The Famous Lanikai Pillbox Hike

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The Lanikai pillbox hike is easily one of the most famous hikes on Oahu (after Stairway to Heaven, Koko Head, and Diamond Head).If you’re new to hiking, this could be a good way to motivate yourself to do a slightly more challenging hike. If you’re basically a pro hiker, this little trail will have a super rewarding view for the little bit of effort you’ll have to put in. Either way, here are some basics to help you with the Lanikai pillbox hike.

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The Ultimate Guide to Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii – UPDATED 2020

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

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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”

A Local’s Guide to Best Things to do on Lanai, Hawaii

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Are you looking for the ultimate guide to things to do on Lanai, Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know about this gem of an island.

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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A Local’s Guide to Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii

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Are you looking for the ultimate guide to Chinaman’s Hat? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know about this picturesque little island.

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 “A Local’s Guide to Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii”

Eight of the Best Oahu Waterfall Hikes – UPDATED 2020

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Searching for the best Oahu waterfall hikes? You’ve found them! This guide from a Hawaii local tells you everything you need to know about the waterfall hikes on Oahu.

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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