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  • Kauai Adventure Day: South Shore

    Destination: Kauai

    mahaulepu kauai coastlineIt was dark until 6:41 a.m. at 22 degrees northern latitude--Kauai--when the sun finally shook off the night and rounded our side of the earth. Rain fell. Trade winds stood at attention. One dog didn’t want to get her feet wet, and so I had to drag her, back legs stiff as 2x4s, outside for the morning walk. Then, the emails started. “Anyone have a weather forecast?” “It’s lookin’ pretty stormy down this way.” “It’s definitely Kona weather, no wind here.” “Should we cancel or just go?” “Let’s forget bikes and just go. Looks like it’s clearing.”

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  • Kapalua Spa: My New Happy Place

    Destination: Maui

    kapalua spa bamboo showerLast week, amid the sounds of water trickling through bamboo rafters and the cool touch of polished countertops made of beach glass, I joined the pampered people at the 3,000-square-foot Kapalua Spa, a ritual in which I strongly believe.

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  • Merrie Monarch's Miss Aloha Hula 2011

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    Miss Aloha Hula at Merrie Monarch Festival 2011As the sun set and the sky turned purple and, then, dark black, inside the Edith Kanakaole Stadium, the crowd found its seats at the 48th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Twelve dancers vied for the 2011 title of Miss Aloha Hula. They would each dance one kahiko dance in the ancient tradition and one 'auana dance in the modern tradition, and by the end of the evening just before midnight as the rain fell hard outside, one would be recognized as Miss Aloha Hula.

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  • Kohala Coast Getaway, Part 4: Mauna Kea

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    view of moon through mauna kea teleascope on big islandWe met Hawaii Forest and Trail at the King’s Shops in Waikoloa for a journey to the top of Mauna Kea and some stargazing. According to Jon, our guide, the night’s plan would have us traverse Waikoloa Road—with a stop at Waikoloa Village to pick up dinner and, “most importantly, cookies”—and continue to Highway 190. We’d take a left, passing through a one-time native forest and now pasturelands, and then a right on Hawaii (Big) Island’s infamous Saddle Road. We’d climb half way up the mountain, stop, eat, acclimatize, don jackets—really warm jackets—and head for the summit, where the temperature was predicted to be “about freezing,” a full 50 degrees colder than when we’d started out at sea level.

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  • Kohala Coast Getaway, Part 2: King's Trail

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    The King’s Trail, also called the Mamalahoa Trail, once ran for 32 coastal miles from the village of Kailua-Kona in the south to the village of Puako in the north. The sign along Waikoloa Beach Road says it was originally built in the mid 1800s by prisoners and Hawaiians who paid their taxes in labor. It was used as a highway, of sorts, for pack animals. As such, it was stretched taut, in a straight line, with curbs of stone built up along the sides in order to keep the horses, donkeys and mules on the right path, just in case their riders nodded off to sleep during their long ride. I would imagine many of these riders set out at night to avoid the heat of the day, because there is absolutely no shade on the trail.

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