Seeking solitude on a changing Lana’i, Hawaii’s remote central island

On a clear day in Lanaʻi, you can see five of Hawaii’s other islands, but turn inland and you might forget you’re in Hawaii at all. Otherworldly Norfolk pines evoke the mood of the remote South Pacific islands from which they were imported. The vast, rolling red landscape is rippled with miniature buttes and plateaus […]

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Historic Hawaii: exploring the stories of Moloka‘i and Lana‘i

A visit to either of these islands is a step into Hawaii’s history, whether it’s listening to tales of a great tsunami that changed a valley forever, descending into a land of exiles, or learning about the rich traditions of the islands’ cowboy culture. Hike into an ancient valley The sound from Greg Solatorio’s conch […]

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Why Lanai is the last tourist-free Hawaiian island?

HAWAII IS ONE of the most popular tropical escapes in the US, but that popularity can make some spots feel a bit too touristed. Yet there’s still one island that remains mostly undiscovered: Lanai. Once home to the world’s largest pineapple plantation, Lanai — fittingly nicknamed the Pineapple Island — entices travelers with the most […]

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