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Save And Jumpstart Your Hawaii Fun
Book fun activities like whale watch cruises to helicopter rides at Hawaii Activities. They’ve always got a bunch of discounts so they’re worth checking out. The iVenture and Go Oahu cards are also fantastic deals where you get access to the most popular activities for a discounted price. Great for first-time visitors!
How To Make Your Hawaii Trip Epic!
The Hawaii Revealed series is a wonderful collection written by longtime Hawaii resident Andrew Doughty. They’ve got some great insider information and will help you get started on planning your Hawaii travel itinerary, especially if this will be your first visit to the Hawaiian Islands.
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Packing the right clothes for Hawaii can be tough. Really tough. And I certainly know. I can’t even count how many times I’ve thought “I shouldn’t have brought this…I didn’t even wear it.” If this sounds like you, read on. I’ve had so much practice flying back to Hawaii that I now have an essential list of must-have clothes for
Hawaii waterfalls are one of the prettiest sights you’ll ever see on the Hawaiian Islands. We’ve got plenty of them here and each one is a joy to behold. Some are popular for their misty rainbows. Others have starred in Hollywood such as Manawaiopuna (Jurassic Falls) from Jurassic Park. Most require a hike, but there are several Hawaii waterfalls that
The Kaena Point hike is an easy, flat, sometimes muddy, usually hot, but rewarding hike. Not only does it have fantastic views every step of the way, but you also have a chance to see humpback whales off in the distance, monk seals basking in the sun and the cutest chicks in Hawaii! One of the highlights of the Kaena
Nico’s Pier 38 is one of the top places to go for great seafood in Hawaii. This is the same area that our local fish auction is held (the only fresh tuna auction in the U.S.) so fresh fish is always on the menu here. They do a great job of mixing seafood with local flavors so it’s definitely a restaurant to put
I’ve never considered going on an Oahu photography tour before. Like most people, I’m a point and shoot kind of girl and probably don’t put as much thought as I should into each shot. In fact, this Oahu photography tour was a suggestion – and I am so glad I decided to listen to them! I am not a talented
Whenever I travel, the first thing I’m looking into are those hole-in-the-wall spots where only the locals go. There’s just something about those night markets, mom ‘n’ pop stores and local treats that are ridiculously hard to find that keep me salivating for more. In Hawaii, saimin is the local version of ramen and has evolved from a variety of
As requested, here is the How to get to Diamond Head and Back ultimate guide! Find out everything you need to know and expect when you head over to this popular and iconic hike on Oahu, Hawaii. We’ll go over the difficulty level, facilities available, cost, what you need to bring, the parking situation, scenic points, tips, dangers and safety.
It’s January and time for me to get some Oahu whale watching in! The awesome folks over at The Majestic by Atlantis Adventures invited me to experience their Oahu whale watching cruise and I have got to say – the cruise was AMAZING! Their new ship is beautiful, comfortable and classy and you’ll travel in style as you glide along
You are in for a treat if you’re headed to Hawaii during the Christmas season. This neighborhood light show really gets into the Christmas spirit with their synchronized lights and Hawaiian themed decorations. You can easily spend a couple of hours here exploring each house and taking a gazillion pictures (like I did)! Mele Kalikimaka! From the moment you turn
Ala Moana Shopping Center may be very close to Waikiki and filled with big name brands; but, its classy stores may not be what you’re looking for if you want a more local, down-to-Earth shopping experience. At Pearlridge Center, you’ll find a nice mix of name brand and local stores catering to the local audience. This mall is also a wonderful
The North Shore on Oahu is a huge attraction for visitors to Hawaii. With the enormous winter swells, big wave surfing competitions, gorgeous sandy beaches, fantastic snorkeling and sunbathing sea turtles, the North Shore has a little something for everyone. But while most people head towards Haleiwa town and continue to drive along the coast, I recommend hanging a left
There are a ton of choices in Hawaii when you are looking for a lei for a guy. Culturally, it’s acceptable for guys here to wear a lei made from flowers, leaves, kukui nuts or even fragrant flowers. As for weddings in Hawaii, the most popular choice for a groom is the long, leafy, open-ended lei. They are elegant, outstanding
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