Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai: The Ultimate Guide for Your First Visit!

Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai: The Ultimate Guide for Your First Visit!

Waimea Canyon State Park definitely deserves a top spot on any first-time Kauai itinerary. It protects the namesake Waimea Canyon, known as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” With its awe-inspiring size, the striking red and green landscape palette of the canyon, and the thin distant ribbon of Waipoo Falls, Waimea Canyon deserves its reputation…

Best Kokee State Park Hikes, Kauai: Easy to Hard Trails – 2024

Best Kokee State Park Hikes, Kauai: Easy to Hard Trails – 2024

Spectacular views of Kauai’s inimitable Na Pali Coast! A trail winding along Kauai’s iconic Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific! Amazing, unique landscape of Kauai’s wetlands! What do they all have in common? They are all Kokee State Park hikes! Oddly enough, you can get this, almost holistic, picture of the island of…

Haleakala Sunrise: The Ultimate 2024 Guide (What to Expect, Reservation Info, Tours!)

Haleakala Sunrise: The Ultimate 2024 Guide (What to Expect, Reservation Info, Tours!)

For many first-time travelers to Maui, a visit to the island is not complete without experiencing a Haleakala sunrise. It’s one of those magical Maui bucket list experiences that you’ll remember long after your trip, especially if you are lucky and have great weather and visibility for your Haleakala sunrise. Despite the need to wake…

Kapalua Coastal Trail Hike, Maui: Complete 2024 Guide

Kapalua Coastal Trail Hike, Maui: Complete 2024 Guide

Need a relaxing stroll in the morning on your Maui vacation? Check out the Kapalua Coastal Trail, an easy hike along the beautiful Maui northwest coastline. And what does the Kapalua Coastal Trail hike offer? Beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular bay views? Check! Interesting family fun sections with tide pools to explore and nesting birds…

Sliding Sands Trail Hike, Haleakala, Maui: 2024 Guide

Sliding Sands Trail Hike, Haleakala, Maui: 2024 Guide

Wonder if you could ever hike a trail on the moon or the Mars? Most likely not, but hiking the Sliding Sands Trail in the Haleakala National Park, Maui, is probably the closest you’ll get. The Haleakala Sliding Sands Trail winds through the ancient Haleakala volcanic crater, with a surreal, extra-terrestrial kind of landscape. You…

Visiting Kokee State Park, Kauai: The Complete 2024 Guide (Best Things to Do, Tips!)

Visiting Kokee State Park, Kauai: The Complete 2024 Guide (Best Things to Do, Tips!)

Kōkeʻe State Park is, without a doubt, one of the best Kauai state parks to visit. In combination with Waimea Canyon State Park, Kokee State Park is a must on any first-time visitor’s Kauai itinerary. Located in the remote northwest of the island of Kauai, you’ll find Kokee State Park just south of the legendary…

Mahaulepu Heritage Trail Hike, Kauai: Complete 2024 Guide

Mahaulepu Heritage Trail Hike, Kauai: Complete 2024 Guide

Exploring options for hikes near Poipu, Kauai? The Mahaulepu Heritage Trail might be just right for you, if you want a hike along the southern coastline of Kauai. The Mahaulepu Trail meanders along sandy beaches, rugged rocky coastlines and manicured golf courses, providing a rich variety of hiking terrain and the potential to see some…

Amazing Awa’awapuhi Trail Hike, Kauai: Complete 2024 Guide

Amazing Awa’awapuhi Trail Hike, Kauai: Complete 2024 Guide

Vacationing in Kauai and planning to spend some time in the beautiful Koke’e State Park? Make sure you allocate some time to hike the Awa’awapuhi Trail, a jungle and ridge hike that takes you to spectacular views of the green, lush valleys of Awa’awapuhi and Nualolo, the rugged, cliff-dominated Na Pali Coast and the azure…