Hawaii Photo of the Week: Kauai’s Napali Coastline

Hiker's paradise: Kauai's Napali Coast This view is shared by only a handful lucky hikers and it's Kauai's Napali Coastline.  This is a somewhat uncommon view - it's not as dramatic of others (that I will be publishing!) but I like it because it's exactly what it looks like if you hike this far.  Definitely

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Kauai’s Napali Coastline2021-03-24T07:58:59-10:00

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Pali Panorama

The most breathtaking view on Oahu: The Pali Lookout Whenever I have first-time friends and family visiting, this is our first stop and though I've seen this view countless times since the mid-80s, I'm just as awe-inspired today as I was from the first time I saw it.   Pali Panorama by Scott Smithson

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Pali Panorama2021-03-24T07:21:31-10:00

Visit this Dramatic Waterfall: Hawaii Photo of the Week

Akaka Falls, a short drive from Hilo The windward sides of the islands are packed with lush greenery and abundant waterfalls.  Akaka falls on the Big Island is a can't-miss sight that's easy to get to.  Today, you can put it on your desktop! Akaka Falls (2) by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner is licensed under

Visit this Dramatic Waterfall: Hawaii Photo of the Week2021-03-24T06:04:29-10:00

Maui’s Big Beach: Hawaii Photo of the Week

A gem of a beach on Maui - Big Beach What the locals call "Big Beach" at Makena holds a very special place in my heart - it was the very first Hawaiian beach I ever stepped into and it changed my life forever after. This specific shot is on a "big day" where the

Maui’s Big Beach: Hawaii Photo of the Week2021-01-12T09:53:06-10:00

Enjoy the Sunset: Hawaii photo of the week

Stare and this long enough and you'll feel the warmth of the Hawaiian Sunset This was taken from Ala Moana Beach park, a popular centrally located beach on Oahu just a few minutes from Waikiki. It's the kind of photo that, if you look at it long enough, will transport you there. Try it and

Enjoy the Sunset: Hawaii photo of the week2021-01-12T08:53:19-10:00

Oahu’s Rugged Kaiwi Coastline: Hawaii photo of the week

East Oahu’s last remaining wilderness and a treasure for all to enjoy The Kaiwi Coastline on Oahu's southeast shores has something for everyone - surfing a world-famous Sandy Beach, a great hike for the whole family at Makapuu Lighthouse, and a pristine sandy coastline that stretches for several miles.  It's a great place to enjoy

Oahu’s Rugged Kaiwi Coastline: Hawaii photo of the week2021-01-12T08:54:55-10:00

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