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  • Where to Whale Watch in Hawaii

    Humpback whales are Hawaii's other visitors that show up every year. They stick around from December through May, making that the best time to go see them up close in all their glory.

    Posted by Leslie Lang on September 10, 2013 at 11:41:03 AM EDT in Outdoors
  • Undiscovered Kauai: An Insider's Guide to the West Side

    So you think you know Kauai? You've sunbathed on Poipu Beach and golfed in Princeville, sure. But have you ever explored the depths of Waimea Canyon? Welcome to the other side of the island.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on July 16, 2012 at 5:08:11 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • World's Best Islands for a Bohemian Escape

    Being bohemian in the big city is so passé. Search out "La Vie Bohème" island-style instead, where you can skip out on urban smog in favor of sunshine, and forgo the standard island mega-resorts for artsy, rustic digs. We've rounded up seven island destinations that will have you letting loose and reconnecting with the good life in no time.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on April 11, 2012 at 5:00:31 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Trip Ideas
  • Top 8 Destinations in Oscar-Nominated Films

    A really good film will take you places, sending you not just on an emotional or intellectual journey, but also transporting you to the film’s locale, thanks to its strong sense of place. From this year’s list of Academy Award-nominated films, travel takes a front-seat view, transporting you from the Hawaiian tropics to small-town Mississippi, and from exotic Bangkok to the old train stations of Paris and London. Read on for a roundup of some of this year's most transporting film locations.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on February 20, 2012 at 3:31:12 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Hawaii's 5 Best Clothing Boutiques

    Boutiques in Oahu, Kauai, and Maui are dedicating ample rack space to the best pieces from local designers. Whether searching for a strappy evening dress or a sleek swimsuit, we've got your shopping needs covered with a curated list of places to hit.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on December 26, 2011 at 1:15:35 PM EST in Trip Ideas, Shopping
  • Hot Hawaii Deals from $216 a Night

    If you’re ready to escape the chilly weather for warm sand, tropical cocktails, and stunning sunsets, we can help. As winter descends on the mainland, Fodor’s is turning its sights to warm-weather escapes, delivering dazzling weekly deals. Here are three of the Hawaii packages we like best.

    Posted by Matt Villano on November 18, 2011 at 9:42:27 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Enter The Descendants Hawaii Photo Contest

    We’re giving five lucky Fodorites the chance to win two tickets to see the film, copies of The Descendants book and Fodor’s Hawaii 2012, and more.

    Posted by Amy D on November 01, 2011 at 11:49:50 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, New at Fodor's, Photos
  • Find out why Kauai is called the "Healing Island."

    If you look at a globe, you’ll notice that, yes, Hawai‘i is in the middle of the ocean, and then you’ll realize that it’s also a connecting point between East and West. Over the centuries, as people have migrated, the islands have become a melting pot not only of cultures but of healing practices as well.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 19, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Viking Helgi, vikingingvar, Viking Ingvar
  • Hawaii: While exploring Kauai, plan for a lot of stops on the road

    Try to take advantage of the many roadside scenic overlooks and pull over to take in the constantly changing view. Don't try to pack too much into one day.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 02, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Finger Lakes, foodandwine
  • 5 Best Beaches on Kauai

    With over 50 miles of sandy shores—more than any other Hawaiian island—Kaua‘i is a beach bum’s dream. It’s easy to give in to "Hawai‘i time" and spend your trip relaxing on the sand. Here are some of our top places to park your beach towel.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 30, 2010 at 9:48:13 AM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: vail, Food and Wine
  • Exploring Kaua'i: 5 Reasons to Get Off the Beach

    With over 50 miles of sandy shores—more than any other Hawaiian island—Kaua'i is a beach bum's dream. It's easy to give in to "Hawai'i time" and spend your trip relaxing at spots like Hanalei Bay (pictured) on the North Shore. But you'll miss out on some of Kaua'i's most exciting activities if you're parked on the sand the whole time. Here are five ways to get off your beach towel and experience some of the island's top adventures.

    Posted by Jess Moss on February 17, 2010 at 5:50:53 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Zimbabwe, Wilmington, denver
  • Hawaii Island Hopping: How to Visit Two Islands in One Trip

    Should you try to fit another island into your trip or stay put? Tough call. Although none of the islands are more than thirty minutes away from another by air, security hassles, transport, and check-in all swallow up precious vacation hours. If you've got less than a week, you might want to stay put. But if you're considering a longer stay in Hawaii—and we hope you are—here are some ideas for ways to expand your trip.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 26, 2010 at 1:41:45 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: France, egypt, Denver
  • Hawaii's Top 10 Outdoor Experiences

    Hawaii is heaven for travelers who never stop exploring. Here are our favorite places to surf, hike, and everything in between.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 16, 2009 at 1:02:35 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors