Hawaii Travel Guide Helpful maps and articles about Maui, O‘ahu, and more.

Hawaii

From white sand beaches to tropical rainforest to impressive active volcanoes, the outstanding diversity of Hawaii awaits.


Explore Maui

  • The Best Surfing in the Hawaiian Islands (For All Skill Levels) Surfing in Kona.Become part of Hawaii’s surfing legacy by getting on a board during your stay. Whether you’re a first-timer or a lifer, year-round surf means you’ll find the perfect wave for you.
  • 10 Budget-Friendly Maui Travel Tips Kick back beneath the shade of a palm tree for a day of cheap fun. Photo © Eddy Galeotti/123rf.Just because Maui is a popular travel destination doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. Author Kyle Ellison shares 10 travel tips for experiencing paradise on a budget.
  • Maui Helicopter Rides and Flightseeing Tours View of a helicopter along the coast with an AirMaui paint job.Much of Maui is only accessible by helicopter, and a one-hour flight spent hovering over the island will be the most memorable hour of your vacation. Read on for information about tour operators and helpful tips for your tour, like how to take the best photos.

Explore O‘ahu

  • The Best Surfing in the Hawaiian Islands (For All Skill Levels) Surfing in Kona.Become part of Hawaii’s surfing legacy by getting on a board during your stay. Whether you’re a first-timer or a lifer, year-round surf means you’ll find the perfect wave for you.
  • Festivals and Events in Honolulu On a parade route, a trio of women in floral crowns with a cape of leaves and leis around their necks.Author Kevin Whitton covers the best festivals and events during the calendar year, from the Lantern Floating Hawaii festival on Memorial Day to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in September and more.
  • The Best Spots for Snorkeling and Diving in O‘ahu A photo of Hanauma Bay in Oa'hu.Head to the right locales and you’ll find that O‘ahu’s reefs teem with marine life. If one side of the island has waves or is windy, the other side might be calm and flat. Here’s an overview of the best spots across the island.

Polynesian fire dancer photo at top © Deborah Kolb/123rf.