Borders & Bucket Lists

Crossing Over Borders and Off Bucket Lists

Date archives July 2018

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My Liebster Award Nomination – A Little More About Me

Liebster Award Logo

One sleepless night, I woke up with a nasty fever and persistent pain throughout my whole body.  I took some over-the-counter meds and found myself clicking around through different social media accounts at 3 a.m. to distract myself until the pain meds finally kicked in.  It was then that I saw an Instagram DM from the lovely Angie from Boots on the Ground (also here’s her Instagram profile).

“I’d like to nominate you for the blogging Liebster Award.”

I read that line again.

“I’d like to nominate you for the blogging Liebster Award.”

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Hawaii / North America

Five of the Best Waterfall Hikes on Oahu

Waterfall Hikes on Oahu Waimano Falls

If you’ve been keeping up with “Borders & Bucket Lists” for a bit, you’ll know that I absolutely love waterfalls. On Oahu, we don’t have the pull-up-and-take-a-picture waterfalls that many of the other Hawaiian Islands do. No, you have to go on a bit of a hike to reach any of our waterfalls on the island.  That said, the waterfall hikes on Oahu are definitely worth a little bit of extra exercise.

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Hawaii / North America / Ultimate Guides

The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons, Hawaii

The Ko Olina Lagoons Secret

I grew up going to the Ko Olina Lagoons nearly every single week.  That was our family’s go-to beach.  I remember when there were just the lagoons, the Ihilani (which is now the Four Seasons), two (instead of three) buildings of the Marriott, and the Fairways. That’s it.  No other hotels, no other town houses, and no shops at all. It was a little secluded paradise.

But now, the Ko Olina Lagoons on the West side of Oahu, Hawaii are growing to be the second-largest tourist destination on the island, just after Waikiki.  And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  It’s just a little different than it was before.  But my 20+ years of experience at the Ko Olina Lagoons prove that I know the area better than nearly anyone else.  To give you a better idea of where to stay, relax, have some fun, eat, and have a wedding, I’ve created this ultimate guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons in Hawaii. Continue reading …