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Heaven on Earth: Hawaii photo of the week

Is this what heaven looks like? Kauai's Kalalau Valley I have been to this valley both from the mountains (about where this view is) and from the ocean and while there are many beautiful places in Hawaii, I still think this one is above all others. Kauai is my 2nd favorite island and this stunning

Heaven on Earth: Hawaii photo of the week2021-01-11T07:03:46-10:00

Hawaii photo of the week: Lava oozing

An amazing spectacle of power I vividly remember seeing a lava flow for the first time.  I was staying with some friends on the Big Island and we drove to a spot in the middle of the night. I looked out and saw a long finger of the most captivating deep-orange red color I've ever

Hawaii photo of the week: Lava oozing2020-07-14T07:31:19-10:00

Hawaii photo of the week: Rainbow over Napali Coastline

The most beautiful place on earth I spent a week kayaking and camping on Kauai's Na Pali coast in my 20s and it was the most amazing nature trip I've ever taken. For me, this is the most beautiful place on earth. I'd have to say that Kauai is my 2nd favorite island (Oahu No

Hawaii photo of the week: Rainbow over Napali Coastline2020-07-14T07:30:10-10:00

Hawaii photo of the week: Rainbow Falls on the Big Island

Rainbow Falls on the Big Island This is one of the most accessible waterfalls in the entire state of Hawaii.  It's  short drive outside of Hilo town and is practically next to a local highway.  It's a major tourist attraction with ample parking and wheelchair accessibility.  That side of the island is very wet and

Hawaii photo of the week: Rainbow Falls on the Big Island2020-04-02T08:00:13-10:00

Hawaii photo of the week: Sunset with crashing waves

Nothing quite like a sunset, right? One of the most amazing things about sunsets besides their incredible beauty is how people line up on the beach to watch them.  It's like we're all mesmerized for about a half hour until the sun falls below the horizon. A long time ago I had an office with

Hawaii photo of the week: Sunset with crashing waves2020-03-31T07:32:17-10:00

4 Ways Oceans are Different from Lakes

I have had several people ask me how oceans are different from lakes. After all, they are both a body of water, right? This is true, however there are some key differences between the two. There are different varieties of sea life and water sports, for example. There are also just simple differences like the

4 Ways Oceans are Different from Lakes2020-01-06T08:04:48-10:00

Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke

Sun exposure in Hawaii is not a joke. Visitors to the islands suffer from painful sunburns on the first day of their vacation and it can make the rest of the week unpleasant. Sunscreen is important! Sun Exposure in Hawaii Means Direct Sunlight We all know how the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth tilts towards

Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke2019-06-03T08:25:33-10:00

Are Drones in Hawaii Legal?

What Does the Law Say about drones in Hawaii? Drones in Hawaii are considered to be unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and are allowed in the islands for recreational use without a permit.  However, there are restrictions. For example, it must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and must abide by certain restrictions.  Certain

Are Drones in Hawaii Legal?2019-06-10T08:16:04-10:00

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great Reason #1: Secluded Beach Diamond Head beach is relatively secluded compared to most beaches in the area.  That Kahala area has a lot of attractions and residential areas, so it can be congested during peak tourist times.  The last time I was at Diamond Head beach was the week

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great2019-06-10T08:30:59-10:00

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

The Makapuu Lighthouse hike is fun, easy and kid-friendly. It offers some amazing views, like most hikes in the islands do, and readily available parking! That’s always a plus, especially in Hawaii. The hike also offers some hidden secrets that I love most about it, like geocaching and tidepools. Makapuu Tidepools A set of unique

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike2019-04-08T07:29:21-10:00