Category Archives: Kauai See & Do

Hawaii in Bloom on Kauai

With Kauai being the Garden Isle, you’re sure to find beautiful blooms throughout the island. The above pink plumeria photo was take near the Visitors Center for the Allerton Gardens and McBryde Garden, which are two of the three Kauai gardens that are part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden collection . Though you must pay an admission to visit ... Read More »

Na Pali Coast by Land, Air & Sea

Kauai’s ruggedly remote Na Pali Coast is teeming with outstanding scenery that’s practically indescribable. Jagged cliffs, waterfalls and lush valleys blend to create unforgettable views. Today, I want to share the different options of seeing the Na Pali Coast. I want to be able to give you a taste for each method to help you choose the best option for ... Read More »

Honoring Hawaii’s Prince Kuhio

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaianaole was born in Kauai in 1871 and his birthday, March 26, is celebrated as a Hawaii state holiday.  If you visit Hawaii around his holiday, you may have an opportunity to join in celebrations of this beloved Hawaiian prince. Prince Kuhio was the last reigning prince in Hawaii who became a politician representing Hawaii in Washington, ... Read More »

Seeing Hanalei Bay on the North Shore of Kauai

As you’re making your Kauai vacation plans, make sure you get up to the North Shore to see Hanalei Bay. This bay is not only one of the most beautiful points in Kauai, but also in Hawaii as a whole. Here, I love the rugged green cliffs framing in the many shades of ocean blue and white sand beaches surrounding ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Lava Tubes – What Are They & Where to See Them

When you visit Hawaii, try to check out a lava tube, if you can. These cave-like structures are a amazing formations whether active or inactive for centuries. What are lava tubes? They might be best described as pipes for underground lava rivers. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has produced a nice little video with an explanation of lava tubes. (Email subscribers, ... Read More »

Stargazing on Your Hawaii Vacation

On my very first Maui vacation, I enjoyed watching the sun rise over the crater at the summit of Haleakala. I expected that I would see a spectacular sunrise, and, indeed, I did. What I didn’t expect to see was the star show before the first light of dawn. My goodness! What a sight! I’ve never seen so many stars ... Read More »

Video: Swimming at Sacred/Secret Falls

There’s something almost magical about swimming at the base of a Hawaiian waterfall. I love hearing the sound of the water cascading down the rocks, while floating in the refreshingly chilled pool. It’s a marvelous experience. On our most recent trip to Kauai, we kayaked up the Wailua River and then hiked to Sacred (Secret) Falls for a swim and ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo – Kauai’s Kilauea Point

  Mahalo to Kamila Ceslar of London, England for sharing her Kauai vacation photo of Kilauea Point. It’s a beauty, isn’t it? When you visit Kauai, I hope you’ll make plans to see this lighthouse and wildlife refuge for yourself. Beyond this beautiful view, when you visit, you might also see sea birds, dolphins and maybe even a humpback whale ... Read More »

Kauai’s Secret/Sacred Falls Kayak & Waterfall Hike

The Hawaiian island of Kauai offers an abundance of land and water adventures. Perhaps the most perfect adventure of them all is the Sacred Falls Paddle and Hike with Kayak Kauai. What makes it great?  It combines kayaking, hiking, and swimming all in some of the most picturesque tropical scenery on earth. At first you might think that this tour ... Read More »

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