The 0.8-mile hike from the trailhead to the summit of one of Hawaii’s most recognizable icons, the 760-foot extinct volcanic peak of Diamond Head, provides spectacular panoramic views of the island as well as outlines of the neighboring islands of Maui and Molokai on a clear day.
One of the most popular landmarks on the island’s south shore, the steep hike to the summit of Koko Head Crater rewards visitors who climb 1,048 stairs to the top with incredible views of the postcard-perfect Hanauma Bay. The Stairmaster-esque hike is approximately 1.5 miles round-trip and rated a moderate to intermediate level of difficulty.
One of the most popular hikes in the Honolulu area, the short hike to the majestic Manoa Falls takes hikers through easy, well-maintained terrain and breathtaking movie scene locations from Jurassic Park and Lost. The hike to Hawaii’s most easily accessible waterfall takes about a half-hour and is filled with verdant rainforests and unique species.
The 4.8-mile Aiea Loop Trail is an excellent trail for beginners and history buffs, featuring a variety of historic sites, including wreckage from a World War II bomber, as well as excellent views of the southern coastline of the island from Pearl Harbor.
The leisurely Kamananui Valley Road trail stretches for two miles along an old carriage road that features fascinating archaeological sites, including a spot with ancient stone petroglyphs, and beautiful arched stone bridges that pass over the calming Moanalua Stream.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Easter season is upon us, which means it’s time to start sharpening your egg hunting skills! But if you’d rather spend the holiday celebrating elsewhere in the world, we won’t judge. There are plenty of excellent places to celebrate Easter all across the globe.
Spring is an ideal time to travel: Crowds are sparse, prices for airfare and hotels tend to be cheaper and the weather is finally starting to warm up. This spring, a handful of destinations are particularly prime to visit based on the currently high spending value of the U.S. dollar, making them budget-friendly, guilt-free vacation possibilities.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.