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Green Hawaii: The Koa Trees of Hawaii Island

by BrianBerusch January 2014 - last edited October

Green Hawaii | The Koa Trees of Hawaii IslandOn the slopes of Mauna Kea, home of the State of Hawaii’s tallest point (4,000 meters), an outfit is replanting more than a thousand stripped acres with indigenous trees. In a land where locals ask that you take nothing (only photographs) and leave nothing (except footprints), you can spend a day planting a tree of your own.

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Spending Time on the Water in Kauai

by BrianBerusch January 2014 - last edited October

Spending Time on the Water in KauaiThere may be some validity to the notion that since the interior of Kauai is mostly unreachable, so many Kauai visitors and residents spend a lot of time on the water. Could the tides on Kauai be so strong that they literally pull people into the surf? You’d think so—although we’ll leave that to the physicists. 

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Big Wave Riders: Maui Watersports and Watermen

by BrianBerusch January 2014 - last edited October

Big Wave Riders: Maui Watersports and WatermenIt's unlikely that anyone would dispute the fact that the world’s top watermen hail from Hawaii. They may not all have been born here; but the waves, reef and wind here have certainly shaped and hardened them.

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Out of the Cage: Swimming with Sharks in Hawaii

by BrianBerusch January 2014 - last edited October

Swimming with sharks in HawaiiAlthough most visitors to Hawaii—especially those who enjoy swimming, surfing and snorkelling—prefer not to see (or think about) toothy predators while frolicking in the sea, there are those who feel otherwise. Shark cage dive experiences exploded on Oahu a few years ago, in part thanks to Ocean Ramsey. Read our interview with her below.

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Hawaii Island Activities | Nighttime on the Water in HawaiiMadame Pele—the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes—hopefully gets a healthy check from the Hawaii Island tourism folks every month. For just over three decades she has commanded Kilauea volcano to spew out molten lava – making it one of the longest continuously active volcanoes known to man.

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Pampering in Hawaii: A Maui Spa Guide

by BrianBerusch January 2014 - last edited October

Pampering in Hawaii | A Maui Spa GuideMaui is a land not short on heart-pumping, adrenaline-fuelled excursions. And for every high… there’s the inevitable “come down” that you’ll need to face. Thankfully, The Valley Isle is replete with exquisite spas staffed by well-trained massage therapists, eager to return your aching muscles to their happy place. Take a look at our Maui spa guide for the best places for a spot of pampering in Hawaii.

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