Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

Outrigger Canoeing in Hawaii – Insights from a Paddler

Go Visit Hawaii is blessed with some talented, and may I add, extremely cool readers. One such reader is Oahu resident Monica Salter. Guess what she does for fun and exercise? She’s a member of an outrigger canoe club that competes in races. She and her team, Outrigger Canoe Club,  recently competed in the “Olympics of paddling”, the Molokai to ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup: September 28, 2009

Seems like our Hawaii vacation news roundup is always such a potpourri. Today’s edition is no exception as it includes sweepstakes, cheap rates, and even a haunted lagoon canoe ride. * Outside Magazine, Travelocity and Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau have teamed up to offer a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes. You can enter here to win airfare for two, a 5-night stay at ... Read More »

A Tale of a Tail: the Legend of Mokoli’i (Chinaman’s Hat)

One exceptional sight that I hope you don’t miss when you visit Oahu is the view of Mokoli’i. Due to it’s cone shape, Mokoli’i island is also dubbed Chinaman’s Hat. I originally wrote a post about Mokoli’i in 2007 – back when I was still in blog kindergarten.  From that ancient post (ancient in blog years), there is an excellent ... Read More »

Oahu’s Byodo-In Temple

A visit to Byodo-In Temple is a true feast for the eyes. Not only is the ornate temple a marvel, but the setting with the pine trees and Koolau Mountains as the backdrop is almost surreal, it’s so beautiful.  That’s why I recommend a visit to the Byodo-In Temple on my list of top budget-friendly things to see and do ... Read More »

Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center Opens New Evening Show

The long running “Horizons” show at the Polynesian Cultural Center has just been replaced by a new evening show. The new show, “Ha: Breath of Life” tells the life story of a fictitious Polynesian warrior. One reader, David, who saw the new show over this past weekend said, “The new show is really good, better than ‘Horizons’.  If that’s the ... Read More »

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

  If you are looking for a beautiful sunrise hike on Oahu, I recommend the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail on Oahu’s southeastern most point.  In addition to the excellent views of Makapuu Lighthouse along the trail, you’ll also enjoy outstanding coast views from Koko Head on the South to Kailua on the North. You’ll also see Makapuu’s role in WW II ... Read More »

Arts & Culture Events Across Hawaii For June 2009

If you’re headed to Hawaii this June, you’ll find loads of special arts and cultural celebrations on the islands. Many of these excellent events and festivals are free. So, let’s take a look at the list of what you’ll find happening on each island. HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND Celebration of Hula – “Na ‘olelo o ka pu‘uwai”(June 6 from 5 p.m. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup for May 22, 2009

Ah, isn’t it nice to know we have a nice long Memorial Day weekend ahead of us?  Before we take off for the weekend, let’s look at these Hawaii vacation news nuggets. * Dr. Stephen Letterman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) issues his annual list of top US beaches before Memorial Day weekend each year. Hawaii beaches claim two spots on the ... Read More »

Lanikai Beach – One of Oahu’s Most Beautiful Beaches

With powdery white sand and many shades of ocean blue, Lanikai Beach is a stunner for sure. From this beach you can cast your gaze across the water to rest your eyes on the Mokulua Islands. Lanikai is the kind of beach that beacons you to stay, play and absorb the scenery. Even if you don’t have an hour or ... Read More »

Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach Park Hula Show Update

Due to difficult economic times, Honolulu government had to cut back the number of Kuhio Beach Park Hula performances from six nights to three nights per week. This excellent free hula show is now offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  nights near sunset. See my advice for catching the Kuhio Beach Park Hula Show at Waikiki Beach. I highly recommend you ... Read More »

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