Although it’s debated who actually dubbed it the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is indeed grand and not to be missed. It’s a 10 mile long, 1 mile wide, and ~3,500-foot deep canyon created over the years by ancient volcanoes collapsing and erosion from the rains that fall on Mount Waiʻaleʻale (one of the wettest places on earth)…. Read More
What to see in Hawaii
There are so many things to see across the islands. Honestly, sitting just watching the trade winds take the clouds over the mountains can be a good day (and I suggest it if you get a chance!)
Of course, there are many things you can often do right at these places. But these are more of the sights (vs the activities to do).
A photo of the Kalalau Valley adorned my (Andy) walls for years. It’s one of the main reasons I wanted to travel to Hawai’i in the first place. This valley started my love affair with Hawai’i. So why should you visit here? This beautiful, 4000-foot deep valley provides awe-inspiring views AND presents other fun opportunities that go beyond just looking… Read More
Even though Waikiki is one of the busiest places on all of the islands, you’ll still find there is a chance to pause and enjoy the sunset together. In fact, most everyone pauses to watch the sunset as the beach and city goers all stop to be grateful for the day. There isn’t a bad spot to watch from, but… Read More
On the windward side of O’ahu is Makapu’u Point (pu’u means hill or cone, a word seen a lot on the islands). Here at Makapu’u Point, there’s a lighthouse trail, an overlook, and a beach (going east to west). All three are fun in their own right and worth exploring. // Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail The lighthouse trail is the first… Read More
Ok, it’s not really much of a secret, but most people don’t seem know about it or just don’t visit it. It’s real name is Paako Cove and it’s a very intimate beach because it’s so small and beautiful. It is a great place for sunset and also to have a mostly quiet beach during the day, away from the… Read More