Category Archives: Kauai

Take me there Tuesday: Hanapepe, Kauai

Historic Hanapepe is a charming town the southwest side of Kauai. You’ll likely pass through it on Highway 50 on your way to and from Waimea Canyon. (See this Google Map with Hanapepe identified.) Though small, Hanapepe does have a few attractions making a stop here worthwhile. One of Hanapepe’s most famous landmarks is their historic swinging bridge that connects the ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April. Many of the festivals are free of admission, which makes them a very budget-friendly way to explore the local culture. We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: ... Read More »

Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2018

We know many readers have been waiting for our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii for the coming season. This is the 11th year we’ve been creating the most comprehensive Christmas and New Year’s Eve you’ll find for Hawaii. We’ve been hard at work on the guides which are now ready for use! Follow the links to view the ... Read More »

How to celebrate Halloween while visiting Hawaii

Anytime is a great time to visit Hawaii and Halloween is no exception. It’s fun to celebrate the holiday’s festivities on a warm, tropical evening as the palm trees gently sway. If you’re visiting the islands with kids, one the easiest ways to celebrate is to take your kids to a shopping center that’s offering a special event. Children are ... Read More »

Hawaii cultural festivals & special events: September – December 2018

With fall airfare to Hawaii being on sale, it’s the perfect time to plan to a getaway and perhaps experience one of the Aloha State’s cultural festivals. We’ll list what’s in store for the months of September, October, November and December. We’ve organized this list of top events in chronological order by date. The islands will be noted as well ... Read More »

Kauai helicopter tour companies, costs & reviews

Today, we’re starting a new series of posts with lists of the major helicopter providers on each Hawaiian island. First up is Kauai! Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is definitely our favorite for a helicopter tour. Tours of Kauai include remote waterfalls, the colorful Waimea Canyon and the majestic Na Pali Coast and more. Getting the aerial view of ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: June 26, 2018

* The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has been renovated, rebranded and renamed to the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. We stayed here a few years ago under the previous brand and loved it. It has one of the best beach locations in all of Hawaii Island. Among the many renovations, the most notable ones that visitors will appreciate is that the rooms ... Read More »

The best July 4th 2018 fireworks & events in Hawaii

How would you like to celebrate Independence Day with aloha? Hawaii will be offering amazing July 4th celebrations to do just that! Of course parades and grand fireworks shows will dazzle visitors and locals alike. On top of that, you’ll also discover events that are truly unique to Hawaii. A few of those are: Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani ... Read More »

Hawaii Festival and Special Events May – August 2018

Hawaii has a rich culture and history that’s certainly worth celebrating. There are many festivals that you may want to plan into your Hawaii vacation. Let’s take a look at a selection of the top cultural celebrations taking place between May and August 2018. May 2018 1st – All islands – Lei Day – Celebration of the beauty and traditions ... Read More »

Major flooding on Kauai, April 2018

Overall, the Hawaiian Islands have had quite a wet winter and start to spring of 2018. Unfortunately, reports of flooding and landslides have been in the news far too often in recent months. According to data and reports from the National Weather Service, rainfall in February and March were above average. In some areas, rainfall levels were at the highest ... Read More »

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