A Detailed Comparison of Maui vs. Kauai (From a Hawaii Local)

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For many visitors to Hawaii who want to get a bit off the grid, they find themselves having a common debate: Maui vs. Kauai. While each island has its own flavor, for those unfamiliar with the islands, it can be difficult to distinguish the differences. So to help you make your decision, here’s a detailed comparison of Maui vs. Kauai (from a Hawaii local).

 

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A Detailed Comparison of Oahu vs. Maui (From a Local)

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Many visitors to the Hawaiian Islands try to make the comparison of Oahu vs. Maui. Honestly, it can be hard to distinguish which island will be better for your trip if you’re not familiar with the intricacies of each of the islands. And while many Hawaii guides, including Borders & Bucket Lists, do a brief comparison of all of the islands, they hardly compare the two most frequently visited Hawaiian Islands: Oahu vs. Maui. So to help you make your decision, here’s a detailed comparison of Oahu vs. Maui (from a local).

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20 of the Coolest Airbnbs in Hawaii

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Are you on the hunt for the coolest Airbnbs in Hawaii? From treehouses to glass pyramids to yachts to luxury villas, there are dozens of stunning Airbnbs in Hawaii. Which one will you choose for your dream vacation?

Airbnb has revitalized the travel industry. Rather than having to stay in the same hotels in the same touristy cities as everyone else (like in Waikiki, for example), you can stay pretty much anywhere that you would like in the coolest of accommodations – like the 20 below.

As an added bonus, you can get a free $40 Airbnb coupon by using our code when you book!

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12 Rewarding North Shore, Oahu Hikes

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Are you looking for the ultimate guide to the best North Shore, Oahu hikes? This guide from an Oahu, Hawaii local has everything that you need to know to have the best experience hiking Oahu’s North Shore.

Hidden among the surfers and food trucks, there are several North Shore, Oahu hikes that are absolutely amazing. With some lead you to stunning viewpoints, others lead you to hidden waterfalls. Honestly, the North Shore of Oahu is a hidden treasure trove when it comes to hikes. Here are 12 rewarding North Shore, Oahu hikes.

 

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23 Breathtaking Hawaii Waterfalls

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Hawaii waterfalls are easily some of the most beautiful in the world. Flowing through gorgeous, lush mountain ranges, these stunning waterfalls can be found most of the Hawaiian Islands. While many of these Hawaii waterfalls can be accessed by car or on foot, there are also quite a few gems that can only be seen by sea or by air. Here are 23 breathtaking Hawaii waterfalls.

 

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6 Blooming Botanical Gardens on Oahu

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Are you searching for the best botanical gardens on Oahu? This guide from an Oahu, Hawaii local has everything that you need to know.

Visitors to Oahu tend to have a love of nature, so it’s no surprise that the botanical gardens on Oahu are becoming beloved attractions. From stunning mountains to plants of the world and even a few animal visitors, these Oahu botanical gardens are prime little pockets of nature.

 

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9 Stunning Oahu Scenic Drives

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Oahu, Hawaii is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, and you can see a ton of the island’s nature beauty on casual Oahu scenic drives. You don’t have to go on difficult hikes or pay expensive tour companies to get some of the best views. This guide has nine of the most stunning Oahu scenic drives.

Before I get started, I want to clarify something. While you can drive around the entire island of Oahu in one day, I don’t recommend it. How long does it take to drive around Oahu, you ask? In theory, without the island’s horrendous traffic, it only takes three and a half hours. But this means that you’ll miss all of the excitement in the middle, and you won’t make any stops. Instead, I recommend picking and choosing your favorite Oahu scenic drives from the list below and centering a day-long itinerary around that area, rather than trying to cover the entire island in one day.

 

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