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The Best Free Hula Show and Where to find a Perfect Mai Tai in Oahu

A trip to Oahu isn't quite complete without tasting a perfect Mai Tai. Nor is it complete without a chance to see hula dancers and experience the beautiful music of the island. You can spend lots of money on one of the many luaus offered on the islan...
by 52Perfectdays on Mar 25, 2016

Traveling with kids in Hawaii is a natural

Trailblazer Travel Books—for all the islands—have special Trailblazer Kids sections, for activities, beaches, attractions, and trails. Most of the fun is free.Lydgate Park, KauaiCanoes Beach on Maui, (top pic) just north of Kihei's Kamaole Beach...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Mar 13, 2016

Top 10 Stops on The Road to Hana (Maui, Hawaii)

The Road to Hana, as everyone knows, is the number one thing to do on the island of Maui. The drive is one of the most beautiful drives you'll ever do with plenty of great sights to stop at along the way. You can't make all the stops possible...
by Gourmet Pigs on Dec 28, 2015

Hawaii Reviews

OahuAlan Wong's RestaurantHiking Diamond HeadKahala Resort (hotel review)KimukatsuTamura's Fine Wine & LiquorMauiTop 10 Stops on the Road to HanaKauaiBest Shaved Ice in KauaiGuide to Cheap Eats in Kauai...
by Gourmet Pigs on Dec 1, 2015

Aloha

Can you imagine never being able to leave your house in the daylight without hundreds of fans mobbing you? That was Elvis' everyday life. He started living his everyday life during the night. His one escape though was Hawaii. The people of Hawai...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 15, 2015

Big Island's Fantastic "Destructive Waters"

Through the middle of Hilo Town runs the Wailuku River—'Destructive Waters' in Hawaiian—which carries the runoff from the saddle of the world's two tallest mountains Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (when measured from the sea floor, these peaks are 40,00...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Aug 11, 2015

The easy way to the Big Island's 'Blue Lagoon'

From a scenic turnout at mile marker 81 on Highway 19 north of Kona, Wainanali'i (Blue) Lagoon beckons irresistably: a turquoise streak amid a grove of cocopalms. Most visitors park at a nearby turnout and take a mile-plus trail that drops 200 feet t...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Mar 26, 2015

Oahu's Manoa Falls: Touristy, for sure, but it delivers the scenic goods

Lot's of people make the 1.5-mile round-trip hike to Manoa Falls, a classic tropical white ribbon falling down a 200-foot cliff. As the sign indicates, don't dawdle under the water. Local tour companies haul unsuspecting tourists here, even though th...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Feb 28, 2015

The Seven (or Eight) Stages of Aloha

From the pages of the "No Worries Hawaii" guidebook:People really do say “aloha” in everyday speech in Hawaii. Aloha means good-bye, hello, compassion, love—all  that. The word derives from the Hawaiian words “alo,” meaning front or fa...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Nov 16, 2014

Hawaii: Spectacular variegated banana

This summer we spent two weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii. On our last day we had extra time on our hands since our flight home didn’t leave until 9 p.m. We decided to drive up to the cloud forest above Kona, located in an area called Kaloko Mauka...
by Bamboo and More on Sep 7, 2014

Green Sand Beach

I saved this post about Hawaii till the end. Visiting Green Sand Beach was probably our favorite thing we did on the big island. When we set out that morning we had plans to make our way to the Volcanoes. Our plan was to swing by Green Sand Beach, Bl...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 28, 2014

The Lava Lava Beach Club

The Lava Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa was so good it deserves it's own post. This restaurant was conveniently located right beside our hotel at another resort, the Marriott. Beezy had read hundreds of reviews before we left for the island and he reall...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 27, 2014

Volcano

The last big activity that Beezy and I did in Hawaii was make a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We made the three hour drive from our resort to see some lava! Sadly, on the big island the only real way to see lava flow is at night and by...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 22, 2014

Black Sand Beach

 One of the most famous things known about Hawaii is their elusive Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. Beezy and I stopped by this beach on the way to the National Volcanoes Park. We wanted to take some black sand home but the law strictly prohibits it.
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 20, 2014

Akaka Falls

One of the more greener things we did while in Hawaii was visit Akaka Falls. It's famous for it's waterfall and we couldn't travel to the island and miss it. The falls is a part of the Hawaii State Parks and has an opening and closing time for safety...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 13, 2014

Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach was by far my favorite beach that I saw in Hawaii. I think it was a combination of the crystal clear waters, the white sands and that Beezy an I were alone. We both really liked this beach and wish we could have spent more time on i...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 8, 2014

Hawaii: Foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) loves hot and humid island climate

The Big Island of Hawaii isn’t a place you go to see succulents. The wet eastern side—some places receive in excess of 150 inches a rain a year—would kill most succulents. Although much drier, the western side isn’t a hotbed of succulent acti...
by Bamboo and More on Aug 5, 2014

Turtle Beach

Before I went to Hawaii, I had three things that I really wanted to do. I wanted to attend a luau, go snorkeling and see some sea turtles. Since the luau and snorkeling were both scheduled I knew the only thing that I had to seek out was the sea turt...
by Crazy Shenanigans on Aug 5, 2014

Hawaii: Hawaiian golden bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris)

Bambusa vulgaris comes in several incarnations: all green straight culms; all green culms with swollen internodes (cultivar ‘Wamin’); all yellow culms with very thin green lines (cultivar ‘Kimmei’ or ‘Aureovariegata’); and all yellow culm...
by Bamboo and More on Aug 5, 2014

Hawaii: Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

When people think of the Big Island of Hawaii, two things come to mind above all else: volcanoes and Kona coffee. The volcanic legacy is everywhere, not just in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Kona coffee is just as ubiquitous; virtually every sto...
by Bamboo and More on Aug 1, 2014


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