Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

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 »

A View of Oahu’s Mokolii from Kualoa Beach Park

I have no idea how many times, we’ve driven Kamehameha Highway (Hwy 83) on Oahu’s windward shore, but I can tell you that every time, Mokolii captures our attention. The island’s profile makes me curious as to how it was formed. How did this lava rock become shaped like a Chinaman’s hat? According to Hawaiian legend, Mokolii is the tail ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay

Today’s Aloha Friday photo comes to us from Charles Jordan. You may recall that Charles shared his photos of Oahu from the air with an aerial shot of Hanauma Bay. He followed up that photo by sharing this photo of  beautiful Hanauma Bay from the ground. Mahalo to Charles for sharing his photo of one of his favorite places. Read More »

Celebrating Flag Day with my favorite flag photo from Hawaii

With today being National Flag Day in the US, I wanted to share my favorite photo (above) of Old Glory in Hawaii. Andy took this photo  from inside the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The memorial’s design includes open-top, skylight sections. Towards the center, Andy looked through one of the skylights to notice this view of the flag beautifully ... Read More »

Aoki’s vs Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

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 »

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is Souvenir City!

If you enjoy shopping for bargains on your Oahu vacation, you’ll love the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.  You’ll find Aloha (Hawaiian print) shirts and dresses for all ages, T-shirts, fridge magnets, jewelry and hats, etc. Most of the prices are really inexpensive. For example, look at the following photo – seven T-shirts for $20! Most of the cheaper trinkets aren’t ... 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 »

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