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Kauai Beaches - Glass Beach (this is a dangerous beach for swimming)

Glass Beach near Port Allen is truly one of the oddest beaches you will find on Kauai, or anyplace else for that matter. Glass Beach is not a beach for swimming, or even getting into the water, but it is a beach to explore.

Kauai Beaches - Lawai Beach in Poipu

Lawai Beach is a small but beautiful sliver of a white sand beach that is located just off the coastal road in the Poipu Resort area. Though it does not have a lifeguard tower it often has suitable conditions for snorkeling and there is plenty to see under the surface. Before entering the water though you should search out good advice from the..

Kauai Beaches - Poipu Beach

One of the most popular beaches on Kauai, and one of the most "people friendly" is Poipu Beach in the midst of the Poipu Resort. It would be a safe guess that the reason the resort is even here at all is because of beautiful Poipu Beach. A number of beaches have been honored with the title of "best beach in the world" by a..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Blue Dolphin To Niihau

This trip on the Blue Dolphin was the first time I have ever been to Niihau and I can honestly say that I was absolutely flabbergasted with what I saw there. It was a deep water snorkel site so the shots that I got with my underwater camera really did not do the place justice because many of the fish that looked like specs on the film were really..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Captain Andy's Napali Coast Tour

Captain Andy's Sailing Charters is one of the original companies on Kauai to offer catamaran charters up the magnificent Napali Coast. The catamarans that make up the fleet of Captain Andy's are sleek, stable, speedy vessels that are ideal for making such a voyage. The trampolines on the front of the boat are great for those who would like..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Catamaran Kahanu Napali Coast

The Catamaran Kahunu is a small family owned company. The captain and crew were both very nice and made the trip a pleasure to be on. The captain explained to us how the fish that the dolphins feed on like to be right on the edge of the current line and if he can find the current line then he will almost always find the dolphins. He pointed out..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Holo Holo Napali Sunset Sail

This afternoon voyage up the Napali Coast was one of the most leisurly of all of the Napali Coast Trips I have done. The boat is very large and stable, it has a spacious cabin with plenty of room to spread out. As we left the harbor the crew came around with the first round of drinks and continued to keep everyone's cups full for the remainder..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Kauai Sea Tours

Kauai Sea Tours was a classic trip up the Napali Coast. The boat was a combination of a power and sailing catamaran and it provided a very smooth ride along the base of the enormous cliffs of the Napali Coastline of Kauai. We saw dolphins, an ancient Hawaiian fishing village, magnificent valleys and cliffs that stretched over three thousand feet..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #101 - Outfitters Kauai, Napali Coast Kayak Trip

Today we did one of the premiere tours that is offered on the island of Kauai. We paddled sea kayaks down the entire Napali Coastline. We started at "Tunnels Beach" and made our way underneath the cliffs all the way to the immense Polihale Beach on the far west side of Kauai. This tour basically took us in a 360 degree circle around the entire..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #72 - ATV's In The Mud With Kauai ATV

When I was growing up, I always had a love for all things off road. I don't know if it was because my early childhood years were influenced by the monster truck racing that seemed to always be on TV, or if it had more to do with the childhood adventures on my mountain bike, or if it was a combination of the two. Whatever it was, if it was..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #74 -SNUBA Diving on Kauai?

As we pulled up to the beach to go SNUBA diving in Poipu, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I've done quite a bit of SCUBA, Diving but I never did SNUBA before. When I was a kid I used to have a job as an assistant dive instructor for an intro dive company that operated off of the beach in South Maui. From my experiences working there I..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #77 - Sunset Over Napali With Captain Andy's

It is not often at all that I go on a tour and am completely and utterly impressed with the experience that I have. Today, when I went on the sunset sail with Captain Andy's Charters up the Napali Coast, was one of those days. The weather, the service of the crew, and itinerary of the trip were all flaw less.

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #83 - Kauai Sea Tours, Napali Sunset Sail

I love the sunset sails on Kauai. I really appreciate that with these sails, there is an actual destination to the whole adventure. You get to sail all the way to the Napali coast while you watch the sun go down. The enjoyed this much more then some of the other sunset sails that just sort of aimlessly travel around in circles watching the sun go..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #87 - Whale Watch/Napali Coast Dinner Cruise On The Blue Dolphin

As we checked in at the Blue Dolphin store in the shopping village of Port Allen I looked up at the grey threatening looking sky and thought to myself:

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #88 - Waimea Canyon Bike Ride with Outfitters Kauai

We showed up at the Outfitters Kauai office in Poipu at just before 6AM to check in for their downhill bike trip. The ride goes down the road along the rim of the Waimea Canyon. A couple weeks ago I went on a hike along the opposite rim of the canyon, so I knew what kinds of incredible landscapes we would encounter on today's bike ride. It was a..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #96 - Niihau and the Napali Coast with Holo Holo Charters

Today I got to take my Mom to see something very special.

In the 1400+ years that the Hawaiian Islands have been inhabited by humans, an amazingly rich culture has developed here. Throughout different migrations, people landed on these shores and contributed new and different things from their homelands. These migrations eventually merged..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #97 - The Sheraton Caverns with Seasport Divers

I remember for my 12th birthday, the only thing I wanted to do was get certified to go SCUBA Diving (12 is the minimum age you can be to get certified). It was not too long after when I finished all of the class work and got to go under the water and experience what it was like to "breathe like a fish". For me SCUBA diving was something..