Shave ice is heaven in a cup on a hot day; a sugary delight made from a slice of ice so thin it creates a new texture in your mouth you’ve have probably never experienced. Like us, you may have grown up eating sno-cones. Don’t be deceived: what we’re talking about here is on a whole different level! Quality shave… Read More
Kauai - The Garden Isle
Know as the Garden Isle for its richness in natural beauty, Kaua’i is the oldest of the main four islands. From the dramatic cliffs of the Na Pali coast to the humbling and inspiring Waimea Canyon (the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, Kaua’i offers an endless landscape of beauty and relaxation.
Its main areas are: Lihu’e (the main city), the resort area of Princeville (on the windward side) which is next to the famous Hanalei Bay, the resort area of Po’ipu (on the southeast side) and Waimea (on the windward side).
There is plenty of hiking and beach activities around the island. In fact, because of its age, Kaua’i has the largest beach in Hawaii; a 17-mile stretch of pristine sand known as Polihale Beach.
Kaua’i goes from rural to, well, pretty rural. There are a few cute small towns and some resort areas but Kaua’i remains the most undeveloped of the islands – and the locals want to keep it that way. Its main airport is in Lihu’e, the largest of the cities.
Below you will find all of the posts about Kaua'i. Explore them to get a flavor of what you'll find awaiting you!
It’s not a mistake that Hawai’i has ~16 observatories. It’s dark here. Get outside of the cities and you’ll find a blanket of stars unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. Stargazing can be a romantic adventure to share with your beloved. Alone, with the stillness of the universe around you, holding each other. Yeah, it’s a pretty fantastic way to… Read More
If you like eating ice cream for breakfast, but want to be healthier, than the acai bowl is for you! Or if you need a great energy boost after a long hike, the acai bowl is your go-to food. Acai (a-sigh-ee: but the ee is quick that people’s pronunciations just sound like a-sigh) is a berry from Brazil that’s been… Read More
Although it’s debated who actually dubbed it the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is indeed grand and not to be missed. It’s a 10 mile long, 1 mile wide, and ~3,500-foot deep canyon created over the years by ancient volcanoes collapsing and erosion from the rains that fall on Mount Waiʻaleʻale (one of the wettest places on earth)…. Read More
A photo of the Kalalau Valley adorned my (Andy) walls for years. It’s one of the main reasons I wanted to travel to Hawai’i in the first place. This valley started my love affair with Hawai’i. So why should you visit here? This beautiful, 4000-foot deep valley provides awe-inspiring views AND presents other fun opportunities that go beyond just looking… Read More
Every year humpback whales make their way from Alaska to Hawaii for (ahem) romantic reasons. They are just another group full of romantic tourists, one could say! // Why do the whales come to Hawaii? The waters of Alaska get cold and are full of predators, so the whales make their way south for protection during the breeding season and… Read More