Off the beaten track in Hawaii

A week with the free spirits of Hana, replete with bevvies and grind, green eggs, and an elusive hunt for wild boar

Off the beaten track in HawaiiThe village of Hana is on the quiet ‘windward’ side of Maui. Windward is a euphemism for rainy. Precipitation here averages 300 inches (7,600 ml) a year. No person of sound judgment would live in a place where an inch of rain in an afternoon is considered a light drizzle. Most tourists endure the gruelling…

Kaua’i: A Paradise for untamed chickens and tourists

If you are looking for a relaxing way to spend a week or 10 days, you can't do better than Kaua'i

Kaua’i: A Paradise for untamed chickens and touristsOur trip to Kaua'i, better known as the Garden Isle, did not start auspiciously: Hawaiian Airlines was having a bad day. When we arrived at Honolulu Airport, over 200 passengers were slowly snaking their way toward the one harried check-in agent manning the counter. The airline had very few people available to answer questions, so…