Shave ice is heaven in a cup on a hot day; a sugary delight made from a slice of ice so thin it creates a new texture in your mouth you’ve have probably never experienced. Like us, you may have grown up eating sno-cones. Don’t be deceived: what we’re talking about here is on a whole different level! Quality shave… Read More
Oahu - The Gathering Isle
O’ahu is the most populated of the islands and the gathering spot for so many of the islands visitors and activities. It’s home to Honolulu, Waikiki, the North Shore, and Pearl Harbor.
While there is a lot to see and do here, it’s also the most developed and busy. Some people avoid it for that reason, but there is plenty to love about O’ahu.
O’ahu’s main areas are: Honolulu and Waikiki on the south shores, some of the world’s top rated beaches on the windward side (such as Lanikai and Waimanalo), the famous surf breaks of the North Shore, and the resort area of Ko’Olina on the west side.
There is plenty of hiking and beach activities around the island. O’ahu’s Hanauma Bay is famous for it’s snorkeling (although there are plenty of areas on all of the islands for that). O’ahu also offers some of the best high-end shopping.
O’ahu goes from rural to busy downtown cities. Its main airport is in Honolulu.
Below you will find all of the posts about O'ahu. Explore them to get a flavor of what you'll find awaiting you!
It’s not a mistake that Hawai’i has ~16 observatories. It’s dark here. Get outside of the cities and you’ll find a blanket of stars unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. Stargazing can be a romantic adventure to share with your beloved. Alone, with the stillness of the universe around you, holding each other. Yeah, it’s a pretty fantastic way to… Read More
Malina+Ahn hail from Montreal and escaped the cold and came out to Hawai’i. It was their first time and so they tried to make the most of the time here (including doing things like parachuting and zip-lining. They are a more adventurous couple for sure!). I was touched when they wanted one of those adventurous things to be a Beloved… Read More
The Bishop Museum is an astonishing repository of Hawaiian history and culture. Founded in 1889, it is THE place to go in order to learn about the islands and the people who have called it home for so long. The Bishop Museum is not only a great rainy day activity; it sits near the top of just about every lists… Read More
If you like eating ice cream for breakfast, but want to be healthier, than the acai bowl is for you! Or if you need a great energy boost after a long hike, the acai bowl is your go-to food. Acai (a-sigh-ee: but the ee is quick that people’s pronunciations just sound like a-sigh) is a berry from Brazil that’s been… Read More
For the more active couple, hiking Koko Head is indeed one hot and sweaty romantic adventure. The Koko Head Crater is a volcanic cone left over from years of erosion. It’s a sister crater to the cone which has since become Hanauma Bay, which you get a great view of as you’re climbing. The trail is an old railway used… Read More