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Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden Tour

Heliconia Ride: A Visit to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Black lava rocks lying beside bands of turquoise water are right up our (#beachgoth-loving) alley, but after a few days of beach hopping in Kona, we wanted to feel a bit more…ensconced in greenery.…

Two Weddings, a Dutchman’s Pipe and a Thesis!

Where in the world have we been these past few weeks? Good question.

What we thought would be a one-week-or-so-break ended up stretching for a month, and we’re sorry to leave you hanging!…

Talking ‘Canoe Plants,’ Native Flowers at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai

“The Polynesian voyages are probably the most epic journeys ever undertaken by man,” says Mike DeMotta, the assistant director of horticulture at the National Tropical Botanical Garden.…

Room With a (Botanical) View: Explore the Kauai Resort That’s Also a Plant Lover’s Paradise

“This place is classic Hawaii,” the guy tells us from across the pool table at Stevenson’s Library at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.…

Tree Tunnels and Wild Chickens in Paradise: The Top 10 Moments From Our Kauai Adventure

Boarding happened in record time. The first rows were called at 10 AM, and all passengers were boarded — with seatbacks and tray tables in their fully upright and locked positions — by 10:12.…

Tree Stories: The Magnificent Banyan of Waikiki

“What’s your favorite tree?”  Several trees come to mind including our own Feijoa sellowiana (pineapple guava), but I’ve had this banyan tree in my mind for almost three years since my 2010 business trip to the Westin Moana Surfrider in Waikiki Beach, Oahu.…