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A True Gem in Maui's Wailea Resort - The Hotel Wailea Maui
A True Gem in Maui's Wailea Resort - The Hotel Wailea Maui

Hawaii Island Hotel and Resort News for August 2012
Hawaii Island Hotel and Resort News for August 2012

USS Arizona Memorial Turns 50
The USS Arizona Memorial is commemorating its 50th anniversary on Memorial Day 2012.

Which Hawaii Beaches Made the 2012 List of America's Best Beaches?
Find our which Hawaii beaches were named as the best beaches in America for 2012.

New Owner for Island of Lanai
New Owner for Island of Lanai

Upcoming Festivals and Events on Oahu
Upcoming Festivals and Events on Oahu

Big Island Blogger Sees Some Real Action as Guest of RIMPAC 2012
Big Island Blogger Sees Some Real Action as Guest of RIMPAC 2012

Lawson Station Arrives in Waikiki
Lawson Station Arrives in Waikiki

New Activities and Special Events on Hawaii Island in August 2012 and Beyond
New Activities and Special Events on Hawaii Island in August 2012 and Beyond

Sheraton Resort at Keauhou Bay Announces New Name Following $16-Million Renewal
Sheraton Resort at Keauhou Bay Announces New Name Following $16-Million Renewal

Legends in Concert Waikiki Announces 2013 Schedule And Featured Performers
Legends in Concert Waikiki Announces 2013 Schedule And Featured Performers

Keauhou Beach Resort to Close This Fall
Keauhou Beach Resort to Close This Fall

Smith's Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise
A trip down the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto is a great way to spend a couple of hours on Kauai.

Oahu's Leeward Coast
Yokohama Bay, Oahu - Photo by John Fischer The Leeward or Waianae Coast of Oahu is an area rarely seen by island visitors. For some, it's just too far

AirVentures Hawaii Big Kahuna Air Tour
North Shore of Kauai with Kepuhi Beach, Tunnels Beach and Ha'ena Beach as seen from an AirVentures Hawaii GA-8 Airvan on a Big Kahuna Air TourPhoto by John

Tips for Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
Every year over 1.5 million people visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Add to that number the hundreds of thousands of folks who visit the other Pearl Harbor

Statehood Day 2012
Statehood Day 2012

Two Ghostly Experiences on Oahu
Two Ghostly Experiences on Oahu

The Essential Travel Guide to Exploring and Experiencing Hawaiian Coffee and the Coffee Regions of Hawaii
The Essential Travel Guide to Exploring and Experiencing Hawaiian Coffee and the Coffee Regions of Hawaii

2012 Hawaii Food Festival to Feature Over 50 Master Chefs Cooking at Five Great Oahu Locations
2012 Hawaii Food Festival to Feature Over 50 Master Chefs Cooking at Five Great Oahu Locations

Hurricane Iniki - Twenty Years Ago Today
Hurricane Iniki - Twenty Years Ago Today

Hawaii Island Hotel and Resort News for September 2012
Hawaii Island Hotel and Resort News for September 2012

Special 2012 Year End Rates at the Kauai Beach Resort
Special 2012 Year End Rates at the Kauai Beach Resort

Have You Ever Been to Moloka'i?
Have You Ever Been to Moloka'i?

Come Celebrate Halloween in Lahaina 2012
Come Celebrate Halloween in Lahaina 2012

What a Weekend - Hurricane, Earthquake and Tsunami
What a Weekend - Hurricane, Earthquake and Tsunami

Exciting News from the Koloa Rum Company
Exciting News from the Koloa Rum Company

Voted Favorite Hawaii Activity Company - Hawaii Food Tours
A brief look at Matthew Gray's Hawaii Food Tours on Oahu, Hawaii

Top Family Activities on Hawaii Island
The Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect place for a vacation that the entire family will remember and treasure forever. Away from the hustle and bustle of

Waikiki Aquarium
Jellyfish in the South Pacific Marine Communities Display at the Waikiki Aquarium Founded in 1904, the Waikiki Aquarium is the third oldest public aquarium

Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele Review
Elegant, calm, refined, comfortable, caring, charming, relaxing, peaceful, impressive.

Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Ha'ena, Kauai
Find out about Limahuli Garden and Preserve on the North Shore of Kauai

Christmas in Hawaii
Honolulu City Lights

Christmas and Holiday Events in Hawaii for 2012
Christmas 2012 events calendars for each of the four major Hawaiian Islands.

What Time Is It In Hawaii?
What Time Is It In Hawaii?

Mele Kalikimaka
Mele Kalikimaka

Kilauea Lava Flow Update
Kilauea Lava Flow Update

New Year's Eve Fireworks & Celebrations in Hawaii
New Year's Eve Fireworks & Celebrations in Hawaii

Thirteen Hawaii Resorts Make 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List
Thirteen Hawaii Resorts Make 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List

World's Top Professional Golfers Come to Hawaii
World's Top Professional Golfers Come to Hawaii

Nominations Open for About.com 2013 Readers' Choice Awards for Hawaii Travel
Nominations Open for About.com 2013 Readers' Choice Awards for Hawaii Travel

New for January 2013 on Hawaii Island, the Big Island
New for January 2013 on Hawaii Island, the Big Island

Aqua Hotels and Resorts Has a New Name and Launches Three Distinct Brands
Aqua Hotels and Resorts Has a New Name and Launches Three Distinct Brands

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu Honored by Users of TripAdvisor
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu Honored by Users of TripAdvisor

Time Is Running Out to Make Your Nominations!
Time Is Running Out to Make Your Nominations!

New for February 2013 on Hawaii Island, the Big Island
New for February 2013 on Hawaii Island, the Big Island

Our Picks for Some Great Things to Do on Maui, Hawaii
Maui has been consistently chosen as the best island in the world by the readers of many top magazines and the winner of last year's About.com Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Hawaiian Island.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Completes Comprehensive Guest Room Renovations
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Completes Comprehensive Guest Room Renovations

Our Picks for a Dozen Great Things to Do on Kauai, Hawaii
Our Picks for a Dozen Great Things to Do on Kauai, Hawaii

New "Pearl Harbor Half-Day Tours" Being Offered by Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
New Pearl Harbor Half-Day Tours Being Offered by Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Oops, I Guess I Shouldn't Have Done That!
Oops, I Guess I Shouldn't Have Done That!

Vote Now for the Winners in the 2013 About.com Hawaii Travel Readers' Choice Awards
Congratulations to all the finalists in each category. Voting is easy. You can use your Facebook or About.com login or your email. In either case, to keep all

Traveling from Island to Island in Hawaii
Traveling from Island to Island in Hawaii

Just One Week Left to Vote in the 2013 About.com Hawaii Travel Readers' Choice Awards
There's just one week left for you to vote for the winners in the 2013 About.com Hawaii Travel Readers' Choice Awards. We have seven categories in which

The Big and Often Expensive, Airfare Decision
One of the first decisions, and, for many families, the most costly decision to make when planning a vacation in Hawaii is choosing an airline and booking

Exploring Aloha Tower and Downtown Honolulu
Ali'iolani Hale, home of the Hawaii Supreme Court It's less than one square mile, but the downtown area of Honolulu is as full of history as many of what

SPAM Jam This Saturday in Waikiki
On April 26, 2013, visitors to Waikiki will get a big helping of Hawaii's unique culinary tastes when the 10th Annual Waikiki SPAM® Jam takes place.

New for April 2013 and Beyond on Hawaii Island, the Big Island
Spring has finally arrived and while Hawaii Island, the Big Island, is a great place to visit any time of the year, I personally love spring the best. The

See What's New on Oahu This Spring
There's a lot going on this spring on Oahu. The Island of Oahu, known as the Heart of Hawaii, sets the rhythm of the islands and leads by example with new

Father Damien Day - April 15
In Hawaii, April 15 is Father Damien Day. Born on January 3, 1840 in Tremelo Belgium as Jozef de Veuster, the man now known as Saint Damien took the name

Free Admission and Special Programs at Hawaii's National Parks for National Park Week
Free Admission and Special Programs at Hawaii's National Parks for National Park Week

Haleakala National Park Summit Area
Find out about the Haleakala National Park Summit Area and view photos.

Lantern Floating Hawaii - Memorial Day 2013
The 14th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony will take place on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
Today is May Day and May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii. It's a day of color, celebration, flowers and aloha. In our feature Lei Day in Hawaii we take a look

A Month of Events, Concerts and Awards Honoring the Best in Hawaiian Music - "Mele Mei"
A Month of Events, Concerts and Awards Honoring the Best in Hawaiian Music - Mele Mei

Kilauea Point Lighthouse to be Renamed in Honor of Senator Daniel Inouye
Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse The Kilauea Point Lighthouse on the island of Kauai will officially be renamed the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point

How to Stay Safe in the Ocean and Streams of Hawaii
I've written the content on this site for over 16 years and, through all of those years, there's one topic that I never thought I needed to write about. I

2013 Summer Concert Series at the Waikiki Aquarium
If you're a fan of Hawaiian music and your plans are taking you to Honolulu this summer, you will want to be sure to attend one of the bi-weekly Ke Kani O Ke

Hawaii's Natural Wonders
Lava Flow of Kilauea Born of the fire from Pele, the Hawaiian Islands continue to change every day. Volcanic in origin they are shaped by the forces of

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with BikeVolcano.com
Photo by Deston Nokes of DestonNokes.com There are many ways to see Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Most folks drive to and through the park by car making

Visiting the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
USS Arizona Memorial as seen from the bridge of the Battleship Missouri - Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com A must stop for any first time

Honoring the King Who United Hawaii - King Kamehameha Day 2013
Honoring the King Who United Hawaii - King Kamehameha Day 2013

Visiting the Dole Plantation
I have to admit that when I first learned that the Dole Plantation in Central Oahu was Hawaii's second most popular visitor attraction, I was very surprised.

Driving Tour of Oahu's North Shore


New for June 2013 and Beyond on Hawaii Island, the Big Island
Summer officially begins next week, but it's already in full swing on Hawaii Island, the Big Island. Let's see what's new with some of the island's great

Hawaii Food Tours to Offer North Shore Food Tour
Hawaiii Food Tours, the 2012 and 2013 Winner of an About.com Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Activity Company has just announced that they will soon be

Oahu Independence Week Fireworks and Events 2013
Honolulu Fireworks Will you be on Oahu next week for the Independence Day holiday? Hawaii is one of the states where fireworks are legal and very, very

Zipline Action Photography at Princeville Ranch Adventures
Photo Courtesy of Princeville Ranch Adventures Princeville Ranch Adventures has announced that they have completed the installation of a state-of-the-art,

New Tuesday Fireworks Show at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Tonight, August 6, 2013, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort will begin to offer a second weekly fireworks show. Always a hit on Friday evenings,

Cheap Eats in Hawaii
It's not unusual for a couple visiting Hawaii to spend $150-200 per day on food alone. Over the course of a ten day trip that's $1500-2000. That's simply crazy.

Things I Like About Hawaii
Check out my list of 50 fun things to do in Hawaii.

Is Anything Actually Free in Hawaii?
A guide to saving money and finding free things to do in Hawaii.

Mokulele Airlines Announces New Service
Mokulele Airlines 9-seat Cessna 208B Grand Caravan This Saturday, July 19, 2013, Mokulule Airlines will begin a new daily service between Kona on Hawaii

Oahu Dining News for the Summer of 2013
Oahu is known for its diverse culture, which is exhibited by the island's assortment of foods. With wonderful choices and a vibrant array of cuisine options,

Shark Attack in Hawaii Injures Visitor From Germany
Hawaii News Now is reporting that a young woman visiting Hawaii from Germany was attacked by a shark while snorkeling at Palauea Beach (White Rock) in the

2013 Hawaii's Woodshow September 1-15, 2013
2013 Hawaii's Woodshow September 1-15, 2013

Exploring West Maui's Rugged North Shore
The drive around the north side of West Maui is absolutely breathtaking - in some ways more impressive than the Hana Highway, which gets much more publicity.

Free or Almost Free Things to Do on Oahu
A trip to Oahu can be expensive, but there are many free or almost free (less than $20 per person) things to do. Even if you don't rent a car, almost all of

The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island's Kohala Coast
Pauoa Bay at The Fairmont Orchid - Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com Set within the Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of

Get Out on the Ocean in Waikiki with Waikiki Beach Services
Get Out on the Ocean in Waikiki with Waikiki Beach Services

Four Seasons Resorts on Lana'i
Four Seasons Resorts on Lana'i

Don't Do These Things in Hawaii
Don't Do These Things in Hawaii

Fun Things to Do at Disney's Aulani Resort
Here are my picks for the most fun things to do at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu, Hawaii

Castle Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of Paki Maui Condominium Resort on Maui
Castle Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of Paki Maui Condominium Resort on Maui

Fair Wind Adds Deep Sea Fishing Charters on Hawaii Island
Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides on Hawaii, the Big Island has added two fishing vessels to their fleet. The Hokulia and Capt. Jack have joined the Fair Wind

Why Does Flying to Hawaii Have to Be So Miserable?
I spent last week on the island of Kauai thanks to my friends at the Kauai Visitors Bureau and many of their partners. The week was intense with frequent

Halloween in Lahaina 2013
Halloween in Lahaina 2013

Don't Just Drive to Hana, Consider Staying There Too
Don't Just Drive to Hana, Consider Staying There Too

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure with Hawaii Forest and Trail
Mauna Kea Observatories Despite a weak economy, there is one activity on Hawaii's Big Island that is still thriving and, in fact, more popular than ever.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Trip Planner
Join me for a driving tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. We'll drive along Crater Rim Drive to the Visitor Center, Steam

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Offers "Monster Mash Pumpkin Palooza" Weekends
Photo courtesy Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort will be offering a host of Halloween activities for

Oahu Ghost Tours 7th Annual "Graveyard Shift" Halloween Tour
Oahu Ghost Tours 7th Annual Graveyard Shift Halloween Tour

Three-Day Fare Sale at Island Air
I have just learned of a great three-day sale that began today for one-way flights on Island Air. Island Air is offering a $60 per person, fall fare. These

2013 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - November 1-10, 2013
2013 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - November 1-10, 2013

Halloween in Waikiki 2013
Halloween in Waikiki 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in Hawaii
Yesterday, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013. The law makes Hawaii the 15th state to legalize same-sex

Why You Should Visit Hawaii
When my wife was first offered a company paid trip to Hawaii for both of us in the early 1990's, my initial reaction was not that enthusiastic. We lived on the

Maui's Makena Coast from Palauea Beach to La Perouse Bay
South of the Wailea Resort area the road becomes narrower and you enter a more rural part of South Maui, the Makena area. Makena is the area where the

Oahu - Hawaii's Gathering Place
A profile of the island of Oahu, Hawaii which hosts more visitors annually than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined.

The Captivating Local Culture - Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
Fiji is a melange of two cultures: native Fijians, who are proud of their Melanesian culture, and Indians, who were brought o Fiji as servants by the British in l19th-century and now are more than 30 percent of the population. Visitors will likely witness Fijian traditions such as a kava ceremony, a lovo feast and a meke dance. Page 11.

The Romantic Bures - Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
The typical accommodation in Fiji is known as a bure, a traditional thatched-roof wood bungalow set along the beach or tucked back into a fringe of tropical foliage. Often one room, but sometimes two, bures feature louvered windows to let in breezes and are mainly cooled by overhead fans (although those at some luxury resorts are air-conditioned) and feature exotic amenities such as net-draped beds, outdoor showers and plunge pools. Page 3.

The Friendly and Welcoming Fijian People - Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
Ask anyone who's just back from Fiji what they liked the most and there's a good chance the answer will be

The Amazing Snorkeling and Scuba Diving - Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
Fiji's crystal-clear South Pacific sea water, ideal location along protected reefs renowned for their brilliant soft coral formations and 1,000 species of fish, and relative lack of development (outside of Viti Levu, where 75 percent of the population lives), make snorkeling and diving a major draw. Almost every resort has an onsite dive operator or works closely with one located nearby and offers PADI certification for neophytes who want to take the plunge. Page 5.

The World Class Golf - Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
A good golf course is not all that easy to find in the South Pacific. But golfer Vijay Singh, a native of Fiji, has put his country's interest in the sport on the map. Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has three championship courses, including the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course and Denarau Golf Club. There also also a handful of nine-hole courses scattered around Viti Levu and a few outlying islands. Page 8.

The Beautiful Beaches - Top Reasons to Visit Fiji
Most of the islands in Fiji have excellent beaches, many with sugar-white sand washed by calm lagoon water since the islands are ringed by protective coral reefs. In addition, many of Fiji's resorts are set near offshore sand bars, where couples are transported for a day-long picnic with an umbrella, cooler filled with food and drink and snorkel gear to enjoy some alone time on a tiny speck of sand in the middle of the gorgeous South Pacific. Page 9.

Best Bures (Bungalows) in Fiji - Top Accommodations Right on the Beach in Fiji
One of the top reasons to visit Fiji is to sleep in a thatched-roof beach bungalow called a bure (pronounced boo-ray). Bures, also called vales (vah-lays),

Namale Resort and Spa - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Overlooking the Koro Sea on Vanua Levu in Fiji's Northern Islands, the relaxing, luxurious and all-inclusive Namale Resort and Spa is set on 525 acres of rainforest and features a world-class, 10,000-square-foot oceanfront spa and 14 air-conditioned bures (there are also three villas and the ultra-exclusive Dream House). Page 10.

The Wakaya Club & Spa - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Another of Fiji's ultra-exclusive, all-inclusive private-island resorts (and a favorite of seclusion-seeking celebrities), The Wakaya Club & Spa is set on 2,200 acres in the Lomaiviti Group facing the Koro Sea. It features 10 exquisite waterfront bures measuring 1,650 square feet. Page 12.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Attracting a mix of honeymooners, families and scuba aficionados, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is set on a 17-acre coconut plantation on Fiji's second largest island, Vanua Levu. The 25 bures and one villa are built of local wood and feature king-sized beds, rattan furnishings, louvered windows and overhead fans (there's no air conditioning due to the resort's eco initiatives), plus a private deck. Page 13.

Vomo Island Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Set on a pretty, 225-acre private island in Fiji's Mamanuca Group, the luxurious and increasingly eco-conscious Vomo Island Resort features 29 air-conditioned villas as well two larger residences. Beachfront Villas are surrounded by foliage for privacy but are just steps from the sand, while Hillside and Garden View Villas sit near Mt. Vomo and most have sweeping land and ocean views. Page 14.

Lalati Resort & Spa - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Offering upscale accommodations at relatively moderate rates, Lalati Resort & Spa is set on 10 acres on Fiji's Beqa island and offers 10 villas, none air-conditioned, in four categories. Most affordable are the Seaview Cottages, with large bedrooms, sitting areas and outdoor lanais, while the most extravagant is the secluded Beachfront Honeymoon Villa, which has a polished wood interior, a romantic four-poster bed, three siting areas and a private courtyard with hot tub. Page 15.

Vatulele Island Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Set on a 12-square-mile island in Fiji's Southern Islands, where the only other inhabitants are about 1,000 Fijians in four local villages, the all-inclusive Vatulele Island Resort features 19 air-conditioned bures and two premium villas. All bures are staggered along the edge of the beach on the South coast and are designed in a Santa-Fe-meets-South-Pacific style. Page 16.

Matangi Private Island Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
With just 11 bures on its 240 acres, Matangi Private Island Resort, which is located off of Taveuni in the Northern Islands of Fiji, offers room to roam, either on foot or by kayak. But you may not want to venture far from your luxurious 750-square-foot, air-conditioned Beachfront Bure. Page 2.

Royal Davui Island Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Set on a postcard-perfect, 10-acre private island on Beqa Lagoon in Fiji, adults-only Royal Davui Island Resort is designed for romance. With just 16 luxurious and spacious, king-bedded, contemporary vales in four categories, all with air-conditioning, separate living and sleeping areas, Jacuzzi spa and outdoor shower, and private plunge pool, Royal Davui is a popular choice for honeymoons and vow renewals. Page 3.

Castaway Island - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
The vibe on Castaway Island, a 174-acre private island in Fiji's Mamanuca Group, is a bit more lively and family-friendly as there are a total of 66 bures set at the ocean's edge or hidden amid tropical trees and plants. Available in Beach, Ocean View or Island categories, all bures feature vaulted ceilings lined with patterned tapa cloth (made from tree bark) and decorated in traditional island style with separate sleeping and living areas. Page 4.

Laucala Island - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Among the most exclusive and expensive (nightly rates start at $3,800) resorts in Fiji, 4.6-square-mile Laucala Island is rustic luxury taken to the max. Its 25 residences, more expansive private villas than bures, feature beautiful carved and polished wood details and are exquisitely decorated in authentic Fijian style with luxuriously modern touches. Page 5.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
One of the newest luxury properties in Fiji (opened in 2007), Likuliku Lagoon Resort offers the islands' only overwater bures (whereas there are hundreds of overwater bungalows in Tahiti). Set over a turquoise lagoon in the Mamanuca Islands, the 10 Overwater Bures measure about 650 square feet and feature traditional architecture and materials such as polished wood and richly patterned fabrics. Page 6.

Qamea Resort and Spa - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Located on on private 100-acre island in Fiji's Northern Islands, Qamea Resort and Spa accommodates just 34 guests (aged 15 and older) in 11 Beachfront Bures and two Honeymoon Bures (which measure 800 square feet and feature expansive beach and lagoon views), in addition to a Honeymoon Villa, two Royal Beach Houses and a Two-Bedroom Royal Beach House. Page 7.

Mana Island Resort - Best Bures, Bungalows, in Fiji
Occupying 300 acres on Mana Island in Fiji's Mamanuca Group, the affordable and recently updated Mana Island Resort features a mix of 97 air-conditioned bures and 62 rooms and suites. There are five bure categories, the most romantic of which are the seven spacious Honeymoon Bures, located on the more private South Beach and featuring a King-sized bed and Jacuzzi tub. Page 8.

Top Things to Do on Bora Bora – A Guide to Best Activities in Bora Bora
A guide to the top things to do on Bora Bora, Tahiti's most legendary island. From soothing massages and sunset cruises to Wave Runner tours and shark feeding excursion, there are plenty of amazing activities to enjoy on the Tahitian island of Bora Bora.

Share a Romantic Dinner on the Beach – Dining on Bora Bora is Magical at Night
Most resorts offer romantic private beach dinners for guests, which begin with cocktails as the sun sets and continue with a multi-course Polynesian-inpsired feast as the stars and moon illuminate the lagoon and Mt. Otemanu. Page 10.

Get a Polynesian Tattoo – Traditional Tattoos Available at Bora Bora Resort
For a permanent souvenir of their trip to Bora Bora, visitors can get a traditional Polynesian tattoo at the Manea Spa at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa offers a modern environment for getting a traditional Tahitian tattoo. Page 11.

Circle the Island on a Wave Runner – The Best Way to See Bora Bora
One of the top things to do on Bora Bora is to circle the island on a Wave Runner. Take a tour of Bora Bora's legendary lagoon atop a rented Wave Runner. Page 2.

Go on a Motu Picnic – One of Bora Bora's Most Authentic Experiences
This motu picnic on the tiny private island of Marona Atiu on Bora Bora's majestic lagoon offers relaxation, views, snorkeling and an authentic Polynesian picnic lunch. A private motu is one of the most serene places on Bora Bora's legendary lagoon. Page 3.

Feed Sharks and Stingrays – Bora Bora's Most Thrilling Excursion
Feeding sharks and stingrays is one of the most thrilling excursions on Bora Bora. Your Tahitian guide will take you to a shallow location in Bora Bora's lagoon where sharks and stingrays gather to feed. Page 4.

Watch Polynesian Fire Dancers – One of Bora Bora's Best Evening Activities
Details on Bora Bora's traditional Polynesian fire dancers, who twirl red-hot flames in evening shows at resorts such as the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Watching a Polynesian fire dance show is one of the must-do activities on Bora Bora. Page 5.

Enjoy a Massage With a View – A Romantic Activity for Couples on Bora Bora
Enjoy a couples' massage with a view of Bora Bora's legendary blue lagoon at the Nui Spa at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa. The open-air massage pavilion at the Nui Spa offers panoramic views of the resort and the lagoon. Page 6.

Set Sail at Sunset – Enjoy the Magic of Bora Bora at Dusk
Sailing Bora Bora's legendary lagoon is especially magical at sunset, when you can can enjoy champagne and appetizers as you cruise around the island. A sunset sail around Bora Bora is one of the island's most romantic activities. Page 7.

Shop for Black Pearls in Vaitape – Black Pearl Shopping in Bora Bora's Only Town
Many visitors to Bora Bora return with a souvenir black pearl and Bora Bora's only town, Vaitape, has a a number of shops selling Tahitian black pearls. Page 8.

Snorkel From Your Overwater Bungalow – Slip From Your Bungalow Into Bora Bora's Lagoon
Snorkeling in Tahiti is free and easy if you book an overwater bungalow on the legendary island of Bora Bora, most of which feature steps leading directly into the lagoon. Bora Bora's signature overwater bungalows are a snorkeler's dream, with easy lagoon access via steps from their private outdoor decks. Page 9.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii – Where to Get Married in Hawaii on Oahu, Maui, Lana'i and the Big Island
Wedding chapels and gazebos abound in Hawaii. Many of the top resorts on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Lana'i have seaside gazebos or even air-conditioned chapels that offer an elegant alternative to a beach ceremony. Here are 10 great chapel and gazebo options with details on location and capacity.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Hale Aloha Gazebo at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Hale Aloha Gazebo at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Maui. Page 10.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Turtle Pointe Wedding Gazebo at The Fairmont Orchid
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Turtle Pointe Wedding Gazebo at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island. Page 11.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Bayside Wedding Chapel at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Bayside Wedding Chapel at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island. Page 2.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Wailea Seaside Chapel at Grand Wailea
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Wailea Seaside Chapel at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort on Maui. Page 3.

Wedding Chapels & Gazebos in Hawaii–Chinese Pagoda at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Chinese Pagoda at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele on Lana'i. Page 4.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Tropical Gazebo at The Fairmont Kea Lani
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Tropical Gazebo at The Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. Page 5.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Hale Aloha Chapel at Hilton Waikoloa Village
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii is the Hale Aloha Chapel at Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii's Big Island. Page 6.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Diamond Head and Koko Head Gazebos at Kahala Hotel & Resort
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii are the Diamond Head Gazebo and Koko Head Gazebo at The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu. Page 7.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Wedding Pavilion at Turtle Bay Resort
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii are the Wedding Pavilion at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu. Page 8.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii–Ocean Crystal Chapel at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Among the selection of wedding chapels and gazebos in Hawaii are the Ocean Crystal Chapel at Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu. Page 9.

Top Reasons to Visit Fiji - Fiji, The South Pacific's Warm and Welcoming Nation
What makes Fiji's 333 islands rank among the must-sees of the South Pacific is the fact that mixed in with all of its exotic ambiance are a range of familiar activities popular with a wide array of travelers? Here are my top reasons for putting Fiji on your travel itinerary.

Tropical Cocktails - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the tropical cocktails. The islands' top resorts, such as the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, serve a variety of refreshing cocktails to enjoy at sunset. Page 10.

Sizzling Entertainment - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti is Tahitian entertainment such as Bora Bora's fire dancers. Polynesian shows at Tahiti's top resorts often include fire dancers. Page 11.

Rooms With a View - The Best Luxury Resorts in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the rooms with a view, the luxury overwater bungalows that are famous throughout Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and other Tahitan islands. Page 2.

The Unforgettable Sunsets - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the unforgettable sunsets. The sunset view is spectacular from the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. Page 3.

Picture Perfect Pools and Beaches - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the picture-perfect pools and beaches. Newly renovated, the infinity pool at the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa features a swim-up bar and easy beach access. Page 4.

Fragrant Flowers - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the islands' fragrant flowers. Honeymoon couples will be welcomed with a bed of flowers. Page 5.

Amazing Lagoon Adventures - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the amazing lagoon adventures such as shark and stingray feeding. Swimming and feeding sharks and stingrays are just one of the amazing lagoon adventures for honeymooners in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Page 6.

The Sublime Seclusion - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the sublime seclusion of the Tuamotu Atolls. Intimate and quiet, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is one the top resorts in Tahiti's Tuamotu Atolls. Page 7.

Soothing Spas - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti are the islands' soothing spas. The Kahaia Spa Suite at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is designed for couples treatments, a perfect way to relax while on a honeymoon. Page 8.

Motu Picnics - Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
One of the top reasons to honeymoon in Tahiti is enjoying a private motu picnic. On Bora Bora, guide Marona Atiu welcomes visitors to his private motu. Page 9.

Circle Bora Bora by Boat
Refer to this slideshow for the top activities to enjoy in Tahiti, such as circling Bora Bora by boat. Taking a circle-island sightseeing tour of Bora Bora is one the best ways to enjoy its scenic beauty. Page 10.

Watch a Polynesian Dance Show
Refer to this list of top activities in Tahiti, including watching a a traditional Polynesian dance show. Dance shows are a popular activity on the islands of Tahiti and are regularly scheduled at many hotels and resorts throughout the islands of Tahiti. Page 11.

Sleep in an Overwater Bungalow
Refer to this Top 10 activity, sleeping in an overwater bungalow, as you plan your visit to the islands of Tahiti. When visiting Tahiti, one of the Top 10 Activities is sleeping in an overwater bungalow. Page 2.

Photograph and Feed Sharks and Stingrays
Refer to this activity for shark and stingray feeding in Tahiti, Shark and stingray feeding excursions are available on most islands, including, Moorea, Bora Bora and Taha'a. Page 3.

Swim and Snorkel in Tahiti's Blue Lagoons
Refer to this slideshow for details on Tahiti's top activities, such as swimming and snorkeling in the islands' many blue lagoons. Tahiti's clear blue lagoons are perfect for swimming and snorkeling on islands such as Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Page 4.

Enjoy a Monoi-Oil Massage
Refer to this slide show for the top must-try activities in Tahiti, including enjoying a traditional Tahitian monoi-oil massage. Tahitian massages with monoi oil are a popular activity on Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Page 5.

Take a 4x4 Tour of Moorea
Refer to this slideshow of top activities in Tahiti for sightseeing ideas, including taking a 4X4 off-road adventure on Moorea. Page 6.

Try Poisson Cru
Refer to this slideshow for the top activities to try in Tahiti, including dining on poisson cru, the islands' specialty. Poisson cru is a Tahitian specialty and is available throughout the islands. Page 7.

Visit a Pearl Farm
Refer to this slide show for ideas on the top activities in Tahiti, including visiting a Tahitian black pearl farm. Visiting a pearl farm is a popular activity on Taha'a, Huahine and the Tuamotu Islands. Page 8.

Get a Tribal tattoo
Refer to this slideshow for a list of top activities in Tahiti, including getting a Tahitian tribal tattoo. Both authentic tribal tattoos and temporary tattoos are available at certain resorts throughout the islands. Page 9.

Top Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti - Our Picks for the Best Reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti
Our picks for the top reasons to Honeymoon in Tahiti. Tahiti and the islands of Moorea and Bora Bora offer honeymooners a variety of romantic experiences in a spectacular setting.

Molokai for the Day - A Visit to the Island of Molokai in May 20000 with Paragon Air and Molokai Off-road Tours and Taxi
A Visit to the Island of Molokai in May 20000 with Paragon Air and Molokai Offroad Tours and Taxi

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – Kilauea Lighthouse
Set on 31 acres at the tip of rolling green Kilauea Point on the North Shore of Kauai, this historic white-and-red light station dates to 1913 and was a pivotal navigation aid for ships sailing on an Orient run. It's part of the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, where thousands of migratory seabirds, such as red-footed boobies, great frigatebirds and albatross, rest, forage or nest. Bring along a picnic basket and a pair of binoculars and enjoy the view. Page 10.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – The Coconut Coast at Sunrise
Kauai's palm-tree-studded (hence the Coconut Coast nickname) Eastern shore is the best place to watch the sun rise. Several resorts and condominium developments are located along this stretch, from Kapa'a to Lihue, and make a great base for early rising couples who want a dramatic backdrop for their morning run or walk. Page 11.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – Waioli Hui'ia Church
Dating to 1912, the charming, green-shingled Waioli Hui'ia Church, established by Christian missionaries and located in the picturesque hamlet of Hanalei on the North Shore of Kauai, has a distinctive look and lovely stained-glass windows. Designed in the American Gothic style, its belfry houses a Mission Bell that dates to 1843. It's possible to marry or renew your vows inside the church. Page 4.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – Hanalei Pier
When in the must-see Kauai hamlet of Hanalei, grab some take-out sandwiches and head out onto Hanalei Pier for a panoramic view of Hanalei Bay and the dramatic ridges of the Na Pali Coast. Built in 1922 of concrete to replace an 1892 wooden version, it is a gathering spot for locals and was the principal filming area for the beach scenes in the 1957 film South Pacific. Page 5.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – Poipu Beach
This series of golden-sand beaches, spread along a one-mile stretch of coastline on the sunny South Shore of Kauai, is home to several of the island's top resorts, including the sprawling Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and the boutique Ko'a Kea Hotel and Resort. Some areas are great for swimming and snorkeling, others for surfing and boogie boarding. But the entire strand is perfect for a romantic sunset stroll. Page 6.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – The Na Pali Coast
If you're adventurous, you can hike Kauai's legendary Na Pali Coast along the Kalalau Trail from Ke'e Beach, which stretches along Kauai's Northwest coast. But the most romantic way to admire its majestic, rippled green geology is to sail past it on a catamaran at sunset, champagne in hand. Several companies, including Captain Andy's, offer sunset dinner cruises. Page 7.

MOst Romantic Places on Kauai – Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Backed by iconic Makana Mountain (aka

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – Waimea Canyon Lookout
There's not better spot to enjoy the spectacular view of Kauai's Waimea Canyon, which is nicknamed

'Anini Beach, Kauai
This 2+ mile coastline including 'Anini Beach is one of of the most beautiful on Kauai and the views are stunning. Off shore is the longest continuous reef on Kauai, which makes this area of the coast some of the safest for summer swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, spear fishing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Page 5.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai
Kauai has scores of romantic places for picnics, photo-ops, or even I do's. Here are 10 of the most romantic places on Kauai.

Most Romantic Places on Kauai – Kalalau Lookout
When on Kauai, don't miss a chance to stop at this scenic overlook (turn right off of Highway 50 onto Waimea Canyon Drive at mile marker #23 and drive to the end near mile marker #18). Your reward is a vast panorama of the dagger-like green cliffs and deep gorges of the Kalalau Valley, the largest on the Na Pali Coast. Set at 4,000 feet elevation, the lookout is the perfect spot to snap seriously breathtaking souvenir photos. Page 2.

Hawaiian Monk Seals
An introduction to the Hawaiian Monk Seal and tips on what you should and should not do if you see a Hawaiian Monk Seal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hawaiian Monk Seals
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Hawaiian Monk Seals. Page 3.

Oahu's North Shore from Haleiwa to Laie
No visit to Oahu is complete without a trip to the North Shore. If it's winter, all the better because you may get to see the big waves. Page 15.

Polynesian Adventure Tours Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei Tour - A Review of Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei Tour on Kauai
A review of the Polynesian Adventure Tours Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei Tour on Kauai

Lydgate State Park and Coco Palms Hotel
Lydgate State Park and Coco Palms Hotel were both used in the filming of Blue Hawaii staring Elvis Presley. Page 4.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A driving tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, the Big Island

Chain of Craters Road
A highlight of any visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a drive down the Chain of Craters Road to see current volcanic activity. Page 10.

Kilauea Visitor Center
Located near the park entrance is the Kilauea Visitor Center - a good place to start your visit. The visitor center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, year round. Page 2.

Park Ranger Walk to the Rim of Kilauea Caldera
One such ranger walk will take you across Crater Rim Drive through a tropical rainforest to the very edge of Kilauea Caldera within which is the pit crater of Halema'uma'u. Page 3.

Volcano House
Constructed at the edge of Kilauea Crater, the historic Volcano House offers the only public accommodation and dining facility in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There is also a snack bar and gift shop. Page 4.

Volcano Art Center
The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization, founded in 1974 which features artwork by over 300 artists and inspired by Hawaii's volcanoes. Page 5.

Steam Vents
The Steam Vents are where rainwater sinks through the ground and is warmed by rocks which carry heat from the lava below. Hot water then rises through fissures to condense in the chilled air. Page 6.

Kilauea, Mauna Loa and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses over 333,000 acres and ranges from sea level to the summit of the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa (13,677 feet) and seen here on the horizon. Page 7.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Jaggar Museum
The Jaggar Museum is named after Dr. Thomas Augustus Jaggar of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The museum is the fulfillment of a dream of Dr. Jaggar, a scientist who adopted the Kilauea region as his home in 1912 and devoted his life to the study of volcanoes. Page 8.

Halema'uma'u Crater Overlook
Three miles further is the Halema'uma'u Crater Overlook. It is about a 10 minute walk from the parking area. Just follow the crowds. As you stand at the crater's edge you are looking into the home of Madame Pele, Goddess of Hawaiian Volcanoes. Page 9.

Dole Cannery Maze - Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Central Oahu
Dole Plantation's Pineapple Garden Maze hold the record for the world's largest maze from the Guinness Book of World Records. Page 2.

Best Oahu Family Activities
15 great activities for families on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Oahu
Founded in 1963, the Polynesian Cultural Center or PCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Polynesia and sharing the culture, arts, and crafts of the major island groups to the rest of the world. The Center has been Hawaii's top paid visitor attraction since 1977. Page 6.

Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial are the top tourist destinations in Hawaii with over 1.5 million visitors each year. Page 7.

Snorkel Hanauma Bay - Hanauma Bay, Oahu
Hanauma Bay is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State of Hawaii. In 2004 Hanauma Bay was named America's Best Beach for 2004 in the annual list compiled by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. Page 3.

Paradise Cove Luau - Ko Olina Resort and Marina in Kapolei, Oahu
The Paradise Cove Luau is the best luau on Oahu, and one of the best I've attended anywhere in Hawaii. Page 5.

Wild Side Specialty Tours, Waianae, Leeward Oahu
In order to truly appreciate the beauty of Oahu, you need to get away from Honolulu and Waikiki. There's no better way than to drive out to leeward or west Oahu and take a trip on the Wild Side. Wild Side Specialty Tours offers cruises from the Waianae Boat Harbor. Page 8.

Honolulu Zoo in Kapi'olani Park, Waikiki
Located in Queen Kapi'olani Park on the east end of Waikiki, the Honolulu Zoo is the largest zoo within a radius of 2,300 miles and unique in that it is the only zoo in the United States originating from a King's grant of royal lands to the people. Page 10.

Exploring Kualoa Ranch and the Ka'a'awa Valley of Oahu
The Kualoa Ranch and neighboring Ka'a'awa Valley are situated in one of Oahu's most historic areas. The Ka'a'awa Valley is also one of Oahu's most beautiful valleys - still largely untouched by modern development. Page 9.

Sea Life Park on Oahu's Southeast Shore
Sea Life Park has been one of Oahu's most visited attractions for over 40 years. It is popular with local residents, school groups and as a place for corporate parties. Page 12.

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii, Kapolei, Oahu
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii is set on 29 acres in Kapolei at the southern end of the slopes of the Wai'anae Mountains approximately 25 miles west of Honolulu and 35-40 minutes from Waikiki. Page 13.

Waikiki Aquarium
Located near the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, founded in 1904, is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa since 1919, it is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline. Exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Page 11.

Atlantis Submarine Tour Waikiki
Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surf of Waikiki? The best and easiest way to find out is to take a tour with Atlantis Submarines. Page 4.

Bishop Museum, Honolulu
Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state of Hawaii and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific. The museum houses the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural and scientific artifacts. Page 14.

Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples, Oahu, Hawaii
Located in the Valley of the Temples in the Kaheohe area of Oahu, the beautful Byodo-In Temple was made famous as a frequent filming location for the ABC series LOST.

Walking Tour of Historic Honolulu - Ten Stops in the Historic District of Honolulu
Join us for a walking tour of historic Honolulu including stops at Honolulu's 'Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Ali'iolani Hale, Kawaiaha'o Church and the Mission Houses Museum.

Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
As you exit the rear of the grounds of Kawaiaha'o Church, cross over Kawaiaha'o Street. The small buildings you see across the street are the Mission Houses complex and include three original structures dating back to the 1830's. It is here where Hiram Bingham and the rest of his company including a farmer, printer, two teachers, wives and children were given land to build thatched houses for their stay in Hawaii. Page 10.

'Iolani Barracks, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
'Iolani Barracks was designed to house the royal palace and royal tomb guards. The building is made of coral blocks and intended to look like a medieval castle. Page 2.

Coronation Stand and Pavilion, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
The large gazebo located on the southwest lawn of the 'Iolani Palace grounds is the Coronation Stand or Coronation Pavilion. It was built for the February 12, 1883 coronation of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. Page 3.

King Kamehameha I Statue, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
King David Kalakaua commissioned a statue of Kamehameha I in 1878. Thomas Gould, an American sculptor living in Italy was commissioned to do a sculpture. He used John Baker, a part Hawaiian and friend of Kalakaua, as his model. Page 4.

Ali'iolani Hale, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
Sitting directly behind the statue of King Kamehameha I is a building known as Ali'iolani Hale. Hale in Hawaiian means

U.S. Post Office, Custom House and Court House, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
Located to the right of Ali'iolani Hale (as you face the building) and across Mililani Street is the U.S. Post Office / Customs House / Court House. This three-story Spanish colonial revival building was initially used to house U.S. Federal Government offices and the Customs House in Hawaii. Page 6.

Territorial Office Building / Kekuanao'a Building, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
Walking back down King Street, past the statue of Kamehameha I, you come to the Territorial Office Building which is also known as the Kekuanao'a Building. Completed in 1926 and designed by Hawaii architect Arthur Reynolds, the Territorial Office Building was built specifically to house offices for workers in the territorial government. Page 7.

King Lunalilo Mausoleum, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
On the southeast corner of King and Punchbowl sits the grounds of Kawaiaha'o Church. As you enter the church grounds you will notice a small structure to your right surrounded by a wrought iron fence. This is the mausoleum of King William Lunalilo. Page 8.

Kawaiaha'o Church and Mission Cemetery, Honolulu Historic District, Oahu, Hawaii
The nearby Kawaiaha'o Church is one of Hawaii's most historic churches. This is the fifth church built on this spot. The first four were constructed of native materials and did not last long. The current church was designed by Hiram Bingham, the first missionary on Oahu. The church was completed in 1842 in a New England style of architecture. Page 9.

So Much to Do on Oahu
It's said that the Island of Oahu, known as the Heart of Hawaii, sets the rhythm of the islands and leads by example with new improvements, changes and additions on an ongoing basis. That is certainly the true and one of the main reasons that I try to spend time on Oahu every year. It's impossible to appreciate all of the changes until you see them first-hand. Page 10.

Waikiki Shopping
Either inspired or given a push by Waikiki Beach Walk much of Waikiki's shopping areas are undergoing facelifts, upgrades and, in the case of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, a major renovation which will bring the center's look, feel and tenants much more in tune with today's Waikiki. Page 6.

Cassis by Chef Mavro
In another very exciting development James Beard Award-winning chef George Mavrothalassitis has opening a new restaurant, Cassis by Chef Mavro, at the location in downtown Honolulu which was formerly the Palomino Restaurant at Harbor Court. Page 7.

Segway Tours of Hawaii
Segway Tours of Hawaii offers five fantastic tours from the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Page 8.

Wild Side Specialty Tours
There's no better way than to drive out to leeward or west Oahu and take a trip on the Wild Side. Wild Side Specialty Tours offers several boat trips from the Waianae Boat Harbor. Page 9.

A Driving Tour of Upcountry Maui, Hawaii
Join me for a driving tour of Upcountry Maui beginning at Pa'ia and Ho'okipa along the coast and then upcountry through Makawao, Kula and the 'Ulupalakua Ranch.

Surfing Goat Dairy Products
Surfing Goat Dairy produces more than twenty different cheeses ranging from cream cheeses like Udderly Delicious a plain salted Chevre to more exotic varieties like Mandalay (apple bananas and curry), Pirate's Desire (anchovies and capers), or Maui's Secret with fresh Maui pineapple. Page 10.

Makawao Town
Makawao is one of Hawaii's last paniolo or cowboy towns but you'll also find lots of art galleries, boutiques, craft stores and eateries sitting right next to stores where the locals shop. Page 2.

Pukalani to Kula
The drive from Pukalani to Kula will take you past many local homes and some beautiful country with plenty of flowers everywhere. Page 3.

Kula and Alii Kula Lavender
Where protea once grew, Alii Chang began to grow lavender very much on a whim when a gift of a lavender plant was given to him. Amazed by how well it grew on the slopes of Haleakala, Alii soon bought up all of the lavender plants locally available and ordered more. Today 31 different varieties of lavender grow on the farm and bloom abundantly in the months of June, July and August. Page 4.

Alii Kula Lavender Farm Tour
The most popular tour at Alii Kula Lavender is their Lavender Garden Tea Tour, which operates daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It includes lavender hot tea, scones, an orientation on lavender, a tour of the garden and a visit to the studio gift shop. Page 5.

'Ulupalakua Ranch
Originally leased by King Kamehameha III to L.L. Torbert for growing sugar, the area was sold to the current owner, C. Pardee Erdman, in 1963 and named the 'Ulupalakua Ranch. Page 6.

Tedeschi Vineyards - Maui's Winery
In 1974 Tedeschi Vineyards was established on ranch land leased to Emil Tedeschi, a Californian vintner. At 30 years of age it remains Maui's only winery and best known for its specialty wines made of pineapple and pineapple passion fruit. Page 7.

'Ulupalakua Ranch Store
First opened in 1849 during the Polk administration, the 'Ulupalakua Ranch Store is the best place to eat lunch in Upcountry Maui. Page 8.

Surfing Goat Dairy
Owned and operated by German expatriates Thomas and Eva Kafsack, Surfing Goat Dairy is one of only two goat dairies in Hawaii. It is located on 42 acres with almost two-thirds dedicated as pasture, giving the Dairy's three bucks and more than 80 does plenty of space to roam and forage and a lot of land for Thomas and Eva to irrigate. Page 9.

Hawaii Food Tours - Presented by Matthew Gray's Gourmet Adventures
After over ten years of experiencing the good and bad of Hawaii's restaurants, Matthew Gray and his partner Keira Nagai decided to start their own business to share their knowledge of Oahu's restaurants with those of us who know far too little. Hawaii Food Tours was born.

Matthew Gray - Chef, Food Critic, Expert Guide
Before he was the Honolulu Advertiser's food critic on Oahu, Matthew Gray worked as a professional chef, launched a successful food business, and sold his products to gourmet shops and grocers all over California. Page 2.

Hawaiian Feast in Paradise and Gourmet Trilogy Tour
Hawaii Food Tours offers two tours - the Gourmet Trilogy Tour and the Hole-in-the-Wall Tour. Page 3.

Hole-in-the-Wall Tour - Hawaii Food Tours
The Hole-in-the-Wall Tour takes you to four restaurants showcasing the ethnic heritage, culture and foods of Hawaii's many inhabitants. Page 4.

How to Book Your Hawaii Food Tour with Matthew Gray
Information on how to book one of the three tours available from Hawaii Food Tours with Matthew Gray, former food critic for the Honolulu Advertiser. Page 5.

Exciting Happenings on Oahu for 2007
It's said that the Island of Oahu, known as the Heart of Hawaii, sets the rhythm of the islands and leads by example with new improvements, changes and additions on an ongoing basis. That's certainly the case with all of the exciting new happenings on Oahu in 2007.

Embassy Suites - Waikiki Beach Walk
It's not hard to find a hotel with great rooms in Waikiki, but Embassy Suites - Waikiki Beach Walk has lots of great extras which really make it a fine choice for a place to stay. Page 2.

The Equus - Aqua Hotels and Resorts
Formerly known as the Hawaii Polo Inn, the Aqua Equus has recently undergone the first stage of a major multi-million dollar renovation. The newly renovated and upgraded guest rooms offer a fresh, Ralph Lauren meets upcountry Hawaii / paniolo look and feel. Page 3.

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort
The First Lady of Waikiki is undergoing her next rebirth on June 1, 2007 as the Sheraton Moana Surfrider is officially re-branded as the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort. The resort is undergoing a complete transformation. It will be the first Westin property on the island of Oahu. Page 4.

War and History - Were American Leaders Aware of the Attack in Advance?
Were American leaders aware of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in advance? Page 2.

Awards and Accolades
Hawaii Forest and Trail helps you make the most of your time on the Big Island and will show you places that most visitors will never see. Page 10.

Rainbow Falls / Boiling Pots in Wailuku River State Park
Located just a short distance from downtown Hilo on Waianuenue Avenue you'll find Wailuku River State Park which consists of 16 acres along the Wailuku River (lit. waters of destruction), the longest river in Hawaii at 18 miles in length. Page 10.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Nani Mau Gardens
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Nani Mau Gardens are two beautiful tropical gardens located within just a few minutes of downtown Hilo. Page 2.

Hilo Farmers Market
At the Hilo Farmers Market over 100 local farmers and crafters sell their produce, crafts, gift items and tropical flowers in a festive outdoor atmosphere that recalls back to the old plantation days of early Hilo. Page 3.

Historic Downtown Hilo
Downtown Hilo is a rare surviving example of a Hawaiian plantation town, but one which has been partially destroyed and rebuilt following two devastating tsunamis in 1946 and 1960. Page 4.

Kaumana Caves
Kaumana Caves is actually a large lava tube formed during the 1881 eruption of Mauna Loa. Page 5.

Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens
Located just southeast of town, Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens is a beautiful 30-acre park within easy walking distance of town and the hotels on Banyan Drive. Page 6.

Lyman Museum and Lyman Mission House
The Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawaii in it's exhibit halls and its 1839 Lyman Mission House. Page 7.

Pacific Tsunami Museum
The Pacific Tsunami Museum provides residents and visitors with much needed tsunami education programs. It is a living monument to those who lost their lives in past tsunamis. Page 8.

Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo
The Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo is home to more than 80 animal species including the endangered nene (Hawaii state bird), Namaste', a white Bengal Tiger, giant anteaters, two-toed sloths, lemurs, and spider monkeys. Best of all, admission is free. Page 9.

Exploring the Kohala Region of the Big Island of Hawaii
A pictorial drive through the Kohala Region of Hawaii's Big Island from Kawaihae to the Pololu Valley Overlook.

Sunset over Kawaihae Harbor and Retrospective
Be sure to stop on your return trip at Kawaihae Harbor where the sunsets are amazing. Page 10.

Pu'ukohala Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohala Heiau was built by Kamehameha the Great in 1790-91 and dedicated to his war god. Page 2.

Kawaihae, Lapakahi State Historical Park and Mahukona Beach Park
Along Highway 270, the Kawaihae Harbor, Lapakahi State Historical Park and Mahukona Beach Park, all sites well worth a stop. Page 3.

Mo'okini Heiau and the Birthplace of Kamehameha the Great
Mo'okini Heiau is the largest heiau in Hawaii and nearby is the birthplace of Kamehameha the Great. Page 4.

Hawi Town and the Bamboo Restaurant and Bar
The small town of Hawi is your last place to buy gas and do some shopping at the town's craft shops and boutiques or have lunch at the Bamboo Restaurant and Bar. Page 5.

Kapa'au and the Statue of Kamehameha the Great
Kapa'au is best known for its statue of Kamehameha the Great, which stands on the grounds of the former courthouse, now the home to the Kohala Information Center. Page 6.

Pololu Valley and Overlook
The Pololu Valley is the first of five majestic valleys that stretch along the coast to the southeast, including Honokea and Waimanu. Page 7.

Parker Ranch
The Kohala Mountain Road passes through much of the land owned by the Parker Ranch. You will surely see cattle grazing on the rolling slopes of Kohala Mountain, at 5408 feet, the oldest of the mountains that form the Big Island of Hawaii. Page 8.

Kamuela Museum
The Kamuela Museum contains an eclectic assortment of items collected over the years by the Solomon family. Page 9.

Hawaii Hideaways, Inc. - Specializing in Luxury Vacation Home and Villa Rentals in Hawaii
Hawaii Hideaways, Inc. matches you and your group with the right vacation home or luxury villa for your needs and expectations.

Kapalua Crest - Luxury Vacation Home Rental on Maui
My favorite home was also designed by the late Brian Boelter of RSK Architects. Called Kapalua Crest it is one of just four homes overlooking Oneloa Beach in the stunning Kapalua area of West Maui. It's a great spot to watch the surfers in the bay. In the winter you can see humpback whales right from the lanai. Page 10.

The Crème de la Crème of Rentals in the Islands
Hawaii Hideaways is not for the majority of people planning a trip to Hawaii. They deal only with the crème de la crème of rentals in the islands, so these rentals are not cheap. However, if you're looking for the amenities of a luxury resort with the privacy of home, you should consider renting a property from Hawaii Hideaways. Page 2.

Anne Pawsat-Dressler - Company President and Founder of Hawaii Hideaways
Anne Pawsat-Dressler's long-standing record for service and client satisfaction, she has been named a 2006 Condé Nast Traveler Villa Rental Specialist, one of three for the United States and the only recommended agent for the state of Hawaii. Page 3.

Hawaii Hideaways Matches Affluent Leisure Travelers and Corporate Clients with Luxury Villas
Hawaii Hideaways focuses on matching affluent leisure travelers and corporate clients with exclusive luxury villas ranging from $2 - $34 million in property values. Daily rentals range from $1,000 to $7,500 per night, with a minimum rental of seven nights. Page 4.

Hawaii Hideaways Concierge Services - Inter-Island Travel, Personal Chefs, Dining Reservations
Hawaii Hideaways can arrange your inter-island transportation by commercial aircraft, private plane and even helicopter. Page 5.

Hawaii Hideways Concierge Services - Activity Reservations, Day Spas, Pilates & Yoga
Whether it be a whale watch or sunset cruise, private sail, deep sea fishing expedition, horseback riding, hiking, private island tour or one of Hawaii's wonderful evening shows and entertainment, Hawaii Hideways will arrange virtually any activity for you. Page 6.

Villa Kumulani - Luxury Vacation Home Rental in Makena, Maui
Maui's Villa Kumulani is located on two acres of prime real estate where Makena and Wailea meet. Across the street is the lovely Palaueau Bay and within easy walking distance is Polo Beach and the Fairmount Kea Lani Resort. It's just a short drive or 15 minute walk to the Shops at Wailea along the Wailea Beach Walk. Page 7.

Aquarium at La Perouse - Luxury Vacation Home Rental on Maui
The 2000 square foot, $8 million Aquarium at La La Perouse is located on Maui's Makena Coast near the entrance to the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. The property offers superb views of the nearby lava fields of Haleakala, the island of Kahoolawe and Molokini Atol. Page 8.

Sea Glass - Luxury Vacation Rental in Kapalua, Maui
My two favorite properties that I visited were both designed by the late Brian Boelter of RSK Architects. The first of these properties is called Sea Glass whose interior design was done by Persis Haparia and, while it's not located near the beach, its elevated location features fanstastic views of D.T. Fleming Beach and the island of Molokai. Page 9.

Review of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
A profile and review of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui

The Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
An overview of The Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 10.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa - A Review of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
A profile and review of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 11.

Additional Guest Services, Meeting Facilities And Amenities at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
An overview of guest services, meeting facilities and amenities at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 12.

The Location of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
A look at the location of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 13.

Overall Opinion of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
My overall opinion of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 14.

Brief History of the Westin Maui Resort and Spa
A brief history of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 2.

Accommodations at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
A look at the accommodations at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 3.

Personal Experience with the Accommodations at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
A look at my personal experience with the accommodations at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 4.

Dining at Tropica Restaurant & Bar at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
An overview of dining at Tropica Restaurant & Bar at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 5.

Luau and Other Dining Options at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
An overview of other dining options including the luau at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 7.

Personal Experience Dining at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
A review of personal experience dining at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 8.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa - A Review of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui
A profile and review of The Westin Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Page 9.

How to Play the Ipu
How to Play the Ipu. Hawaii Travel. Page 2.

Kalapana Lava Viewing Area
Photos and tips on visiting the Kalapana Lava Viewing Site at the end of Highway 130 in the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii

Volcano Related Activities and Tours on Hawaii's Big Island
A visit to the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area is just one of the many great volcano related experiences you can have on the Big Island of Hawaii. Page 12.

Vendor Area at the Kalapana Lava Viewing Site
After you park your car you will walk through a vendor area where numerous vendors sell souvenirs, including excellent photos of the lava flows, as well as items required by the County for your hike over the lava flows to the viewing site. Page 2.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - If You Go
Information on what is included in a Mauna Kea Summit Adventure. Page 6.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - Stargazing
Stargazing on a Mauna Kea Summit Adventure. Page 5.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - The Summit of Mauna Kea for Sunset
The highlight of a Mauna Kea Summit Adventure is the Visit to the Summit of Mauna Kea for Sunset. Page 4.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station
A stop at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station before continuing on to the summit. Page 3.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - Saddle Road
The journey to Mauna Kea takes you along the Saddle Road which sits between the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. Page 2.

KapohoKine Adventures - A profile of KapohoKine Adventures, an eco-tour company on the Big Island of Hawaii.
A profile of KapohoKine Adventures, an eco-tour company on the Big Island of Hawaii.

KapohoKine Adventures - A profile of KapohoKine Adventures, an eco-tour company on the Big Island of Hawaii.
A profile of KapohoKine Adventures, an eco-tour company on the Big Island of Hawaii. Page 2.

Maui Attractions - Road to Hana
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions along the Road to Hana. Page 7.

Maui Attractions - Upcountry Maui
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions in Upcountry Maui. Page 6.