Are you looking for the ultimate guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons? This guide from a local has everything that you need to know about this picturesque area.
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.
Now, the Ko Olina Lagoons have grown into a tourist hub on Oahu. 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.
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.
Are you looking for the best malasadas on Oahu? Then look no further! This guide has everything you need to know on where to find the best malasadas on Oahu.
If you’ve been following Borders & Bucket Lists for a little while, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a bit of a foodie. I created a two-part Hawaii food bucket list (here’s part 1 and part 2) filled with the most delicious treats and dishes to try in the islands. I go around the island of Oahu trying to find the best of the best.
I’m not going to lie. Sometimes I end up trying some pretty bad dishes (when I wrote a post on where to get the best poke bowls on Oahu, I tried some truly terrible poke before finding these recommendations). 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 don’t have to. Here’s where to get the best malasadas on Oahu, Hawaii, according to a local.
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? Continue reading “What Is the Best Hawaiian Island to Visit?”
The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has TONS of things to do – from beaches to food to hiking to some adventures you would have never expected. It’s hard to narrow down exactly what you want to do without narrowing the list down too much. So I’ve decided to create a guide to the Ultimate North Shore, Oahu day trip.
Millions of tourists come to visit Hawaii each and every year – and many times, they are quite unprepared, because their Hawaii Packing List doesn’t reming them of the things that they’ll forget to bring! Sure, everyone knows to pack swimwear and flip-flops (slippers for locals), but Hawaii adventures require a bit more than that. So to help you out, here is a Hawaii Packing List for all the items you won’t think to bring (a Hawaii Packing List pdf is available at the end of the post).
Because Hawaii is a place of such diverse cultures, it became inevitable that elements of these cultures would overlap – particularly in the food. Because of it, quite a few new dishes have been created, so, if you are ever in Hawaii, you should be sure to try them. Without further ado, here is a Hawaii food bucket list (from a local). Continue reading “A Hawaii Food Bucket List (From a Local)”
Are you looking for the best place to watch the sunset on Oahu, Hawaii? This recommendation from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know.
I’ve been kind of obsessed with sunsets lately. I mean, check out my Instagram feed where four out of the last five of my posts are of sunsets (or sunrises). I completely believe that Hawaii has the best sunsets – and I say this after watches sunsets in dozens of locations, including California, Switzerland, and Australia. But where exactly is the best place to watch the sunset on Oahu, Hawaii?
I’ve done my fair share of traveling – I mean, I studied abroad in Switzerland for eight months. I’ve seen people of many cultures, both inside and outside of their home region. However, there is always one group that stands out more than all others: my fellow Americans. So here are ten ways to spot an American abroad.