HAWAII NEI...Our Beloved Islands of Aloha...

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Many requests have been coming in to do the COMPLETE "Poor Mans Guide to Hawaii"...trust me, I have been writing it since 1995. 
Writing an E-Book had been a long process, but the filming of it started in 2007 at which time affordable HD Camcorders came to the market. In 2009 I started posting the VIDEOS I wrote about in my Book. Although I finished the GUIDE BOOK I never got to start filming the other islands. Considering the cost and time it would take to film them it's doubtful it will be something I can do anytime soon, so I have chosen to release a smaller version of the "Poor Mans Guide to Hawaii to all the islands"​ for the time being...I'm sure this fun and helpful Guide will help you in your vacation planning.

*Do You REALLY Know Hawaii?*

This is Hawaii Like You've Never Seen it Before!

Please take the time to LEARN about Hawaii before you come here and watch this AMAZING 30 Minute Documentary about Hawaii...Hawaii is the 50th state of United States comprising an archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian Islands became a state in 1959. The Hawaiian Islands include eight major islands including Nihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe, Maui and the Island of Hawaii and 100's of islets. 





This is the EASIEST "POOR MANS GUIDE TO HAWAII" you will see...All you do is go through the slide show for each island. You will see names and descriptions of my FAVORITE SPOTS.  If you want more info CLICK ON EACH IMAGE.

*CAUTION*

LET ME BE VERY,VERY CLEAR...​MAUI, KAUAI & THE BIG ISLAND are no OAHU!  Although the islands of Hawaii are some of the most beautiful places on Gods Earth, these islands have MANY DANGERS ...You MUST use CAUTION when exploring these other islands, I can only GUIDE YOU toward these locations, I can not protect you or research these location in detail for you...that's  your responsibility, this is ​FREE​​​​​​​​​​ INFO don't forget.  Be aware that weather plays a HUGE role on where and when you can visit some of these locations I have posted below. Places that are calm and beautiful in summer may be dangerous and treacherous in winter.    Research, Common sense and Knowledge of your surroundings is your biggest  assets against harm, danger and DEATH. SAFETY is always TOP PRIORITY



NOTE: I suggest you rent a JEEP UNLIMITED 4-DOOR, ONLY while in Hawaii if your intent is to be adventurous. This ensures you can take it anywhere off road with a full spare, but make sure you have the BIGGER P255/75R17 BSW Off-Road Tires....NOT the P225's, TRUST ME!!! You DON'T want to get stuck or lost somewhere on the other islands...Remember, 1 MILLION PEOPLE live on OAHU,  the other islands COMBINED make up for 400,000 so you won't see too many people around to help you...lol

MAUI ( The Valley Isle )​                30 THINGS TO DO BELOW:

ROAD TO HANA
ROAD TO HANA

God DID create a road through Heaven and you can drive your car through it (Rent a JEEP). Many of the Waterfalls POSTED here on Maui can be found along the "Road to Hana" or with a short hike, so plan on heading to Hana around 4am, plan on staying in Hana that night ( Hana By The Sea or Anya's House ) and getting up again early to finish the Road off and work your way to the Maui Winery and back to your place of stay...Stressing yourself out and rushing Hana in one day is no way to do it!

WAILUA FALLS
WAILUA FALLS

The beautiful Wailua Falls can't be missed, it's right off the road. On top of that because it's so easily accessible plan on plenty of tourists by it...However, park your car and head down to the actual falls and take a dip in the beautiful pool below it...Tourists don't seem so adventurous to walk 100 steps down to the falls.

KAPALUA BEACH
KAPALUA BEACH

Kapalua beach is one of Maui's most beautiful beaches and most well known beaches...This is good and bad...The good is it's one of the most beautiful beaches where swimming and snorkeling is great...The bad is because it's so nice here many people and their families know of it and many tourists come here. So if you don't mind people then it will be well worth it to reach the great swimming and snorkeling spots here.

ROAD TO HANA
ROAD TO HANA

God DID create a road through Heaven and you can drive your car through it (Rent a JEEP). Many of the Waterfalls POSTED here on Maui can be found along the "Road to Hana" or with a short hike, so plan on heading to Hana around 4am, plan on staying in Hana that night ( Hana By The Sea or Anya's House ) and getting up again early to finish the Road off and work your way to the Maui Winery and back to your place of stay...Stressing yourself out and rushing Hana in one day is no way to do it!

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MAUI ( The Valley Isle )

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Maui is my favorite island for lovers and it just happens to be pretty expensive over there...Not so much a place for a Poor Man, but if you are on your Honeymoon this is the "Island of Love" as far as I'm concerned and is an essential part of a love birds vacation. The adventures are endless here from scenic coastal drives past waterfalls to sunrises above the clouds on volcanic mountain tops.



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QUEENS BATH
QUEENS BATH

The Queen's Bath is an easy 15 minute hike past a small waterfall that leads down to the lava rock below. Another 10 minute trek over lava rock leads to the Queens Bath. The bath is the size of a swimming pool and is a natural tide pool on the edge of the open ocean, USE EXTREME CAUTION at all times, it's a beautiful location in the summer, but winter CAN BRING DEATH. Do your research as many have died here.

MAKUA BEACH (Tunnels Beach)
MAKUA BEACH (Tunnels Beach)

Makua Beach, is one of Kauai’s best swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving beaches on island. It's large bay like lagoon and its massive reef makes it one of the top places to snorkel in my book. Yes, every island has spots like this, but the thing about Kauai is that these places can be pretty empty and you can't beat that on Kauai. So why “Tunnels Beach” well, because of all the tunnels and arches in the reef that's why.

PRINCEVILLE AT HANALEI (Horseback)
PRINCEVILLE AT HANALEI (Horseback)

At Princeville Ranch there is a great HORSEBACK WATERFALL PICNIC TOUR available in Hanalei...You'll take a 30 min horseback ride to the Waterfall Trail and then hike 15 mins to a beautiful 100 foot waterfall, spend an hour at the falls, take a dip in the pool below and have a picnic and then head down the trail and return on Horseback. If interested in Kayaking or hitting the zipline...Princevile Ranch has it all!

QUEENS BATH
QUEENS BATH

The Queen's Bath is an easy 15 minute hike past a small waterfall that leads down to the lava rock below. Another 10 minute trek over lava rock leads to the Queens Bath. The bath is the size of a swimming pool and is a natural tide pool on the edge of the open ocean, USE EXTREME CAUTION at all times, it's a beautiful location in the summer, but winter CAN BRING DEATH. Do your research as many have died here.

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KAUAI ( The Garden Isle )

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Kauai is an outdoorsman's playground. If you seek the best Hiking, the best outdoor activities and best camping around, Kauai is for you! If your intentions are to come here and just drink Mai Tais on the beach...Forget it! You come here to seek adventure, to test your skills from fishing, kayaking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, scuba diving, ziplining and everything else under the sun.



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KAUAI ( The Garden Isle )​             30 THINGS TO DO BELOW:

HAWAII ( The Big Island )​            30 THINGS TO DO BELOW:

AKAKA FALLS
AKAKA FALLS

Akaka falls sits on a State Park and if visiting it has a small fee to enter, well worth the admission. The half mile walking hike will take you through an amazing rainforest and you should be able to complete it in an hour, give or take. There is a BONUS on this 1/2 mile hike as you'll first see the 100-foot Kahuna Falls. From there you take the loop around the bend to discover the towering Akaka Falls at over 400 feet.

LAVA OCEAN ADVENTURES
LAVA OCEAN ADVENTURES

IF...and I mean IF the LAVA FLOW is GOING OFF...This ADVENTURE to see LAVA WATERFALLS is a MUST...NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! Just remember...if you get SEASICK plan in advance, but these boats are bigger then Zodiacs so it won't be so bad. Lava Ocean Adventures have SUNSET and SUNRISE Lava Flow adventures so give them a call and determine what is best for you guys! YOU JUST CAN'T PASS on this if the FLOW is going off!

NAALAPA STABLES (Horseback Waipio)
NAALAPA STABLES (Horseback Waipio)

We're back in WAIPIO VALLEY...What an amazing journey by horseback with Na'alapa Stables. It seriously makes you feel at home. You must Horseback at least once in Hawaii so if on Big Island and you haven't yet, this is the one to do! Also HI'ILAWA FALLS via WAIPI'O VALLEY should be seen during your journey here...Asking your Horse Guide about getting to Hi'ilawa Falls may be helpful at this time, where you may not need a guide...or maybe they know of someone to take you ;) Good Luck!

AKAKA FALLS
AKAKA FALLS

Akaka falls sits on a State Park and if visiting it has a small fee to enter, well worth the admission. The half mile walking hike will take you through an amazing rainforest and you should be able to complete it in an hour, give or take. There is a BONUS on this 1/2 mile hike as you'll first see the 100-foot Kahuna Falls. From there you take the loop around the bend to discover the towering Akaka Falls at over 400 feet.

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HAWAII ( The Big Island )

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The Big Island, so big it's actually still affordable to buy land and build a home and it's still growing. This is OLD HAWAII, this is the best that country living has to offer, but be warned...because this island is SO BIG you may find yourself driving more than enjoying it, so PLAN OUT YOUR Big Island trip!



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NOW IT'S UP TO YOU!

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I have given you 90 activities across three islands...MANY of which are FREE!...Beaches, hikes, scenic sights, historical places and fun activities that will give you the best overall view of the islands...Some are VERY safe, some are VERY dangerous...I don't know your abilities like you do, so I wrote everything geared toward the average viewer of my videos, between the ages of 25-45 years old, if you are able to do most of the things I have posted, great...if not, that's ok...Don't do something you feel uncomfortable doing and just remember...You can always turn around and go back the way you came.  I know if you do many of the things I posted you will have the most amazing time, I should know, I've done them and I wouldn't post them if they sucked. There are many things I chose not to post that are in my FULL GUIDE, but these are some of the best you'll enjoy doing on vacation.

Now that the hardest part has been done for you it's time to do YOUR RESEARCH on the spots you have chosen to visit. When visiting these outer islands you should always be well prepared for anything. Bring your Hiking gear, bring your snorkeling gear, bring your beach gear so that you can get out of your JEEP and go at anytime to do anything! Bringing plenty of WATER, FOOD, SUNSCREEN and other common sense necessities are essential when visiting these islands....people will be few and far between. Also don't forget to NEVER leave anything of value in your vehicle or Jeep at anytime when you leave it.​



Remember, you are adults, capable of making your own choices, I am only an ON-LINE GUIDE...It's your responsibility to stay safe, be smart, work within your limits and use common sense out there... Too many have died in PARADISE...don't be one of them!  

Mahalo Nui loa ~ Wayde