Volcanic rocks show through the sand at Secret Beach on Kauai.

The Best Beaches in Kilauea, Kaua‘i

The north shore holds Kaua‘i’s most exotic beaches. Each one is covered in a thick blanket of white sand lining clear blue water, and many boast perfect waves for surfers. All are great for tanning and picnicking, many are wonderful for snorkeling, and a lot are ideal for surfing.

The Kuilau Trail snakes around a ridge in verdant Kauai.

Hiking Trails Around Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Hiking trails around Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i offer a pleasant range of difficulty and some truly worth-the-hike sights; one aptly-named trail rewards you with a refreshing dip in a bubbling waterfall pool. If you haven’t come equipped for a more challenging hike or would like a guide on the trails, there are a few outfitters able to meet your needs.

Stones are visible in the clear water of Cathedral Lake which reflects the peak in the background.

Best Hikes in Yosemite

These hikes in Yosemite are a smorgasbord of short, rewarding hikes to full-day long-haul challenges, with a nice selection in between to satisfy everyone.