Take a Leap – South Point Big Island

Are you a thrill seeker who also wants to see some of the most beautiful scenery the Big Island has to offer? Make sure to check out the South Point cliff dive, near the town of Naalehu. This national historic landmark district offers an amazing vista of the southernmost part of Hawaii. Treat yourself to a […]

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, […]

Rice Mill Tour

The Haraguchi Rice Mill Tour: Kauai’s Best-Kept Secret?

The Haraguchi Rice Mill Tour: Kauai's Best-Kept Secret? Are you the kind of traveler who likes to go a little off-the-beaten path? Do you want to discover some of your destination’s best-kept secrets? On Kauai, you definitely don’t want to miss that Haraguchi Rice Mill Tour. This little-known tour consistently gets top reviews from the […]

The Niihau Incident

On December 7th 1941, a Japanese pilot crash landed his bullet-punctured plane on the island of Niihau, Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island,” a little-known place that few outsiders ever set foot on. In fact, the Japanese attackers had been instructed to make any necessary emergency landings on Niihau because they incorrectly believed the island to be deserted. No […]

Wailua River

Outdoor Adventure on the Wailua River

The only rivers that you can boat on in all of Hawaii are found on Kauai – and one of the longest and most awesome ones is the Wailua River. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to get out on the river during their Hawaii vacation. The Wailua River is 20 miles of calm and winding […]

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 […]

Kilauea Lighthouse

Charming Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai

Kilauea Lighthouse on the island of Kauai is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. The lighthouse also has a rich history and, like many lighthouses, has saved the lives of many over its lifespan. The Kilauea Lighthouse was built between 1912 and 1913 on Kilauea Point, which had been purchased for just $1.00 […]

‘Iolani Palace on O‘ahu – Home to Hawai‘i’s Monarchy

Located in bustling downtown Honolulu, ‘Iolani Palace is a beautiful reminder of Hawaii’s rich history. ‘Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the U.S. and was home to the last two rulers of the Hawaiian kingdom. King Kalakaua and his sister, Queen Liliuokalani (who succeeded him to the throne) both lived here. The Queen’s […]

Puʻukohola Heiau Historic Site – temple of Hawaii’s greatest king

The next time you’re on the Big Island, make sure to include a trip to Puʻukohola Heiau (temple). It’s a day out you won’t soon forget! Puʻukohola Heiau National Historic Site is not only educational and beautiful, but also a fabulous place to go whale AND shark watching. Puʻukohola Heiau means “Temple on the Hill of the Whale”. […]