Category Archives: Oahu Restaurants

Check out the Oahu guide I wrote for CheapFlights

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If you’re looking for ideas for what to do on your first Oahu vacation or perhaps some fresh ideas for your repeat visit, check out this newly published guide to Oahu that I wrote for CheapFlights. The guide is written in the format of five categories with five ideas listed in each category. Those categories are: Five must-see attractions Five ... Read More »

Over 50 awesome things to see, try and do on your Oahu vacations

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Need suggestions for what to do and see on your Oahu vacations? We’ve compiled a list of the top adventures, attractions and special foods to try. Whether you’re planning your first Oahu trip or your tenth, you’ll certainly find this list includes plenty of great ideas for a very happy vacation and lasting memories. We’ve organized this list into the ... Read More »

Hawaii Five-0 has great taste in bakeries

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If you were watching Hawaii Five-0 last night, you may have noticed the pastry spread at the breakfast Kona, Adam and his brother had. Adam’s brother took a bite of a pastry and commented about how delicious they were. Kono quickly confessed that she didn’t make it and that they came from Leonard’s Bakery. Another great bakery that’s been featured ... Read More »

Updated: Best Oahu Restaurants

If you are like us at all, you like to taste the best that your vacation destination offers. Dining is a big part of our Hawaii vacations, so we aim to find the best with each visit. Though we originally generated our list of the best Oahu restaurants in April, 2008, we do update it periodically.  We’ve just freshened the ... Read More »

Yummy stops: barbecued corn on the cobb from Oahu’s North Shore

Barbecued Kahuku corn from Uncle Woody's

As we were recently taking a scenic drive on Oahu’s North Shore, we passed by the famous shrimp trucks.  We were saving room for a burger from Kua Aina in Haleiwa, so we weren’t planning on stopping. As we passed the Giovanni’s truck, I noticed a bright yellow sign for barbecue corn. I’ve heard about how sweet and tasty North ... Read More »

Aoki’s vs Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

Aoki's Shave Ice in Haleiwa

Update: Aoki’s closed shop on August 27, 2013. They do have plans to reopen in Haleiwa in early 2014. A trip to Haleiwa for a shave ice is an excellent budget friendly activity to do on Oahu. This little North Shore surfing town is home to two of Hawaii’s most famous shave ice stores – Aoki’s and Matsumoto’s – and ... Read More »

First-Time Oahu Visitors’ Trip Report– Part 2 of 2

I hope you enjoyed reading part one of Erin’s Oahu trip report. In part two, Erin and her husband move from Waikiki Beach up to Oahu’s North Shore. —- After four days of Waikiki, we were very ready for the second part of our trip – Oahu’s famous North Shore. We’d splurged on two nights at Turtle Bay Resort in ... Read More »

4 Favorite Places for a Sunset Drink in Waikiki

Watching sunset with a refreshing tropical drink in hand is a relaxing way to end a day in Waikiki Beach. After many trips to Waikiki, we definitely have some favorite spots that we’d like to share with you. Whether you like to sip on a tropical  cocktail or mocktail,  we recommend these top Waikiki spots: Our favorite place is Halekulani’s ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Tastiest Sweet Treats

WARNING: You may want to have a napkin nearby as we review these mouthwatering sweets. If you like sweets, you’ll find some onolicious ones in Hawaii! From easy to find to off the beaten path, here’s my list of Hawaii’s tastiest sweet treats: 1. Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery in Honolulu, Oahu When I took my first bite of a ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: February 9, 2011

*  Maui’s Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is offering a good “Bed and Breakfast Package”. The nightly rate deal is $349 and includes free breakfast for two daily, overnight valet parking and the $20 daily resort fee. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a beautiful luxury resort which is perfect for those looking to celebrate a special anniversary or honeymoon. For this deal, room categories range ... Read More »

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