The Big Island of Hawaii has earned its name by being the largest in the Hawaiian chain. More than just the largest Hawaiian island, however, the Big Island of Hawaii is also the largest island found anywhere in the United States. Despite its enormous size, however, many visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii stick [...]
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 [...]
Almost every traveler who visits Hawaii wants to experience a Polynesian luau. The beat of the drums, the heat of the fire, and the juices of pig cooked in an underground imu all combine for an evening of culture. Not all luaus are created equally, however, and there are certain luaus which are better suited for travelers in different situations. For help in choosing a Maui luau, here is a look at different factors you should consider when scheduling your evening.
The island of Oahu pulses with an energy not found on the other islands. While the nearly one million residents and capital city have a lot to do with that energy, it’s also the fact that the entire island offers adventures around every corner. From the lush valleys of the North Shore to the reefs [...]
You’ll never believe the power of a breaching humpback until you see it with your own two eyes. With only a couple of flaps of their powerful flukes, the acrobatic mammals can propel 40-tons of weight completely out of the water. It’s a fleeting moment where you will forget to breathe, only snapping out of it once the white of the splash has finally begun to settle. When whale watching on Kaua’i, there is a chance that you could see a breach like this one and experience that moment of awe.
Maybe it’s the way that waves lap the shore or how palm fronds dance in the breeze. Or maybe it’s the strum of a slack-key guitar when paired with a fiery sunset. Whatever it is, there’s no denying that the Hawaiian Islands are one of the most romantic destinations on the planet. With tender moments [...]
February 7, 2014 by Kyle Ellison
For those looking for an adventurous vacation, Hawaii’s Big Island has much to offer. Whether you’re looking to fly like a bird, swim with enormous manta rays, explore active volcanoes or something else you can find it here. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide on how to have an adventure in Hawaii on the Big Island.
You haven’t really been snorkeling in Maui until you’ve been to Molokini Crater. This crescent-shaped, offshore islet is actually the caldera of an extinct volcano that looms off South Maui’s shoreline. The visibility inside the crater can be well over 100 feet, and over 200 species of tropical fish can be found in the protected caldera.
For windsurfers, the North Shore of Maui is as central to the sport as a mast, a boom, and a tightly-drawn sail. This is the proving ground for some of the world’s best windsurfers, and some will claim that this fabled stretch of coastline is the place the sport was born. Not all of us, however, can be world-class windsurfers, so the next best thing is getting a thrill by simply watching from shore.
Much like the famous Road to Hana, taking a drive into Iao Valley State Park is more about the journey than the destination itself. Only 15 minutes from Kahului Airport, this central valley has a thin ribbon of asphalt which winds its way into the interior of the mountains. Over the course of half a mile, the modern hum of urban Wailuku merges into a valley which is bathed in green. Various botanical gardens occupy the roadside, and the sheer cliff faces rise so precipitously that they can often completely block out the sun.