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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
  • Show Up. Work hard. Repeat.

    breaching whale off lahaina, mauiIn the photo, a humpback whale is rocketing its estimated 40-ton body out of the water. The fast shutter speed of the camera catches what must be thousands of water droplets spiraling around the whale’s enormous body—off its sun-glinting, scallop-edged pectoral fins and haloing its head. The action in this image was caught after the whale’s propulsion reached its apex, and the whale’s heavy body is falling back into the ocean with what you can only imagine will be a mighty splash. Read More
  • 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
  • A Day in Sunny Poipu

    old koloa sugar mill and old trucksWhile tramping around "Sunny Poipu" on Kauai's South Shore with my Big Girl Camera, my iPhone, and fellow photographer Anne, the periodic rain showers that darkened the skies—seemingly out of nowhere and, then, disappeared with equal ease—conspired to keep us moving from one end of Kauai’s South Shore to the other, as we resorted to photographic techniques to make the best of each situation. Because that’s the other thing I like about photographers: They are adept at making lemonade out of lemons. Here’s the day’s itinerary in "getting the shot" this past Sunday. Camera or no, this would make for a nice way to spend a day on Kauai’s South Shore. Read More
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