By Amanda Tompkins on December 13, 2013 Hawaii itinerary for the traveler: Adventurous TravelerIt almost seems as if Hawaii was made with the intrepid adventurer in mind. Cliffs and mountains edge the crystalline waters—to hike or to surf? Summit active volcanoes or traverse canyons? Our tours ensure an incredible survey of the gorgeous Hawaiian aina (land) that is exciting, memorable, and fun.
By Amanda Tompkins on December 11, 2013 A happy guest review- What people are sharing about us?We put a great amount of work in ensuring your visit to Hawaii is one of the most memorable experiences you can have. It’s important to know that our guests are enjoying themselves thoroughly—positive feedback is highly cherished and very important to us. Here are some expressions of mahalo from previous guests.
By Amanda Tompkins on December 9, 2013 A Brief History of Hawaii: The History of Hula DanceThe hula dance is, quite simply, the soul of Hawaii. A centuries-old tradition, hula is performed with great passion and reverence for the land and people of the islands. Each movement of the dancer articulates a specific part of Hawaiian existence, as a dance passes down legend, fable, and tradition from generation to generation.
By Amanda Tompkins on December 4, 2013 New Year’s in Hawaii—A Guide to the Aloha State’s Best New Year’s EventsWhat better place to celebrate the coming of the New Year than Hawaii? The islands burst with brilliant fireworks displays when the clock strikes midnight on the 31st. The New Year arrives to Hawaii nearly last in the middle of the Pacific, so everyone’s ready to party. Enjoy the fireworks with delicious and traditional Hawaiian cuisine, and join an all-night party. Hau’oli makahiki hou!
By Amanda Tompkins on December 2, 2013 Big Island Tours: Embrace a World of Possibilities in HawaiiDiscover paradise and embrace a world of possibilities with Discover Hawaii’s Big Island Tours. It is impossible to resist the enchanting call of the Big Island, where emerald valleys plunge down into the cobalt waters below, and the fresh ocean air invigorates the soul. Both a sentimental title for locals and a very fitting description, the
By Amanda Tompkins on November 29, 2013 Best Christmas Festivities on the Hawaiian IslandsChristmas in Hawaii is always green! Help decorate palm trees with ornaments and tinsel, sing carols in Hawaiian with the locals, catch some enormous surf on the North Shore, or simply spend your Christmas Day lounging on the beach. There are plenty of holiday activities on all the islands, from traditional tree-lightings and parades, to surfing, basketball, and football games.
By Amanda Tompkins on November 27, 2013 Thanksgiving Traditions at Discover Hawaii ToursA typical Thanksgiving tradition is for everyone to go around the room and say what they are thankful for. Here at Discover Hawaii Tours we thought it would be nice to let you know what we are thankful for. In our amazement “living in Hawaii,” was on the top of the list. “I’m thankful for
By Amanda Tompkins on November 25, 2013 Wonderful Hawaii Awards and Accolades: Best Vacation SitesThe Aloha State continues to impress and inspire travelers from across the globe. Whether it’s the cosmopolitan bustle of Honolulu, the #9 destination on TripAdvisor’s 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards, or sleepy Lahaina (the #18 destination, the second Hawaiian city), with its National Historic District and pristine Ka’anapali Beach, Hawaii is consistent and justified in its claim as one of the greatest destinations on Earth.
By Amanda Tompkins on November 22, 2013 Hawaii for Families: Activities and Tours the Whole Family Will LoveThe Aloha State welcomes families of all sizes and interests with a multitude of family-oriented activities on all eight main islands. For the outdoorsy types, Hawaii is a veritable wonderland—ride horses on Kualoa Ranch, learn to surf on Waikiki Beach, or go for a hike above Honolulu. For history buffs, explore Pearl Harbor or browse the Polynesian Cultural Center. Others can learn about Hawaii’s marine wildlife at Sea Life Park.
By Amanda Tompkins on November 21, 2013 Hiking in Hawaii: A Local Hawaiian Guide for the Adventurous TrekkerThe Aloha State isn’t just umbrella drinks and lounge chairs. The islands are a true hiker’s paradise. Whether you’re out exploring the wildly beautiful Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or spending a couple of nights in the misty Hawaiian backcountry, there’s a hike for every skill level. You can explore on your own or ask for the expert guidance of a native trekker.