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Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea Volcano
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

This trip is designed to give a well rounded sensory understanding of Volcano's and Volcanic knowledge. We start at a magical beach where the green sand glistens in the sunshine. The sand is a result of ancient lava activity. From there we check into the Volcano National Park and continue our education learning everything from heat sources to plate techtonics to the names for the different kinds of lava. On our la*t evening, we take the trek out to see the actual volcanic lava flowing into the ocean. This trip keeps its' focus and on that note, be sure you have a good camera with a great focus mechanism so you can capture photos of the lava flows. They are worth their weight of your' golden trip. read more about Kilauea Volcano... Read More

Oahu Breakfast Bounty

Oahu Breakfast Bounty
Destination(s): Honolulu

A handful of wonderful breakfast hotspots on Oahu. read more about Oahu Breakfast Bounty... Read More

Hawaii Holiday Hikes for Friends and Family

Hawaii Holiday Hikes for Friends and Family
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

The Big Island of Hawaii is loaded with hiking trails. The variety far exceeds any other island. From short coastal trails to view petroglyphs, or rainforest trails to secret waterfalls, through lava tubes, along ridges to volcanoes and red hot lava flows. The best part is it is not only fun but free. Bring a flashlight, sun screen, lots of water, a camera, cell phone, hat and sturdy shoes. Start early since the tropical weather can be hot, humid and the sun can be treacherous. read more about Hawaii Holiday Hikes for Friends and Family ... Read More

Budget Outdoors in Hawaii

Budget Outdoors in Hawaii
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

This economy doesn't do much for the pocketbook, especially when traveling somewhere as notoriously pricy as the Big Island. Luckily, there is still a way to experience Hawaii's gorgeous outdoors without breaking the bank. When planning a budget trip to Hawaii, it is important to remember that you are most likely going to need a car to get around, and that in itself can eat up money. With a car, however, you can see the island on your own terms and get to all of the spectacular (and free!) sightseeing available. With that in mind, remember that most of this trip is built around adventures on your own two feet – do not forget your hiking boots and lots of water. There are a couple of expenses, but they are limited to truly spectacular things to do. Your hotels may not be luxurious, but they are locally run and known for their budget-conscious quality, wonderful places to rest your head after a long day of volcano hiking. In terms of food, I would recommend visiting local grocery stores and stocking up on bread, cheese, salami, and other portable foodstuffs for lunches – you’ll save $$$ if you pack them yourselves, allowing you to explore local food and nightlife at night. read more about Budget Outdoors in Hawaii... Read More

The Single's Guide to Oahu

The Single's Guide to Oahu
Destination(s): Oahu

Oahu is not just an island of couples romance. In reality, it's the ideal place to find romance. There are so many great places for single travelers who are looking for fun, sun, and some good old-fashioned night clubbing. Singles love to beach it by day and party by night, and Oahu has plenty of opportunities for both. Day 1 = Daytime Activities Day 2 = Nighttime Activities read more about The Single's Guide to Oahu... Read More

Kauai's Best Golf Holes

Kauai's Best Golf Holes
Destination(s): Kauai

The tropical island setting and the luxurious ocean side courses make golf on Kauai a pleasure. The courses are world class from unforgettable perfectly manicured greens to upscale tour quality fairways and spectacular views. Kauai is no stranger to the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Here are my picks for the top 5 holes on Hawaii’s Garden Island.

Princeville Prince Course #6 - Located about an hour from Lihue Airport, the Princeville Resort is home to more than one gorgeous course. The Prince course is the most popular of the three Princeville Resort courses. All offer GPS play, beverage carts and a well stocked golf shop. The #13 is a fantastic hole that requires skill and nerves for a precise tee shot over Anini Stream and a skilled approach shot to avoid a double bunkered green.

Kauai Lagoons - Kiele Course #16 330 yards Par 4 Located next door to the Lihue airport and centrally located it is a wonderful course to meet friends from other parts of Kauai or even Oahu for the day. The Kiele course is one of two separate courses at Kauai Lagoons, but certainly the more appealing. The #16 is an amazing hole that on the ocean’s edge with the green located on the periphery of a cliff. Drive too hard and say “aloha” to your ball. Play to the right and hope for the best.

Poipu Bay - #16 501 yards Par 4 Located about 45 minutes from the Lihue Airport, Poipu Bay Golf Course is a wonderfully challenging course that offers beautiful views and sunny weather. The #16 is sprawled along the shoreline and is known to be one of the longest par 4 holes in Hawaii. This hole also boasts an almost unavoidable wall of an ancient heiau along with a small lake and multiple bunkers.

Kiahuna - #2 449 yards Par 4 This lesser known of the Poipu Resort golf courses, more laid back and family oriented. Kiahuna offers several tees from skilled to junior. Built around unique hazards like lava tubes, temples and settlements, this course is certainly enjoyable. The #2 Kiahuna is one of the most unique in the state. Not Kauai cave wolf spiders. The small reddish brown spiders have no eyes like their surface dwelling counterparts.

Puakea -#6 176 yards Par 3 Another one of the more centrally located courses in Lihue, Puakea offers a very challenging course for those who prefer to avoid the hookers and slicers and spend the day on a course that demands respect but does not defeat. The #6 requires a tee shot from a cliff to an infinitesimal green that is shielded by this tropical jungle to the rear and a fresh water free form pool in the front. read more about Kauai's Best Golf Holes... Read More

Beach Babies in Hawaii

Beach Babies in Hawaii
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

Hawaii is all about waves, beauty and sunshine. This trip will show you how to enjoy it all with little ones, yes babies. Babies are very welcome and honored in Hawaii. This trip swings you and your' child or children by some of the sweetest, most gentle baby beaches in Hawaii, starting in Oahu's Waikiki and touring from Northern Kauai down South to The Big Island. Be sure to bring a camera, hats and some water shoes. read more about Beach Babies in Hawaii... Read More

If you only have 3 days on Maui...

If you only have 3 days on Maui...
Destination(s): Maui

You'll thank me on day four!
Having grown up on Maui, I know what beaches and experiences should not be missed if only on the island for a short weekend/3-day escape. read more about If you only have 3 days on Maui...... Read More

Oahu's Best Beaches

Oahu's Best Beaches
Destination(s): Oahu

Oahu's beaches can be enjoyed on the shore or in the water. There are dozens of great beaches, but these are the select few that provide pure enjoyment, entertainment, and relaxation. read more about Oahu's Best Beaches... Read More

Best Big Island Golf Holes

Best Big Island Golf Holes
Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

With about dozen courses both public and private on the island, the avid golfer on a Big Island vacation is certainly not at a lack for unforgettable round of quality golf. There is a course for everyone who decides to bring their clubs or rent a fantasy set of oversized clubs locally. For those who like to dream, here are the top five holes on the island that were designed to wow, inspire and perhaps intimidate vacationing golfers.Hualalai #18– It is a 410 yard par 4 that tees off just steps from the sandy shoreline and the ocean. Located at the Four Seasons Resort at Kaupulehu in North Kona, #18 is a contrast of colors from the immaculate greens alongside rich black and deep brown lava fields. Natural tidal pools and seemingly constant strong trades are the immediate challenge, lingering to embrace the views are the ongoing challenge.Mauna Lani #15 – Perhaps most widely known as the former home of the Senior Skins Game, the Mauna Lani South Course is one of the best courses in Hawaii and #15 is it’s signature hole. A196 yard par 3 sounds conquerable, but factor in the cross winds, the crashing surf that obstruct the view to the two tiered green and the required overwater shot it can also be the most intimidating hole on the island. Kona County Club #13 – Not as glam or as pricey as the other resort courses, the Kona Country Club is a great value. This 416 yard par 4 offers an unusual distraction. On days when the ocean is rough the water rises up under the rocky lava shelf and shoots high into the air. This “puka” can rattle nerves when the ocean spray showers unprepared players. Mauna Kea #3 – What can be more splendid than a winter day at Mauna Kea? Warm sun, glimpses of passing humpback whales and views of snow covered Mauna Kea it’s all apart of the experience of this special golf course. Mauna Kea’s #3 is the hole which lifted golf course design to and entirely new level. This 272 year par 3 is the overwater hole that began it all. The hole starts from a precipice requiring a downhill tee shot, over the ocean and on to a seemingly postage stamp sized green embraced by no less than seven enormous bunkers.Waikoloa #7 – Located along the ocean in the resort area of Waikoloa, the Beach Course is a moderately priced course that is enjoyable, scenic and challenging from the blue tees. The wide fairways and generous tees make play fast, that is until you get to #7. It begins with a straight forward tee shot onto another glorious fairway, but an overshot will land in the ocean out of reach. Play carefully and don’t let views of the winter whale migration add strokes. read more about Best Big Island Golf Holes... Read More