I thought for a bit about my first Kauai post. Having been born and raised there, I’ve been to a thousand different places and seen hundreds of things that I could write about. But I thought I should just start out by saying that this blog isn’t here to expose Kauai and all of its wonders. Oh don’t get me wrong – it’s far from a secret and I know it. The island’s population has more than doubled since I was growing up. And there are no shortage of photos of pretty much every single waterfall, shoreline, and trail on Kauai. But to the extent that I can not contribute to the rampant Instagram culture that’s permeating there and revealing all of our former “secret spots,” I will.
So with that, please keep in mind that although I’ll be sharing my stories and photos, I won’t be posting names of spots that aren’t well known or descriptions on how to get there. Many of these spots are easily accessible, some of them are not. And if you can figure out how to get there on your own, more power to you. But please don’t ask me to guide you there.
And now with that out of the way, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite spots and some of the reasons why I’m so proud to be from this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific.
Even in this day and age of smart phones and social media, people on Kauai still take the time to go enjoy the outdoors. Granted, it’s with their GoPros to be posted to social media later (guilty as charged), but it’s still much better than staring at an iPad all day, ain’t it?
Sometimes a little perspective is necessary. In the pic above, I’m standing right at the top of the main waterfall in this pic. As you can see in the previous shot, it was dry season and there wasn’t much water. Also, the shot below is not mine, it was shot by Tom Walsh.
Kauai has no shortage of people to adventure with. This boy is one of my all-time faves.