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Tips for Having the Perfect Beach Day

Tips for Having the Perfect Beach Day

Everyone loves a vacation in paradise which usually involves sunbathing on the beach and taking a dip in the water. Be sure to avoid putting yourself (and others) in danger by following these simple tips when heading to the beach: Ask a Lifeguard & Stay Close Choose beaches with...
Top 5 Restaurants on Kauai

Top 5 Restaurants on Kauai

Everything’s within reach when you vacation on the island of Kauai, especially from our resort. Live like locals and revel in the great selection of cuisine the island offers by trying these top restaurants: Bar Acuda Tapas & Wine Enjoy this urban-chic eatery known for their great style. Their...
How to Find Cheap Airfare for Your Vacation

How to Find Cheap Airfare for Your Vacation

Cheap airfare can be elusive. A few weeks ago I found an incredible deal for my upcoming trip to Hawaii. But by the time I went back to Kayak to book the flight, gas prices had increased considerably and so had the cost of my tickets. It turns out it’s a...
Experiencing the Garden Island from Above

Experiencing the Garden Island from Above

Our last day on Kauai was also our best day of the trip! Our guides at Princeville Ranch Adventures, Aaron and Miguel, helped us feel comfortable flying through the air above the tree tops. The last zip line on the tour—called “King Kong”—runs for 1,200 feet. It has side-by-side...
What’s with the Chickens?

What’s with the Chickens?

A Brief History of Kauai’s Most Common Critters Wherever you go in Kauai, you’re bound to see chickens. They hang out at beaches, beg for food from tourists, and forage through native forests. Without any natural predators, the feathered fowl have become a part of the Kauai landscape. Local...
Where to Go for a Taste of Island Life

Where to Go for a Taste of Island Life

The Best Poi For authentic poi that you’ll actually enjoy, visit the Hanalei Taro & Juice Company. The Waipa Foundation also sponsors a community lunch once a week, which includes dishes from local vendors and, of course, traditional poi. Hanalei Taro & Juice Company Multiple Locations The Best Barbecue...
Find a Souvenir for Everyone on Your List

Find a Souvenir for Everyone on Your List

It’s been awhile since we visited Kauai, so we had to bring back lots of gifts for our friends and family. Depending on where you’re staying, Princeville, Lihue, Kapaa, and Poipu all have plenty of shops to choose from. You’ll find everything from chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to Hawaiian shirts. For the Etsy...
3 Common Myths About Hawaiian Food

3 Common Myths About Hawaiian Food

If your only experience with Hawaiian food is pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple, you may be wondering what the fuss is all about. Convinced that Kauai has more to offer foodies, we asked the locals to share their inside tips. What we discovered is that there are a...
The Ultimate Guide to Kauai’s Diverse Regions

The Ultimate Guide to Kauai’s Diverse Regions

Should you visit the North Shore or the West Side? Kauai is small enough that you don’t have to choose. Many guests use Hanalei Bay Resort as their home base for exploring Kauai’s diverse regions. We love the North Shore, but there’s something enchanting about the South Shore and the...
12 Age-Specific Tips For Traveling With Children

12 Age-Specific Tips For Traveling With Children

“In America there are two classes of travel: first class, and with children.” –Robert Benchley When traveling, expect the unexpected. Whether it’s a last-minute flight delay or forgetting to pack your toothbrush, something is sure to catch you by surprise. The potential for mishaps only increases when traveling with...
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