In this episode of Kauai Talk, I sat down (on the beach in the picture) with the owner of Kauai by Stephanie, Stephanie Michel. She’s been offering concierge services on the Garden Island for about 10 years. It’s her second time on the show, and she shares some insights with me on why using a concierge when planning your visit is really a good idea.

Ticketing, having a point of contact while you are here, advisement based on local knowledge, personal tour info, time saving services, and keeping you off the beaten paths of dangerous and inappropriate areas of the island are this weeks highlights!

I also share some new places I’ve eaten at this past couple weeks … including finally having my FIRST Puka Dog since arriving on island 3 years ago and lunch at Pho Kapa’a! REALLY good. I enjoyed eating at Plantation Gardens (again) at Kiahuna Plantation (Poipu), Makai Sushi (Poipu), and a new sub sandwich shop in Princeville (North Shore).

Current Sunrise time: 6:47 A.M. / Sunsets: 6:43 P.M. And we are probably just days away from sunsets into the water from the North Shore at Hanalei Bay! Remember, during the fall/winter months, the sun is setting BEHIND the mountains on the North Shore.

Links mentioned in Episode 33:

Instagram — Aloha Kauai_808

Facebook — Aloha Kauai 808

Stephanie by Kauai — Local Kauai concierge (and friend of the podcast)

Email: Drop emails direct to kauaitalk AT gmail dot com 

The LIST – Answering the question WHAT should we do? … thank you to those who have inquired! And as I mentioned, I can’t believe it is as much work as it is to put together. It is coming and I will be hooking you up … keep listening and access will be updated here on the web site with easy purchase and access.


  • This episode’s picture was taken at the spot and time of the recording of this show. One of the many beaches from the Hawaiian island that has the most of all of them!