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Top 5 Hawaii ‘Must-Have’ Foods

Top 5 Hawaii ‘Must-Have’ Foods

There’s no better way to experience the Hawaiian Islands like a local than through the universal language of food. Many agree that Hawaii is a food lover’s dream and with local comfort food coming in many shapes, sizes, (and tastes), it’s easy to dig in and leave oh-so satisfied…

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Luau Time

Luau Time

Visiting Kauai… gotta go to a Luau! I have lived on the island all my life and still reward myself and family with the treat of going to a Luau.

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Blue Horizons: Oceanfront Poipu Home

Blue Horizons: Oceanfront Poipu Home

Hana Hou means "one more time" - it's what we say in Hawaii when we want an artist to perform an encore - and that's exactly what you're going to request after a luxurious vacation in this oceanfront Poipu beach rental. Wake up and stretch your eyes: it's like being on a ship at sea. Make yourself...

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Where Do the Locals Eat on Kauai?

Where Do the Locals Eat on Kauai?

If you're staying in a Kauai vacation rental, that probably includes at least one trip to Costco in Lihue to stock up, right? So here's a tip: stop by Mark's Place in Puhi before or after. Mark's is where we get plate lunches (with a gourmet twist), fresh salads, desserts and all kinds of good...

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Kauai Love Shack

Kauai Love Shack

Check out the view from this bathtub! If you're looking for a beachfront Kauai vacation rental, you can't get much closer to the ocean than this sweet little beach shack on the north shore of Kauai. Stylish, contemporary, but steeped with Hawaiian flair, this cozy Haena cottage has been renovated...

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Princeville Vacation Rentals

Princeville Vacation Rentals

Looking for a view to stir your soul? "We were quite literally shaken by the breathtaking view overlooking the ocean," reports one former Pali Ke Kua guest. We couldn't agree more: the views at these one and two bedroom bluff-top Princeville condos keep guests coming back year after year. The best...

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Culinary Tours on Kauai: Farm to Table

Culinary Tours on Kauai: Farm to Table

A culinary romp through paradise? Why not? Tasting Kauai's day-long "Farm to Fork" expeditions include a farm tour, a four-course lunch, a cooking demonstration, and, on December 11, a tasting at Nani Moon Mead. (Nani Moon produces luscious tropical wines right here on Kauai with raw Hawaiian...

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Homage to Kauai’s Taylor Camp

Homage to Kauai’s Taylor Camp

If you're on Kauai this weekend and want a glimpse into a very interesting part of the island's history, there's an event at Art Cafe Hemingway on Saturday at 7pm that you don't want to miss. Way back in 1969—allegedly to get revenge on a recalcitrant Building Department—the brother of actress...

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Music ‘n Mangos

Music ‘n Mangos

'Tis the season, so if you love mangos—and who doesn't?—head to the north shore on August 19. Next Sunday, from 11 am to 3 pm, the Waipa Mango Festival (just north of Hanalei town) will celebrate the "king of fruits" with all things mango. That means mangos for sale, along with mango-inspired...

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Two to Mango at Tahiti Nui

Two to Mango at Tahiti Nui

What happens when a local author takes a detour from her New York Times best-selling romance novels and applies her skills to the mischievous exploits of a troupe of post-menopausal hula dancers? Find out on August 19 from 3-5 pm at a book-signing bash for Jill Marie Landis' "Two to Mango," the...

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Island Music – Kauai Radio Stations

Island Music – Kauai Radio Stations

Your trusty five senses give you many ways to get the ‘flavor’ of our beloved Kaua`i; smell the tropical scents of ocean and flowers, taste local cuisine, feel the soft trade winds against your face, see the vibrant colors  of tropic plants and birds,  and wherever you go on the island your ears...

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Things to Do on Kauai

Things to Do on Kauai

Things to do on Kauai: Beach. Check. Mai Tais. Check. Sunsets. Check. Theater… Theater? On Kauai? Yes, actually. This island is brimming with talent, so after watching a glorious sunset (with Mai Tai in hand, of course), head out to Women in Theatre's latest production, "Kauai Briefs," weekends...

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You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

Want to learn how to surf or stand-up paddle while on your Kauai vacation? I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to recommend our friend Kelley Hunt in Poipu. He is SUCH a great surfer and waterman... and he's awesome with kids, too. His company, Kauai Stand-Up Paddle Tours, teaches all ages and skill...

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Poipu Beach Vacation Home (and free fireworks!)

Poipu Beach Vacation Home (and free fireworks!)

Family, fun, fireworks, the beach… if you're looking for a great place to "camp out" this Fourth of July, this five bedroom "old Hawaii" style beachfront estate has it all (and it sleeps up to ten). Adjacent to a white sand beach and swimming cove, this Poipu vacation home has a spacious covered...

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So Fine… Photographic Images of Kauai

So Fine… Photographic Images of Kauai

"Expanding visual reality" is photographer Aaron Feinberg's motto—and wowza, does he ever! You may have seen this photo ("Kaboom!") before, since it's been featured in National Geographic, and won all kinds of awards. I think you'll agree, Aaron has the most uncanny ability to capture the mystical...

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Anahola Beach House… Our New Favorite!!!

Anahola Beach House… Our New Favorite!!!

The Anahola Beach House is one of those homes that sparkels... one of those homes that you step foot in and never, ever want to leave!   Here you will find an escape from the noisy, crowded world you left behind.  This lovely home offers sloping roofs, Hawaiian/Asian architecture, stucco exterior...

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Second Annual Kauai Plein Air Invitational

Second Annual Kauai Plein Air Invitational

If you appreciate beauty - and you wouldn't be vacationing on Kauai if you didn't - check out the second annual Kauai Plein Air Invitational June 9-16. Sixteen of Kauai's most talented artists will participate in this week-long event, which concludes with an art sale to benefit the preservation of...

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Two Blondes. Two Workouts.

Two Blondes. Two Workouts.

Need a workout or a personal trainer while you're on Kauai? You can't go wrong with Sandi O'Shaughnessy of Iron Lotus Core Fitness, a new air-conditioned studio in beautiful up-country Kapaa. Specializing in kettlebells, Ropes Gone Wild, Bosu, TRX Suspension Training and Pilates, Sandi will teach...

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Historic Hanalei: the Perfect Kauai Vacation?

Historic Hanalei: the Perfect Kauai Vacation?

A hundred years ago, a few privileged Kauai residents built summer homes on large beachfront lots on Hanalei Bay. Today, many of the large estates are gone - but the historic Faye house, on an expansive green lawn sloping to Hanalei's white crescent beach, retains the expansive feeling of days...

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