Learning to Stand-Up Paddleboard on Kauai’s Hanalei River

Stand-up Paddleboarding in Kauai

Standing up is not all that easy, just ask any infant. Or a first time stand-up paddle boarder. I can't exactly remember being an infant, but if recent history with balance-related sports is anything to go by, I have to assume I was one of … [Read more...]

Horseback Riding in Kauai: Equestrian Adventures at Princeville Ranch

Horseback Riding in Kauai

I am riding a horse in the land of a dragon. One slumbering dragon, by the name of Puff. You know, the guy from the land of Hanalei? Had a friend named Jackie? It's a real place, by the way, on the island of Kaua'i: a funky town with cool … [Read more...]

Sailing, Snorkeling, and Watching Dolphins on Kauai’s Napali Coast

Na Pali Coast, Kauai

It's not often that the captain of a tourist catamaran is rendered speechless by what he sees in the course of a daily tour, but I'm here to tell you: A pod of approximately 750 spinner dolphins (his estimate, not mine) will do it. Followed by … [Read more...]

Flight-seeing by Helicopter over Kauai’s Jurassic Park Falls

Kauai helicopter tour

Just how beautiful is the island of Kauai when seen from a helicopter? Short answer: So beautiful that tears ran down my face as I looked out over the NaPali Coast and the long jagged fingers, locally called "palis," that plunged into the Pacific … [Read more...]