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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...
the kapalua coastline on maui

Maybe you're traveling to Hawaii with small children and need to find beaches that provide safe swimming. Or perhaps you're not a strong swimmer...
a lifeguard tower at waikiki beach

Even if you're not traveling to the islands with small children in-tow, it's still a good idea to seek-out a beach that comes equipped...
women by an ocean cheering on swimmers

Sure, it's great to return home after your Hawaii vacation with a great base-tan and snapshots of your most memorable moments on the islands....

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Taking a luxurious Hawaii vacation is on a lot of folks' bucket lists — and for good reason, too. Here in the islands, our visitors...
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I can’t tell you how many people each week ask me about this venue so on today’s podcast we talk about Hawaii’s #1 tourist...
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