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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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Other Adventures

There's a lot more to do in Hawaii than just hike. This page offers a taste of many of the other outdoors adventures on the island including scuba diving, cliff jumping, scenic drives, and more!

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...

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 mysel...

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 ha...

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...

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 ge...

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 no...

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...

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...

October 22, 2017

Stunning, relaxing, and absolutely free, hanging out at Ko Olina's beautiful man made lagoons is definitely an activity that will make a great addition to anyone's Hawaii Bucket List. Simply drive over to the west side, park your car, and venture out to one of the four lagoons of Ko Olina, taking in the amazing West Side of Oahu. 

Earlier in the week, my friend Danielle invited me to join her and a group of friends to...

October 8, 2017

 A standard 2 tank reef dive off the coast of Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu. The first dive, Angler's Reef, is a 35-40 foot dive along a long reef wall where you conduct an out and back dive. You will see many species of fish, eel and likely some sea turtles (honu). The second dive is Koko Crater, which is a larger reef and is home to three Buddha Statues (can you find them?) and is also known as the Turtle Cleaning Station...

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