Hula Show At The Princeville Shopping Center – Kauai
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Hula Show At The Princeville Shopping Center – Kauai

Want to catch a hula show while visiting the Garden Island? Every Saturday at 1:30 a small, but dedicated group of ladies perform in the food court of the Princeville Shopping Center. They are called the Hula Maidens (aka Aunties) and the love they share for this art form is tangible. The dancers are all…

Kapaia Stitchery – The Best Fabric Store On Kauai

Kapaia Stitchery – The Best Fabric Store On Kauai

Looking for a fabric store on Kauai? Kapaia Stitchery is my favorite. It is the longest operating (48 years), locally owned, quilting fabric store in Kauai County. Just outside the main part of Lihue town, not far from the airport, and close to the turnoff for Wailua Falls, this tiny building is packed with everything…

An Intimate Kauai Picnic – Callahan Creative Co.

An Intimate Kauai Picnic – Callahan Creative Co.

Given the difficulty in getting a Kauai restaurant reservation these days, why not plan an intimate Kauai picnic instead? This unusual idea was conceived by Sabrina of Callahan Creative Co. during the last year when Kauai was closed to visitors. She incoorporated her past experiences in the tourist and property management businesses in conceptualizing this…

Hanalei Access Challenge – Latest DOT Schedule

Hanalei Access Challenge – Latest DOT Schedule

Update (August 30, 2021): Good news! Access will get easier as of September 4th at 5:30. The Department of Transportation released the following updated schedule: Monday through Saturday Two lanes open (one in each direction) from 12 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. Single lane alternating traffic (guided by pilot vehicle) between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m….

Makai Golf Course Events – Princeville – Kauai
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Makai Golf Course Events – Princeville – Kauai

If you are visiting the north shore of Kauai you might want to know about the Makai Golf Course events happening on a weekly basis. Several started prior to the pandemic shutdown of the island, but a couple of them are brand new. There is definitely something for everyone. As I mentioned in a previous…

The Ahi Lele Fire Show Is Back At Anaina Hou-Kilauea
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The Ahi Lele Fire Show Is Back At Anaina Hou-Kilauea

With safety measures in place, the fire show in Kilauea is back. Situated in the beautiful Porter Pavilion, behind the Kilauea Mini Golf, you will “journey through Hawaiian culture and history with fire dancing, storytelling, and the exhilarating beat of Polynesian drumming.” This has always been a popular show on the north shore and it…

Kauai Opts Back Into Safe Travels On April 5th – Update on July 8th!

Kauai Opts Back Into Safe Travels On April 5th – Update on July 8th!

UPDATE (July 8, 2021): As of today, US mainland visitors may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine, and do not have to have a pre-flight Covid test, if they upload a photo of their vaccination card to the Safe Travels website and are FULLY vaccinated (15 days after the last shot). Original CDC issued vaccination…

Kilauea Stone Dam Is Back Open – Wai-Koa-Trail – Kauai – Hawaii
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Kilauea Stone Dam Is Back Open – Wai-Koa-Trail – Kauai – Hawaii

One of my favorite walks has always been to the Stone Dam on the Wai Koa Loop Trail in Kilauea. Since the 2018 Kauai flood, it has been closed due to rain and flood damage with an uncertain date of opening. The property recently exchanged hands as well, so the ability to visit the stone…