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Hike the Pipiwai Trail to Breathtaking Waimoku Falls

Hike the Pipiwai Trail to Breathtaking Waimoku Falls

Finding the Pipiwai Trail Where is everybody?  Early in the morning I stood in the middle of the Hana Highway, 12 miles south of the town of Hana, without a car in sight and the only noise a remembrance of waves from the Pacific Ocean crashing beside my overnight campsite.  The deserted highway had lost its center line – a few hours’ drive from the buzz of resorts and surf shops – and had tapered into a sleepy country lane…

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How To Make a Puzzle Board

How To Make a Puzzle Board

During this Covid-19 lockdown, if you can’t go to Hawaii, let Hawaii come to you via the magic of puzzles! There are so many pretty Hawaii scenes to choose from, that you might want to go professional and get a puzzle board. While you can buy one online, the following DIY project might save you money and help have quality family time. Most puzzle boards give you a large flat surface to work on that you can move around as…

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Safety Tips for Traveling to Hawaii with Kids

Safety Tips for Traveling to Hawaii with Kids

Hawaii is, without a doubt, one of the best family destinations. The warm ocean water, sandy beaches, and friendly people with an exciting and hospitable culture justifies the claim. At the same time, traveling to Hawaii with kids will require some advanced preparation. However, with the right traveling tips, you can have a smooth experience for everyone. Header photo by Wes Miracle. Flying to Hawaii with Kids Unless your kids are used to long trips, you’ll need to prepare so…

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Menehune, Hawaiian Leprechauns

Menehune, Hawaiian Leprechauns

Lose your keys, it’s the Menehune. Can’t find your purse? The Menehune stole it. If you can’t find something, they took it. Stealing little things is part of their rascally nature. When you eventually find what you lost, it’s them giving it back to you. So who are these Menehune? Picture elves dressed in Hawaiian Ti-leaves between 6 inches and 2 feet tall, very smart, strong and skilled in building things with rocks. That’s the ancient, mythical Hawaiian dwarf called…

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A Few Reasons to Choose a Hawaii Vacation Rental for Your Next Visit to the Islands

A Few Reasons to Choose a Hawaii Vacation Rental for Your Next Visit to the Islands

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your vacation is choosing where to stay. Should you book a room at a charming inn, an all-inclusive package at luxury resort, a shared AirBnB or a Hawaii vacation rental property? While all accommodation types have their own benefits and uses, staying in a vacation rental is often the better choice for folks looking for more space, comfort and privacy. And don’t forget the savings galore! If you have never…

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Travel Insurance for Vacation Rentals

Travel Insurance for Vacation Rentals

Are you looking forward to your next vacation? More people nowadays opt to stay in vacation rental properties, enjoying their time away in ample home-like accommodations. Travel Insurance for Vacation Rentals is an essential part of planning your coveted once-a-year (for most folks) time to rest and recover. Whether you need to cancel your trip or interrupt it due to sickness or weather conditions, you can get professional assistance and recover your funds with the right travel protection plan. VRBO…

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The Legend of Naupaka

The Legend of Naupaka

It’s the Legend of Naupaka (now-‘pah-kah), a beautiful Hawaiian Princess. Naupaka fell in love with a fisherman named Kaui (‘cow-ee). Over the years, the legend has been told in different ways, but the ending has always remained the same. One version of the story goes like this. Long ago in Hawaii, the beautiful Princess Naupaka, who lived high in the mountains, came down to walk along the beach. Many say she lived on the island of Kauai. She had just…

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Taking a Dog to Hawaii

Taking a Dog to Hawaii

Hawaii is often number one on people’s bucket lists. It is a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons and even family vacations. But if your furry family member is on the list of travelers, then study the subject of taking a dog to Hawaii seriously and well in advance. If you’re talking about a cat or dog, it’s possible, but not at all easy. If you are talking about some other type of animal, it’s almost impossible. Hawaii has strict pet import…

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Hawaii on a Budget

Hawaii on a Budget

Ideal climate all year round, alluring beaches, delightful landscapes and the welcome spirit of aloha – it’s Hawaii! Many would like at least one glimpse of these paradise islands, but prices can bite. However, Hawaii on a budget is possible. Smart travelers always have a couple of trump cards in their pockets, that is, secrets for saving the budget even in such faraway places. What’s your budget? Decide on your own budget. If you have any flexibility, define the maximum…

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Best Happy Hour in South Maui

Best Happy Hour in South Maui

When we visit Hawaii, our family never seems to have time for a restaurant during the happy hour. But we finally made it, and I must say that it’s for a very good reason that Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea is often praised as having the best happy hour in South Maui. It was the last day of our vacation. We had a late breakfast and decided to spend more time at the beach and skip lunch before heading to Monkeypod…

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