Category Archives: Molokai

Molokai mule ride and tour of Kalaupapa – an awesome adventure!

Traversing the steep, cliff-hugging Kalaupapa Trail by mule stirred up nerves. Leading up to the sunny morning that we checked in at the Molokai mule ride stables, Andy had been hoping the tour would be canceled. He asked if the tour would be called off, if the trail was too muddy. Then, he carefully checked the ground conditions. Much to ... Read More »

Halawa Valley Cultural Experience & Waterfall Hike

Each bend around the narrow, winding road to Halawa Valley revealed a peek towards the green valley as well as the striking East Molokai coastline. After reaching the end of the road (Highway 450), we met our guides at Halawa Beach Park Pavilion. There we signed waivers, then listened a briefing of the Hawaiian protocol we were about to experience. ... Read More »

Molokai rediscovered

With many thanks to the Molokai Visitors Association, we recently rediscovered Molokai’s allure. Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Molokai is the island that we’d visited the least — a day trip from Maui was our only previous experience. Our recent four-day visit gave us much more insight to this unspoiled island. “Slow Down” As visitors leave the island’s airport, a ... Read More »

Views from Maui Nui

One of the neat things about visiting Maui Nui, that includes the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai, is that you can easily see these  islands from each other. At their nearest points, the islands are only separated by about 10 miles of beautiful blue ocean. I always find the views of the other islands to be intriguing. Seeing Lanai ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: June 13, 2011

Here’s the best Hawaii vacation news and deals that flowed into my inbox. *  How would you like to learn to shoot photos like a pro in one of the most photogenic places on earth? Well, you can do that at the Maui Photo Festival & Workshop scheduled August 24 – 28 in Kaanapali. Registration is $595, but you can ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 4, 2011

Here’s this week’s top news about the islands of Aloha. * Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating their fourth Airbus A330 with $334 roundtrip fares. That’s fares starting at $334 for all Hawaiian Airlines direct transpacific routes! You must book these fares by May 5, 2011 for travel between September 9 – November 17, 2011, which happens to be one of the ... Read More »

Where to Visit Macadamia Nut Farms in Hawaii

I had never tried macadamia nuts until I visit Hawaii. Well, let me tell you, I fell in love with them. If you have a chance to visit a macadamia nut farm on your Hawaii vacation, your tongue will thank you. So, let’s revisit a slightly updated blast-from-the-past post, Going Nuts Over Macadamias, that was originally published October of 2007. ... Read More »

Molokai Cliffs Video

Over the weekend, I posted a fact about Molokai’s tall sea cliffs. I just stumbled across this beautiful video of those majestic cliffs that I think you’ll enjoy. As you watch the video, take notice of the island spire with a palm species that’s found nowhere else on earth. Read More »

Hawaii Fact 37 of 50: World’s Tallest Sea Cliffs

When we think about Hawaii we generally envision golden sand beaches reaching into the Pacific Ocean. Usually sea cliffs don’t immediately come to mind, but Hawaii is blessed with some stunning sea cliffs on each of the major islands, but Molokai’s sea cliffs are the tallest and most dramatic of them all . These velvet green cliffs along the  North ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals Roundup for Lei Day 2009

Happy Lei Day and Aloha Friday! If you aren’t familiar with Lei Day then check out my friend NEENZ’s post on the origins Lei Day. Now let’s peek into the news for Hawaii vacationers. * I’m finding more great airfares to Hawaii than you can shake a stick at, as we say here in the South. For example, you can ... Read More »

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