hawaii travel guide: do the big island circle tour

Hawaii's been having a rough time, you guys. First the flooding in Kauai, and now the earthquake and subsequent eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. It's a far cry from how the Big Island looked a little over a year ago when the hubs and I spent a day there. And because we …

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the top 10 things to do in kauai, hawaii

Top 10 Things to Do in Kauai | Climb Wailua Falls

Recently, I read an article in the LA Times about Kauai's record rainfall earlier this month: Records indicate that Kauai got 50 inches of rain within 24 hours, and scientists posit that this record-breaking and destructive weather is a result of global warming---and that there's plenty more where that came from. And while I know …

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 …

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 …