Hidden Hawaii: Hawi and Beyond

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For our July/August 2008 issue, photographer David Croxford and I took a trip to North Kohala, a seldom-visited peninsula that sticks up like a green thumb at the top of the Big Island of Hawaii.

The little plantation towns of the peninsula—Hawi and Kapaau—almost disappeared two decades ago. Their buildings were shuttered and decaying, but they have come most colorfully back to life, filled with galleries, shops, eateries you will find no place else.

It’s our job at HAWAII Magazine to bring you the hidden Hawaii. You can see the feature in our current issue—available at bookstores and newsstands, by print subscription and in a digital format you can download today.

But, of course, we took far more photos than we could ever fit in the magazine. For our Web readers, here’s a slideshow of more than 70 images that will take you on a journey to a part of the Big Island few visitors have seen.

Click on the slideshow screen for larger photos.

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