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 theContinue reading “Stay – A Review of the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort”

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 locationContinue reading “Kauai Island in Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink”

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 pointsContinue reading “We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap”

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 resortContinue reading “Review: Koloa Landing Resort, Kauai (Hawaii)”

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 KauaiContinue reading “Guide: Best Beaches in 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 thisContinue reading “Hiking the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai”

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

Last updated: May 12, 2022 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 typeContinue reading “Poke in Hawaii: Options for Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island”

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 foodContinue reading “Review: The Fresh Shave, Kauai, Hawaii”

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 youContinue reading “Review: Cafe Turmeric, Hanalei, Kauai”