About Me/This Blog

My name is Steve and I moved to Oahu in April of 2016, a time when my life was not in a good place. Then I discovered the wonders of hiking on Oahu and Hawaii and the incredible joy and beauty that comes with it. This is what inspired me...


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Hawaiian Words

Throughout this site you will notice words you may not recognize like mauna or puka. These are words native to the Hawaiian Language. Since I moved here, I have made an effort to embrace this amazing culture and learn as many of these words as I can. I've included a short list of some of the words you may encounter.

Aloha- most know this as Hello or Goodbye, but can also mean compassion, affection, and peace. In Hawaii, it is almost an essence, something you can share or spread (hence my tagline).

Honu- sea turtle. There are a plethora of honus around the Hawaiian Islands to see (just don't touch them!!!)