Mark Twain wrote that Hawaii is “the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” Of the eight major Hawaiian islands, Kauai is most often considered to be the most beautiful. I’m a rain-lover, and Kauai is also one of the rainiest places in the world. I’d always wanted to check it out if I had a free weekend. As I’ve always found islands to be a kind of soft prison, 36 hours would be enough. In and off.
When I was working an an urban designer in Berkeley, California, I was part of a team redesigning and regenerating US military residential neighborhoods on the island of Oahu, just east of Honolulu. I liked working on the projects, as the many sites had an interesting history, dramatic location, great vistas and the overall project had a social justice in improving … Read More »