Tsue’s Farm

What: Local farm offering food and activities Where: North Shore outside Haleiwa Town Amenities: Bathrooms, parking, food, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more Plenty of kayaks to cruise the…

Remember the Sacrifice

2019 Shinnyo Floating Lantern Festival

This Memorial Day weekend, I chose to remember those who have served and sacrificed by attending the 20th annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Festival. Last night, thirty to forty thousand Hawai’i residents and visitors turned out to launch some seven thousand floating lanterns in memory of loved ones they have lost, many of whom paid the…

2019 Visitor Industry Charity Walk

What a beautiful blessed weekend! Weather was perfect – sunny and warm with plenty of aloha. Leah, the Operations Manager for Hoku, and I had gotten up at zero dark thirty to start…

Tropical Farms

Roasted macadamia nuts from Tropical Farms What: Local macadamia nut and coffee farm Where: Kamehameha Hwy 1.5 miles before Kualoa Ranch Amenities: Bathrooms, gift shop, free samples, macadamia nut activity

Byodo-In Temple

What: Non-denominational, non-practicing Buddhist temple Where: Valley of the Temples Amenities: Bathrooms and a small shop

Nuuanu Pali Lookout – History and Lore

What // State park that is also a historic landmark with panoramic views Where // Pali Highway between Honolulu and Kailua Amenities // Parking but no bathrooms The word “Pali” means cliff in Hawaiian and…

What would your family-friendly adventure look like?

As an active and adventurous young adult, I don’t usually look for group tours, especially those that cater towards young families with kids. But the other day, my friends and I found an eco-adventure tour that was thoroughly enjoyable for us AND the two kids (ages 5 and 9) on tour with us.

10 Activities that are FREE in Hawaii

Free Activities In Hawaii

There’s no need to spend an arm and a leg to get yourself to Hawaii. You can visit any island here and find a bunch of free things to do to save some cash. That way, you have more money to spend on the things that really matter, like dining out or taking a tour….

What not to do When Scuba Diving

When Scuba Diving

If you’re headed to do some world-renowned scuba diving at Waikiki Beach, you should know what you’re doing before you get there. While there are many rules that go with scuba diving, we’re going to cover the “don’ts” here so you know the inside scoop. Don’t hire a dive organization that’s not certified with emergency…

What Not to Miss in Honolulu


Not everyone’s idea of the perfect vacation will apply across the board, but when you visit Honolulu, pretty much anywhere you go, you’ll be in heaven. Whether you love to relax poolside with an umbrella drink in your hand or prefer to take in the many natural wonders around the island, Oahu is the ideal…