The rise and fall of the tides is a predictable phenomenon caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon relative to the earth. King tides are also a regular occurrence signifying the highest tides of the year. They typically occur during summer months when the moon is either new or full and […]
Living in the most beautiful place on earth, Monika Mira is anything but a stay at home mom. She is an avid conservationist, outdoor enthusiast and the award-winning author and illustrator of The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book. She has been writing articles about Kauai and Kauai family activities for many years now and enjoys sharing what she knows about this beautiful island.
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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.
Getting married on Kauai is a dream come true for many couples. There is no better location for a destination wedding than Kauai. If you want to plan a wedding on Kauai, here are a few tips to help relieve your stress, save you money, and have the best wedding ever. These tips are […]
Itâ€™s official! You are headed to Kauai for your vacation and you couldnâ€™t be more excited. Now, itâ€™s time to pack and you might just be interested in a few tips from a local perspective.
The Garden Island may be known for its raw beauty and natural setting, but you have probably come for more than just the beach. In fact, you desire a complete experience and that means dining. You didnâ€™t come this far to have a burger. No, you want some fresh local fish. In anticipation of your […]
If tropical breezes, spectacular scenery, world class dining, and crystal clear water arenâ€™t enough reasons to plan a Kauai vacation this year, here are few more to add to your list. Start planning your Kauai vacation.
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Kauai County Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. issued a Proclamation Designating February 28th, 2014 as Read Across Kauai Day. Members of the Kauai Childrenâ€™s Authors Guild were recognized for initiating a huge project to support literacy on Kauai. Members of the Guild requested the designation of this day in an […]
September is one of the best times to visit Kauai.Â 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.Â Imagine the warm trade winds, empty beaches, walking into your favorite restaurant without reservations […]
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 […]
Located on Kauaiâ€™s North Shore, Anini is one of Kauaiâ€™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. […]
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 â€śKamalaniâ€ť playground where there are swings, slides, bars, tires, walkways, swinging bridges, […]
Kauaiâ€™s gorgeous, clear oceans are fabulous for snorkeling and seeing lovely tropical fish and when youâ€™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 […]