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Swimming with Sharks on Oahu

Swimming with Sharks on Oahu Cage

Hello Borders & Bucket List friends!  This week, we’re having a guest post by Kristen from Yonderlust Ramblings about her adventure swimming with sharks on Oahu.  Interested?  Keep on reading!

It all started that fateful summer day, the first time I watched JAWS.  From that point on, every time I had to swim to the deep end of a dark swimming pool, my mind cued that haunting music.  So when my husband and I were looking for some active travel ideas for our trip to Oahu, I initially cringed at the suggestion of going swimming with sharks on Oahu. But then I determined that I was once and for all going to face my fear head on!

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Hawaii / North America / Ultimate Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii

I did not ever think that I would be writing an ultimate guide to Kapolei, Hawaii post, but I am.  The little city I grew up in is starting to boom, so I’m starting to think that it deserves an ultimate guide of its own.

*Note: while the Ko Olina Lagoons are included within the Kapolei zip code, they will be excluded from this guide, as I have already written about the area in The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons.

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Hawaii / North America

The Magical Landscape of the Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii

Garden of the Gods, Lanai Far

Before visiting the Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  Even after looking at photos, I was still quite confused.  Each shot looked quite different, and what they did have in common with the subjects seemed to very with the color, shape and location.  All I understood was that there were round rocks, and there was orange dirt.

But I said to myself, if we just end up seeing rocks and dirt, so be it.

And I’m so glad I did, because those uncapturable round rocks and flecks of orange dirt created a location that was unlike any other place I’ve ever been. Continue reading …

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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