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 (also known as Ko Olina Bech Park) 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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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.
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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).
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As my second to last semester in college comes to a close, I’ve started to reminisce a bit about the memories and experiences I’ve had. By far, the most impactful part of my time in college was when I studied abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland for my sophomore year. So I’ll be retelling the story of my time abroad in Switzerland.
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While visiting big, booming cities is always great, some of my favorite trips have been when I’ve visited the most random tiny towns, and I’ve decided to share some of them with you. So without further ado, here are 10 tiny bucket list-worthy towns around the world.
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At first, I was a little hesitant to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada. I mean, it had a hefty price-tag of $42 for an adult ticket – albeit $42 Canadian dollars so at least the conversion rate was a bit in my favor. But still, that was a lot of money to walk across a bridge, right? But with some prodding from other friends, we decided to do it, and I’m so glad we did. So is the Capilano Suspension Bridge worth a visit? The answer is a resounding yes, and here are eight reasons why. Continue reading “Is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Worth a Visit?”