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Puu Loa Petroglyph Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll find an astonishing number of images carved in 400 to 500 year old pahoehoe lava flow stone. If these Hawaiian petroglyphs could talk, what a story they could share, as there are more than 20,000 petroglyphs in Pu’u Loa. The vast majority of the petroglyphs are small dot-like holes that are approximately two inches ... Read More »

“To the Memory of the Gallant Men Here Entombed”

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. To honor the day, I’m sharing photos of the somber wall of names listing those who died on the USS Arizona that fateful day on December 7, 1941. This wall of names is located on the far end of the USS Arizona Memorial in ... Read More »

3 of the Best Oahu Hikes for Your Vacation

I was surprised to discover that Oahu has some fantastic hiking trails. Most people tend to think the neighboring islands offer the sort of trails that get you “away from it all”, but Oahu certainly has its fair share of great trails. I want to share my  top three favorite hiking trails that I recommend visitors try. These three trails ... Read More »

Halemaumau: Where the Earth Smokes & Glows

*** UPDATE *** In May 2018, the lava lake at Halemaumau drained. The lava is no longer present there. How do you describe watching a crater billow with smoke and glow from a lava lake that’s hundreds of feet below the surface? Somehow the words amazing and incredible just don’t do enough to adequately describe this sight. As you are ... Read More »

Oahu’s Top 3 Scenes Where LOST Is Filmed

As a fans of the hit television show LOST and of the island of Oahu, we had a blast finding the filming locations from some of our favorite scenes around Oahu. Finding some of the locations was a bit of a treasure hunt and we made some mistakes along the way. Through our experiences, I am able to share an ... Read More »

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