Kauai Dining | Explore Local Food Truck Options

local restaurants on wheels on kauai photo by joe sylvester

Cruising around Kauai Hawaii, you will no doubt come across some unusual restaurants that are known locally as Hawaiian lunch wagons. Mini eateries that serve delicious meals from hot and savory Thai food creations to Mexican burritos. The food is as varied as the locales their cuisine originate from, but one thing remains constant. These restaurants are on wheels, and at the end of the day they pack up and head home. These uniquely Hawaiian restaurants date back to the sugar era when the kitchen came to the worker. Plantation factory workers would line up at the start of their 30 minute lunch break and purchase … [Read more...]

Best Things To Do On Kauai | All Aboard The Sugarcane Train

Ride the sugar train it is the best thing to do

If you are visiting the Garden Isle on the second Thursday of each month, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the best things to do on Kauai. Riding the last of Hawaii's sugarcane trains. Some of which are more than one hundred years old, the four narrow gauge locomotives were responsible for hauling millions of tons of sugarcane to the sugar mills for nearly 50 years. They are in remarkable condition which attests to the quality of their manufacture, and the hours of work by Hawaii railroad buffs to keep them running. A debt of gratitude and acknowledgement to her foresight must go to the late Ms. … [Read more...]

Things To Do On Kauai | October – November

Looking for the Best Travel Deal to Kauai ?

What Is There To Do On Kauai? Here is the answer to that age old question. We have included year round happenings along with the annual cultural events and charity events that have become important to us local residents. We have included phone numbers so that you can call the event organizers for the exact date. As always if we can be of assistance we will be glad to assist. It is an opportunity to rub shoulders with the residents and help serve a great charitable cause. GARDEN ISLAND ARTISAN FAIRE Over 40 Artisans from Kaua'i showcase an array of handcrafted products from Kaua'i and Polynesia. Hawaiian music … [Read more...]

Hike Kauai | Honeymoon Ideas In Hawaii

Best places in Hawaii for a honeymoon

Hiking in Kauai is one of the best things to do of all the great activities that are available to the visitor here on the island. If you are here on a romantic honeymoon or simply a Hawaiian getaway you will be seeing the best of Kauai. Experiencing the road less traveled, the aura, romance, and mystique of hidden Kauai still energizes us even after 30 years. Somehow the air is different, the manner in which the light filters through the ancient Kukui trees, playing off giant vines entangled in its canopy hundreds of feet above the trail. It reminds me of a cathedral that could only be created by mother nature, … [Read more...]

Coconut Festival | What To Do In Kauai

Kauai events like the coconut festival are what to do on kauai

This past weekend marked the 15th anniversary of one of the great things to do in Kauai Hawaii. The Coconut Festival is held each year in the charming town of Kapa'a to celebrate all things coconut. Hosted by the Kapa'a business community it has become the premier Fall happening on the Kauai festival calendar. This two day event highlights one of the most important plant species in the world that touches almost everyone's life on the planet. Started by the effervescent Bob Bartolo, a long time member and director of the Kapa'a Business Association in 1996 as a way to promote the importance of Kauai's coconut coast … [Read more...]

Kauai Dining | Papalani Gelato

Papalani Gelato is what to do in kauai

It has been my idea that writing on everything Kauai Hawaii would offer our readers a guide, albeit from my perspective, about our island, and hopefully assist them in making intelligent choices to find the best things to do in Kauai. One of the highlights of this 'task' is to detail local eateries close to our Kauai vacation rentals. It's one of the best jobs in the world, and my wife, who is quite supportive, is ready to eat as long as someone else will prepare. I tend to seek out places that are family businesses, I see the owners laying it on the front line everyday. Starting with an idea, nurturing it as it … [Read more...]

Romantic Ideas | What To Do In Kauai

Our romantic vacation to do list offers great ideas while in Kauai Hawaii

Planning a romantic getaway to Kauai for just the two of you? Gotta escape the office, or that demanding boss but it just seems so overwhelming? We're here to help. Don't lose your momentum, this can be stress free, and we have a few romantic ideas for your Hawaiian vacation to help with planning. These fun suggestions are at the top of our vacation to do list and we promise if you follow this list your stay will be memorable. Schedule a Romantic Dinner Our favorite is The Beach House restaurant, book in advance and request a seat close to the water. If you plan perfectly, schedule during the full moon and watch … [Read more...]

Best Places To Kiss | Hanakapiai Trail

Hiking Kauai is great for your romantic getaway.

In our series on best places to kiss on Kauai Hawaii we have been detailing great locales on the Garden Island that are perfect romantic getaways. Our goal is to provide scenic spots of uncompromising natural wonder that are the gems of Kauai. Understandably some of these getaways are for the more adventurous and it will be important that you know your physical limitations before embarking on some spots in our series. Mother Nature can be unforgiving in all her beauty and common sense is required. The Hanakapiai trail, the first two miles of the epic nearly eleven miles of the Kalalau trail along the Napali offers … [Read more...]

Things To Do On Kauai | Farmers Market

Best things to do on your romantic holiday

One of the best things to do on your romantic vacation on Kauai is to sample the local fruits and vegetables at the Sunshine Market. A great vacation experience is to step out of the ordinary and push your own boundaries and for some tasting new foods came be as eventful as landing on the moon. Even for me, after thirty years on Kauai I beam ear to ear when I find tropical fruits and vegetables that I have never tasted. Our local farmers market is the best place to explore for flowers, fruits, and vegetables, a real treat for your taste buds, and your wallet will smile also. To think that this Kauai mainstay may … [Read more...]

Kauai Marathon Running, Love and Aloha

Another Kauai Marathon Winner

The stage was set for the Kauai Hawaii running world with its third annual marathon. A thought kept turning in my head, was it even possible to be competitive or be concerned with 'personal bests' in a venue such as this? A setting that naturally evokes ooohs and aaahs, and has taken the travel industry by storm as one of the best places to kiss. Yes, that's what I was thinking when I fell asleep. Well before most people were awake, the Kauai air was clear and the stars were putting on a show in the pre dawn sky. I looked up at the alarm and sure enough four am had sprinted to the finish the line, I nudged my wife … [Read more...]

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