By Everett Potter There are islands, and then there’s the Hawaiian island of Maui, which is pretty close to my definition of island paradise. You can thank its balmy climate and warm ocean temps, sightings of sea turtles and migrating whales, as well as the island’s legendary laid back lifestyle.
Story by Jules Older, photos by Effin Older Face it — you go to Hawaii for sun and sand. You don’t go to Hawaii for clouds and rain. But. All those swaying palms and impossibly green tropical plants didn’t grow in a desert. Sometimes it rains, even in paradise. No
By Bobbie Leigh You don’t need to travel 5,000 miles to experience tropical Hawaii. All it takes is a snap 20 minute ride on Metro North from Grand Central Station to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i is the Garden’s enthralling new exhibition of the flora
By Neil Wolkodoff Maui and Oahu have a pretty fast pace, akin to Los Angeles dropped in Hawaii. Go to Hilo on the Big Island, and the pace is much more like Hawaii of 50 years ago. This doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do, or restaurants or artists or
By Everett Potter Photos courtesy Exotic Estates Maui is the grand prize of American travel, an island of extraordinary beauty with arguably the greatest collection of sandy beaches in the country. Expensive? You bet. But Maui is also saddled with many misconceptions. Here are five myths about the most
Story by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. Ask any ten sophisticated travelers where they go in Hawaii, and here’s what they’ll answer: Four will stay on The Garden Isle, Kauai. Three will fly to The Big Island, Hawaii. Of the remaining three, one will be on Maui, one on
By Neil Wolkodoff The Big Island of Hawaii presents a diversity of travel and recreational opportunities on essentially the largest mountain in the world. The Big Island has sand, lava fields, vegetation, two primary volcanic mountains and even rain forests. Your mix of activities should be proximity driven. No real
On the outskirts of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano is a chilled (and at night, chilly) town of around 2500 people. Most travelers zip by here to spend a day in the park before heading back to their resort in Kona, Kohala, or Hilo. But if you spend at least