Category Archives: Kauai

Aloha Friday Photo: Napali Coast Rainbow

Napali Coast off Kauai

Mahalo to Suzanne Fluhr for sending today’s Aloha Friday Photo of Kauai’s ruggedly beautiful Napali Coast. Suzanne tells me that she took this photo on a Friday from the Pride of America cruise ship. What a perfect moment. I can imagine many of Suzanne’s fellow passengers were oo’ing and ah’ing over the amazing scenery made even more incredible with this rainbow. ... Read More »

Kauai July 4th Fireworks 2013


Great music, food, fun and fireworks are planned for the 24th Annual Concert in the Sky. This annual Kauai Hospice fundraiser is Kauai’s top July 4th event. Festivities  begin at 4pm and will last until about 9:30pm. See flyer below or this link for ticket purchase options. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 per adult and $5 for children ages 6 ... Read More »

Hike the Waimea Cliff/Canyon Trails on Kauai

Waimea Canyon

One of the sights you’ve got to see on your Kauai vacation is Waimea Canyon. Seeing the Grand Canyon of the Pacific from a lookout is great, but to stand along a cliff edge — that juts out into the canyon for a 360-degree view — is even better. The Cliff and Canyon Trails are definitely among our favorite Hawaii hikes. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 25, 2013


A Saturday post on a holiday weekend? What’s up with that? Well, I came across some deals for summer travel that must be booked soon as well as some other goodies to share. *  American Airlines Vacations has sale on Hawaii vacation packages. You must book by Friday, May 31, 2013 for travel from June through August. The promotional email says, “Book ... Read More »

Kauai Backcountry Tubing Adventure

kauai backcountry tubing irrigation ditch

Relaxing and fun — aren’t words that typically go together, but that’s how we describe our experience with the Kauai Backcountry tubing adventure. The adventure starts in Lihue where you meet the fun guides and get your gear consisting of a helmet with a headlight and gloves. An informative and sometimes bumpy 30 to 45-minute van ride leads to a nice ... Read More »

Kauai photo tour

kilauea lighthouse

We wanted to share some of our favorite photos and highlights from our recent trip to Kauai. We’ve organized the photos by geography to make it useful for your Kauai vacation planning. The links will lead to more information about the location. From the North Shore On the road to Kilauea Lighthouse, this view towards Hanalei captured our attention. Then, just ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: April 10, 2013

napili maui

* USA Today has a nice article on how to save money in Hawaii. When you check it out, you’ll probably notice that we were quoted and referenced extensively. Yay! * Aston is offering deals for summer vacation, with rates starting at $99 per night. See more about those offers here. * You can save 10% when you book tickets ... Read More »

Best places to find free entertainment and cultural activities in Hawaii


Getting to and staying in Hawaii can leave a dent in your wallet, but once you’re there, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy local culture. As we’ve visited Hawaii over the past decade, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and availability of free entertainment. We’ve enjoyed everything from free music performances from award-winning musical artists to ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 13, 2013

hula dancers on kaanapali

* Pleasant Holidays is offering some nice deals at Starwood properties across Hawaii. Their specials start at $585 per person and include roundtrip airfare, three nights accommodation  plus a three-day convertible, mini-van, SUV or Jeep rental. Kids 17 and younger stay free. See more about this promotion here. * After several years of closure, the Volcano House at Hawaii Volcanoes National ... Read More »

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