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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 childâ€™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 […]
So you are on Kauai for Christmas. Maybe you want to get a little tree for the familyâ€”but all of your decorations are back on the mainland! You donâ€™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 […]
A bright yellow Hawaiian hale sits off the highway to your left as you are heading up the road towards Princeville or Hanalei. Â An unassuming sign heralding â€śBanana Joeâ€™sâ€ť is visible on the side of the driveway. Â It is a classic, old-fashioned fruit stand you donâ€™t want to miss! Ten years ago was the first […]
As a life time Kauai resident I am often asked by visitors, â€śWhere is the best place to stay in Kauai?” In the 5 years of taking reservation calls this is the #1 question I get asked. With a passion and love for each side of Kauai, I clearly see â€śThe East Kauai Advantage!â€ť This […]
Just open the door at 4341 Waialo Road, Suite 1B in Eleâ€™ele.Â Stop.Â Enjoy the fragrance of chocolate surrounding you, swirling through the air.Â At this point a real chocolate lover is hooked!Â There is a pure chocolate river running from some magic machine behind the counterâ€”but who can concentrate with all of the choices […]
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. Â The first hour of the tour takes place inside the West Kauai Technology and Visitorâ€™s Center, which is easy to find […]
Itâ€™s that time of year when weather gets cold, and you start to think about gift giving as the Holidays approach. If you are feeling the chill, but would rather think of warm tropical breezes, swaying palm trees, the scent of the islands or the taste of Aloha, then I have put together a few […]
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 islandâ€™s interior. However, if you are traveling with small children,Â these kinds of activities could be challenging for your family. The Train […]
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 […]