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5 Activities to Stay Fit in Kaua’i

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Time moves a little slower in Kaua’i. This land of swaying palm trees, golden beaches, and secluded valleys is as serene as it is beautiful, making it the perfect place to kick up your feet and relax. However, if the natural beauty of this pristine paradise is calling to you, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and active during your vacation in heaven. So whether it is just to get the blood flowing, to burn off that second trip to the buffet, or to make room for the

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Top Family Friendly Activities in Kauai

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You’ve spent all summer planning this incredible island getaway vacation to Kauai. The plane tickets are purchased, the hotel is booked, your swim suit is packed…but suddenly a thought crosses your mind: What if the kids get bored? Sure, you’re more than happy to spend your vacation lounging away on the beach doing nothing (you’ve earned it!), but the kids not so much. They want to do stuff! Luckily for you, Kauai has no shortage of things to do! Kauai is full of family friendly activities at every turn, and

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What to do on Kauai: Local Spotlight

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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum This week’s featured attraction is the Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. Originally founded in 1864, Grove Farm grew from a small struggling farm to a highly successful sugar plantation under the ownership of George N. Wilcox. In 1975, the homestead portion of the plantation was turned into the Grove Farm Museum. Located in the center of Lihue, the museum sits on 100 acres of land and includes the original plantation main house, the owner’s cottage, guest cottage, old office, and the housing camp for plantation

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Hau’oli La Makuakane

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Hau’oli La Makuakane is Hawaiian for Happy Father’s Day! Ahh Aloha would like to wish all of the fathers out there, both on and off Kauai, a very happy Father’s Day, and thank them for all the hard work and time they put in. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing Father’s Day!

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King Kamehameha Day Celebration

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Looking for something to do this Saturday? Head into Lihue to enjoy the King Kamehameha Day Celebration. Festivities begin at 9:00 am with the Floral Parade, which will process from Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Building on Rice Street. After the parade, join in the fun on the lawn of the Historic County Building where you can enjoy live Hawaiian entertainment, food booths, craft vendors and more! Admission is free!

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What to do on Kauai: Local Spotlight

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Kauai Mountain Tubing Adventure This week’s featured attraction is the Kauai Mountain Tubing Adventure. If you’re ready for a real water adventure, be sure to check this one out! Hosted by Kauai Backcountry Adventures, the tubing tour gives you exclusive access to former Lihue Plantation lands and scenery that is absolutely stunning. Starting from centrally located Lihue after a brief safety presentation, you will enjoy a very bouncy ride up into the mountains (usually in a four wheel drive van) to the launch site, while your tour guides provide information

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West Side Fire Impacts Travel to Waimea Canyon

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Fire fighters are continuing to fight brush fires on the west side of the island. Since Monday (5/15/17), more than 60 acres of brush have been burned by a series of wildfires. Approximately 30 employees from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Kauai Fire Department have been working tirelessly to create a control area along the western edge of Waimea Canyon. No homes or structures are currently threatened by the fire, which so far has not spread beyond land that was once part of a sugar cane

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Hau’oli La Makuahine!

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Hau’oli La Makuahine is Hawaiian for Happy Mother’s Day!  Ahh Aloha would like to wish all of the mothers out there, both on and off Kauai, a very happy Mother’s Day, and thank them for all the hard work and time they put in.  We hope you all have a safe and relaxing (and hopefully pampered) Mother’s Day!

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Ahh Aloha Does Its Part to be Environmentally Friendly!

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Did You Know Kauai Has Banned Plastic Grocery Bags? In 2009, Kauai passed an ordinance requiring stores to provide only recyclable paper bags or reusable shopping bags. That law took effect in 2011 and is designed to reduce the significant environmental impact of plastic bags. Under this law, retail establishments are not required to provide customers with shopping bags. While many businesses on Kauai do provide their customers with shopping bags, there are still plenty that choose not to, or do so only if you purchase them, which can leave

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What to do on Kauai: Local Spotlight

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Limahuli Garden and Preserve Wondering what to do or see when visiting Kauai? Check back regularly for our weekly featured attraction. This week, we’re highlighting the north shore’s Limahuli Garden, selected as the best natural botanical garden in the U.S. by the American Horticultural Society. It’s a well-earned honor! Limahuli Garden and Preserve was established to restore and preserve native plants and Hawaiian culture, while educating scientists and tourists alike. The garden area is open to the public, and showcases a variety of plants in different collections. These collections include

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