Lady Bird Lake in Austin

The greatest attraction Austin has to offer is the stretch of the Colorado River called Lady Bird Lake, where by taking just a few steps you can go from bustling, urban downtown to an alternative world that’s peaceful, beautiful, and natural. You can also find hike-and-bike trails that are some of the best urban trails in the country, plus crewing, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle-boarding.

Windsurfing Maui on a beautiful sunny day.

Windsurfing Maui’s North Shore

Windsurfers flock to Maui’s North Shore in winter. Summer windsurfing is reserved for spots such as Kanaha Beach Park in Central Maui where wind takes precedent over waves. Here are a few more locations that make for excellent windsurfing, along with area tips and directions.

Map of Lana‘i, Hawaii

B&Bs and Vacation Rentals on Lana‘i

To experience Lana‘i from a more local perspective, consider one of the bed and breakfasts or vacation rental options scattered throughout Lana‘i City. These are also a great option if you’re traveling with a larger group.

View of the ocean stretching to the horizon as seen from Diamond Head summit on Oahu.

Hiking, Biking and Bird-Watching in Waikiki

If you know where to go, biking around Waikiki can be a great alternative to searching out parking. There’s also one truly excellent bird-watching spot, and you won’t need a pair of hiking boots during your stay even if you do plan on trekking the two trails on offer.

Exterior view of the Kona Bali Kai rentals.

Recommended Condos and Vacation Rentals in Kona

There are plenty of options for visitors to Kona when it comes to condos and vacation rentals. Kevin Whitton, author of Moon Hawaiian Islands, shares his personal, detailed recommendations on your best bets depending on what you’re looking for on your vacation.