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Mokulua Islands | Kayaking to The Moks | The Twin Islands Oahu

Mokulua Islands | Kayaking to The Moks | The Twin Islands Oahu

Mokulua Islands, the Twin Islands, or as most locals refer to as… The Mokes! There they are! And I’m swimming to them. Haha! Just kidding, the most popular way to get the the Mokes is usually by kayak. The small islands are about a mile from Kailua and Lanikai.  You can rent kayaks in Kailua to get to the island. Only certain shops have permits for their kayaks to end up at the Mokes. I recommend Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks. No…

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Where to Eat on Oahu | Top Places to Eat on Oahu

Where to Eat on Oahu | Top Places to Eat on Oahu

I’m covering a wide range of my personal favorites on Oahu, from burger joints and grocery stores to steak houses and greek restaurants.  So sit back relax and start getting hungry… Who’s cooking up some good eats?!? 1. Kua’aina Since 1975 Kua’aina has been serving up one delicious burger. In my opinion it’s the best darn burger on the island. They also have lots of options besides your typical burger. Veggie lovers can try the grilled eggplant and peppers sandwich or…

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Kualoa Ranch Tours | Horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch | Visiting Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch Tours | Horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch | Visiting Kualoa Ranch

Who can resist spending the day with horses on the “backlot” of Oahu! Not me! If you like horses and shows like Lost and Hawaii Five-0 or movies like 50 First Dates, Jurassic Park and Mike and Dave Need Prom Dates then this is your spot. Known as Hawaii’s Hollywood! Kualoa Ranch  Located on the island of Oahu, Kualoa Ranch is a hidden paradise. It covers 4,000 acres and serves as a privately owned natural reserve and cattle ranch. Offering…

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Remembering Pearl Harbor | Tips to Make Your Visit to Pearl Harbor Memorable

Remembering Pearl Harbor | Tips to Make Your Visit to Pearl Harbor Memorable

Many of you probably aren’t fully aware but Hawaii is my 2nd home. I have been traveling to the Aloha State once or twice a year for about 27 years now to visit family that lives on Oahu. I moved to Hawaii when I was 18 to go to college and lived on Oahu for a little more than 5 years. I’ve lived in areas like Saint Louis Heights, Moiliili, and Makiki. Hawaii is magical to me and holds a place very near…

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Lanikai Pillboxes Hike | Hiking the Lanikai Pillboxes | Kaiwa Ridge Hike

Lanikai Pillboxes Hike | Hiking the Lanikai Pillboxes | Kaiwa Ridge Hike

Explore the Lanikai Pillboxes! The Lanikai Pillbox hike is a great way to start your day on the Windward side of Oahu. A lot of people hike this to view the sunrise. However, me and my girl gang are on island time so we opted for a late morning hike! The hike is very clearly marketed across from Mid Pacific Country Club with a sign that says The Pillbox. This hike can also be referred to as Kaiwa Ridge Trail….

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White Plains Beach | Surfing at White Plains Beach | Beginner Surf Spot Oahu

White Plains Beach | Surfing at White Plains Beach | Beginner Surf Spot Oahu

Surfing at White Plains Beach So I’m good at a good deal of things, but there are some things I’m just not that great at. I usually even shy away from the things I’m not great at because I like people to think I’m amazing at everything. I get embarrassed to be mediocre. I know I know I got issues! 😉 For example when I was younger I went to meet up with all my little neighborhood friends one morning…

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Makapuu Lighthouse | Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail | Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline | Makapu’u Tide Pools

Makapuu Lighthouse | Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail | Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline | Makapu’u Tide Pools

 Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail Always amazing to fall asleep on a plane and wake up in my former home state of Hawaii. My heart has always been split between my home in Ohio and my home in Hawaii. It’s a treat to arrive on Oahu to visit friends and family.  Every time I arrive I quickly realize I don’t have near enough time to go to my fav spots, eat the best grinds, and see my old friends. My time…

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