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 […]