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  • Get involved! Community Tourism in Fiji.

    Outrigger-On-the-lagoon-fiji-community-tourismWe're delighted to announce that Outrigger on the Lagoon-Fiji has launched its first public community tourism project. Get involved in this unique opportunity to give back to the local community! 

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  • From the Archives: Volunteering on Vacation

    Destination: Maui

    white hibiscus, native hawaii plant, close upMy husband and I are still on vacation, still celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. But I am remembering the way we honored our 20th wedding anniversary on Maui--volunteering on vacation. So, I pulled this from the archives to share with you. I'll be back next week.

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  • Hana Needs a Home for the Holidays

    Destination: Kauai

    hana the dogI wasn’t sure about going to the beach with Hana. Not everyone likes the ocean with its moving water. Some prefer a calmer surface. That’s why I chose Kalapaki on Kauai’s southeast shore. Kalapaki is a white-sand beach practically smack in the middle of Lihue. It’s a quarter-mile long with an easy, wide beach tucked behind a protective finger of land, which was once owned by Princess Ruth Ke’elikolani.

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  • Hiking inside Haleakala Crater. Part Three.

    Destination: Maui

    kim at end of haleakala trekBy now, you know I made it down Haleakala on Maui. The question that remains is how. My comedian readers would say that I made it down the slopes of Haleakala one step at a time, and that I did. The descent out of Haleakala Crater from our cabin in Paliku to Kaupo descended a healthy 6,130 feet over 8.6 miles, and it appears that even trimming my toenails and buying hiking shoes one size too big wasn’t enough to prevent what athletes call turf toe.

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  • Hiking inside Haleakala Crater. Part two.

    Destination: Maui

    haleakala sunset at palikuSo, there I was, four o’clock in the afternoon on a rainy September Sunday, 10 miles by foot from the nearest paved road. Sitting in a wilderness cabin the size of my living room at 6,380-foot elevation inside the dormant volcano known as Haleakala on Maui. No cell service to call my mother and say we’d hadn’t died on the trek the day before. No wi-fi to check my email. No electricity to charge any electronics whatsoever.

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