Lihue, Kauai and around the Garden Isle
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Adventure Tales from Kauai
Alooooooooha from the Garden Isle of Kauai! This is my fourth summer on this island paradise. With thousands of miles between here and just about anywhere, you may ask, Why do I keep coming back to Kauai? I’m an adventurer. I’m curious. I live a lot of my life out of my comfort zone. AND, I like the outdoors. Kauai presents opportunities for my adventurous side around every corner. I will be repeating some of my favorite kayaks and hikes this summer: Nualolo Hike & Kipukai Kayak. Kauai takes nature to epic heights with lush tropical plants, spectacular waterfalls, a majestic canyon, and then its unforgettable Na Pali coastline. The backdrop has been a wonderful place to recharge my batteries while writing. In fact, I wrote my first two books, When All Balls Drop and With New Eyes, here on Kauai. And, I plan on making it a three-peat this summer with my newest, Cubicle to Cuba. I have a thing for roosters. Ok, get your head out of the gutter! No, I don’t have a chicken fetish, but if you didn’t know already, Kauai has roosters and chickens everywhere. There are many stories as to why, which range from chicken coops destroyed during a hurricane to other tall tales. Whatever the case, roosters are here, there, and everywhere: at Wal-Mart, DMV, and the beach. You can’t get away from them. Roosters sometimes get a bad rap, like “the island alarm clock,” but I learned from a wise man in Cuba that a rooster and his crow are to be cherished. Whether you are curious and love island hopping like me or perhaps you need a dose of inspiration for your next challenge, I say come to Kauai and let the aloha do the rest. Check out my quick video recap of my recent adventures on the Garden Isle on my website
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Original mauna kea beach hotel