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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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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 …

Hawaii / North America

Downtown Waikiki: The Ultimate Tourist Hub

 This summer, my goal has been to have new experiences and, in the process, I’ve explored most of the island of Oahu.  I’ve pretty much covered the entire island in the past couple of months, from Kaneohe and Laie in Discovering the Northeast Side of Oahu, Hawaii to Ko Olina on the West side of the island in A Secret Lagoon in Ko Olina, Hawaii.  However, until just a few days ago, I had yet to immerse myself in the ultimate tourist hub of the island: downtown Waikiki.

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