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Maunawili Falls Hike

Five bug bites, 3.5 hours, muddy shoes and shins, sweat dripping down my pits….that is how I would sum up this hike. This past weekend I decided to do this hike with a friend. I had done all the requisite … Continue reading

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East Oahu

Time to venture out of Waikiki, and yes you should! You can’t come to Oahu and not get out of Waikiki. As much as I love seeing overly sunbathed tourists day after day, Oahu has some of the best beaches … Continue reading

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Makapu’u Lighthouse Hike

Today we decided to do the Makapu’u Lighthouse Hike. This hike is located on the southeast tip of Oahu. It’s about a round-trip 2-mile paved hike that leads you right above the Makapu’u Lighthouse. It’s a little steep at times, … Continue reading

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International Marketplace

While in Waikiki, if you’re looking for that perfect souvenir T-shirt or Ukelele, visit International Marketplace on Kalakaua Avenue. Across from the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, International Marketplace is an outdoor flea market-like area with various small stands and stores that … Continue reading

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Surf lessons (Waikiki)

Waikiki is the best place to learn how to surf and you can do it all year round! I highly recommend taking a lesson because…surfing is HARD! And if you’re not in the best shape, just paddling out to the … Continue reading

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Diamond Head State Monument Hike

Diamond Head Crater is one of the most recognized landmarks of Hawaii. Located just east of Waikiki on the southern shore of the island of Oahu, Diamond Head is home to the most popular hike on Oahu. I highly recommend … Continue reading

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ABC Stores

You can’t take 100 steps in Waikiki without passing by an ABC Store. Locally owned and operated, ABC Stores are small convenience stores that sell anything from souvenir t-shirts, macadamia nuts, alcohol, snacks, sunscreen, water, towels, and boogie boards….and other … Continue reading

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Two Days in Waikiki

If you’re only spending a few days on Oahu and don’t have a car, there’s still plenty to do in Waikiki. Here is what I would do if I only had two days in Waikiki. DAY 1: Try out some … Continue reading

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Spam

Nowhere else in the world is this glutinous meat by-product considered a delicacy. Well, maybe not a delicacy. But Hawaii is by far the largest consumer of Spam. So whether you’re a first-timer or grew up on the stuff (like … Continue reading

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Waikiki Beach

People from all over the world collide on this beach. If you’re vacationing on Oahu, there’s a 99% chance you’re staying in Waikiki and you probably ran as quickly as possible once you checked-in to your hotel to the glistening … Continue reading

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