Like many people visiting the Aloha State, I landed at the Honolulu International Airport after a 5-hour flight from California.
The next day, after a sobering visit to Pearl Harbor and a festive luau, I boarded a plane for the 20-minute flight to Kauai.
With its forested mountains and fertile fields, it’s easy to understand how Kauai earned the nickname of the Garden Island.
And as the sun slips below the horizon at night, you’ll be treated to some of the most breathtaking gold, tangerine, and crimson sunsets you’ll ever witness.
After spending two weeks in this tropical paradise, these are my favorite places to visit on gorgeous Kauai.