Planning a Hawaii Vacation

Hawaii's four major islands have a style all their own. Here's what you need to know before choosing your aloha destination.

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Planning a Hawaii Vacation

Balmy weather, sandy beaches and a lot of aloha, but before packing sunscreen and bathing suits, first-time visitors to Hawaii need to ask themselves two preliminary questions: 1) How long will they stay?; and 2) Which island(s) will they visit?

For those on a weeklong vacation, visiting...

Kauai's Top Attractions

The Garden Isle's top attractions include secluded beaches, staggering canyons, waterfalls and historic sites. With so much to see, the order you choose is entirely up to you—and there are no wrong answers.

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Laird Hamilton

As chronicled in such epic films as “Riding Giants,” “All Aboard the Crazy Train,” “Waterman,” “Strapped” and “Step Into Liquid,” and in revealing books such as Susan Casey’s “The Wave” and his own...

Teeing off on Kaua’i

Internationally renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones II designed golf courses in almost every corner of the globe. But when asked about his personal favorites, he’s quick to answer: “Kaua‘i is a perfect landscape for golf. Although everyone immediately recognizes the dramatic beauty of the...

Kauai's Island Views

The island of Kauai may be small, but it is full of life, culture and history. Each region of the island has its own distinct vibe, and thanks to the island's size, you'll have time to experience them all. Here's what you can expect: