101 Things To Do in Hawai‘i

  • Downtown Honolulu on O‘ahu
  • The silhouette of a hula dancer
  • Waimea Canyon on Kaua‘i
  • The world famous Waikiki Beach on O‘ahu
  • The Seven Sacred Pools on Maui
  • Lava flowing from the Big Island of Hawai‘i's living volcano


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Stroll along Waikiki, visit Pearl Harbor, and so much more


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Drive down the scenic road to Hana


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Explore the vast wilderness, visit famous film locations

Big Island of Hawai‘i

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Visit a living volcano, taste Hawai‘i's famous Kona coffee

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Walk on Water

On the Big Island

Standing upright on a board and navigating the surf with a lightweight paddle is wildly popular on the islands. It’s called STAND-UP PADDLE SURFING, or SUP, and it has been revived on the islands in the past few years, quickly spreading to the mainland and beyond. Originating in Waikiki about 60 years ago, “BEACH BOY… Continue »

Hike Kalalau Trail: Paradise in the Rough

On the island of Kaua‘i

No list of America’s consummate BACKPACKING trips would be complete without mention of the KALALAU TRAIL. This daunting wilderness hike follows Kaua‘i’s dramatic Napali Coast shoreline along an ancient trail still ruled by the high priests of nature. The challenge is traversing the demanding and occasionally perilous footpath—if done in full it’s 11 miles in,… Continue »

Taste the Quiet(er) Life on Lana‘i

On the island of Maui

Hawaiian legends describe LANA‘I as a burning-red island inhabited by bands of cannibalistic, howling demons. Today’s version bears no resemblance. Instead, this sparsely populated visitor destination, with about 3,100 residents, is a LUXURIOUS SANCTUARY developed to satisfy a visitor’s every whim. There are no traffic lights and few distractions, save for those fashioned by nature…. Continue »

Look a Shark in the Eye

On the island of O‘ahu

Watching a school of sharks coming at you from the depths of the sea is an adrenaline-pumping moment. But that doesn’t mean you’re in danger— not if you’re in a shark cage with a crew that knows its stuff. Floating on the ocean’s surface, the shark cage provides visibility of approximately 200 feet, making it… Continue »

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