Category: Pacific

Niihau: Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island”

Every year, millions of people visit the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. Some visitors even make it to Lanai and Molokai.However, there’s another island in the chain that has always fascinated me, and that is the island of Ni’ihau. It is known by many as the “forbidden island” due to the fact that it is privately owned and not open to the public.

A day of relaxation (Kauai, 2010)

Today was a wonderful, mellow day. We headed down to Poipu Beach for a little bit of rest and relaxation. After finding ourselves a nice, sunny, sandy place on the beach to plop down, we took a quick dip in the beautiful, mild waters of the South shore. 2 sea turtles were swimming near the shore, so we took some time to watch them for a little while as they ate the kelp that grew near shore.

Luau Kalamaku (Kauai, 2010)

Luau Kalamaku was my first luau, and it was a lot of fun! I was a bit hesitant at first because I’m not into really cheesy touristy stuff, but I do love hula and fire dancing and I have been dying to try some poi. Plus, there’s not much to do in the evening in Kauai so we thought it would be a fun thing to do one night. This luau is held at the Kilohana Sugar Plantation. When we arrived, we got lei’d (he he) and walked around and checked out some cool booths with the work of local artists. I got a hand carved turtle necklace straight from the artist, and Norwood got a cool spiral necklace from the same guy.