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Waterfalls & Gardens on Hawaii Island Aug 07



Umauma Falls

Umauma Falls

World Botanical Gardens and Umauma Falls  is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Hawai’i, and a must to include on your list of things to do while visiting Hawaii Island Visitors Bureau and to experience Hawaii’s Natural Beauty. Visitors can experience this beautiful garden by car and on foot. Drive to view exotic palms, banana, kukui and hala trees en route to the spectacular triple-tiered Umauma Falls. Along the way you wind through hau, hibiscus and native Hawaiian plants to the lush Rainforest Walk  that grow along the Honopueo Stream and grims with tropical plants such as ginger, heliconia, green and red jade vine and bamboo. Rainbow Gardens filled with orchids, bromeliads, palms, ti, cinnamon, allspice, the pencil tree and other tropical species. Allow time during your visit to see the adjacent Arboreteum and the Children’s Maze to wander around at your own pace.

The guided tour of the gardens takes approximately 2 hours with horticulturist and Garden Director Dr. Lanny Neel, every Monday and Thursday or by appointment with catered lunch or bring a picnic lunch.

Enjoy the gardens via Segway Tour  or through the air by zipline

Call (808) 963-5427 to schedule your guided tour- Reservations are required or 1-888-947-4753

Directions : From Kona: Take Hwy 19 through Waimea south to Mile Marker 16 and turn right at the sign.  From Hilo: Take Hwy 19 north to Mile Marker 16- left at the sign.

World Botanical Gardens & Umauma Falls  Hours  Open Daily 9am – 5:30pm

To get started planning your visit to Hawaii  contact  Linda Dancer  Hawaii Master Destination Specialist

via  Email  Direct Line 828-256-1520   Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Kauai’s Princeville Ranch Adventures Sep 26

Princeville Ranch Adventures introduces Professional Zipline Action Photography–

Off to zipline

Off to zipline

Located on the north shore of Kaua’i  Princeville Ranch Adventures offers visitors to Kaua’i so many opportunities for once in lifetime experiences. Their  Zip N’ Dip and Zip Express tours are wonderful and are not to be missed and to make this experience even better they have now added professionally shot zipline photos without all the fuzz and blurs of personal cameras. Princeville Ranch Adventures and Snapsportz have teamed up to introduce a state-of-the-art automatic camera system designed to capture professional action images. Photos are automatically snapped as guests zip across scenic valleys in the ranch interior which can be either be printed or saved onto a souvenir USB stick to take home.

Princeville Ranch Adventures is family owned and operated since 1978, looking to travel travel and have a question for them  email or call them (808) 826-7669.

Looking to travel to Kaua’i?

Contact Linda Dancer Direct Line 828-256-1520  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331


Why do so many consider Hawai’i for vacation or honeymoon? Sep 19

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Many people in America consider Hawai’i as an ideal destination for a vacation or honeymoon in paradise.Besides the fantastic weather and white sandy beaches, Hawai’i offers a plethora of other activities  tourist do not typically consider. If properly prepared, one can not only relax  but also participate in exciting adventures that are unique to the individual island experience.

Here are a few options when planning your unique trip to


Besides the obvious beach lounging and exquisite island meals
found on your Hawaiian destination, it’s time to explore the exclusive
undertakings that are guaranteed to provide a relaxing and peaceful journey.
These options include things such as; whale watching, dinner cruises,
sightseeing, musical and dance shows, Kupanaha Maui Magic Shows, Maui Theatre and Cirque Hawaii.


Sightseeing is one of the favored options as there is an
abundance of cultural heritage as well as historic American places to see.

Hawaii Polynesian Cultural Center

Hawaii’s Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the top paid
Hawaiian attractions. This sightseeing adventure is a one-hour scenic drive
from Waikiki. With seven native villages, visitors are given the rare chance to
participate in the activities of the daily lives of Hawaiian and other South
Pacific cultures. You will be able to witness the most authentic luau as well
as the largest Polynesian night show, both being a memory to behold.




Where you stay can set the tone of your blissful honeymoon.
Luckily, the different islands provide many different options when deciding
where you will stay on the downtime of your experience in Hawaii.

Kauai Beach Villa’s

Typically filled with colorful flowers, palm trees and lush
vegetation, these Oceanside residences are quite a treat.  With an endless coastline to explore, you
will be able to see humpback whales and dolphins while enjoying the sunset with
your loved ones. Besides for the majestic dining in the comfort of your
beautiful villa you also get to try the ethnic Polynesian food and exotic
fruits only available on the islands.

Staying Active

There are also many
physical activities to participate in that vary from the casual explorer to
adrenaline junkies. Ocean rafting, snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing or kayaking
are a few ways you will be able to further your exploration into the deep blue.
For those seeking a more exciting challenge you can also participate in rock
climbing, horseback riding and zip lining.

The Casual

Some of us just want
to view the beauty of Hawaii in a low key setting. There are many different
ways to be able to do this and keep the experience as casual as possible. Here
is an example of one of the activities available to that type of adventure:


There are many things
to be seen off the coast but there is not a more eye opening activity than
snorkeling. With colorful reefs and bountiful species of fish to be seen,
snorkeling allows those for an eye for beauty to get the big picture on what
goes on underneath the Pacific. This allows for not only fun in the sun, but
fun in the water as well.

The Hardcore

Some of us want to
feel the adrenaline that comes with the physical territory. These options range
in difficulty but will keep your heart beat up and your eyes wide open. It goes
without saying that this will enhance the immersion of your experience in full
throttle as you view Hawaii in a whole new light.

Horseback Riding

Why rent a car when
you can take the truly scenic view of the islands? Horseback riding has never
gone out of style in Hawaii and will allow you to further your exploration into
the hidden treasures that can be found on your island adventure. If you’re up
to it, it’s very highly recommended that you give it a try!

Zip Lining

lining is a favored activity for tourist visiting the Hawaiian Islands. It is
perfect for those adrenaline junkies looking for an intense high brought to you
by the beauty of the natural island. Cross this activity off of your bucket
list and take a dive into the jungle. This is also a great activity for
families and there are often package deals offered.

Plan Ahead

Whatever you desire to get out of your vacation or honeymoon
to Hawaii, be sure to plan ahead. This will further your goals into getting the
most out of a wonderful experience that will provide memories to last you a

** Guest post by Hannah Vergara   – –

Hannah is a firm believer in holistic living and marketing. She is a proponent of sustainability doing her part to exist in a productive harmony with nature. She is currently working as a content media writer for Koloa Landing Resort. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, hiking with her dogs, yoga and cooking for family and friends.

** Photos courtesy of Hannah Vergara

Your Hawai’i Master Destination Specialist Linda Dancer can assist you with making all your travel plans to Hawai’i

Contact: Linda Dancer Direct Line: 828-256-1520 Toll Free 1-888-811-1881 ext 331


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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Dec 21

Ritz-Carlton ,Kapalua Pool

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is nestled in the secluded Kapalua Resort Community on the beautiful island of Maui.  Situated perfectly between the West Maui Mountains and the ocean, surrounded by beautiful gardens and two championship golf courses, this casual luxury resort invites you to enjoy the essence of old Hawai’i. Guest arriving to the Ritz-Carlton  begin their experience by receiving a traditional Kukui Nut Lei, as an offering of Aloha. As you check in and get settled into the resort, you will learn about all the many ways  guests of all ages are invited to connect with the resort, including weekly historical “sense of place” discussions and tours of bordering Honokahua Preservation Site  a recognized “wahi pana” (sacred site)
Situated on 54 pristine acres, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua  is comprised of 463 guest rooms, suites and Club Level accommodations which feature dark wood floors, marble bathrooms, vibrant island-inspired decor and  designs. On property and nearby recreational activities include four tennis courts, basketball court, swimming, surfing,boogie boarding,sailing,kayaking, whale watching in season, the Ambassadors of the Environment program (featured in my last blog post) , two championship golf courses, Kapalua Adventures offers two miles of Zip-lines and miles of hiking trails. The resort location just steps away from D.T. Fleming Beach, guests are treated to a near private beach oasis.

D.T. Fleming Beach

After a full day of  exploring, playing  golf or tennis  or just enjoying a lazy day at the beach, guest can choose from one of six amazing restaurants on property to dine including The Banyan Tree  ( their signature restaurant), The Terrace, casual alfresco dining at The Beach House, The Pool Bar & Cafe, Kai Sushi, Alaloa Lounge  and of course In Room Dining is offered as well.
One of my personal favorites amenities at this resort has to be  The Ritz-Carlton Spa  featuring treatments inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions, a full array of body treatments, massages and facials,  a full service hair and nail salon, a fitness center with cardio  equipment, daily fitness classes  and with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
I have barely begun to touch the service of what makes The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua  so special, but I strongly suggest as you try to decide which resort on Maui would be the best fit for you, that you take time to learn more about this lovely resort, I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have.
 The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua   offers full-service wedding and vow renewal services, and in my next blog  I will explore having your Destination Wedding at this lovely resort.
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Hawai’i 96761  Phone 808-669-6200
Contact Linda Dancer your Maui Master Destination Specialist  Email
 Phone 1-888-811-1888 Ext 331 Direct Line 828-256-1520

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Zip-Lining in Hawaii and Other Hawaii Attractions for 2010 Mar 09

Maui is known to be the home of the most diverse collection of ziplines in all of Hawaii! With a total of 34 ziplines, there is an option for everyone – as easy or hard/ fast or slow as you care to go !

Check out some of Maui’s options:

Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline

Kapalua Adventures with 8 lines

Flyin Hawaiian Zipline – ( The longest zipline in Hawaii and third -longest in the world )

Skyline Eco-Adventures in Ka’anapali and Haleakala

And while you are in Hawaii, check out these other exciting events!

  • Kauai River tours on the Wailua River
  • Kona Brewers Festival March 11-13th
  • Hawaii’s Hula annual festival April 4-10th
  • 47th annual Merrie Monarch Festival – kicks off Easter Sunday with a ho’olaule’a (music festival)
  • Segway of Hawaii — Segway through paradise! Great new way to tour on Oahu

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