kauai, hawaii travel guide: tubing and ziplining with kauai backcountry adventures

Kauai, Hawaii Travel Guide | Go tubing and zip lining with Kauai Backcountry Adventures

It's been so sad watching all this news coverage about Kauai over the last week or so, seeing the devastation wreaked by the excessive rain and flash flooding has caused the oldest of Hawaii's islands. I worry about the folks whose homes have been washed away. If anyone is interested in helping Kauai rebound from …

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kauai, hawaii travel guide: kayak and hike along the wailua river

Kauai, Hawaii Travel Guide | Kayak & Hike Along the Wailua River

Kauai has a lot going for it: It's stunning, the weather's perfect, and it offers a lot of different outdoorsy activities for when you feel like balancing your chill beach time with, you know, adventures of the physical variety. (If you don't like being outdoors, though, maybe Hawaii isn't your dream destination---which makes me sad …

kauai, hawaii travel guide: sail along the na pali coast

Kauai, Hawaii Travel Guide | Sail Along the Na Pali Coast

As I mentioned in my post about Waimea Canyon, the main road on Kauai doesn't connect in a complete circle, and that's because of the Na Pali coast, where the cliffs are so steep that you can only access that side of the island by boat or (strenuously) by foot. We spent my 30th birthday …

kauai, hawaii travel guide: take a surfing lesson & explore queen’s bath

Kauai, Hawaii Travel Guide | Take a Surfing Lesson & Check out Queen's Bath

Those who know me well know that I'm not exactly what you would call "sporty" or coordinated. But this did not stop me from signing up for a surfing lesson with Hawaiian Surfing Adventures. It seemed like a must-do---when in Hawaii, attempt to ride those legendary waves. We were in a small group, just us …

kauai, hawaii travel guide: visit waimea canyon, the grand canyon of the pacific

Kauai, Hawaii Travel Guide | Explore Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Late in 2016, I got it into my head that I wanted to go to Hawaii. How did this come about, you ask? It was the season six premiere of┬áMad Men, in which Don and Megan Draper live it up in Hawaii, that got me fixated on it. (Don't ask. But once I set my …