A Tropical Travel Blog
by Cate Lincoln

Hawaii

Sunrise at Haleakala 

Sunrise at Haleakala 

If there’s a “don’t miss” experience on Maui, it has got to be watching the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala. Haleakala (meaning "House of clouds") is Maui's dormant volcano and it’s one of the most unique National Parks in the US. The summit has an elevation of...

How Much Does the Average Trip to Hawaii Cost?

How Much Does the Average Trip to Hawaii Cost?

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. How much does the...

Hawaii on a Budget: Money Saving Tips!

Hawaii on a Budget: Money Saving Tips!

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If you’re tossing around...

Best Snorkeling in Maui (+ Where to Find Sea Turtles)

Best Snorkeling in Maui (+ Where to Find Sea Turtles)

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. When planning a trip to...

15 Things to Do on Kauai

15 Things to Do on Kauai

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. What are the best things...

15 Things to Do in Maui

15 Things to Do in Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. What are the best things...

Best Reef Safe Sunscreen for Hawaii

Best Reef Safe Sunscreen for Hawaii

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Reef safe, reef...

Hawaii Packing List: 26 Things You Don’t Want to Forget!

Hawaii Packing List: 26 Things You Don’t Want to Forget!

This post may contain some affiliate links. This means I may make a little money on anything you choose to purchase, but as always I only share my absolute favorite things with you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If you’re anything...

25 Things to Do in Hilo, Hawaii

25 Things to Do in Hilo, Hawaii

  This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Most visitors to the...

25 Things to Do in Kona, Hawaii

25 Things to Do in Kona, Hawaii

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. They don’t call it the...

31 Things to do in Waikiki & Honolulu

31 Things to do in Waikiki & Honolulu

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Waikiki is the hub of...

15 Things to Do on the Big Island

15 Things to Do on the Big Island

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. The Best Things to Do on...

15 Things to Do in Oahu

15 Things to Do in Oahu

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. What are the best things...

Maui Pineapple Tour!

Maui Pineapple Tour!

If there’s one thing you think of when you think of Hawaii…it just might be pineapple. Surprisingly, pineapple isn’t native to Hawaii. It wasn’t originally introduced by Dole, but when Dole opened his first pineapple plantation on Oahu and established the Hawaiian...

Whale Watching in Hawaii

Whale Watching in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for a lot of things: beaches, waterfalls, rainbows, lush green mountains, but my favorite thing to see in Hawaii are…WHALES! Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii from Alaska every winter to mate and give birth in the warm waters. And spotting them (either...

Grand Wailea Luau Review, Maui

Grand Wailea Luau Review, Maui

If there’s one question I get more than others, it’s which luau I recommend on each island. I’ve developed pretty good criteria (based on what I like personally), and can usually form a pretty good opinion before I’ve even been, but there’s nothing like experiencing...

Best Kauai Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY

Best Kauai Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY <$100/NIGHT!)

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Finding the perfect...

Hawaii Travel Guide

Hawaii Travel Guide

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Aloha and welcome to...

Best Big Island Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY

Best Big Island Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY <$100/NIGHT!)

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Finding the perfect...

Ultimate Guide to Kihei, Maui

Ultimate Guide to Kihei, Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. A good many of visitors...

Best Oahu Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY

Best Oahu Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY <$100/NIGHT!)

Save This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Finding just the...

Where to Stay on the Big Island, Hawaii

Where to Stay on the Big Island, Hawaii

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If you’re planning a...

Where to Stay in Kauai

Where to Stay in Kauai

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If you’re planning a...

Where to Stay in Oahu: Waikiki or Not?

Where to Stay in Oahu: Waikiki or Not?

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Oahu is Hawaii’s most...

Best Maui Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY

Best Maui Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY <$100/NIGHT!)

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Trying to find the...

Where to Stay in Maui

Where to Stay in Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If you’re planning a...

5 Day Trips from Maui

5 Day Trips from Maui

If you’re planning a trip to Maui (maybe you've already been before and this is a repeat trip?), you’re likely looking forward to plenty of time beach bumming and doing your favorite things, but just in case you’re looking for even MORE things to do and fun to be had,...

Maui Travel Tips: What to Know Before Traveling to Maui?

Maui Travel Tips: What to Know Before Traveling to Maui?

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Looking for some amazing...

Molokai: The Most Hawaiian Island

Molokai: The Most Hawaiian Island

This trip to Molokai was sponsored by Maui Nui (the tourism board for Maui County), which means all of my expenses were paid for and the itinerary was organized for me. As always, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that...

Things to Do in Paia & Haiku, Maui

Things to Do in Paia & Haiku, Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Home to big wave,...

Four Seasons Maui Review

Four Seasons Maui Review

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. On my latest trip to...

Snorkeling Molokini Crater, Maui

Snorkeling Molokini Crater, Maui

I received two complimentary tour spots on the Sunrise Deluxe Snorkel after reaching out to Kai Kanani regarding media coverage. I had previously sailed with Kai Kanani (in my pre-blog days) and have recommended them to my readers since the beginning of my blog so as...

Guide to Upcountry Maui

Guide to Upcountry Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Are you planning a trip...

Driving the Road to Hana, Maui

Driving the Road to Hana, Maui

UPDATE: For real time coverage of my latest road to Hana trip with geotags, videos, and pictures of food truck menus, watch the "Road to Hana" highlight on my Instagram account (@hula.land). Maui’s Road to Hana is one of the most famous (or infamous) drives in the...

Napali Coast Boat Tours Kauai

Napali Coast Boat Tours Kauai

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If you’re going to...

Kauai Helicopter Tours: Which is the Best One?

Kauai Helicopter Tours: Which is the Best One?

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Kauai was pretty much...

Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride: The Best Tours

Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride: The Best Tours

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. One of the most popular...

5 Best Spas on Oahu

5 Best Spas on Oahu

Hawaii is home to some of the world’s best spas and resorts and while Oahu doesn’t do luxury and relaxing experiences quite as well as some of the other islands (mainly Maui), there are still quite a few noteworthy spas on the island. Whether you’re looking for a...

Top 20 Adventure Activities on Maui

Top 20 Adventure Activities on Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. If sitting on the beach...

15 Things to Do on a Maui Honeymoon

15 Things to Do on a Maui Honeymoon

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Hawaii is one of the top...

16 Best Maui Breakfast Spots

16 Best Maui Breakfast Spots

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and with the time difference in Hawaii, I ALWAYS find myself ready for a big breakfast early in the morning. Here are some of my favorite Maui breakfast spots, divided up by each part of the island. Also check out my post on...

11 Best Fine Dining Restaurants on Maui

11 Best Fine Dining Restaurants on Maui

If you’re anything like me, your vacations may occasionally (alright, often) revolve around food. There’s nothing wrong with planning your days around meals right? Right?? Anyways, if you’re going to be on Maui, you've got to squeeze in at least a couple of nice...

Best Food in Maui: 23 Local Restaurants

Best Food in Maui: 23 Local Restaurants

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Are you heading to Maui...

The Best Maui Itinerary

The Best Maui Itinerary

You probably think that after you book your flights, your accommodations, and your rental car, you’ve got it made in the shade, right? Not so fast. Surprisingly, many people find laying out a daily itinerary for their trip the trickiest part! While Maui has some of...

Ultimate Guide to Ka’anapali, Maui

Ultimate Guide to Ka’anapali, Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Ka’anapali is a resort...

Ultimate Guide to Wailea, Maui

Ultimate Guide to Wailea, Maui

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Of all the amazing...

Mama’s Fish House: Is It Worth It?

Mama’s Fish House: Is It Worth It?

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. When asked for my list...

Guide to Ko Olina Oahu, Hawaii

Guide to Ko Olina Oahu, Hawaii

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Ko Olina is an...

Old Lahaina Luau Review, Maui

Old Lahaina Luau Review, Maui

If you’re looking for the best luau in Hawaii, you can stop looking. This is it. Maybe a bold statement, but I’ve been to a lot of luaus in Hawaii and I know when I’m impressed. And I’m impressed. Before attending this luau, I’d long heard that it was the best on...

Do You Need a Rental Car in Hawaii?

Do You Need a Rental Car in Hawaii?

This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Do I need to rent a car...