Tag: Oahu

A Complete Guide to Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach is one of my favorite beaches on all of Oahu. There is so much to do on this scenic stretch of shoreline, whether you want to relax in the water or get active with something more adventurous. And its location in a residential area makes it feel off-the-beaten-path while still offering great amenities […]

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Laniakea Beach: Home of Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtles

We often head out to Oahu’s North Shore for scenic drives and beach hopping along the coast. But recently I went that way with only one destination: Laniakea Beach.  We had visitors from the mainland who desperately wanted to see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (called honu in Hawaiian). Laniakea Beach is a popular hangout […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Iolani Palace on Oahu

Iolani Palace is a beautiful attraction in Honolulu, and visiting can change your entire outlook on Hawaiian history and culture. But it can be tempting to skip it since there are so many things to see and do on Oahu. After all, you may wonder if it’s worth stepping off the beach and exploring some […]

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Horseback Riding Oahu: The Best Tours & Advice

Horseback riding is one of the best ways to see Oahu. Slow down and have a unique adventure through some of the island’s greatest sights.  These are rural areas, way more rugged than the vibrant shorelines of Waikiki. But that’s what makes these excursions so special. You’re seeing Hawaii through the vantage of Paniolo – […]

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Join a Backyard Hawaii Party at Germaine’s Luau 

There are a lot of luau to choose from on Oahu, but one of the most time-tested and classic options is Germaine’s Luau. This family-friendly dinner show promises a backyard-style atmosphere complete with great food and entertainment.  But does it live up to its promise? Let’s learn all about this popular Hawaiian luau and whether […]

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A Visitor’s Guide to Royal Kunia Country Club 

Whenever I find myself bogged down from work or overwhelmed with a to-do list, I do what any logical person would: I golf. And my go-to golfing spot is the Royal Kunia Country Club.  Royal Kunia has never let me down (my game, however, usually does). It is also a favorite among visitors seeking an […]

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Makiki Valley Trail: A Walk Through History

Makiki Valley Trail on Oahu is one of the island’s most popular hiking trails. It’s well-maintained and clearly marked, making it a great choice for smart visitors who don’t want to risk trespassing, getting lost, or encountering off-trail dangers.  Here’s everything you need to know about this great hiking trail! Makiki Valley Trail: Know Before […]

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A Sleek, Casual Dinner at Moku Kitchen on Oahu

After my recent dinner at Moku Kitchen, I’m eager to share all about this fantastic restaurant. For our 13th wedding anniversary, my wife and I decided to forgo our tradition of dining out at a fine-dining Oahu steakhouse and opt for something different.  We were after something more casual, and with a more eclectic selection […]

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Discover Capitol Modern: A New Era for the Hawaii State Art Museum

Today we’re talking about the Hawaii State Art Museum, which recently introduced its new name: Capitol Modern. This is a great place for anyone to visit in Honolulu.  We typically recommend it if someone is looking for something free, easy, and out of the sun. But really, you should include it in your Oahu vacation […]

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Eat like a local: Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

For Hawaii visitors looking for truly “local” food and drink, look no further than Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. Certainly, Hawaii offers countless bars, diners, breweries, and boutique eateries to choose from on each island. In recent years Hawaii has seen an explosion of new establishments catering to all cultured tastes. Virtually all are worth […]

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A Guide to Chinatown Honolulu Parking

Wondering how to find Chinatown Honolulu parking? We’ve got favorite spots that we’re sharing with our readers today.  Why It’s Hard to Find Chinatown Honolulu Parking Beginning in the late 1990s, redevelopment in Honolulu’s Chinatown has seen a proliferation of new restaurants, bars, lounges, art galleries, and custom clothing and boutique shops. Although some have […]

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The Ultimate Guide to a Beach Day at Lanikai Beach

Some say that Lanikai Beach is the best beach on Oahu. In fact, this beautiful place constantly pops up on lists of the top beaches in Hawaii – and in the entire world. So what makes Lanikai Beach so special? Lanikai translates to “Heavenly Ocean” in Hawaiian, and once you’re here you’ll see why. Local […]

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