A humpback whale and calf in Tonga. Humpbacks migrate to Tonga's warm waters each year from Antarctica to mate and give birth.

Dominican Republic Whales Soft-In-Water Encounters & Snorkeling with Oceanic Society. My husband's dream is to swim with whales!

The red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a songbird with a prominent red head and crest. This species belongs in the family of the tanagers (Thraupidae). Notwithstanding its similar name, this bird is not closely related to the true cardinal family (Cardinalidae).It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest.

Red-crested Cardinal, Paroaria coronata (my darling little Kauai bird)

Kauai Map - shows location of Kauai vacation rentals and points of interest around Kauai. Click on names for more information and to see pictures.

Kauai Map showing points of interest and the location of Kauai vacation rentals…

Perfect!! Lists names of places or company's for each activity

Oahu kayak tours gives you some of the best opportunities to explore the the stunningly beautiful windward side of Oahu .

Diamondhead Crater, Oahu, Hawaii  The unique profile of Diamond Head (Le'ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki's coastline. Hawaii's most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history.

Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, Hawaii - hiked it years ago - in fact, I think I see my hotel there on the left!

Blue Pool, Maui, Hawaii. A stop on the Highway to Hana. The Blue Pool, also known by its Hawaiian name Helele'ike'oha, could very well be one of the more scenically located swimming hole waterfalls on Maui. It faces the ocean as it's sheltered from the crashing waves by rocks protecting its picturesque plunge pool.

A stop on the Highway to Hana. The Blue Pool, also known by its Hawaiian name Helele'ike'oha, could very well be one of the more scenically located swimming hole waterfalls on Maui. It faces the ocean as it's sheltered from the cr

"Pono" is a Hawaiian word that has a depth of meaning.  Pono can mean uprightness, excellence, in perfect order, and more according to the Hawaiian dictionary.  If you are living pono, you are in right relationship with all people, places, and things in your life.

If you are living pono, you are in right relationship with all people, places, and things in your life.

King Kalakaua, the restorer of Hawaiian Heritage & Culture:  King Kalakaua was Hawaii’s last reigning king. He was elected to power in 1874, and ruled Hawaii for 16 years until his death in 1891. Known as “The Merrie Monarch” Kalakaua revived elements of Hawaiian culture which had nearly been forgotten. These included the ancient Hawaiian martial art of Lua and the dance of Hula.

King Kalākaua of Hawai'i, born David Laʻamea Kamanakapuʻu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua.

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