For all intents and purposes, Maui’s “southern coast” is the section of island stretching all the way from Ma’alaea to Makena. This is “South Maui” to island locals, although when viewed from the outside this stretch of shoreline seems to offer little more than golden beaches, endless condos, and lavish, sprawling hotels. While there’s no […]
The island of Oahu is an adventure-packed playground that pulses with daytime activities. From surfing lessons in Waikiki to diving with sharks in Haleiwa, Oahu sweats with non-stop adrenaline and is bathed in tropical sunshine. Even once that sun sets, however, the action continues on deep into the night in Hawaii’s largest city. There is […]
Seeing as the Big Island of Hawaii is the largest in the Hawaiian chain, it only makes sense that it will also have the largest amount of history. Many of the events which make it important, however, have nothing to do with its size, but rather they are important because of the people who lived there and what they meant for these islands. To get a sense of what we’re talking about, here are some of the most important spots for learning Hawaiian history on the Big Island of Hawaii.
People in Hawaii devote their lives to hula, whether it be teaching, learning, or perpetuating the dance. While many of the performances are indeed for the visitor industry, there is one event held every year where dancers get together to put their skills on display.
More so than on any other Hawaiian island, Oahu has opportunities to soar high above the peaks for an aerial view of the island. So whether it’s whirring above the battleships of Pearl Harbor, silently gliding over the beaches of the North Shore, or plummeting through the air at cheek-flapping speeds, here are some of the best ways to experience Oahu from above.
For many travelers to Maui, the Upcountry region is merely a transit point on the journey to Haleakala Crater. Those in the know, however, will tell you that Upcountry is a local’s secret and the most underrated section of the island. While it might not be located directly on the beach, the rural charms and degree of simplicity create an environment which is unique for an island.
For those looking to have a delicious vacation, Hawaii’s Big Island is a great option. With a local culinary culture influenced by the island’s healthy volcanic soils, proximity to the water and ancient traditions, you’ll sample everything from traditional Kalua pork during a luau to organic varieties of exotic mushrooms to unusual wine and cheese […]
There’s no doubting that the island of Oahu is Hawaii’s most cosmopolitan destination. Known as “the gathering place” of all of the islands, Oahu is a place where big city lights and urban sophistication combine with the perfect climate. Even though the dining, entertainment and shopping on the island can be some of the best […]
I thought Hawaii would be the place where I laid on the beach, sipped cocktails, and just relaxed. I mean, I was alone, I didn’t think I would go traipsing about by myself. I couldn’t have been more wrong; for some reason, Hawaii inspired me. After each activity, no matter how exhausting, I kept wanting more; no matter what I did, I couldn’t swallow enough of Hawaii – although I definitely swallowed enough salt water during my surf lesson. Scuba dive, surf, hike, repeat. Hawaii was bringing me to life in a way I didn’t know I could live.