Category: Hawaii

The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao [...]

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Take a look at this wonderful video edited from footage captured by a drone controlled by Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari which operates out of Dana Point, California. It shows thousands of dolphins, three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente, and some wonderful imagery of a humpback [...]

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d’Isere

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d’Isere

I was recently invited to join the Luxury Travel Blog Network, a group of leading, like-minded, luxury travel bloggers from various corners of the globe. This is just an opportunity for us to share what we’ve each been up to each month. Regular readers of ALTB will already be aware that I enjoyed a lovely [...]

Photograph of the week: Sunrise in Hawaii

Photograph of the week: Sunrise in Hawaii

Driving down to his office in Hanalei, Kauai one morning, Mike Lyons noticed unusual fog floating over the taro fields. He passes these gorgeous fields every day yet this clear calm morning was unique. Pulling over after crossing the one lane bridge into the valley, he stopped and savoured a gorgeous moment. The sun had [...]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for [...]

8 US destinations for active travelers

8 US destinations for active travelers

When choosing a vacation destination, I tend to look for a place that is alive with activity. Athletes are very focused on fitness, and I am no different.  This is why, when I travel, I make sure I’m able to squeeze some much needed exercise into the holiday.  These are what I consider to be [...]

5 outstanding luxury hotels in Hawaii

5 outstanding luxury hotels in Hawaii

With endless hotel options in Hawaii, it can be hard to choose, but the right hotel makes all the difference in the quality of your stay. There are a few hotels that are so beloved, they generate repeat visits by guests that wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else. Here are five of Hawaii’s most luxurious [...]

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

No matter how long or short they may be, everyone has a list of things they want to see or do before they die. From skydiving to travelling around the world in a caravan, there are endless goals to achieve before kicking the bucket. To help get you started, we’re compiling the ultimate bucket list. [...]

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Does cold weather have you dreaming of a warm beach in an exotic location? Sun, sand, and surf tempt the winter-weary to enjoy marvelous fun and relaxation. Where the sparkling water meets gorgeous white sand, the penultimate imagination of paradise beckons. Here’s a look at ten of the best white sand beaches from around the [...]

Photograph of the week: Hula performance at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Photograph of the week: Hula performance at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

The image shown is a regular monthly free hula performance presented at Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii in front of the Kilauea Volcano. Most of the hula performances done are a tribute to Pele, the goddess of the Volcano. The monthly performances are open to the public and are a beautiful way to see authentic hula [...]

Cliff jumping in Hawaii

Cliff jumping in Hawaii

Ever been tempted by cliff jumping?  Check out this video for some rather extreme cliff jumping and diving in Hawaii. Not content with the natural heights of the cliffs in some instances, there’s also some rather insane trampoline jumps thrown in for good measure. And one or two nasty belly-flops, too! Don’t try this at home is [...]

The top 5 reasons to visit Hawaii

The top 5 reasons to visit Hawaii

Hawaii is one of those destinations that people either warm to or they don’t. It’s a top honeymoon destination and despite being part of the United State still extremely exotic with tropical climes. The island offers many of the luxuries you simply can’t get at home and is one of those places many people only [...]

Feeling the heat in Hawaii

Feeling the heat in Hawaii

Close to Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, you can watch lava from the Pu’u O’o crater as it meets the ocean. It’s a 1-2 hour hike over rugged terrain from the Hawaii County viewing area before you reach these active pahoehoe lava flows. Due to the dangers of the hike, you should not [...]

Photograph of the week: Sunset on Baby Beach, Maui

Photograph of the week: Sunset on Baby Beach, Maui

Situated at the end of bustling Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Baby Beach is a peaceful reprieve after a day of sightseeing or shopping. The beach is protected by an exposed stretch of reef, creating a calm shallow area ideal for kids. This natural saltwater oasis is also a perfect place to soak in some [...]

Encounters with whales in Maui

Encounters with whales in Maui

The Cesere Brothers are accomplished fine art underwater photographers, and in the winters they donate their time to assist the Keiki Kohola Project with up-close whale research. The result is incredible whale footage and increased knowledge about mother whales and calves. For more information, click here for details on whale watching with Four Seasons Resort [...]

Mauian hospitality at Kapalua Spa

Mauian hospitality at Kapalua Spa

If you’re staying in West Maui, don’t neglect the welcoming, refined experience at Kapalua Spa, World Luxury Spa’s 2012 Winner of Best Luxury Destination Spa in USA. Kapalua has all of the trappings of a fine spa: many options for a heat, cold, rest circuit, an assortment of beauty and relaxation services, fine locker room [...]

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