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by Cate Lincoln

Kauai

Things to Do in Hanalei, Kauai North Shore

Things to Do in Hanalei, Kauai North Shore

The north shore of Kauai is probably the dreamiest place in the Hawaiian Islands. Lush and tropical, this is the stuff your Jurassic Park dreams are made of. It’s less developed than the more tourist-centric south shore of Kauai and has more of a local feel giving...

15 Things to Do on Kauai

15 Things to Do on Kauai

What are the best things to do in Kauai? Planning a trip to Kauai? You’re going to love it! It’s one of the most beautiful Hawaiian Islands, well known for its lush, green mountains. Remember Jurassic Park? Well, that’s Kauai. With so much natural beauty (beaches!...

Best Kauai Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY

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

Finding the perfect vacation rental on Kauai is a huge job, especially since legislation has limited the options in residential areas. If you’re looking for alternate accommodations (not a hotel or a resort), I tend to recommend condos over apartments and houses...

Where to Stay in Kauai

Where to Stay in Kauai

If you’re planning a vacation to Kauai then you’re one lucky dog! It’s one of my favorite Hawaiian islands and probably the prettiest one at that. If you’re very far into the planning process, you’ve probably realized that picking the right place to stay is likely the...

Napali Coast Boat Tours Kauai

Napali Coast Boat Tours Kauai

If you’re going to Kauai, you likely know that the #1 thing to do there is see the Napali Coast. If you’re done any research at all, you probably know that it's not just something you can drive up and see. Kauai’s Napali Coast is so isolated and rugged that it can...

Kauai Helicopter Tours: Which is the Best One?

Kauai Helicopter Tours: Which is the Best One?

Kauai was pretty much made to be seen from the air. Only 20% of the island is developed which means that most visitors only see a tiny fraction of its splendors. And boy does it have splendors. I personally think that Kauai is the most beautiful of the Hawaiian...

Maui vs. Kauai: Which Island Is Better?

Maui vs. Kauai: Which Island Is Better?

If there’s one question I get asked more often than any other, it's definitely "which Hawaiian Island is best?" I’ve done a pretty extensive blog post on that topic here, but I still get a lot of variations on this question. After reading up on the different Hawaiian...

The Best Kauai Itinerary

The Best Kauai Itinerary

So you’ve got your airfare booked, hotel picked out, and rental car reserved. You’re all ready right? Not so fast. While it has glorious beaches, most people don’t go to Kauai just to lie on the beach and work on their tan. I mean, it’s too far and too expensive to...

10 Best Kauai Beaches

10 Best Kauai Beaches

Most people come to Kauai for sunshine and beaches…and these beaches sure don’t disappoint! Kauai’s beaches have some of the most gorgeous backdrops you’ll find anywhere in the world. A word about Kauai’s beaches though…surprisingly, many of Kauai’s beaches aren’t...

How to See the Napali Coast

How to See the Napali Coast

I think Kauai is the prettiest of the Hawaiian Islands…it’s so lush and green and it has some of the most dramatic landscapes I’ve seen anywhere. If you’re looking to see the best of Kauai, that’s definitely the Napali Coast. The Napali Coast’s rugged green cliffs are...

Hiking the Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast Hike

Hiking the Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast Hike

If there’s a holy grail of all hikes in Hawaii, it’s got to be the Kalalau Trail on Kauai. This 11-mile trek takes hikers into the heart of the Napali Coast, which is only seen by boat, by air, or on this hike. The trail starts at Ke’e Beach and ends at Kalalau Beach...

Smith Family Luau & Fern Grotto Review, Kauai

Smith Family Luau & Fern Grotto Review, Kauai

If there’s one iconic thing to do in Hawaii, it’s got to be going to a luau right? Would you believe I’ve only ever been to one luau before and it was back before my blogging days so I figured my latest trip to Kauai was high time for another one! Smith Family Luau...

Best Food on Kauai: 21 Must Try Restaurants

Best Food on Kauai: 21 Must Try Restaurants

If you’re like me, eating is a big part of any vacation but instead of stumbling blindly into a restaurant and hoping it’s good, I like to do a little research before hand to make sure I’m hitting the best spots. I’ve done a LOT of research, tried a lot of places, and...

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

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

Kauai is the perfect island if you're looking for a laid back vacation with plenty of gorgeous backdrops. Looking for the best Kauai travel tips? Here's what to know before traveling to Kauai: This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little...