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  • Kiahuna Plantation Manor & Gardens

    By 1948, the Moir gardens had drawn international attention and was classified as “one of the ten best cactus and succulent gardens in the world,” ranking with the likes of Huntington Gardens and the Royal Gardens of Monaco. The Moirs received many requests for garden tours and in 1954 officially opened the gardens to the public. 

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  • Get Lost in Kauai

    gary smith, kilauea, kauai, historianHow do you experience the real, unseen Hawaii? Start by heeding the words of Gary Smith, Kauai plantation expert and preservationist. Hint: it involves ignoring guidebooks. Read More
  • Fodors

    The guiding principles of Fodor's guidebooks are objectivity and accuracy.  This rigorous attention to providing readers with timely, fair reviews is why OutriggerHawaii shares many of Fodor's evaluations on Hawaii here.  Fodor's Hawaii guidebooks are updated annually and--this was important to us--by a stable of writers who are considered experts and live in the area about which they write.

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  • Guest Blogger Sheila Beal's Five Reasons to Stay in Poipu

    sheila beal go visit hawaii bloggerToday's guest blogger Sheila Beal started her Hawaii travel blog--Go Visit Hawaii--back in 2006, the early days of travel blogging. That foresight has provided Sheila with an extensive following and many awards. Recently, Sheila partnered with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts to give away a five-night stay at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Resort in "Sunny Poipu" on Kauai. The resort is laid out over 35 acres and is built on the grounds of Hawaii's first sugar plantation with the historic home of the plantation's manager now serving as the resort's front office and a well-known restaurant--Plantation Gardens-- Read More
  • My Earth Day Celebration

    Laysan albatross adult flying into sceneHawaii is nature and nature is Hawaii. You've got your turquoise blue ocean with beaches of black, green and red sand. You've got your green mountains striated with hiking trails. Your rivers and streams ripe for kayaking explorations. Waterfalls. Botanical gardens. Nature preserves, wildlife refuges and national parks. With so many choices in which to spend Earth Day, how was it that on Monday, April 22, I found myself sitting in an air conditioned office building with fluorescent lights making my eyes burn? Read More