Looking out from the Top of the Rock at dusk – Photo by Pedro Lastra on Unsplash

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The Na Pali Coast.

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 this part of the island; it leaves me speechless every time. With five-million-year...

A friendly turtle at Kahaluʻu Beach Park.

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 turtles! The first time I swam with sea turtles was in Akumal in Mexico and I was...

Lava Ocean Tour

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 is currently flowing, it may not be during your trip. Even if...

Coastal views

10 Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

PLEASE NOTE – After the 2018 Kilauea eruption, some parts of the Volcanoes National Park were closed to the public, in order to undergo repairs.Many parts have reopened but you should always check with the visitors’ centre at the start of your trip, to see which parts are accessible and which of them are still closed.At the time we visited and wrote this...

The Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

One 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 our recent return trip to Hawaii. Volcanic rocks...

Helicopter ride Kauai.

Our 10 Travel Highlights for 2016

As 2016 is coming to an end (already!) it’s time to reflect on what a great year it has been for us. We’ve been really lucky this year, managing to explore some really amazing places and ticking quite a few items off our bucket list. We visited two other states in Australia and six other countries, which made it a very busy year indeed! With all of that travel under...

Must Do in Kauai: Doors Off Helicopter Ride

One of the most popular things to do in Hawaii is to take a helicopter ride. We had both been in a helicopter before but since we would have our wedding anniversary on Kauai, we decided to splurge on another ride. Because most of Kauai’s north side is unaccessible by car, a helicopter ride is a great way to see the whole island. Photo before the ride! After days of...

Catching the Sunrise in Haleakala

Another amazing thing to do in Maui is to watch the sun rise above the clouds, ten thousand feet above sea level at the summit of Haleakala. I wasn’t sure about this one at first. Firstly it meant getting up super early (which never appeals to me) and secondly I hate the cold! We had read how cold it gets up there! But I decided that if everyone was talking about it...

Driving the Scenic Road to Hana

On our trip to Maui, we drove along the famous and scenic Road to Hana. The Road to Hana is one of the most breathtaking drives in America and is the number one attraction on Maui. There are two ways to tackle the Road to Hana. You can hire a car and drive it yourself, or you can take an organised day tour. We opted to drive ourselves and we think...

Hawaiian Islands Hopping – Kauai the Garden Isle

After our amazing six days in Maui, it was time to head to our final island, Kauai. I read that Kauai was even more beautiful than Maui (if that’s even possible) and a lot less touristy. We both were really sad to leave Maui after the awesome time we had there. How could Kauai possibly top that I wondered? As the plane descended towards Kauai I...