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Hawaii Kings Tour: Maui’s Iao Valley and Beyond [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived Wednesday on Maui, and is also spending today on the Hawaiian island lodged at the resort of Kaanapali.

Nicknamed the Valley Isle, from the peak of Haleakalā to its fruit and produce plantations and the sands of its pristine and panoramic beaches, Maui is the second largest of the Hawaii's islands behind Oahu.

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The panoramic view of the Kalalau Valley on the Hawaii island of Kaua'i's Napali Coast. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
The panoramic view of the Kalalau Valley on the Hawaii island of Kaua'i's Napali Coast. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Kaua’i's Napali Coast [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group has been on the island of Kaua'i, and this morning is scheduled to head off to Maui.

Kaua'i is is Hawaii's Island of Discovery, it includes natural features such as the Wailua River, Waimea Canyon and Napali Coast, with locales ranging from villages like Hanapepe and Old Koloa Town to sunny Poipu Beach.

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Hawaii Kings Tour: Kaua’i Island [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group is currently on the island of Kaua'i, which has served as the setting for movies and TV shows including 1993's "Jurassic Park," 1958's "South Pacific" and 1977's "Fantasy Island."

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Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
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Mackinac Island Opening for Historic Season Including War of 1812 Battle Bicentennial [Video]

While the Great Lakes still have some ice on them, Mackinac Island is about ready to come alive.

It has been a long winter, with ferry service to Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan just getting back into operation. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry said it plans to start passenger service Tuesday.

Bob Benser, Jr.'s family owns two hotels, a bed-and-breakfast and Murdick's Original Fudge on Mackinac Island. The bed-and-breakfast is open year-round, but the hotels -- The Chippewa Hotel and The Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa -- are opening May 9, just in time for Mother's Day, he told "Andy Rent Show" guest host Tim Harris this morning on 100.5 The River.

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Hawaii Kings Tour: Weekend Adventures in Hawaii

My group's Hawaiian adventure is under way with a weekend of exploration, entertainment, eating and remembrance.

About three dozen other folks from Grand Rapids and West Michigan are with me on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape with YMT Vacations.

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Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Fern Grotto and Kaua’i Island [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group is currently on the island of Kauai, and Fern Grotto was among the highlights on Sunday.

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The white sands of Waimea Bay glisten in Waimea, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
The white sands of Waimea Bay glisten in Waimea, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: ‘Hawaii Has It All’ [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent and about three dozen listeners of The River are touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived in Honolulu on Thursday and spent through this morning on the island of Oahu, which considers itself the heart of Hawaii. Today, the group tour is headed to Kaua'i, the Garden Isle.

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Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city, its state capitol and a Pacific Ocean pearl. (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city, its state capitol and a Pacific Ocean pearl. (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Arrival in Honolulu

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived in Honolulu on Thursday. Ch

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YMT Vacations
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Hawaii Kings Tour with 100.5 The River’s Andy Rent and YMT Vacations

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape. The trek includes explorations of the rich history and tradition of the Hawaiian Islands along with relaxation, entertainment, food, libations and culture.

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(Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Helmet-Cam Video is Insane [VIDEO]

This will rock your boat a little bit.  A biker attached a camera to his helmet, and rode down a mountain.  Insane?  Whoa!  Hope you don't have a queazy stomach?

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MDOT explains why pothole patches don’t work better [Video]

After a harsh winter Michigan's roads remain full of potholes.

Repair crews are working to fill the potholes, but the fixes don't last.

Why not?

MDOT explains.

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Music Video Contest Rocks to Help Tune Teens Away From Distracted Driving [Video]

Music is a powerful tool when it comes to spreading the world about distracted driving.

At least that's the push with GEICO’s Distracted Driving Music Video Contest.

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