The Best West Coast USA Road Trip: 12 Epic Stops!

Are you looking for the best West Coast USA road trip? Look no further! This guide has everything you need to know.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco West Coast USA road trip

There are a few different ways to take a West Coast road trip. You can stick to the coast, you can focus on the national parks, or you can hop from city to city. Then, there’s of course the option to combine all of the above to create the best West Coast USA road trip of all.

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The Best Sunscreen for Hawaii You Should Buy

Are you looking for the best Hawaii sunscreen brands for your trip to the islands? This guide from a Hawaii local has the best sunscreen for Hawaii.

woman holding out circular tin of Little Hands Hawaii sunscreen
Photo Courtesy of Little Hands Hawaii

In 2021, Hawaii instituted a ban on chemical sunscreens in order to try to protect the islands’ marine life. But many people may wonder, what’s the alternative? Instead of using chemical sunscreen, visitors and locals alike can use reef safe sunscreen. This article has all of the best reef safe Hawaii sunscreen brands for you to use.

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The Best Breakfast in Waikiki and Honolulu, Hawaii

Are you looking for the best breakfast in Waikiki and Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best breakfast and brunch spots in town!

Moena cafe breakfast spread with sandwiches, hashes, waffles, fried rice, coffee, eggs benedict, and juice. Best breakfast in Waikiki and Honolulu
Photo Courtesy of Moena Cafe

The best breakfast Waikiki and Honolulu has to offer depends on your preferences, of course. Are you a coffee and pastry person? A light avocado toast and acai bowl person? A hearty breakfast burrito or omelet person? Or maybe you’re someone looking for breakfast with a local Hawaii twist! Whichever category you’re feeling that day, I’ve listed out the best Waikiki breakfast spots for all of them!

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The Best Hawaii Water Parks for You to Visit

Are you looking for the best Hawaii water parks? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best options!

bright red slide at the Grand Wailea on Maui Hawaii water parks
Photo Courtesy of the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Since Hawaii has year-round sunshine and warm weather, many visitors want to visit water parks. After all, a day in the warm sun and on thrilling waterslides sounds absolutely fantastic! Luckily for you, there are some Hawaii water park options that fit the bill.

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47 Best Beach Gifts for Beach Lovers

Are you looking for the best beach gifts for beach lovers? This guide from a self-proclaimed beach lover is filled with incredible ideas.

woman in blue swimsuit laying on blue towel on the beach beach gifts for beach lovers

With the sun, sand, and surf, the beach is an absolutely magical place. Since I live in Hawaii, I go to the beach almost every day, even if it’s only for an hour or two.

Every time I go to the beach, I bring a few things with me to keep me comfortable or entertained. And these items just happen to be some of the best beach gifts too! I’ve listed all of my favorites below – as well as several others – so you’ll have loads of beach gift ideas to choose from.

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The Best Coffee in Kona for You to Try

Are you looking for the best coffee in Kona? This guide from a Hawaii local includes everything you need to know – including coffee shops, coffee farms, coffee festivals, and so much more!

coffee mug filled and surrounded by coffee beans coffee in Kona

Kona coffee is one of the most popular exports from Hawaii. As a matter of fact, the only other product that might compete is pineapple. So it’s completely understandable that when people visit Hawaii – or more specifically, Kona – that they want to have some Kona coffee.

Some visitors just want to drink Kona coffee in Kona, and there are loads of fantastic Kona coffee shops to visit. But other visitors also want to visit Kona coffee farms, pop by Kona coffee festivals, and buy some of the best coffee in Kona to take home with them. Regardless of which group you fall into, this guide has everything you’d like to know.

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18 Beautiful Hawaiian Jewelry Pieces for You to Wear

Are you looking for the best Hawaiian jewelry? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know!

collection of shell and shark tooth necklaces Hawaiian jewelry
Photo Courtesy of Rise Jewelry

There are many types of Hawaiian jewelry – from those that boast Hawaiian pearls and sea glass to those that replicate ancient Hawaiian royal jewelry. So if you’re looking for a special Hawaii-inspired gift for someone else or a treat for yourself, this list of stunning Hawaiian jewelry pieces is sure to satisfy.

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9 Best Hawaiian Restaurants in Hawaii

Are you looking for the best Hawaiian restaurants in Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know!

plate of laulau, poi, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig at one of the best Hawaiian restaurants in Hawaii
Photo Courtesy of Waiahole Poi Factory

One of the most amazing parts of Hawaiian culture is the food. From kalua pig to laulau to haupia, there are so many fantastic dishes to devour!

But one of the biggest mistakes that visitors to Hawaii make is visiting non-authentic Hawaiian restaurants. But that’s not their fault! Honestly, it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a Hawaiian restaurant that’s authentic and one that isn’t. Luckily, I’m here to help! Keep on reading for the most authentic Hawaiian restaurants in Hawaii.

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15 Best Hawaii Gift Baskets for You to Give

Are you looking for the best Hawaii gift baskets? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best options!

Hawaii gift basket with Hawaii soap, postcards, noodles, and more from Sam's Gift Boxes
Photo Courtesy of Sam’s Gift Boxes

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start looking for gifts for the loved ones on your Christmas list! And these Hawaii gift baskets are the perfect present for anyone who loves the Hawaiian Islands.

With Hawaii snack gift baskets, spa gift baskets, beach-inspired gift baskets, and more, this list has something for every island lover you know!

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Rabbit Island, Hawaii: Everything You Need to Know

Are you looking for a guide to Rabbit Island, Hawaii? This article from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know!

person looking at rabbit island Hawaii

Just three-quarters of a mile off the southeastern coast of Oahu, Hawaii lies the small gem known as Rabbit Island. Most visitors just admire the views of the Rabbit Island from different beaches and hikes on Oahu. But there’s so much more to the story of this little island.

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