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Kōkua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF50

March 13, 2019

Ready for some sun? We sure are, and Kōkua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF50 is ready to help protect our skin! The packaging has a retro feel to it, but it is anything but retro. After many years of research, the ideal formulation was developed using non-nano, natural zinc oxide and 23 antioxidant […]

Turkey Trot 10-Mile Training Run

November 6, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Burn those calories for your Thanksgiving feast at the Turkey Trot 10-Mile Training Run! Presented by the Honolulu Marathon Clinic, this popular race is designed to prepare to complete a marathon. Instead of the usual fastest runner wins, this one declares the winner as the runner who finish closest to their […]

The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage

October 2, 2018

One of the greatest kayaking feats ever completed – the solo journey from California to Hawaii. In Dave Shively’s book, The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage, he chronicles the amazing odyssey that Ed Gillet accomplished in the summer of 1987. Starting in Monterey, California, Gillet set out in a 20 foot, […]

Siren Surf Adventures – Hawaii

September 26, 2017

Coming October 2 and 16, 2017. Aloha! Yes, the leaves are turning and the weather’s cooling, but in Hawaii, it’s all sun, surf, and fun! The folks at Siren Surf Adventures are offering weeklong, all-women adventures in the warm waters of Oahu. All levels of surfing ability are welcome, and the small group size of only 5 people […]

‘Ohana Organics

March 13, 2017

Fresh off the farm! ‘Ohana Organics is a family-run business that grows all the certified, organic herbs and botanicals that are used in their amazing products. Their Shea Butter Creams have a nice thick texture and have enough power to tackle those wind-parched hands, rough elbows, and cracked heels (plus they smell amazing!). Their Face and Body […]

Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water

March 2, 2017

A premium water with a triple bottom line – healthy, sustainable, and ethical. That’s a tall order, and we think that Waiākea is succeeding at it beautifully. First, there’s no arguing that it’s healthy since it is pure water from the snowmelt (yes, Hawaii does get snow!) and the rain on the peak of the active […]

Anahola Granola

February 24, 2017

A taste of Hawaii! You will just gobble up the delicious, handmade Anahola Granola products and be happily transported to the Islands. Fresh, local, natural ingredients like Hawaiian honey, unsweetened coconut, dried mango, papaya, pineapple, and of course, macadamia nuts are used in their granolas, trail mix, and MacaMania bars. The bars are temptingly moist […]

Great Aloha Run

January 18, 2017

Coming February 20, 2017. As if anyone needs a reason to go to Hawaii… it’s the Great Aloha Run during President’s Day weekend! This very popular race welcomed over 24,000 runners last year to an 8.15-mile course that is relatively flat. The race starts at the Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu, follows along the historic […]

Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

March 21, 2016

Coming April 10, 2016. Sun, sand, and malasadas! The Hapalua (half in Hawaiian) is known as Hawaii’s Half Marathon and takes place in the state’s capital of Honolulu. A scenic course starts you off at the famous Duke Kahanamoku statue, the iconic Waikiki statue of “The father of modern surfing”, then takes you through the […]

Hawaiian Journeys

November 5, 2015

A Hawaiian-style glamping experience. Hawaiian Journeys, located on the island of Hawaii (AKA The Big Island), is a collection of yurts half way between Kailua Kona and Hilo in Ocean View at an elevation of 3000′. These are fully furnished yurts with beds and linens, kitchenette facilities, ensuite bathrooms, BBQ grills, fire pits, heaters, and […]

Maui Natural Organics

September 15, 2015

Love Hawaii? Now you can bring that island feel home with Maui Natural Organics products! We had the pleasure of trying out their Monoi of Maui and Haiku Natural Organics Monoi Oil. Both great products are produced in small batches by hand and contain natural coconut oil infused with flowers and herbs grown on their […]

Maui Ocean Center

August 4, 2015

A sparkling gem on the Valley Isle! At the Maui Ocean Center, take an underwater tour of Hawaii’s marine life with over 60 exhibits and hands-on activities showcasing thousands of colorful, tropical fish, gnarly sea turtles, ominous sharks, and more. You’ll appreciate the informative presentations by ocean naturalists sharing interesting facts and stories about the […]

2016 Great Pacific Race

January 26, 2015

Coming 2016. Start training now for the Great Pacific Race of 2016. This is an extreme endurance race with ocean row boats (yes, ROW boats!) and crews of 2 or 4 people competing to cross the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii. Last year’s inaugural race had 13 crews, of which 7 successfully […]

Na Pali Race

July 24, 2014

Coming August 3, 2014. What better setting than the Na Pali Coast of Kauai for an SUP race? The Na Pali Race offers paddleboarders the opportunity to experience this spectacular and challenging destination with a 17-mile course from Haena Beach Park to Polihale State Beach Park. Expect strong currents, waves, and winds, but for those […]

Waikiki Roughwater Swim

June 25, 2014

Coming September 1, 2014. We have all heard of the famous Waikiki Beach – you know, the beautiful, white sand beach with surfers and sun bathers in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. On Labor Day, open water swimmers will hit the waters for this 3.8 km course starting at Sans Souci Beach, cover the […]

XTERRA Trail Run World Championship

June 12, 2014

Coming December 7, 2014. Another reason to go to Hawaii (not that you needed one!)…the annual XTERRA Trail Run World Championship will be held at the beautiful Kualoa Ranch on the northeastern side of Oahu, just 45 minutes from Honolulu. This 4,000-acre working cattle ranch was the sight of many television shows and Hollywood films […]

Duke’s OceanFest, Hawaii

May 23, 2014

Coming August 16, 2014. A-lo-ha! Head to the gorgeous island of Oahu for Duke’s OceanFest. Held in honor of Hawaiian, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Olympic medal winner and widely regarded as Hawaii’s greatest athlete and the father of modern surfing. Nine days filled with ocean sports galore on world renowned Waikiki beach. There’ll be longboard surfing, […]

Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

March 4, 2014

Coming July 27, 2014. Hawaii in the summer? Yes, please! We realize that it’s a little early to be thinking about summer vacation, but there are a limited number of spaces for the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, and we wanted you to be given the opportunity to participate. Registration opens on March 15th for individuals […]

Travaasa Hana, Hawaii

January 27, 2014

Paradise in Maui. The award-winning Travaasa Hana is a slice of the real Hawaii – tranquil, secluded, beautiful views of the ocean, and palm trees. Accommodations in luxurious cottages or spacious suites and plenty of activities ranging from authentic Hawaiian activities like bamboo pole fishing, hula lessons, and coconut husking to active adventures like gliders, […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2013: Escaping the Cold Weather!

January 10, 2014

We TrailblazerGirls love being outdoors, but this cold weather has us dreaming of a nice, warm day in the sun. The TrailblazerGirl team wants to share their top 3 picks from the 2013 reviews for ways to escape the cold weather. First off, head over to the Big Island of Hawaii and check out Kona […]

Volcano House Cabins, Hawaii

November 26, 2013

Camping next to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes? Well, maybe not next to, but within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where Kilauea is located. The Volcano House Cabins on the Big Island of Hawaii have been recently refurbished and offer a unique camping experience. These cute A-frame camper cabins are basic accommodations with […]

Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden

November 21, 2013

Coming March 8, 2014. Grab 4 of your favorite TrailblazerGirl-friends and sign up for the Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden! The very first ekiden originated in Japan and was a long-distance relay running race held in 1917, and was run over three days between the old Japanese capital of Kyoto and the modern capital of Tokyo, a […]

Kauai Surfing and Cultural Immersion Retreat by Northwest Women’s Surf Camps

November 15, 2013

Coming April 22, 2014. What could be better than a week in Kauai?! Try Northwest Women’s Surf Camps with their Surfing and Cultural Immersion Retreat! Gorgeous lodgings are a stone’s throw from Hanalei Bay, one of the best surfing spots on Kauai with warm water, soft sand, and breathtaking scenery. You will be spoiled and […]

Honolulu Marathon

October 18, 2013

Coming December 8, 2013.  Stunning setting. Ala Moana Boulevard, Hawaiian for path by the ocean, is the starting point for the Honolulu Marathon and is a fitting description of the entire course. The race will take you past many historic sites including the Aloha Tower, Chinatown, the Iolani Palace, the statue of King Kamehameha, Waikiki […]