Fall in Love with the Lyon Arboretum on Oahu

Recently rated one of the top 10 arboretum in all of the United States, the Lyon Arboretum is a wonderful little day out on the island of Oahu for anyone who wants to see amazing tropical plant life up close and personal in a real live rain forest. This part of the world sees a whopping 165 […]

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 one […]

Blue Hawaii Recipe

Want to create the flavor of the islands in your very own home? Try this Blue Hawaii Recipe. Next to the Mai Tai, the Blue Hawaii is probably the most famous cocktail on the islands. The Blue Hawaii was created over 50 years ago right here in Hawaii, when a bartender at the Hilton Hawaiian […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]