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Restoring the Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai

Restoring the Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai

The Kilauea Lighthouse began lighting the way for mariners in 1913. It served as a pivotal navigation aid for ships sailing on the Orient run.  The historic light station consists of a concrete lighthouse, three field stone keepers' quarters, a fuel oil shed, cisterns, and a supply landing...

Hiking Waimea Canyon: Kukui Trail

Hiking Waimea Canyon: Kukui Trail

Just past mile marker 8 on the way up to Waimea Canyon is the trail head and parking area for the Kukui Trail and Iliau Nature Loop. The nature loop is about .3 of a mile that takes you to the rim of the canyon then winds you back to the road. The nature trail identifies many trees and plants and...

Jean & Abbott is All About the Green

Jean & Abbott is All About the Green

The steps we take today to preserve our planet will have major repercussions on the health and well being of our future generations. At Jean & Abbot, we're ahead of the pack in supporting environmentally safe business & lifestyles practices and recommend that our guests do the same.   At...

Poipu’s World-Class Anara Spa

Poipu’s World-Class Anara Spa

If  you are staying in the Poipu area on the Island of Kauai  (actually, it's worth the drive no matter where you are staying!) you must experience pampering 'Kauai-style' at the amazing and world-class Anara Spa, located at the Kauai Grand Hyatt. Since opening in 1991, the Anara Spa at the Grand...

Kauai Transportation: Getting Around in Paradise

Kauai Transportation: Getting Around in Paradise

Ground transportation on Kauai includes rental cars, hotel shuttles, taxi service, moped and bicycle rentals.  Several companies provide guided tours aboard motor-coaches, mini-buses, vans, four-wheel drive vehicles, and limousines.  The major rental car companies are represented on Kauai, keeping...

Kauai’s Famous Spouting Horn, Poipu

Kauai’s Famous Spouting Horn, Poipu

The Spouting Horn is a large lava tube blow-hole that fills with water when the waves are right and gushes up towards the sky.  Under the right conditions the waves make a huge hmph! sound that gives the horn its name.  Stay on the overlook, foolish folks have gone down on the slippery lava rocks...

Kauai: A Shopper’s Paradise

Kauai: A Shopper’s Paradise

Kauai offers many kinds of shopping throughout the island, from small shops to malls. Stores offer many unique items to take home and enjoy, beyond souvenirs: apparel including aloha shirts, jewelry, home and personal accessories, and art. On the North Shore, explore specialty shops that carry...

Postcards Cafe: A Kauai North Shore Pick!

Postcards Cafe: A Kauai North Shore Pick!

Aloha!  I wanted to take a moment to write about one of my favorite restaurants on the island... After enjoying some fun in the sun on the north shore, be sure to take your crew to check out one of the bests in my opinion, Postcards Cafe. Set in a charming plantation cottage in Hanalei, Postcards...

Light House Bistro: A Kilauea Favorite

Light House Bistro: A Kilauea Favorite

The Lighthouse Bistro is one of Kauai's well known restaurants located on the north shore of Kauai in the heart of Kilauea. Lighthouse Bistro features a unique menu with incredibly innovative dinner specialties and fresh local produce.  Enjoy Pacific Cuisine with European Fusion in a open air...

Poipu’s Best: The Beach House Restaurant

Poipu’s Best: The Beach House Restaurant

The Beach House restaurant is one that cannot be skipped while visiting the island.  A casual yet high-end pacific rim style restaurant that has become one of my family's favorites! The awesome presence of the ocean is a constant at this lovely restaurant which features a multi-level dining room...

I Love Sushi!

I Love Sushi!

One of Kauai's most celebrated Asian establishments, Kintaro has built its reputation on sublime cuisine and unobtrusive service. Amid serene Asian decor,folks dive into sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, yakitori, and hotpot dishes. Chefs are eminently capable, crafting incredible fare from the...

Kauai’s North Shore Caves

Kauai’s North Shore Caves

Here's a Kauai Local Secret: Exploring the North Shore of Kauai can be quite an adventure. One of my favorite secrets to share with visitors is the Blue Room.   This is a great option if you are looking for an easy but great activity.  As you drive towards the end of the Kuhio Highway (going...

Make Every Day Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

Make Every Day Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

The Kauai landfill is full and we need your help to reduce waste when you visit our precious island. There are recycling locations located on every side of this land. Please use them! WHAT CAN I RECYCLE? #1 and #2 Plastics Aluminum cans (no tin cans) Cardboard Glass Junk Mail (brochures, maps,...