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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

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

Five cautions at beaches in Hawaii you should be aware of

There are cautions at beaches in Hawaii, even though long sandy shores seem harmless and easy. Rough surf and undertows can take a person by surprise and unexpectedly drag them out; fighting a current is futile so you need to know these things before you go.   1. Big surf Beaches that are overlooked by lifeguards

Five cautions at beaches in Hawaii you should be aware of2019-02-16T08:06:03-10:00

You too can be a hipster on the beach in Hawaii

Visit a hipster beach Everybody wants to know where the hipster beaches are in Hawaii, right? Read "Secluded hipster beaches of the North Shore" and you too will find out where to go and why. Our local girl Aina shares where she goes with her friends and after reading about it, you'll want to go

You too can be a hipster on the beach in Hawaii2017-05-18T20:52:42-10:00

Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach

Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach will stir you to your soul Surfing and bodysurfing are two of the most iconic sports representing Hawaii. Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach is even more iconic. It’s a great workout and a lot of fun when you’re with friends. If you’ve got a photographer friend with a waterproof camera or a gopro for

Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach2017-05-18T20:52:22-10:00

Kayaking in Hawaii to the Mokuleia islands

Great adventure: Kayaking in Hawaii to the Mokuleia islands Lanikai Beach in Kailua on Oahu has a great view of the nearby Mokuleia islands. These two small islands are just a few miles off the shoreline. A lot of people love Kayaking in Hawaii to the Mokuleia islands, and on the weekends it’s like a

Kayaking in Hawaii to the Mokuleia islands2017-05-18T20:52:22-10:00

Secluded hipster beaches of the North Shore

The North Shore of O’ahu is one of the most iconic places in the world. Surfers from across the globe flock to Pipeline during the winter months for big swells. Hawaii’s “winter” isn’t really a winter if you look at our average temperatures. The coldest it gets is 75, maybe. However our winters do bring

Secluded hipster beaches of the North Shore2019-01-08T09:00:20-10:00

Hawaiian Sunsets at China Walls

Nothing beats watching Hawaiian sunsets! Hawaii is known for a lot of things, like our beautiful beaches and scenery, and especially our gorgeous Hawaiian sunsets. Dusk is a special time in Hawaii because temperatures only drop 5 degrees so you’re not freezing like on the mainland and you still get to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Hawaiian Sunsets at China Walls2017-05-18T20:52:22-10:00