Tag: Kauai

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach: The bed and seating area

Stay – A Review of the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

Overview: The Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 hotel located about a 15 minute drive the LIH – Lihue Airport and a 5 minute drive (depending on traffic) from the town of Kapaa. With 310 rooms and approximately 65% of them offering ocean views, it’s the 2nd Sheraton property on the…
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January 15, 2020 1
Setting at AMA in Hanalei

Kauai Island in Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink

Last updated: February 6, 2020 As we keep visiting Kauai, we will keep updating this list with a focus on small, local and unique businesses. When there is only one location of the place mentioned, if you click on its name, you will be taken to a Google Map where you can pin the location…
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January 8, 2020 1
Jason and Maxine at the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Big Island of Hawaii

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and points…
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January 3, 2020 3
Welcome amenity as part of the resort fee

Review: Koloa Landing Resort, Kauai (Hawaii)

We have stayed at the Koloa Landing Resort in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii twice in the last year and will provide an overview of the property and a review to help you decide if you want to stay here. Property Overview: The Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and the resort…
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August 7, 2018 3
Hanalei Beach

Guide: Best Beaches in Kauai

Known as the “Garden Isle”, Kauai is geologically the oldest Hawaiian island, Over the years, Kauai has become our favorite Hawaiian island to enjoy hiking and beaches due to how stunning the landscape is and how low-key it is compared to Oahu and Maui. Those who love the outdoors and nature will love visiting Kauai…
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June 17, 2018 2
Jason at the end of the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

Hiking the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

This is a round trip 6.1 mile (about 10 km) hike through the Koke’e State Park to the valley rim of Nualolo and Awa’awapuhi valleys. You start the hike at about 4,100 feet and descend down to about 2,500 feet, which means it’s all uphill on the way back. Most websites and reviews categorize this…
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August 31, 2017 4
Tamura's Poke Hawaii

Poke in Hawaii: Options for Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island

Last updated: January 6, 2020   Poke (poh-kay) is one of our favorite things to eat and it’s especially good in Hawaii.  While it’s usually served as an appetizer, you can make it part of a meal with sides, such as rice and seaweed salad (poke bowl). If you’re not familiar with poke, it’s a…
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July 26, 2017 1

Review: The Fresh Shave, Kauai, Hawaii

Last updated: January 7, 2020 The Fresh Shave started out as a food trailer that offers shaved ice in Kalaheo, Kauai but has since expanded to add a brick and mortar location in Waimea in a shared space with Porky’s and in Pheonix Arizona on the mainland. If you plan on visiting the vintage food…
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May 14, 2017 2
Cafe Turmeric Hanalei Kauai

Review: Cafe Turmeric, Hanalei, Kauai

Last updated: January 8, 2020 Cafe Turmeric is a food truck located in Hanalei; it is accessible by car or a short walk from the beach. It is located in a food truck court (if you can call it that) so if not everyone feels like Indian food, they can choose something else while you…
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April 23, 2017 2