The Magic of the Hawaiian Islands

Here are some Hawaii Island Secrets….

Hawaii is a magical, wonderful place.

There are many different sensory experiences on the Hawaiian Islands. First there are the Islands themselves. Each one has a special aura. Each Island is a special places. Each one is magic.

Maui is a land of valleys and mountains. Haleakala is a very special place.
It is named the House of the Sun for good reason. Hiking into Haleakala
crater takes you to one of the most interesting places on the planet.

Kauai is lush and green. This piece of paradise has wonderful sights and sounds. It boasts Waimea Canyon, with views and incredible hiking trails. Kauai is the oldest of the Islands. Kauai also boasts having the wettest place on the planet, Mount Waialeale. Rain falls every day of the year.

The Big Island has created some of the newest land on earth. Lava has been spewing out of Kilauea Volcano continuosly for almost 30 years. And there is no sign of letting up.
Contrast the fiery heat of the crater with Mauna Kea, a mountain where you will find snow.
You could actually witness a lava flow and a snow storm on the same day.

Molokai is known as the Friendly Isle. Small in contrast to the others, but still
possessing special places. There are hikes here which are like no other in all of Hawaii. Molokai is also home of Kalaupapa, the settlement of Hanson’s patients who were ministered by the revered Father Damien.

Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach

Lanai was at one time full of pineapple. The days of intense agriculture are over,
however, Lanai is a world class resort. And is a special place. A little known fact is this: Bill Gates rented nearly the entire Island for his wedding.

Oahu, known as “the gathering place” is home of Honolulu and Waikiki.
There are countles special places to be found on Oahu. These include Pearl Harbor as
well as the famed North Shore. The North Shore boasts some of the best surfing on the planet and is known as the Surfing Capital of the World.

And if that were not enough, there are incredible beaches on each of the Islands. Each Island has it’s
own special ocean retreats. There are countless places to greet the blue, blue Pacific, here on the Islands.

Know this: every beach in Hawaii is public. There are no private beaches. There are many different ways to access the beaches in Hawaii. But again, you need to know where to look and how to find them.

Hawaii has become a melting pot of many different cultures. Each one leaving there own influence. Each one leaving their own special gift to the Island culture. And with these cultures have come different tastes.

The food in Hawaii is simply outstanding.

These are some of the Secrets of Hawaii we wanted to share with you.

You will discover hidden gems here. You will be amazed and in awe. And your life will be
touched by these Hawaii Secrets. So visit Hawaii yourself and discover some of these
secrets on your own.

You will not be disappointed.


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Hawaii Farmer’s Market on Oahu

There are a number of Farmer’s Markets operating on Oahu.

You just need to know where to look. A very enjoyable one on Oahu is the one held at Ward Warehouse on Saturday Morning. This is fairly easy to get to. There are busses that will take you right to the market. This is also a short distance from Ala Moana Shopping Center. You can easily walk from there.

This particular Farmer’s Market was in fact located at Ala Moana Shopping Center. The support of the local community was evident with the large crowds who attended. Due to all of the construction going on at the shopping center, the weekly market was forced to move down the street to Ward Center.

We were there on the last day at Ala Moana, and it was kind of sad until we realized that the food event had secured a new location!

The new location at Ward Center is a pleasant one. There is ample parking and a very festive atmosphere.

You will find a large array of various locally grown produce. As a matter of fact all of the produce sold at this market, must be locally grown. You will not be disappointed with the wide variety of fruits an vegetables that are available. From bananas to papaya, guava, limes from tomatoes to mushrooms, onions, star fruit, the exotic dragon fruit as well as eggplants and a mixture of different farm fresh sprouts. Of course don’t forget the fresh pineapple and fruit smoothie drinks that are also available.

There is also a nice selection of prepared food. you can find a wide assortment of vegetarian fare, freshly baked breads, rolls and seafood.

Here’s a video we created on a recent visit:

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Oahu Farmers Market at KCC

One of the best best kept secrets on Oahu is the Farmer’s Market at Kapio’lani Community College.

This event is held every Saturday from 7:30 to 11:00 AM. So you better get there early!

This Farmer’s Market on Oahu, has a festival atmosphere. The food is extraordinary. You can find all types of gourmet delights. These are specially made to delight all of your senses and tastes. We are talking food that speaks to you. Food that will delight you. Food that will ask you to get up and dance… OK so I’m exaggerating a bit. But in reality you will find all types of food that is wonderful.

You will find all types of amazing food from Sweet Potato to Pizza, from Soul Food to other ethnic types of food. There is breakfast food, a noodle bar and even several homemade lemonade stands.

I made a video of the festivities here:

Of course you will find all manner of farm fresh Hawaiian produce. Almost everything you will find here is grown locally. There are mangoes, papaya, pineapple and other fresh fruit. Of course you will find many exotic flowers.

But for me the biggest spectacle at this event is the crowd. You will find all types of people from very local folks to tourists just out for a stroll. There is much aloha and joy here. This is an event you really want to make sure you check out.

Here is another video I created:

So if you have some time on your hands early Saturday morning, you definitely want to go down and check out the KCC Farmer’s Market. The event is non-profit and sponsoered by the Hawaii Farm Bureau

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Galapagos Tortoise from Honolulu Zoo

Here is a slide show video of one of our favorite aninmals at the Honolulu Zoo, the Galapagos Tortoise.

From Wikipedia comes the following:

The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft). With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates. A captive individual lived at least 170 years.


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Hawaii Hiking Tips and A Maui Hike

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are hiking in Hawaii. First, know where you are going. Get a map or talk to someone who knows the trail you will be taking.

Look for trails that are well marked and accessible. A charged cell phone and a small emergency kit, with band-aids, antiseptic and insect repellant is essential. The cell phone will come in handy in an emergency.

Here is a huge hiking tip: stay on the trail. This is essential advice. Never leave the trail. Do not wander off into the brush. Walking off the trail in Hawaii, even for a short distance, can be very dangerous. Even deadly. You need to stay on the trail at all times.

Wear a hat and put on plenty of sunscreen. You need to be careful of the Hawaiian sun. Make sure you protect your skin with a good sunscreen. And always, wear a hat.

Another important tip is to make sure you have brought enough water for your hike. Water is essential for all Hawaiian hikes. Hiking in even the most pleasant weather, can be strenuous. You want to make sure you are hydrated and have enough water with you. When in doubt make sure you bring an extra bottle of water.

 You also want to make sure you have the correct clothing. When it comes to hiking gear, one of the most important pieces of gear that you will come across are hiking boots or hiking shoes. Hiking shoes are not only comfortable, as they are designed for hiking trail terrain, but they can also be used as a safety tool. With strong support for your feet and your ankles, hiking shoes and boots can help reduce your risk of injury in the event of a slip or a small fall.

A hiking stick is another piece of hiking gear that you may want to think about buying or brining along with you. Hiking sticks can be purchased from sport stores, but hiking sticks can also be found by scavenging through your backyard. Hiking sticks are not only nice because they look neat, but they can also help you keep your balance.

 Make sure you have packed rain gear for your next hiking adventure. Remember that it can rain in Hawaii without notice. It is always best to be prepared. Bringing rain gear such as a poncho will make you ready for any wet situation.

And remember to make sure you let someone know you where will be hiking. This is an important step you can take to ensure you can be found if you get into trouble on your hike.

Here is a great hike in Maui.


Here is a great guide Hiking the Hawaiian Islands: A Guide to 72 of the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

Frommer’s Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii

 Happy Trails,

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Hiking Advice in Hawaii, Stay on the Trail

If you are hiking in Hawaii, here is some advice.

One of the easiest ways that you can go about finding a great hiking trail to hike is by asking those that you know for recommendations.  Asking those that you know for recommendations is nice and easy because it limits the amount of research that you have to do yourself.  If you know of anyone, like a friend, family member, neighbor, or coworker, who enjoys hiking, you may want to see if they can recommend any good hiking trails to you.  You will want to try and find hiking trails that are well maintained, cheap to hike, as well safe.

Another way that you can go about finding a great hiking trail to hike is by contacting any of your local hiking trails or hiking parks.  If you are looking to hike locally, you should be able to find the contact information of local hiking trials or hiking parks by using your local phone book. By contacting some of your local hiking parks or hiking trails, you may be able to get information on the trials in question.  In addition to getting information over the phone, you may also be able to request that you have a few brochures, like maps, mailed to your home.  If you live close enough to the hiking trail or park that you would like more information on, you may want to think about stopping by to get the same information in person.

Here is an incredible video of a Hawaii hike.

This is raw footage from Hawaii News Now.

Hiking in Hawaii can be wonderful and magical.

There are countless scenes, vistas and views. You can be one with nature. You will experience things you have never seen.

But you need to take care and be safe. You need to remember this one very


Watch this incredible video of some hikers who did not take that advice.

This is an amazing video!

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Kaka’ako Makai Marketplace, A Honolulu Gem

Kaka‘ako Makai Community Cultural Marketplace
Ka Aha‘aina O Kaka‘ako
A Grand Opening and Gathering at Kaka‘ako

Featuring Hawai‘i foods, crafters, artisans, performers, and community;
including a special fundraiser for Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Bring your appetite



Welcome to Kaka’ako Makai Marketplace
A Community Cultural Experience

Hele mai, ho’ole ‘ale ‘a, e hele mai’ai, k?’ai hele, kipa hou mai
Come, have fun, come eat, shop, come visit again

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Hawaii Clean Energy Secrets

This video is about the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative was created by Jeff  BennetJeff explains:

"It didn’t cost the taxpayers anything. I developed? this video myself and haven’t charged anyone for it."


The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is setting a pathway to transform Hawaii into a model for energy independence and sustainability. This animated infographic video explanation covers the main points of the initiative.

Thanks for this great video, Jeff. this is one of the real secrets about Hawaii’s energy…

 Kepp up the good work, Jeff. This is video is a testament to some of the positive things being done in the state of Hawaii. We certainly have a ways to go, however this is a good start.




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Here is a wonderful video of a sunrise in Hawaii.

Here is a wonderful video of a sunrise in Hawaii.

If you are on a Hawaii vacation this is well worth the effort

There are two perfect times on the Islands…. Sunrise and Sunset.

The colors are stunning. Many pastels wash over the landscape with the beginning of the day.

Things just smell different. And it seems different. It reall is the crack between the world of night and the world of light.

This video is a stunning look at the earliest ligh in Hawaii.


 Mahalo nui loa….

This is one of the real secrets about Hawaii that happens everyday. Get up and enjoy a sunrise. Your life may never be the same.

Experience, Aloha.

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Hiking Diamond Head With Hawaii Secret Dot Com

Diamond Head is one of the best secrets about Hawaii. This hike is located very close to Waikiki. It is easy to get to by bus or car.

 While the hike is fairly easy, be advised that anytime you are hiking in Hawaii, preparation is the key.

Even easy hikes like Diamond Head. Make sure you:

  •  bring sunscreen
  • have a hat bring water and
  • most importantly wear comfortable shoes.
  • bring a camera to take shots for the top.

The hardest part of this hike is the 100 stairs you will climb when you are almost at the top.

You will pass through two small tunnles and then climd a circular staircase.

Then you are almost at the summit. Diamond Head was named by British Sailors who thought the slopes of this volcano was made of diamonds. They were sadly mistaken.

Join us as we take a hike to the top of Diamond Head.



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2009 Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival

The Hawaii Fisihng and Seafood Festival is a great activity for the entire family.

Held on Pier 38 at the Fishing Village, the festival offers something for everyone. This is a fishing festival and the only celebration that is honors the enitre fishing industry. There were games, music, displays, great food and a lot of fishing supplies. This was truly a family oriented celebration.

The crowds were large yet very orderly.

The food was incredible.

I can’t wait to go back next year.

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Lion Dance, Chinese New Year, Honolulu, Hawaii

The celebration in Chinatown is a wonderful event.

Many different sights, sounds and tastes. It is wild in the streets in for a Chinese New Year clebration. Fireworks, food and fun. The sounds are loud. Very loud.

You could call it controlled chaos.

The parade offers countless lion dances as well as dragon dances. It is customery to feed the lion money so good luck will follow you the entire year.

So feed the lion, and you to will experience the blessing of luck and prosperity the entire year.

Taste some of Hawaii right here:

Remember: feed the lions,

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