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Calm. Peaceful. Tranquil. That's how most visitors to Hawaii would describe the beautiful ocean that surrounds the islands. But, anyone who's had a close-call when...

There's nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than swimming in Hawaii's crystal blue ocean. But, beneath the waves are powerful forces that could be dangerous,...
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The winter surf season is about to take hold here in Hawaii! And, that means it's also time to do your research — where can...
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What's safer, swimming or snorkeling? Who's most likely to drown in Hawaii, residents or non-residents? How many people have water accidents in Hawaii every...
a scenic view of Waimanalo Beach Park

Last year, Waimanalo Beach Park topped Dr. Beach's list of the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S., and it's pretty clear why: The long...
hanauma bay

If you're in Hawaii for any extended length of time, you may start to notice something in the news: Reports about drownings, near drownings,...
hapuna beach on the big island of hawaii

Whether you're an avid news-reader or glance at the front page every now and again, you've likely heard about the water quality in Rio...
"sting no more" spray

Just about every family in Hawaii has its "favorite" beach. Ours is Sherwood Forest beach near Waimanalo Beach Park. It has all the makings...
two children in a tide pool

As a parent with young children, it's often a challenge to find quick day-trips that can entertain a wide-range of ages (in my case,...
kids in a series of tide pools

Used to be, I thought we only had two options when it came to swimming in Hawaii: Head to the pool or head to...

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Have you been thinking about attending a Luau on your Hawaii Vacation? One of the most frequent questions we get is about Luau's so...
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Today we check in with Brian Berusch co-author of the bestselling Book, Food to Write Home About : Hawaii Brian has been wanting to write...
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Hawaiian Music is a big part of the culture in Hawaii so make sure to make it part of your Hawaii Vacation. It’s also...
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On today’s podcast we offer some ideas about how to make your trip more affordable once you get to Hawaii. Hawaii is an expensive destination,...
Maui is one of Hawaii's most popular destinations. When considering exactly where to stay on the Island, most people focus on staying either at...

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