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North Shore Bike Path Report

Kauai North Shore roads are over crowded. And riding a bike on these roads is plain unsafe.

“Imagine riding a bike to the beach, or walking to your local market. Imagine keiki riding safely off to school. Imagine fewer cars, people walking, exercising, spending time outdoors. It’s all possible.”
That’s what the North Shore Path promises, and I [...]

April 9, 2012   No Comments

Kipu Falls Closed

Property owners say they are preventing additional accidents, while locals are lamenting the loss of a favorite swimming spot.  As the result of earning a “beautiful but deadly” reputation, Kipu Falls is being closed off to visitors.
While locals have been coming to the falls for years, tourists are increasingly visiting the spot thanks to recommendations [...]

August 29, 2011   2 Comments

Kauai “Revealed” Through Technology?

From Tweeting to texting to connecting with friends around the world and accessing information instantly, technology has made many things possible and in some ways brought people together.  But it also has the potential to create distance.  The new “Kauai Revealed” Apple app provides visitors to the Garden Isle with information on all that the [...]

August 21, 2011   No Comments

Danger Beyond Beauty

Kauai is known for its natural beauty.  Secluded beaches, secret swimming holes, challenging hikes, breathtaking views, and some of the best surf in the world provide locals and visitors with seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.  But far too often, these adventures end in injuries and even death.  Some are quick to place the blame [...]

August 13, 2011   No Comments

Kauai Judge Cites UN Declaration in Gonsalves Case

On December 16, 2010, President Obama announced the U.S. endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.  International recognition of the declaration is of great weight to indigenous people around the world.  And recently, the declaration - and the President’s acknowledgment of it – has become particularly important to a local [...]

July 30, 2011   No Comments

Kapaia Bridge: Restore or Rebuild?

The Kapaia Swinging Bridge has been called many things in its time.  What began as a footbridge between Lihue and Hanamaulu was deemed “unsafe” in 2006 by county officials and designated a “Historic Place” in 2008 by Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.  Kimo St. John of the Kapaia Foundation compared the bridge to an “endangered [...]

July 25, 2011   No Comments

Wailua Bridge, What Now?

A news release states that the Wailua bridge will have a lane or two closed for construction over the next few nights. This is just the latest inconvenience for Kauai motorist. The Wailua bridge project which has been going on since summer time, has extended traffic woes for an already congested island commute. Bundle the [...]

February 7, 2011   1 Comment

Is Maui Less Crowded Than Kauai?

I just got back from my trip to Maui where my wife and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. We were lucky to stay in Maui villa from our friends at Hawaiian Beach Rentals. The one mistake we made booking the trip was renting a car from Advantage (don’t do this or you will be sorry). [...]

September 1, 2009   3 Comments

North Shore Bike Path Meeting

The East side is getting a bike path, so why not the North Shore of Kauai. If you’re interested in learning more about Kauai’s North Shore Bike Path project or would like to voice your opinion, please join the meeting. Here are the details:
6:00 PM Thursday, April 9, 2009 (Doors open @ 5:30)
Princeville Clubhouse & [...]

April 6, 2009   No Comments

The $13 Million Kilauea Bridge

Was the $13,000,000 Kilauea bridge really worth it? 10 months ago, as the project was first getting underway, this presented a completely different question then what it asks me today.

When I heard about the proposed cost for the Kilauea bridge, the first thing I thought was, “how in the world can you spend that much [...]

December 10, 2008   No Comments