Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

Finding Hawaii Five-0 filming locations on Oahu

In addition to the attractive detectives solving the weekly crime mystery, Hawaii is the shining star of the CBS hit TV series Hawaii Five-0. We may never know the influence the show has had on Hawaii tourism, but every Monday night, the show highlights Hawaii’s beauty — enticing viewers to visit. The vast majority of scenes are filmed on Oahu, ... Read More »

Best places to find free entertainment and cultural activities in Hawaii

Getting to and staying in Hawaii can leave a dent in your wallet, but once you’re there, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy local culture. As we’ve visited Hawaii over the past decade, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and availability of free entertainment. We’ve enjoyed everything from free music performances from award-winning musical artists to ... Read More »

Hawaii humpback whale watching is in full swing!

It’s that super duper awesome time of year when the humpback whales swim around their Hawaii playground. Having the opportunity to watch 40-ton whale leap out of the ocean to create a big splash is one of the many reasons that make winter a good time to visit Hawaii. Hawaii is a sanctuary for humpback whales. The shallow waters around ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 29, 2012

* American Airlines has a fare sale to Hawaii with flights as low as $316 round trip, including taxes and fees. You’ll need to book by December 3rd and complete your travel by March 31, 2013. * Hawaiian Airlines has put fares to Maui on sale over the travel period of January 8 – March 6, 2013. You will need ... Read More »

Oahu North Shore Shopping Guide

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Jennings, who has been living and working on Oahu’s North Shore recently. She provides us with her unique perspective on the best places to shop in Haleiwa to discover the true North Shore vibe. Of course you’ll probably work up an appetite while shopping, so Lauren also gives us great suggestions of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Byodo-Temple

Mahalo to Paul Kilfoil for sharing today’s Aloha Friday Photo of Byodo-In Temple on Oahu. Paul tells us, “We love the tranquil beauty of the Byodo-In Temple on Oahu!” We love this beautiful site, too! In fact we highly recommend Byodo-In Temple as one of the top places to see on your Oahu vacation. Mahalo again to Paul for sharing ... Read More »

5 off-the-beaten-path adventures for your Oahu vacation

Have you covered all the top things to do and see on Oahu on previous trips and you’re looking to get off the beaten path? Do you try to avoid crowds on your vacation? Perhaps you’ll find some new aspects of Oahu to discover and enjoy. I’ve designed this list to include a bit of culture, history, nature and of ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Glowing view from Round Top

Today’s amazing photo was shared with us by Henry Aguilar of jhames808.com photography. My goodness, what a view and what a uniquely framed shot! Henry took this photo from Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park on Oahu. You access this view from either Tantalus Drive and/or Round Top Drive. If you have the time to drive this winding, jungle road on ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A Diamond of a View

Mahalo to Christopher Barrows for sharing today’s beautiful Aloha Friday Photo. He took this shot from the top of Diamond Head crater. Christopher said, A great view from the top of Diamond Head (second time there)…just another reason for anyone to take the hike, even if they aren’t a fan of walking/hiking. We agree. The view of Waikiki and Honolulu ... Read More »

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