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Hawai'i is a chain of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

The Big Island

The Big Island

October 22, 2017

Hawaii's biggest island - named simply Hawaii - is large enough to fit every other Hawaiian island inside it. The island has a huge diversity of environments - black sand beaches, cloud forests and an erupting volcano are just the tip of it.

Oahu

Oahu

October 22, 2017

Oahu is Hawaii's hub - home to Honolulu, but also miles of pristine beaches and dense forests.

Kaua'i

Kaua'i

November 27, 2007

Kaua'i is located in the central Pacific ocean, one of the Hawai'ian Islands. The weather doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year. November is the least busy month - but not by much. Be prepared for crowds at the most popular and accessible locations. But, anywhere you have to walk down a trail - even a...

Alaka'i Swamp

Alaka'i Swamp

November 27, 2007

The Alaka'i swamp is located in the highlands of Kaua'i. The most popular trailhead is at the Pu'u o Kila lookout at the end of the main paved road up Waimea Canyon.
Try early morning or late afternoon to avoid most of the cloudy weather. Though, the clouds can add an interesting quality to the...

Kalalau Trail

Kalalau Trail

November 27, 2007

The Kalalau Trail is an 11-mile footpath along the Na Pali coast of Kaua'i, from near Ke'e Beach to Kalalau Beach. If you want to get a permit, there is a weird beauracratic process involving the Division of State Parks, photocopied drivers licenses, the police department, money orders and more... I did get...

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