Entries by Kauai

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

“Where to Stay on Kauai?” The East Side Advantage

As a life time Kauai resident I am often asked by visitors, “Where 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 “The East Kauai Advantage!” This […]

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 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! 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 […]