It's a hot sultry morning when we veer away from Maui's postcard perfect beaches and I couldn't be happier.
Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.
If you think Hawaii is all about floral shirts, Mai Tai's, hula girls and ukuleles, you're in for quite a surprise.
From surfing with dogs to soulful souvenirs, Oahu's North Shore is an earthy foil to busy Waikiki.
This tiny island is impressive both from above and from below.
The Disney movie Moana holds special significance for Hawaii's voyaging heritage.
There's a reason why even ardent 'non-cruisers' choose this voyage.
Shopping, it's the number one activity for Aussies to do in Hawaii so we've put together a guide to the best places for a retail hit.
Don lei and say aloha Hawaii, for this is one drop-dead gorgeous part of the world that's not just for surfers and sunbathers. Loaded with natural attractions, watch as molten lava oozes over rock and into the steaming ocean below. See waterfalls tumble spectacularly over cliffs into oceans of azure. Snorkel with manta rays, whale-watch, or zipline through vivid green forests. Don't miss its unique cuisine with a Japanese bent.