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Kaua'i The Garden Island

Explore Kauai – The Garden Island

Imagine a place where worries vanish in the trade winds, warm saltwater laps the shores of golden sand, and rain-forests are home to our earth’s rarest plants and birds. Your adventure begins at the edge of a lost world. Thousands of miles from any significant land mass, the tiny tropical island of Kauai has kept herself charmed, mysterious, and unconquered. You will experience her secrets as you dive into the beauty Kauai has to offer.

7 Things To Do on Kauai with Teens

You’re traveling to Kauai with a teenager… planning an entertaining agenda can be tough, but not on Kauai. There are so many amazing, teen-friendly adventures to embark on. Here’s what I recommend:

Adventures on the South Shore of Kauai: Must-Dos

The South Shore of Kauai is a beautiful place to be year-round. This is where sunshine can usually be found, along with a handful of picturesque beaches and plenty of adventures to embark on. I composed a small list of absolute must-dos while on this side of the island… enjoy!

Kauai Farmer’s Markets

Kauai farmer’s markets are full of fresh and organic produce, tropical baked treats, fresh-squeezed juices, and dozens of other local flavor

Kauai for Dog Lovers: Fur-ever Friends

The Garden Isle is truly a dog’s fantasy land. Boundless outdoor adventures, streams to romp in, and pet-friendly beaches will have your furry friend wagging for joy. Here’s everything you need to know.   Kauai Humane Society’s “Doggy Field Trips” If you’re missing your canine companion during your stay on Kauai, or simply a Kauai […]

Best Kauai Beaches for Little Ones

Traveling with little ones can be a challenge, but Kauai’s bounty of family friendly beaches will entertain your keiki (children) for hours. Pack the floaties and sunscreen… it’s about to get sandy! Hanalei Pavilion There’s nothing like frolicking in the gentle waters of Hanalei Bay. Sand bars often form at the Hanalei Pavilion, allowing for […]

Running on Kauai: Where to Put in the Miles

Running on Kauai can test even the fittest of runners, but also caters to those just looking for a beautiful place to jog. From mauka to makai, there are plenty of trails to blaze. Let’s be honest, sometimes pounding the pavement can make us long for feeling the Earth under our feet. As an avid runner […]

Explore Kauai’s East Side on the Kapaa Bike Path

On the Kapaa bike path, anyone can enjoy the magnificent scenery, gentle offshore breezes, and array of photo ops. Get ready to coast your way along almost eight miles of the east side of Kauai. Formally known as Ke Ala Hele Makalae (The Path that Goes by the Coast), this multi-use path is the perfect […]

Tori Hennesy

Meet Kauai’s Super-Treat: The Acai Bowl

Ah yes, the acai bowl… that perfect, mouthwatering fusion of a sweet acai berry base and crunchy granola, topped with an assortment of fresh fruit on top. Drizzle on a little honey and your acai bowl dreams will definitely come true.

Summertime Blossoms on Kauai

Summertime on Kauai is bursting with brilliant colors and intoxicating fragrances. It is a feast for the eyes and heaven for the nose. Flower lovers rejoice as Kauai blooms throughout the summer with some of the most enchanting blossoms you have ever seen.

Kauai Vacation Packing List

What to Pack for Your Kauai Vacation, Tips from a Local

It’s official! You are headed to Kauai for your vacation and you couldn’t be more excited. Now, it’s time to pack and you might just be interested in a few tips from a local perspective.

Little Fish Coffee Shop

Hanapepe Art Night – A glimpse of Kauai’s West Side

Come and experience Hanapepe Town Art Walk every Friday night from 6-9pm. Meet and enjoy local artists, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors and craftsmen. Grab a bite to eat and and enjoy the hidden treasures of Kauai’s West Side. The Art Walk in Hanapepe has been around for years, a gem of a town, with unique […]

Kauai Laysan Albatross “What are those big birds walking across the street?”

Every year in early November, Laysan albatrosses begin to arrive on Kauai. Some come to nest, others to find a mate.

Best Kauai Activities and Things To Do

Top Kauai Tours and Things To Do

Are Looking for the best things to do on Kauai? Ask us!  We can help. We live here, play here and exploring Kauai and helping you plan your trip is what we do. Give us a call at 1-800 652-8248 or just remember 808 VACATION 808-822-2846. Kauai is the perfect destination for family vacations, adventure seekers, romantic escapes and pure relaxation.  Kauai’s various attractions and activities cater to just about every interest.

May Day Is Laie Day Kauai Style

May Day is Lei Day on Kauai

Best Kauai Coffee Shops

Kauai’s Best Coffee Shops

What’s your favorite Kauai Coffee shop or Cafe? Here are some of our Kauai’s local coffee houses. Leave your review in the comments as a vote for your favorite Kauai Coffee House.

Kauai Whale Watching

Whale Watching Season on Kauai

If you want to see whales, now is the time. On Kauai, sightings have been extremely frequent this year. While Humpback whales visit the islands every year, the peak season is in January and February. This is when most of the calving takes place, so be sure to keep your eye out for juvenile whales […]

Mahiko Lounge Kauai

Dining on Kauai

Dining on Kauai, like so many other things on the Island, is definitely something to experience. Known as the Garden Island for it’s lush landscape and unique and exotic flora, it’s not hard to believe that the rich soils of Kauai produce some of the worlds best and most delicious foods. With the influx of […]

Kauai Hawaii recipes Thanksgiving

Hawaiian Style Thanksgiving Yam Casserole Recipe

Want to break free from grandma’s marshmallow yam casserole? This Hawaiian Style recipe uses macadamia nuts and toasted coconut to add a little island flair to your sweet potatoes and brings the flavors of Hawaii to you dinner table on Thanksgiving. This recipe is also dairy-free and easy to make. Ingredients: 4-6 yams 1/4 tsp […]


Kauai Breadfruit Festival

Mark your calendars for the first ever Breadfruit  Festival on Kauai. This fun and cultural event is a Free Family event happening  this Sunday, September 15th 2013 from 9am -3pm at The National Tropical Botanical Gardens – South shore Visitors Center in Poipu. Enjoy a day of Hawaiian cooking, culture, music and activities highlighting ulu […]

Kauai In September

September on Kauai

September is one of the best times to visit Kauai.  Why, you might ask. Well, when the kids go back to school, it creates a void in the traffic to Kauai, making it one of the most enjoyable times to visit.  Imagine the warm trade winds, empty beaches, walking into your favorite restaurant without reservations […]

Kauai Snorkeling Beaches

Best Beaches on Kauai for snorkeling with kids

Snorkeling with kids is an exciting activity that will bring your family many wonderful memories. On Kauai there are dozens of great snorkeling beaches, but only a handful are recommended for snorkeling with children. Ocean conditions can be highly variable and coral, rocks, currents and swells can make snorkeling in some locations downright dangerous. When […]

Kore Kauai

Volunteers make the ocean accessible for everyone

One Saturday morning each month at beautiful Hanalei Bay on Kauai, autistic children and adults, people in wheelchairs, stroke and other brain injury survivors are safely escorted into the ocean by an army of volunteer lifeguards, firefighters and other experienced watermen and women. As participants ride waves into shore with volunteers at their sides, their […]

Snorkeling At Anini

Summer Snorkeling at Anini

Located on Kauai’s North Shore, Anini is one of Kauai’s most beautiful and peaceful beaches. It is usually less crowded than Poipu or Hanalei and the beach itself is really quite breathtaking. A long stretch of fringing reef located just offshore tends to keep the water relatively calm here, and make for some good snorkeling. […]

Koloa Town

Ten Days of Fun Family Activities at Koloa Plantation Days

July is one of the best months to visit Kauai. The weather is warm, the flowering trees are in bloom, and summer is full swing. There are countless summer activities to enjoy here on Kauai that include snorkeling, surfing, taking a boat ride and enjoying the beaches. But something special happens in July on Kauai’s […]

Kauai Exotic Fruits

Kauai Chock Full of Delicious Food

Kauai’s restaurants offer more delicious food per square mile than most big cities. Marta Lane, Kauai’s only full-time food writer and the host of Tasting Kauai “farm-to-fork” culinary tours that include a private four-course gourmet lunch and cooking demonstration at a five-star resort, says there are a lot of great places to eat on Kauai. […]

Lydgate Park

Lydgate Beach Park, the Perfect Place for Families Visiting Kauai

If you are traveling with kids on Kauai this summer, make it a point to visit Lydgate Park. This popular Kauai Beach Park offers the perfect combination adventure and comfort for families traveling with small children. The kids will love the large community-built “Kamalani” playground where there are swings, slides, bars, tires, walkways, swinging bridges, […]

Sunscreens Kauai

Healthy Sunscreen: Better for you & ocean life

Kauai’s gorgeous, clear oceans are fabulous for snorkeling and seeing lovely tropical fish and when you’re lucky, an occasional endangered sea turtle. While swimming with the fish, have you ever noticed the coral reef beneath you? Corals are living organisms that provide nourishment and shelter for our finned friends. The healthier the water is around […]

Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier Restoration Complete

Nothing quite says summer on Kauai like a day on Hanalei Bay, a walkout to the end of the pier and a  jump  into the crystal clear water below.  The Hanalei Landing  has long been a significant  landmark of Kauai’s north shore. Over the years deterioration, weather , neglect and vandalism left the canopy at […]

Keeping Hula Alive

Keeping Hula Alive

Kauai hula instructor Leinaala Pavao Jardin began dancing hula when she was three years old, continuing through high school and college, after which she began teaching. Here is an excerpt of her journey from a little girl dancing hula to becoming an instructor from the book,“Kauai Stories.” Note: Hula, the iconic dance of the Hawaiian […]

Beach Trail From Whalers Cove

Koloa Landing Snorkeling Underwater Exploration

Koloa Landing is one of the best spots on Kauai for beginning shore dives. Because there are no facilities here, there are rarely more than a few people in the water. Most of the local dive companies use this as their “shore” dive location due to the ease of entrance, deep water, and abundance of […]

Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse celebrates 100th birthday

The Kilauea Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful spots on Kauai for viewing wildlife including endangered birds, dolphins and whales, celebrates its 100th birthday this month with a $2.5 million facelift and a new name, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, in honor of the late United States senator who was integral in securing […]

Kauai Coco Palms

Aloha Oe Coco Palms – mahalo…mahalo very much

Made famous by Elvis and Blue Hawaii, most of us who grew up on Kauai remember Coco Palms as a place where we went  for brunch on Sundays after church with our family. We fished for Talapia with bamboo poles as our parents socialized with friends after lunch. We wandered through the maze of coconut […]

Kauai Performing Arts

Kauai Performing Arts Anything Goes

The Kauai Performing Arts Center will be presenting “Anything Goes” a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Cole Porter at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. This timeless classic has some of musical theatre’s most memorable songs including; “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”The book […]

Kalapaki Town

Kalapaki Beach Kauai Secret Vacation Destination

Minutes from Lihue Airport, Kalapaki Town is nestled along the white sand beaches of Kalapaki Bay and the tranquil, lush banks of the Huleia River and the spectacular backdrop of Haupu Ridge. Don’t overlook Kalapaki Beach and surrounding areas, it just might end up being your favorite attraction or vacation destination. Kalapaki Town offers a […]

Safety at the beach

Enjoy Kauai’s Beaches Safely

In six minutes you can learn how to enjoy Kauai’s beautiful beaches safely, thanks to a brand new water safety video that plays on a continuous loop in both of Lihue Airport’s baggage claim areas and on YouTube at Kauai Water Safety Video. “Since 1990, 200 people have drowned in our oceans; 150 of them […]


Haku Lei: Wearable Bouquets

Gathering elements for haku lei with Elvrine Chow in her garden is like going on a joyful treasure hunt. She sees lei material everywhere, a petal here, a leaf there, colorful seeds and stems, gathering items that will look beautiful once her experienced hands entwine them together into bold yet delicate looking wearable bouquets. A […]

Talk Story With Elvrine Chow

Kauai lei-maker Elvrine Chow to talk story May 18 at Kauai Museum at 10:30 a.m. Kauai lei-maker Elvrine Chow, who specializes in haku leis that are worn around the forehead, will talk story about her love of leis and why she still enjoys making leis 30 years after she was introduced to the art, Saturday […]


Kauai Monk Seal Pups

Springtime is Monk Seal pupping season. So far in March of 2013, at least four seals have been born in the Hawaiian Islands, although there still may be some unknown births in the remote areas of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. While no seals have been born on Kauai yet this year, a representative from the […]

Kauai activities with kids

Kauai Vacation A Family Destination

Kauai is a paradise for families and children, a simple place, where flip flops, shorts and t-shirts are everyday attire and running barefoot along white sandy beaches and casual dining where shirts and shoes are optional. Kauai is a safe place for children with lots of family friendly swimming choices, surf lessons, life-guarded beaches, snorkeling, […]

Kauai free things to do

Free Fun Things to Do on Kauai

The top activities to do on Kauai definitely include the Na Pali Boat Tours, a Kauai Helicopter Tour, ATV Tours, Zip-line Tours, and a traditional Hawaiian luau, but there are a few family fun things to do on Kauai you might find to be a nice way to pass a couple hours of your vacation […]

Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Final Phase of Restoration

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge closed for the final phase of lighthouse restoration The Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will be closed for the third and final phase of the Kīlauea Lighthouse restoration. The historic 1913 lighthouse is a world renowned landmark and the crown jewel of Kīlauea. The third and final phase of the […]

Hanalei School Presents Starry Nights

The  Hanalei School PTSA will be hosting a silent auction, live auction, dancing, and much more. to benefit the children and teachers of Hanalei School.  Enjoy a night of fun and entertainment on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the St Regis Hotel Princeville Resort. The Hanalei  PTSA,  is a  501(c)3 non-profit association, and works hard […]

Hiking On Kauai

Kauai is the fourth largest of the eight main islands of the Hawaiian Island chain.  With just over 550 square miles of land, and with the Hawaiian Islands surrounded by more water than any other archipelago it’s interesting to discover that Kauai is a premier hiking location with well over 120 miles of established trails […]

Hanapepe Salt

Kauai Salt Sweetest in the World

The sweetest salt I have ever tasted is that made on Kauai in the oceanfront salt pans near Salt Pond Beach in Hanapepe. It’s a labor of love, as most families don’t sell the salt they make, instead giving it away as gifts of the heart. If you visit the salt pans, you’ll find entire […]

Lonos Spoon

A Garden Walk of Historical Artifacts on Kauai

If you have an interest in Hawaiian artifacts, a trip to the museum might be your plan, but what if you could take a leisurely walk through a garden of treasures without paying admission? In the quaint town of Kalaheo, you can do just this. Located strategically at the top of the hill in Kalaheo, […]

Kauai Luau

Activities and Things to Do on Kauai

When you think of Kauai, the first things you think of may be sun, surf, and sand, but there are so many things to do on Kauai that you’ll find that the available activities are seemingly endless. Some of the most popular activities do involve the ocean since Kauai is one of the most remote […]

Kauai Style Quinoa Feel Good Food

Quinoa Entrée With Mint Cilantro and Kauai LemonShop Kauai Farmers Markets for Fresh locally gown produce! Serves 4 Bring one cup Quinoa in a 2 quart pot to a boil with one and ½ cups vegetable broth. Lower heat to Kauai Grown when a simmer and cover for 20 minutes. Don’t open the cover! Fluff […]

Banana Bread

Kauai Style Banana Bread

I am always amazed at the thoughtfulness of Kauai people. Here’s a perfect example that took place only last year. My partner, Lincoln, cut down a stalk of nearly 200 bananas from one of the trees in our yard and placed small bunches in a box in front of our house with a sign that […]

Outstanding In The Field

Outstanding in the Field Returns To Kauai

Outstanding in the Field Brings Its Long Table to Kauai Roving “restaurant without walls” to visit farms on Kauai and Oahu Thursday, January 24 Olana Organic Farm – Kilauea, Kauai with host farmer Tim O’Connor Guest chef: Ron Miller – Hukilau Lanai, Kapaa This will be Outstanding in the Field’s second visit to Olana Farm, […]

Kauai Gift Guide of Locally Made Products

What makes Kauai Products so special? First of all, these items are handcrafted by artisans, chefs, musicians and authors right here on Kauai. Many use materials that are found on the Garden Island including agricultural products like fresh fruits and flowers, koa wood, seeds, seashells, beach glass, and sand. Kauai products incorporate the flavors, scents […]

Enjoy Veteran’s Day Weekend and Phase ll of Lighthouse Restoration at Kilauea Point!!!

KĪLAUEA POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OFFERS FREE ADMISSION VETERANS DAY WEEKEND AND THE KĪLAUEA LIGHTHOUSE RESTORATION PHASE II NEARS COMPLETION The Refuge will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12 in Observance of Veteran’s Day Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will waive entrance fees throughout Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday, November 10 through Sunday, November 11. The […]


Kauai Arbor Day Saturday and Plant Giveaway

Looking for a fun and educational experience for you and your family today? Arbor Day Kauai Tree Giveaway will be happening this Saturday November 3rd at Kukui Grove from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 pm behind Kmart. Native plants including:  `a`ali`i, alahe`e, koki`o ke`oke`o, munroidendron, maile, naio, nanu, `ohe, `ōhi`a lehua and pohinahina, as well as […]

Jurassic Park Movie Under the Stars

Fun night planned at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Bring the family for “Dino & a Movie” on Fri. Oct. 26 to NTBG Visitors Center in Poipu. The movie Jurassic Park, which was filmed on Kauai will be showing, along with costume contest, dino dig, photo opportunities and lots of fun for the keiki, Bring […]

Kolea Golden Plover Kauai

The Kolea Return to Kauai Marking an end to Summer

Kolea, as they are known in Hawaii, spend their summers in Alaska foraging, mating, building a nest and waiting for their chicks to hatch. But, as the season begins to change, these small birds (weighing merely a half pound) begin to bulk up on food in order to gain enough weight to sustain them on […]

Lord Howe Island ” An Evening Down Under” by Ian Hutton

On October 2nd Tropical Botanical Garden and Kauai Community College will present a free public lecture by acclaimed Australian naturalist Ian Hutton who will share the similarities between Lord Howe Island and the Hawaiian Islands. Forty percent of its roughly 300 species are unique to the island. Lord Howe is one of eleven World Heritage […]

Kauai Iniki

Aloha Kauai Twenty Years After Iniki

Today marks the twenty year anniversary of Hurricane Iniki. Winds in excess of 150 mph trampled our island home giving new meaning to the Hawaiian word Iniki, strong and piercing winds. The winds and rain came. They destroyed our homes, shook our core and altered our island lifestyle. But as soon as the morning after, […]

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Best Summer Snorkeling At Kauai’s Tunnels Beach

The summer months are almost gone, but lucky for you the big north swells have yet to arrive. There is still time to take advantage of the crystal clear, calm water at Kauai’s best North Shore snorkeling spots, like Tunnels Beach. So, grab your family and some snorkel gear and take a peak at what […]

Hokulea Arrives on Kauai

The Voyaging Canoe Hokulea Arrives on Kauai

Clouds hung low over the peaks of Namolokama as the remnants of the passing tropical storm moved slowly out to sea. Along the horizon the Hokulea voyaging canoe and crew made their way into Hanalei Bay Saturday morning. Blowing the conch shell from the bow of the boat signaled to the spectators and welcoming crew […]

Hunger Games “Catching Fire” Finds Kauai

With the recent big screen hits “The Descendents” starring George Clooney and “Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides” with Johnny Depp, today’s announcement by Hawaii News Now doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Hollywood movie scouts may have chosen the Garden Island of Kauai as one of the filming locations for the […]

Tasting Kauai

A Culinary Romp Through Paradise

On the east side of island is Ein Rogel Farm. A 26-acre sustainable exotic fruit farm nestled in Kauai’s Kahuna Valley. There are 80 varieties of tropical fruit on the estate and the five-million-year-old Makaleha Mountain range provides the trees with pristine spring water. A fresh morning dawns as a couple from Colorado eagerly wait […]

Where On Kauai? How does Google Capture Pathview?

We all know or have seen how the funny little Google car with cameras mounted on the roof captures street view. But have you figured out how they captured Kauai hikes, trails, island golf courses and hotel properties where a car can’t go? Well here is one of the Google trikes caught passing a mirrored […]

Google Street View Kauai

Google Launches Kauai and Hawaii Street View

Warning! Do not read this post unless you have ample free time and are ready to start planning your next Kauai vacation. Google has has just released the latest Eco-tourism technology that will enhance your Kauai travel planning or just let you visit virtually from wherever you are. While checking out some Google maps of […]

Recycling Kauai

Kauai Recycles Electronic Waste Event

We all need to do our part to keep Kauai beautiful. One of our biggest problems on Kauai is trash and what we do with it. Recycling on Kauai is not very convenient, but with a bit of planning you will be contributing to the efforts to keeping Kauai beautiful. Do your your part by […]

Kauai Preschools Visit with Enormous Inflatable Whales

Two enormous inflatable whales visited several Kauai Preschools after “migrating” around the island chain. The visit was part of program offered by the Storybook Theatre of Hawaii as a way to let children get up close and personal with Pacific Humpback Whales. The pair of whales was created in 1997 by renowned artist Evelyn Roth […]

Grove Farm Estate Kauai

Kauai Plein Air Invitational at Grove Farm Museum

The Grove Farm and Waoili Mission House museums are hosting the 2nd Annual Kauai Plein Air Invitational on June 16th from 1-5 pm at the Grove Farm Museum in Lihue, 4050 Nawiliwili Rd.  The museum is the former sugar plantation home of G.N Wilcox and the grounds and buildings are being preserved for present and […]

Hanalei Peir

Love Hanalei? Help Save the Pier

Anyone who has been to Kauai is familiar with the Hanalei Pier. The Hanalei Pier is not only a historical landmark, but a large part of our island history, culture and lifestyle. The Hanalei Pier or for historical reference The Hanalei Landing has graced the cover of many magazines, Hollywood movies, music videos, backdrop to […]

Sea Turtles On Kauai

Viewing Green Sea Turtles on Kauai’s South Shore

If you just cannot wait to see a Green Sea Turtle on your trip to Kauai, you are not alone. Encountering a Green Sea Turtle in its natural environment is an exciting and memorable experience. On Kauai’s South Shore, there are a number of areas where turtles can be viewed safely from shore. Green Sea […]

Monika Mira Kauai

Meet Kauai’s Children’s Authors

Kauai children’s authors are hitting the road with an island-wide, year-long book signing tour. Kauai Children’s Authors Guild members, Monika Mira, Mark Huff, Wendy Lewis, Susan Dierker, and Carol Peacock will be signing copies of their children’s books on Saturday April 21st at Kauai Mini Golf in Kilauea. They will also be appearing at Beach […]

Best Snorkeling on Kauai’s South Shore

Some of the best snorkeling on Kauai can be done from shore right next to the Beach House Restaurant in Poipu. The abundance and diversity of fish here is unsurpassed. Here a few guidelines to follow if you want to have the safest and most enjoyable experience at this location. The winter months (October through […]

Kilohanan Shopping And Luau

Kilohana Plantation: Shop Dine & Tour Kauai’s Sugar Era

It is hard not to feel as if you have stepped back in time and a feeling of how life was lived during Hawaii’s Plantation Era. The well manicured grounds of Kilohana’s 1930’s Managers Estate sits in the middle of what used to be a 27,000-acre sugar plantation and at one time the center of […]

Restore Kauai Swap Meet and Music Festival

Do you love a good old fashioned swap meet?  Restore Kauai hosts a Swap Meet with Free Live Music every Saturday in downtown Kapaa, from 10 AM until 4 PM. Their location, behind the Bank of Hawaii, is easy to find and has plenty of free parking. Vendors, produce, local food and yard sale items […]

Things TO Do On Kauai

What to Do with 7 Days on Kauai?

What to do on Kauai? If you have to ask yourself this question it is probably your first visit to Kauai. The Garden Island offers some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, a nature lovers paradise with white sand beaches, countless hiking trails, waterfalls and an endless list of things to do and […]

Kauai’s Garden Isle Tri Fest, 2012

The 2012 International Garden Isle Tri Fest is keeping organizers, Joe and Carol Williams busy. This annual multi-sport event is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2012 and will provide a safe, fun, sporting event for individual athletes as well as families with children. The event also enables local athletes to compete in an international competition. […]

What is Happening on Kauai in March

Planning to visit the Garden Island in March. Below is a list of events that might enhance your Hawaiian experience. From Hawaiian entertainment to international sports competitions, to Hawaiian cultural demonstrations, children’s events and craft fairs, don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of these local events. March 5 – March 19th, 2012 E Kanikapila […]

Waimea Gulick Rowell House

Gulick Rowell House a Kauai Historic Site

The Gulick-Rowell House sits quietly nestled in Waimea on Huakai Road (formally known as Missionary Row) between Waimea Town and the road leading up to Kokee. Construction of the home began in 1829 by Rev. Peter Johnson Gulick, who with his wife left their home in Boston and sailed 148 days before landing on Oahu […]

Lydgate Beach Park, Boys and Sticks

If you are the parent of a toddler or preschool boy you are familiar with the joy that a simple stick can bring. You can replace the stick or alter the stick but it seems ironic with all the fancy toys they have they are pretty content when they find their perfect stick. This is […]

Best Kauai Beaches

What are the Best Beaches on Kauai? Well that depends what you’re looking for. Are you looking for seclusion, long walks, snorkeling, kid friendly or just the perfect mixture of sand and water to soak up some rays? The Garden Island of Kauai has more than just gardens. Kauai has more beach per coastline mile […]

Kauai Best Beaches

Best Things To Do On Kauai

You could spend a great deal of your life and your savings traveling the world to find that perfect vacation getaway.  Kauai is synonymous with beauty and this tiny island in the Pacific has been voted by National Geographic as one of the Top 50 Places in the World to Live and Play.  After exploring […]

Kauai – A Honeymoon Paradise

There is hardly a more romantic time than your honeymoon. And there is hardly a more romantic place to spend your honeymoon than on the Island of Kauai. With more miles of beach per miles of coastline than any other of the Hawaiian islands, you are sure to find the perfect spot to watch the […]

Kukuiula Culinary Market

Something for Everyone at the Kauai Culinary Market

As I approach the Kauai Culinary market, the first thing I notice is the sound of live music. I find myself asking, is this a festival or a farmers market? Well, it is touted as a gourmet farmers market and now I know why. As we enter, I see a man wielding a machete. He […]

lemongrass bisque

Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Bisque

Chef Helen of Hanapepe Café and Bakery has been gracious enough to share her Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Bisque Recipe for this unique and lively soup. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups dark miso paste 1/3 cup fresh ginger crushed or ground 2 Tbsp minced garlic 3-5 stalks crushed lemongrass 12 cups cold water 8 Kafir Lime leaves […]

Kauai Recycle

Keeping Kauai Green and Sustainable

Eco-Tourism is a relatively new concept in the world of tourism, though it’s gaining popularity and for good reason. Eco tourism, or sustainable tourism, is a concept that is began in the 1950’s, but has started to become more popular in the early 1990’s with the upsurging of the planetary green movement. Concentrations on lowering […]

Farm Table Dining

Kauai Farm to Table Dining

I head north along Kuhio Hwy toward Kilauea and catch the splash of a breaching whale out of the corner of my eye. Winter is here. I reflect on how amazing these creatures are and how the ocean is their lifeblood. I don’t pull over to watch, I am on my way to dinner with […]

Kilauea mini Golf Kauai

Kauai Mini Golf

Outstanding In The Field Kauai Tours

Kauai Farm to Host Outstanding in the Field – Dinner Without Walls

            Outstanding in the Field celebrates the New Year with first-ever visit to Hawaii~ Four islands ~ Four farms ~ Four dinners ~ In January, Outstanding in the Field, the California-based “restaurant without walls” that has inspired pop-up supper clubs across North America and around the world, makes its first-ever visit to Hawaii to celebrate […]

Perfect Winter Weather on Kauai

How would you feel this time of year if you could say, “Yeah, we had a couple of weeks of blustery rain and wind and the temperatures fell into the low seventies, but the last couple weeks have given us perfect winter weather. The wind has died down, the skies are clear as a bell […]

Kauai Adopt a Dog

An Unexpected Kauai Souvenir

My husband and I visited Kauai for a week during March/April of 2011. What a beautiful island! We traveled all over, trying to see as much as we could. There were so many highlights to our trip.  We started the week with a quick trip to the Humane Society (to give a donation and buy […]

Alakai Pihea Trail

Hiking Kauai’s Alakai Swamp

Hiking on Kauai is one of the best activities you can do with your family. And one of our family favorites is the Pihea Trail Kilohana Lookout. So to end the year we set off to Kokee with friends and family to do just that, Hike into the mist and the bogs of the world’s […]

Kauai Fireworks

Kauai Fireworks bring in the New Year!

Every New Years Eve, my son looks forward to seeing the aerial fireworks display in Poipu. This free event is held at Poipu Beach Park on the South side of Kauai, drier weather, family friendly facilities and a beautiful palm lined backdrop, is the perfect location for this outdoor event. The popularity of this event […]

Kauai Message in A Bottle

Christmas Day 2011 Kauai Message in a Bottle

Finding a message in a bottle is one of those things that stirs up stories of sea adventures, long lost love, serendipity and chance. And this time of year there is always a bit of nostalgia surrounding stories of such things. On Christmas Eve of 1996 my husband Thor proposed to me with a message […]

Spam Tree a Kauai Christmas

Holiday Lights, a Kauai Tradition

A great Holiday activity on Kauai is to amaze your family with a winter wonderland in a tropical climate. Despite the summer weather, Kauai residents get into the Christmas spirit with outstanding displays of holiday lights. There are numerous displays to be found around the island, just take a drive and you are sure to […]

Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book

Hawaii Childrens Books – Christmas Gifts with Aloha

Searching for the perfect gift for a young child can be confusing. All those bright and shiny plastic toys are attractive and are sure to capture a child’s attention and enthusiasm on Christmas morning. Giving a child a book, however is giving a gift that keeps on giving. A book may be overlooked on Christmas […]

Kauai Christmas

A Kauai Christmas Vacation

So you are on Kauai for Christmas. Maybe you want to get a little tree for the family—but all of your decorations are back on the mainland! You don’t want to go crazy and buy a bunch of the same things you have back at home! What a dilemma. Here is what we did one […]

Banana Joes

Banana Joe’s Local Kauai Fruits

A bright yellow Hawaiian hale sits off the highway to your left as you are heading up the road towards Princeville or Hanalei.  An unassuming sign heralding “Banana Joe’s” is visible on the side of the driveway.  It is a classic, old-fashioned fruit stand you don’t want to miss! Ten years ago was the first […]

Kauai Choclate Company Treats

Kauai Chocolate Company

Just open the door at 4341 Waialo Road, Suite 1B in Ele’ele.  Stop.  Enjoy the fragrance of chocolate surrounding you, swirling through the air.  At this point a real chocolate lover is hooked!  There is a pure chocolate river running from some magic machine behind the counter—but who can concentrate with all of the choices […]

Waimea Hawaiian Church

Waimea Historic Walking Tour

What a treat to learn more about the historic town of Waimea from a woman who grew up in the area. This tour is available Mondays at 9:30am, and is about 3 hours long.  The first hour of the tour takes place inside the West Kauai Technology and Visitor’s Center, which is easy to find […]

Kilohana Train Ride

Kilohana Train Ride! Fun for the whole family.

There are so many things to do on Kauai, like exploring sea caves on the Na Pali Coast, zip-lining over lush valleys, kayaking up the Wailua river, or riding a four-wheeler into the island’s interior. However, if you are traveling with small children,  these kinds of activities could be challenging for your family. The Train […]

Commander Sergeant Major Johnny Rabasa and First Sergeant

Kapaa Town Salutes our Veterans

The skies above Kauai Today were filled with grey clouds, a little thunder and the occasional flash of lighting, but that didn’t stop the hundreds of participants and spectators from lining the street of downtown Kapaa to take part in Kauai’s 43rd Annual Veterans Day Parade. Rain or shine local families and visitors lined the […]

Kauai in October

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are turning and the days are getting shorter. It feels like fall. Not on Kauai. Right now, the temperatures are mild, just a few degrees shy of the summer heat. The skies are clear and the ocean conditions outstanding due to temporary pauses in trade-wind activity. All the kids […]

An Enriching Experience at The Princess Kaiulani Keiki Fest

I had the pleasure of attending the Princess Kaiulani Keiki Festival in Hanapepe on Saturday. While there are many festivals that cater to children on Kauai, most of them do so with bounce houses, face painting, and water slides. The Princess Kaiulani Festival was a little different as it provided a much more enriching experience […]