Koko Head, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

September 8, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

After living in Hawaii for four years and enjoying many spectacular hikes, I always went to a particular hike far more than any other – Koko Head in Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I absolutely loved this hike and it’s one of the trails I miss the most now that I’m not … Continue reading Koko Head, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

September 4, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

The Hawaii Loa Ridge is a hike I did with my friend Janice on a whim one day after being told by someone at work that it had a “bamboo forest” (which it doesn’t). I’ve only done this hike once, but I will always remember its brutality and sinking feeling in my gut when reaching … Continue reading Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

Kolowalu Trail, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

September 1, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

The Kolowalu Trail is a moderate hike and has very few people along the path. I’ve only done the trail once and I think we encountered two other groups during the time we were out there. It offers stunning views into the Manoa Valley and downtown Honolulu, as well as acts as an entry point … Continue reading Kolowalu Trail, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Diamond Head, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

August 18, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

Diamond Head is a hugely popular tourist attraction on the south-eastern shore of Oahu. Due to it’s relatively close proximity to Waikiki Beach (two to three miles away, depending on which end of Waikiki you’re on), this is one of the most heavily trekked hikes on island. It’s also one of only three crater hikes … Continue reading Diamond Head, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Ka’ena Point, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii

August 17, 2014 Categories Travel, USA

Ka’ena Point is the north-eastern tip of Oahu and was one of the first places I was introduced to when I initially arrived in Hawaii. I always describe it to people as “the place where the road ends,” seeing as the road literally ends and Ka’ena Point begins. Other than a popular hiking and off-roading … Continue reading Ka’ena Point, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii

Manoa Falls, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

Manoa Falls is a really short, easy waterfall hike in the Manoa Valley that attracts many visitors. This was one of my favorite hikes when I first got to Hawaii and is still quite enjoyable many years later. To park in the parking lot at the base of the trail, you will have to pay … Continue reading Manoa Falls, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Ka’au Crater, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

August 16, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

Ka’au Crater is one of three crater hikes on the island of Oahu (the other two are Diamond Head, a fairly easy hike, and Koko Head, a more moderate hike with a great cardio workout); it is the most intense hike out of the three, but also very rewarding. If you can push through the … Continue reading Ka’au Crater, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Lanai Lookout, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

August 14, 2014 Categories Travel, USA

The Lanai Lookout is one of my favorite spots on all of Oahu. Coincidentally, it’s located directly on the other side of my favorite hike, Koko Head. The short drive around to the lookout is pure bliss – beautifully paved, curvy road, cliffs dropping off into the ocean on the right, and mountainous peaks jutting … Continue reading Lanai Lookout, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

Makapu’u Beach Park, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii

Categories Travel, USA

The Makapu’u Beach is a gorgeous beach along the Kalanianaole Highway on the south-eastern end of Oahu. From the beach you can enjoy a nice view of two islands: Rabbit Island (the bigger one; known locally as Manana Island) and Black Rock (the smaller one; known locally as Kaohikaipu Island).

Laniakea Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

August 13, 2014 Categories Travel, USA

Laniakea Beach is located along the North Shore of Oahu. It’s a beautiful beach with gorgeous black rocks and palms all around. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of some sea turtles, this is an excellent place to go.