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Recent Press & Hawaiʻi Ecotourism Association Certification for Kauaʻi Hiking Tours!

Mention in “Escape to Hawaiʻi” article (Islands Magazine) Islands Magazine – “blurb” & photo  Expedia Local Expert® Hawaii Activity Guides “Dispatches” – “Kauaʻi: The 10 Very Best Activities” List Condos in Kauaʻi Travel Blog Post Hawaiʻi Ecotourism Association Certification – Sustainable Tour Operator Last, but certainly not least, weʻve become one of only 3 Kauaʻi…

Kauaʻi Hiking Tours YouTube Videos!

Click here the check out Kauaʻi Hiking Tours latest YouTube video put together by KHT guide Andrew Denny, with original music by Kauaʻiʻiki: Nā Pali Coast Cliff Top Hike Summer 2016

“Land of Pō” – recounting Hawaiian Legend

Synopsis: This video was shot several years ago while hiking with friends on Kauaʻi. We are on a ridge above the Nāpali Coast with a good view of the island on Niʻihau. The view reminded me of a Hawaiian Legend which makes mention of a mystical land located at the bottom of the sea, between…

Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government

Nāmāhoe, a Kauaʻi based waʻa (voyaging canoe), is blessed on Kalapaki Bay, Kauaʻi – September 11th, 2016  BREAKING NEWS FROM NPR: Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government September 23, 20165:59 PM ET MERRIT KENNEDYThe U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government,…

Hanapēpē Plant & Seed Exchange Starts Now!

Andrew Denny, Guide & Guest Relations Manager for Kaua’i Hiking Tours, is hosting a Hanapēpē Plant & Seed Exchange in Old Hanapēpē Town today. Approximately 90% of the food eaten on Kaua’i is shipped in from off island. Please make it out to support this fun community event that is helping to make Kaua’i more food independent! Click the…

Birthing of Namahoe – launch tomorrow @ Kalapaki Bay, Lihue!

Currently on Kaua’i? Make plans to witness this historic cultural event tomorrow, September 11th, in Lihue: Birthing of Namahoe (click link to read article). “After more than 20 years of construction, Namahoe, Kauai’s sailing canoe, will be born on Sept. 11, with a schedule of day-long activities and entertainment from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the walkway fronting the…

Recent Media Attention for Kaua’i Hiking Tours!

“Kaua’i: What’s Blooming On The Garden Isle” Kauai Visitors Bureau took a press trip to Washington DC & NYC where they met with representatives of the nation’s top publications, including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, The Washington Post, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides and USA Today. At the meetings they presented information…

How To Dress For Success On Your Next Hike

Dress for success 101: Layering & The 3 W’s The Hawaiian Islands boast 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones! Weather patterns are localized and quickly changing. The system of dressing described below, known as “layering”, will help keep you safe and comfortable on your next hike. The core principles of layering apply to activities…

HOW TO MASTER OUTDOOR LAYERS

Overview ​Packing for any outdoor activity, whether it’s a grueling hike, mountain bike ride, or just hanging out around camp, isn’t rocket science. We all know the drill: Be prepared for rain, bring an extra pair of socks and don’t sweat through layers. But as new technologies emerge and old items wear out, our packing…

Tea from Nature = Simple Joy

Mamaki tea, deep from the heart of Kaua’i! Revered and treasured as a sacred plant, Hawaiian’s used mamaki for generations to aid in overall health and well-being. Look for these non-Hawaiian varieties in your backyard: The value of a warm beverage in a survival scenario is nothing to laugh at. What could be dismissed as…

27 Survival Uses For Dental Floss

1. Make a Lean-To – Use floss to make a lean-to with a tarp or blanket. Just thread the floss through the holes of the tarp or the corners of the emergency blanket. 2. As Lashings – If you need a larger shelter, use your dental floss to lash branches together so you can build one. If you already have a shelter, use floss to make it a little sturdier. 3. Make an Alarm – Tie a few tin or aluminum cans and lids to a length of the floss and string it across the perimeter of your camp or outside your home. Because the floss is difficult to see, intruders will sound your hobo alarm. 4. Make a Tripwire – String the floss nice and tight around some trees. Anybody who comes traipsing into your area is going to fall on their face…

Doctors Tell Us How Hiking Can Change Our Brains

Doctors Tell Us How Hiking Can Change Our Brains (Republished from www.LifeHack.Org, click HERE for a link to the article in it’s entirety)​“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves,” wrote John Muir…