I did not ever think that I would be writing an ultimate guide to Kapolei, Hawaii post, but I am. The little city I grew up in is starting to boom, so I’m starting to think that it deserves an ultimate guide of its own.
*Note: while the Ko Olina Lagoons are included within the Kapolei zip code, they will be excluded from this guide, as I have already written about the area in The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons.
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Huge waves and surfers. That’s what the North Shore, Oahu is known for across the world. However, there is so much more to do and see than surf and watch surf competitions (although both of those can be pretty fun). To help you find some other activities to go on the North Shore, here is the ultimate guide to the North Shore, Oahu.
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Are you looking for the ultimate guide to things to do on Lanai, Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know about this gem of an island.
Lanai is the smallest, publicly-accessible island in the Hawaiian chain. With a population of 3,000 people, no stoplights, and only 30 miles of paved roads, Lanai is a destination that usually gets overlooked. However, there are quite a few amazing things to do on Lanai, so here are the best of them.
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Are you looking for the ultimate guide to Chinaman’s Hat? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know about this picturesque little island.
The small island known as Chinaman’s Hat has tons of adventurous activities. For some reason though, this little gem manages to swoop under the radar of locals and tourists alike. Continue reading “A Local’s Guide to Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii”
The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has TONS of things to do – from beaches to food to hiking to some adventures you would have never expected. It’s hard to narrow down exactly what you want to do without narrowing the list down too much. So I’ve decided to create a guide to the Ultimate North Shore, Oahu day trip.
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Millions of tourists come to visit Hawaii each and every year – and many times, they are quite unprepared, because their Hawaii Packing List doesn’t reming them of the things that they’ll forget to bring! Sure, everyone knows to pack swimwear and flip-flops (slippers for locals), but Hawaii adventures require a bit more than that. So to help you out, here is a Hawaii Packing List for all the items you won’t think to bring (a Hawaii Packing List pdf is available at the end of the post).
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Are you looking for the best place to watch the sunset on Oahu, Hawaii? This recommendation from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know.
I’ve been kind of obsessed with sunsets lately. I mean, check out my Instagram feed where four out of the last five of my posts are of sunsets (or sunrises). I completely believe that Hawaii has the best sunsets – and I say this after watches sunsets in dozens of locations, including California, Switzerland, and Australia. But where exactly is the best place to watch the sunset on Oahu, Hawaii?
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Hawaii, as a place of diverse cultures and languages, has developed its own dialect, known as “pidgin”. Before I left Hawaii to go to school on the “mainland” (also known as the continental U.S.), I didn’t realize how often pidgin made its way into our everyday forms of speech. So to help you out, here is a list of 24 local pidgin words you need to know when visiting Hawaii.
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A few days ago, my family and I acted like tourists and travelled to the northeast side of Oahu, a part of the island almost completely unknown to us. We started at the sacred Valley of the Temples, where we saw the Byodo-In Temple, a small-scale replica of the original Byodo-In Temple in Japan that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Have you ever dreamt about having a beach all to yourself? With only the sound of the waves echoing in your ears? And rare marine animals for only you to enjoy? Well, I’ve found a place that’s pretty much pulled right from your imagination. I’ve found the Ko Olina secret lagoon.
With all the tourists that flock to Hawaii each year, it’s hard to find a beach that isn’t packed wall-to-wall with people. However, just steps from the tourist hotspot of Ko Olina on Oahu, there’s a small, undiscovered oasis.
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