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Hawaii active vacations: birds, nature, wellness, Hawaiian history and culture.
Welcome to the Travel with a Challenge Hawaii travel theme page, consistently rated Number One by readers as an inspirational destination resource for the discerning alternative traveler. Readers regularly email to say they had no idea that the Hawaiian Islands were so much more than sun, sand and palm trees.

We invite you to click on the images or titles below to explore a wide variety of richly-illustrated, informative pages showcasing the Hawaii Islands that conventional vacationers will never know exist!
senior-friendly Hawaii cultural articles
Traditional ki’i totems on the Big Island's south shore.
Hawaiian Islands active vacations focusing articles and themes: nature, history and traditional culture.
Guided nature hikes enrich Hawaiian visits on every island. Hawaii Forest & Trail
Alternative Hawaii, an introduction to the unique geology, nature, cultural history and volunteer vacations of seven Hawaiian Islands.
Alternative Hawaii, an introduction to the unique geology, nature, cultural history and volunteer vacations of seven Hawaiian Islands.
You will be intrigued and astonished by this island-by-island introduction to the unique geological, natural and cultural history, and volunteer options of the Hawaiian Islands, a travel mecca we invite you to visit through fresh eyes!

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Maui's Upcountry Agri-Tourism: wine, goats and lavender.
Maui's Upcountry Agri-Tourism: wine, goats and lavender.
Take time away from Maui’s beautiful beaches and ocean-focused activities to explore “upcountry” (quite literally) where the volcano views are spectacular, the crowds disappear, and the themes of the day are wine tasting laced with Hawaiian history, gourmet goat cheeses galore and the many possibilities of lavender.

Experience the famous mule ride down a 1,700 foot cliff trail to the world’s best known leper colony on the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Learn about Father Damien’s work with the lepers, the inspiring story of this US National Historic Park's management of the site today, and the pilgrimage travel potential after Father Damien was officially named a saint of the Catholic Church in mid-October 2009.
Article about the Mule Ride Tour on Molokai.
Article about travel on Lanai, Hawaii.
Alison Gardner spends a grassroots kind of day hanging loose with two of Lana’i’s knowledgeable favorite sons exploring a thousand years of Hawaiian native heritage, ninety years of pineapple plantation history, and today’s dreams and realities on a Hawaiian island waking to a new world of tourism, Lana’i-style.
Article about travel on Lanai, Hawaii.
Hawaiian Islands Volunteer Vacations article.
Guidebook author Kirsten Whatley, describes dozens of short and long volunteer service opportunities on five Hawaiian Islands where environment and wildlife are the focus. This is a great way to meet local people and lend a helping hand for a few hours or a few days as you learn about the state’s rare plants and animals and its environmental challenges.
Hawaiian Islands Volunteer Vacations article.
Maui's Kaanapali Beach Hotel article.
From the outside, this apparently conventional resort complex occupies a prime location on one of Hawaii's most beautiful beaches. Step inside and you will discover a creative team of management and staff that understand the essence of authentic Hawaiian culture and traditional hospitality, where guests become family at Maui's Most Hawaiian Hotel!
Maui's Kaanapali Beach Hotel article.
Hawaiian cultural cuisine, Hawaii Food Tours.
Let chef Matthew Gray, founder of Hawaii Food Tours, invite you on a mouth-watering introduction to the multi-ethnic melting pot of Hawaii’s cuisine while encouraging you to sample some of the most popular [and dangerous!] specialties of the islands. “The best way to experience the Aloha spirit is to taste it!”
Hawaiian cultural cuisine, Hawaii Food Tours.
Hawaii's best alternative travel tour operators offer small-scale adventures.
Discover the many guided and self-guided tour opportunities to learn about Hawaii's wildlife, geology, conservation challenges, and a colorful cultural and historical past while encountering some unique personal adventures on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai.
Hawaii's best alternative travel tour operators offer small-scale adventures.
Hawaiian accommodations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, and Molokai.
Discover the diversity of character accommodations in the Hawaiian Islands, from historic homes, bed and breakfasts and hotels to working farms, wellness retreat centers and vacation rentals to suit every budget and taste.
Historic accommodations make a memorable Hawaiian vacation.
Hawaiian language and culture.  
Learn the meaning of those long tongue-twisting words that make up the musical Hawaiian language. Cultural history was never so much fun, tracking the colorful story of the islands' earliest arrivals, as well as later European, U.S. and Asian settlers comprising the unique modern mosaic of Hawaii. Don't pass this page up -- You'll regret skipping an intriguing islands snapshot, past and present.
Hawaiian language and culture.
Hawaiian bird pictures.
Peak through the lens of Hawaii's pre-eminent nature photographer, Jack Jeffrey, and shares his observations on the endangered and threatened wildlife of these islands he calls home. Month after month, year after year, this is the most popular single article on the Travel with a Challenge web magazine.
Hawaiian bird pictures.
Hawaii healthy holidays, spas and retreats.
Take a Hawaiian Islands life enrichment holiday while focusing on your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health. In this overview article, you will identify the best resources to research your Hawaii wellness vacation.
Hawaiian Islands health and wellness vacations, spas and retreats.
Hawaii spas and retreats, health and wellness holidays.
Hawaii wellness providers deliver healthy vacations
Learn about Hawaii's world-class practitioners and healthy holiday planners who offer a wide-ranging menu of treatment and counselling services, retreats and workshops designed to send clients home in tip-top form.
Diamond Head hike.
Join the adventure of a moderately challenging hike to the top of this famous Honolulu landmark, while learning its geological, native and colonial history. Brand new fabulous images make the story even more enticing!
Diamond Head hike.
Maui Zipline Adventure, Hawaii adventure vacation in Hawaii.
Maui Zipline Adventure, Hawaii vacations feature nature and adventure.
Come along with a Maui News staff reporter as she faces her own fears and learns about Hawaii's fragile environment during a zipline adventure through the tropical rainforest of Maui's highest volcano, Haleakala.
Suggested reading on Hawaii.
Suggested reading on Hawaii.
Homework is half the fun with the suggested readings that go way beyond conventional guidebooks in bringing Hawaii's natural history and culture alive.

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Hawaii Travel Guide
Planning a vacation to Hawaii is easy with this helpful guide. Read about Hawaiian Food, Arts and Entertainment, and other aspects of these beautiful islands.

Taking a trip to Hawaii? Several Honolulu hotels with attractive prices from Expedia.

Next time you visit Maui be sure to consider the Outrigger Palms at Wailea, the Outrigger Napili Shores and the Outrigger Royal Kahana.

Poipu Resort
is one of the premier resort destinations on Kauai, offering luxury homes and condos in Poipu Kai Resort and beachfront condos in the Nihi Kai Villas.

Spot Vacation Rentals

Detailed listings of the most beautiful beach house vacation rentals in the world. Whether you're looking for a condo, vacation house, or villa rental, there are several rentals to meet your needs - and your budget.

Explore Hawaii With Timeshares
Hawaii is a virtual haven for the discerning vacationer like yourself. There is so much to do and see in Hawaii that you may want to buy timeshare on your favorite island to ensure that you don't miss a thing. Because they offer pre-paid, weeklong accommodations on an annual or biennial basis, Hawaii Timeshares are generally more budget friendly than renting a hotel room or suite. To save even more money, you may want to consider buying timeshare resale or finding timeshare rentals. There are hundreds of timeshares for sale in Hawaii, many of which offer guided tours of the area's most exciting and unique attractions.

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