Annette’s Adventures uses the lehua mamo, a form of the ‘Ohi’a lehua tree with yellow flowers, for a company logo. The ‘Ohi’a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is the dominant tree in most native Hawaiian forests. A member of the myrtle family, the ‘Ohi’a lehua is an endemic species, ranging from sea level to over 8,000; elevation and from wet to dry forests. It is found only in the Hawaiian Islands. I consider the lehua mamo an extraordinary plant. Since the lehua mamo is not as common as the ‘Ohi’a lehua with red blossoms, when you discover a yellow ‘Ohi’a lehua tree in the forest, you feel privileged and very special.
‘Ohi’a lehua are among the first plants to colonize new lava flows. This pioneer spirit represents my company, Annette’s Adventures, a unique type of travel business. One of the first travel agents in the country to specialize in adventure travel and ecotourism, I offer a personalized vacation planning service to suit your interests in natural and cultural history, your sense of adventure and willingness to try something different, while also taking into consideration your physical ability, your travel budget and the length of your vacation time.
I will help you plan a vacation that is unique, like the lehua mamo.
The Annette’s Adventures Sustainability Plan is how I conduct my business.
Annette’s Adventures Sustainability Plan
Annette’s Adventures is in compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations for all products/services, and commits to abide by all necessary permit conditions.
Annette’s Adventures has a written sustainability plan that guides it operations and demonstrates commitment to the Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA) sustainability principles, which can be found in the HEA certification program of ecotour operators.
Natural Area Focus
Annette’s Adventures provides personal bird watching and guided tours of various natural areas on several islands. These tours provide a direct, personal nature experience.
Annette’s Adventures also develops personalized itineraries for visitors interested in hiking, natural and cultural history, bird watching, botanical gardens, snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, kayaking and other outdoor activities. We will select accommodations and activities that contribute to a more sustainable travel model for Hawaii.
The owner of Annette’s Adventures, Annette Kaohelaulii, has received numerous awards for many contributions to environmental conservation. Her work with the Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter and Hawaii Ecotourism Association is on-going. Her involvement with Conservation Council for Hawaii and Hawaii Audubon Society are further evidence of her care and concern for the unique natural environment of the state.
Sustaining the Community
Annette’s Adventures uses local goods and services whenever possible. Annette’s Adventures is locally owned, which ensures that all profits are spent within the State.