The Haleakala sunrise is known around the world to be one of the most stunning of them all. To make sure you catch it (unlike our unfortunate visit in July lol), here are five tips to help you out!
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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 “The Magical Landscape of the Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii”
Lanai is the smallest, publicly-accessible island in the Hawaiian chain. With a population of 3,000 people, no stoplights, and only 30 miles of paved roads, Lanai is a destination that usually gets overlooked. However, there are quite a few amazing things to do on Lanai, so here are the best of them.
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The small island known as Chinaman’s Hat has tons of adventurous activities. For some reason though, this little gem manages to swoop under the radar of locals and tourists alike. Continue reading “The Adventures of Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii”
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 Oahu waterfall hikes are definitely worth a little bit of extra exercise.
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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 “The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons, Hawaii”
Oahu, Hawaii has got tons of gorgeous hikes – some with waterfalls, some with a little bit of history, some that are a straight up work out, and some with stunning views. Oahu’s Ehukai pillbox hike definitely falls under the “stunning views” category, and it should not missed.
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If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a bit of a foodie. I mean, I created a two-part Hawaii food bucket list (here’s part 1 and part 2). I go around the island of Oahu trying to find the best of the best. Sometimes I end up trying some pretty bad dishes (when I wrote this post on where to get the best poke bowls on Oahu, I tried some truly terrible poke before finding these four). I’m not going to lie, I had to try some awful malasadas for this post as well. But my taste buds suffered so yours didn’t have to. Here’s where to get the best malasadas on Oahu, Hawaii.
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Hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Hawaii each year, and I’ve always wondered how they make their decisions of which island to visit. Each island has its own unique experience, so I definitely think visitors should think a bit longer about which Hawaiian Island they want to visit. So here are a few little descriptions to help you answer the daunting question: what is the best Hawaiian Island to visit?
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