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

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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…

“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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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“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

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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

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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…