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May 22, 2019

The Nā Pali Coast is probably the most well known and iconic area on Hawaii's oldest island of Kaua'i. 16 miles of jaw dropping coastline featuring gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, sea caves, and colorful mountain ridges. The real challenge is deciding how to experience this wonder. You can view it by air with a helicopter flight, by land with a backpacking trip, or by the sea with a boat tour. Which ever option choose, I'm sure you will be equally amazed by this magical p...

October 13, 2018

Easily accessible, Malaekahana State Park is an amazing camping spot, full of beautiful views and fun activities. Simply drive over to Laie, pitch a tent and enjoy this beautiful landscape. You can go for a swim in the ocean, take a walk out to Goat Island, make some smores by the campfire-- the choice is yours at Malaekahana. It's a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle and  be surrounded by nature.

I would call myself a lover of nature and the outdoors. There'...

September 9, 2018

Just off the coast of Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, this is an easily accessible shore dive if the conditions allow it. It's a bit of a surface swim to the dive point, but the effort gives you the ability to explore Horseshoe Reef, a great spot full of Honu and marine life. After you're done with your dive, you can spend some time watching the bodysurfers of Point Panic followed by a bite at one of the many restaurants Kaka'ako has to offer. Not a bad way to spend a half da...

September 4, 2018

 Nicknamed "The Pineapple Isle," Lana'i is the 6th largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the smallest island accessible to the general public. A notable characteristic of the island is that 97% of the island is privately owned by Larry Elison, the founder of Oracle. This fact does not take away from the shear beauty of the island, great for anyone looking to get away from the crowds and simply do some exploring. Just know if you want to make the trip and  stay in one of t...

August 25, 2018

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Shark's Cove is an awesome local spot with a lot to offer depending on the mood you are in. You can make it a relaxing day and wade in the tidepools or work on your tan on the beach. For those feeling more adventurous, you can jump off some of the rocks, snorkel the reef or even scuba dive through caves formed by lava. After you get your fill of the cove, simply walk across the street and get a meal at one of the delicious food trucks...

March 4, 2018

 An opportunity to snorkel with one of Earth's most misunderstood creatures, the cageless shark snorkel on the North Shore of Oahu is one memorable experience. Free dive with sharks in their natural habitat, ranging from Galapagos to Sandbar Sharks and sometimes even Tiger Sharks. For those willing to put your fears behind you, it is an opportunity you won't regret.

Unlike some places in the world (cough Australia) Hawaii is not known for its dangerous land creatures. Th...

November 20, 2017

During the late fall, the Sunflower Fields of the North Shore are in full bloom, providing a beautiful landscape for photographers, drone pilots, and nature walkers alike. Simply pay the $5 parking fee at Dupont Pioneer Sunflower Farms and you are given free roam of this beautiful field. A unique spectacle that should be on everybody's Oahu bucket list.

I had known that there were sunflower fields on the North Shore because of the numerous pictures I'd seen posted on soc...

October 29, 2017

This beautiful sandbar, located just off Kaneohe is a premier spot for drinking, floating, and really just hanging out with friends and family while taking in the gorgeous scenery. Once you figure out the best way to transport yourself out there (it's a bit too far to swim), I guarantee you are in for a good time.

It had been a surprisingly social couple of weeks for me. I was going out with friends, meeting people, and almost acting like an extrovert (almost). Sometimes...

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