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Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke

Sun exposure in Hawaii is not a joke. Visitors to the islands suffer from painful sunburns on the first day of their vacation and it can make the rest of the week unpleasant. Sunscreen is important! Sun Exposure in Hawaii Means Direct Sunlight We all know how the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth tilts towards

Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke2019-06-03T08:25:33-10:00

Are Drones in Hawaii Legal?

What Does the Law Say about drones in Hawaii? Drones in Hawaii are considered to be unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and are allowed in the islands for recreational use without a permit.  However, there are restrictions. For example, it must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and must abide by certain restrictions.  Certain

Are Drones in Hawaii Legal?2019-06-10T08:16:04-10:00

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great Reason #1: Secluded Beach Diamond Head beach is relatively secluded compared to most beaches in the area.  That Kahala area has a lot of attractions and residential areas, so it can be congested during peak tourist times.  The last time I was at Diamond Head beach was the week

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great2019-06-10T08:30:59-10:00

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

The Makapuu Lighthouse hike is fun, easy and kid-friendly. It offers some amazing views, like most hikes in the islands do, and readily available parking! That’s always a plus, especially in Hawaii. The hike also offers some hidden secrets that I love most about it, like geocaching and tidepools. Makapuu Tidepools A set of unique

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike2019-04-08T07:29:21-10:00

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods

Our Favorite East Oahu Neighborhood #1: Hawaii Kai Hawaii Kai is a residential area with many homes, townhomes and some condominium buildings.  Although there are some high rises in this area, it’s not like the Waikiki area or your typical urban neighborhood. Hawaii Kai is home to young families, and retirement age groups.  There are

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods2019-02-28T07:49:58-10:00

Why many think Oahu is the ideal Hawaiian island

Why Oahu is the ideal Hawaiian Island Reason #1: Mountains Everywhere I have many reasons why I believe Oahu is the ideal Hawaiian island. All neighborhoods and suburban clusters on O’ahu are within a close range of mountains. The two mountain ranges on O’ahu are the Ko’olaus and the Waianae ranges. The Waianae is on

Why many think Oahu is the ideal Hawaiian island2019-02-16T08:24:29-10:00

Top 5 Oahu Hiking Tips

Hiking on Oahu is a different experience compared to your previous hiking adventures.  You’ll need some Oahu hiking tips.  Hiking in the islands is amazing, beautiful, fun and will most likely be a new outlook for those not from the islands.  Tropical climates make for challenging courses and high humidity levels can sometimes be uncomfortable. 

Top 5 Oahu Hiking Tips2019-01-08T08:37:23-10:00

How Hawaii water sports are different from mainland lake life – our top 4 ways

How Hawaii water sports are different from mainland lake life #1 - Less Equipment As someone who has practiced a variety of water sports both in the islands and in Nevada, I’ve got some good insight on the difference between both. The primary difference is the lack of necessary equipment needed to enjoy the water sport

How Hawaii water sports are different from mainland lake life – our top 4 ways2019-02-16T08:23:03-10:00

Hawaii snorkeling tips – from a local

Snorkeling is one of our favorite Hawaii outdoor things to do - so here are Hawaii snorkeling tips based on what we've learned in our many years of snorkeling here. Hawaii snorkeling tips #1 - Fins are necessary Most people forget to bring fins when snorkeling because it’s not considered an essential item. Typically only

Hawaii snorkeling tips – from a local2019-01-08T08:11:54-10:00