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Our Top 10 Snorkelling Spots in the Hawaiian Islands

You might think that Hawaii is all about lying on the beach, surfing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. But some of the best things to explore in Hawaii are found under water. Beneath the stunning blue sea is a world of tropical fish, colourful coral reefs, friendly green sea turtles, rays, dolphins and many other […]

The Hawaiian Islands – Which One is Best for you?

As a first time visitor to the Hawaiian islands, it’s really hard to choose which islands to head to. When I organised our initial trip to Hawaii I did lots and lots of research but I still found it hard to decide. Each of the islands has its own unique charms and personality. Ideally you’d […]

Conquering the Koko Head Crater Trail

After indulging ourselves a bit too much with beautiful food and cocktails during our Hawaiian vacation we decided it was time to burn some calories. So on our way down from Oahu’s north shore to Waikiki at the end of our trip, we made a pit stop at Koko Head. We’d heard that hiking up […]

5 Great Hikes to Do on Kauai

If you love hiking, you will love spending some time on Kauai. Home to some of the most spectacular trails in Hawaii, Kauai is a hiker’s paradise. You won’t have any trouble finding a hike to match your particular level of fitness or experience. Whether you prefer a coastal stroll, wandering through a rainforest, hiking down […]

The Top 12 Things to Do on Kauai

Since our first visit to Kauai last year, I have been raving about the place to anyone who will listen! From the moment we caught sight of the island and witnessed Kauai’s natural beauty, we knew that it was a really special place. Every minute we spent on the island made us fall in love […]

Three Ways to Experience the Nā Pali Coast

If you are heading to Kauai, there is one part of the island that is absolutely worth heading to, the Nā Pali Coast. The Nā Pali Coast extends from Ke’e Beach on the North Shore to Polihale State Park on the West side of the island. If you visit Kauai you can’t leave without exploring […]

Where to Find Sea Turtles on the Big Island

If you’ve read some of our previous posts, you’ll realise that I have a rather large addiction to sea turtles. It’s a weird addiction to have I must admit. Of course, it’s not my only one, travel and chillies are two more; but don’t worry, in this post I’m only going to talk about sea […]

Our Lava Ocean Tour: An experience of a lifetime

If you’ve made it to the Big Island, or if you’re planning a trip there, it’s highly likely that the main reason for your visit is to check out the Kilauea volcano. Who wouldn’t put watching lava flowing from an active volcano onto their bucket list? Of course, nature is unpredictable and although the lava […]

10 Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A trip to the Big Island would not be complete without a visit to the Volcanoes National Park to see its two active volcanoes. The Mauna Loa volcano last erupted in 1984 but the Kīlauea volcano has been erupting since 1983. It is the most active volcano in the world and over a million people […]

Our Week on the Big Island of Hawaii

Just in case you weren’t aware, Hawaii isn’t just the name of the United States’ 50th state; it’s also the name of the biggest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Nicknamed the “Big Island”, Hawaii is home to two active volcanos, lush rainforests, charming little towns and diverse scenery. It was also the first stop on […]

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