Category Archives: Oahu Restaurants

Oahu’s Haleiwa – the shave ice capital of Hawaii

The charming town of Haleiwa is known for its plantation town history, surfing and shave ice. This North Shore Oahu town has more places to purchase shave ice than anywhere else we know of in Hawaii. So, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy this refreshing treat, then navigate your way to Haleiwa! With multiple options, where do you ... Read More »

Oahu Luaus – Reviews, Discounts, Locations & Schedules

If you are planning to catch a luau on Oahu, you’re in for a treat. Many of the longstanding Oahu luaus offer grand productions with set stages and many entertainers. If you’ve never been to a luau, you should expect a buffet dinner and a Polynesian music and dance show. For more insights for first-timers, see our article – What ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 12, 2014

* Outrigger Resorts is hosting a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes for four. The #givehawaii sweepstakes invites you to nominate a person who deserves an escape to Hawaii. The prize includes airfare, accommodation and more. This sweepstakes is open to permanent legal US residents and Canada, with some exceptions. See this link for more information and entry. * Days Inn is giving ... Read More »

Check out the Oahu guide I wrote for CheapFlights

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

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

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

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

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 »

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