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Kauai, Hawaii (29 photos)
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Kauai - as close to the Garden of Eden as some of us will ever get. It's a truly beautiful island with tons to do like ocean rafting, kayaking, helicopters, snorkeling, and hiking. I took a helicopter into the Mount Wai'ale'ale crater, which was very mysterious - you don't realize just how many waterfalls Kauai has until you get airborn. Check out the video below for some of the footage. Also, we were lucky this time of year to still be able to enter some of the sea caves along the Na Pali Coast on a boat, as winter in Hawaii often means monstrous 10-15 ft waves. For that reason, many boat companies usually stop operating tours by October - we went with Napali Riders, which operated a high-powered Zodiac raft. It's a lot more agile, plus the speed is tons of fun. The double door Waiahuakua sea cave contained a waterfall inside - quite an amazing sight that Nature had in store for us. There is also the Waimea Canyon, which is like the Grand Canyon. The Kalalau Lookout had some nice hikes along a ridgeline with nice panoramas of the Na Pali cliffs. There was also great food. I found myself compelled to wake up at 5am for the sunrise nearly everyday, or I'd at least catch the sunset.

Check out the video as well.
Na Pali Coast, Kauai - The famous NaPali Coast in Kauai.
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Na Pali Coast, Kauai - The famous NaPali Coast in Kauai. - View on Flickr
Mount Waialeale Crater, Kauai - A view of the crater at the peak of Mount Waialeale in Kauai, known as the wettest spot in earth.
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Mount Waialeale Crater, Kauai - A view of the crater at the peak of Mount Waialeale in Kauai, known as the wettest spot in earth. - View on Flickr
Na Pali Coast, Kauai - The famous NaPali Coast in Kauai.
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Na Pali Coast, Kauai - The famous NaPali Coast in Kauai. - View on Flickr
Napali Cliffs in Kauai
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Napali Cliffs in Kauai - View on Flickr
Kalalau Lookout, Kauai
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Kalalau Lookout, Kauai - View on Flickr
Waimea Canyon in Kauai
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Waimea Canyon in Kauai - View on Flickr
Tunnels (Makua) Beach, Kauai - Tunnels Beach is famous for snorkeling in Kauai, Hawaii.  It is framed by jagged cliffs.
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Tunnels (Makua) Beach, Kauai - Tunnels Beach is famous for snorkeling in Kauai, Hawaii. It is framed by jagged cliffs. - View on Flickr
Ke'e Beach, Kauai - A sunset at Ke'e beach in Kauai, Hawaii
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Ke'e Beach, Kauai - A sunset at Ke'e beach in Kauai, Hawaii - View on Flickr
Wa'iahuakua Sea Cave Waterfall, Kauai - The Wa'iahuakua Sea Cave on the coast of Kauai, Hawaii is considered one of the most beautiful sea caves in the world.
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Wa'iahuakua Sea Cave Waterfall, Kauai - The Wa'iahuakua Sea Cave on the coast of Kauai, Hawaii is considered one of the most beautiful sea caves in the world. - View on Flickr
Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kauai - The Hanakapi'ai Falls in Kauai in the world-famous Kalalau trail in Hawaii.
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Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kauai - The Hanakapi'ai Falls in Kauai in the world-famous Kalalau trail in Hawaii. - View on Flickr
Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kauai - The Hanakapi'ai Falls in Kauai in the world-famous Kalalau trail in Hawaii.
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Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kauai - The Hanakapi'ai Falls in Kauai in the world-famous Kalalau trail in Hawaii. - View on Flickr
Na Pali Coast, Kauai - The famous NaPali Coast in Kauai.
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Na Pali Coast, Kauai - The famous NaPali Coast in Kauai. - View on Flickr
Kalalau Lookout, Kauai
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Kalalau Lookout, Kauai - View on Flickr
Kalalau Lookout, Kauai
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Kalalau Lookout, Kauai - View on Flickr
Kauai, Hawaii
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Kauai, Hawaii - View on Flickr
Hanakapi'ai Beach in Kauai
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Hanakapi'ai Beach in Kauai - View on Flickr
Sea Cave in Kauai
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Sea Cave in Kauai - View on Flickr
Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai - The lighthouse is a landmark in Kauai, HI.
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Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai - The lighthouse is a landmark in Kauai, HI. - View on Flickr
Waimea Pier, Kauai
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Waimea Pier, Kauai - View on Flickr
Waimea Pier, Kauai
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Waimea Pier, Kauai - View on Flickr
Kauai lookout at Waialeale
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Kauai lookout at Waialeale - View on Flickr
Kalalau Trail, Kauai
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Kalalau Trail, Kauai - View on Flickr
Hanakapiai Cat in Kauai
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Hanakapiai Cat in Kauai - View on Flickr
Kauai, Hawaii
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Kauai, Hawaii - View on Flickr
Kauai, Hawaii
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Kauai, Hawaii - View on Flickr
Waimea Canyon in Kauai - An aerial view of Waimea Canyon in Kauai, Hawaii.
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Waimea Canyon in Kauai - An aerial view of Waimea Canyon in Kauai, Hawaii. - View on Flickr
Hanalei Bay in Kauai
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Hanalei Bay in Kauai - View on Flickr
Sea Turtle in Kauai
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Sea Turtle in Kauai - View on Flickr
Snorkeling in Kauai
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Snorkeling in Kauai - View on Flickr
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