Posts tagged Oahu
22 Things You Learn At 22

Tomorrow marks my 23rd journey around the sun. I feel so weird about this age - and I can’t really tell you why other than the fact it makes me feel grown. 22 was all about having fun and learning to live with an attitude of gratitude. I embarked on a year of unknowns, travels, and learning a lot more than I bargained for! 

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Swimming With Turtles on Oahu

Swimming with sea turtles (or honu here in Hawaii) is an experience unlike any other. To be just inches from such cool and calm creatures is something I hope everyone gets to experience while in Hawaii! The beaches listed below often have turtles there, but a sighting is no guarantee as these are wild animals with minds of there own :)

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Ehukai Pillbox

Did you celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday!? I did by checking a brand new hike off my list! The Ehukai Pillbox has now taken second place behind Crouching Lion on my favorite hikes on Oahu list. Located on the North Shore of Oahu this hike will not disappoint in a good workout, good views, or good vibes. 

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Lanikai Beach

Welcome to Lanikai Beach one of Oahu's most iconic beaches. With its white sand, crystal blue water, and mokolala islands in the background it is one popular stop on the east side of Oahu. It happens to be one of my favorite beaches too and there is so much to do here! 

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Feature Friday: Frost City

Welcome to Frost City! This sweet spot was the founder of snow here in Hawaii (behind Mauna Kea of course ;)). The local dessert shop located on Beretania has changed the 'ice cream' experience forever. Here you will not find classic flavors or items, instead you will be treated with unique desserts all the way from Taiwan. Snow is a very healthy mix between ice cream and Shave Ice. Because it is made with real fruit and very little sugar it is a perfect treat that won't leave you feeling guilty. 

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Manoa Falls

Hiking to a waterfall had always seemed like a far out dream until moving to Hawaii. If you are on Oahu and are looking for an amazing waterfall experience check out Manoa Falls. This 1.5 mile loop is the easiest waterfall hike on the Gathering Place

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Pipeline Beach

Surf's Up! Pipeline beach is famous for being one of Oahu's most popular surfing beaches. In the winter months the waves become a surfers favorite playground and famous surfing competitions are held here.

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How To Carve A Pineapple

Carving a Pumpkin is my favorite Halloween tradition, but because this is the last Hawaiian Halloween I'll have I had to add a tropical spin. Carving a pineapple is much easier than a pumpkin! To start you need less supplies, just a few bowls, a knife, and a spoon will do. Cut the top off just as you would a pumpkin.

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Hanauma Bay Ridge Hike

Hanauma Bay is one of Oahu's staple destinations. This Bay is home to over 450+ species of marine life and is the number one snorkel spot on the island! Thousands of tourists and locals travel to Hanauma Bay everyday. But besides the amazing waters this Bay holds, it is also home to one of the most stunning hikes on Oahu's East Coast! 

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Secret Sticks

Finding these sticks had been on my Oahu Bucketlist for soo long. I have seen so many pictures on Instagram and couldn't believe they were real until I saw them for myself. We have planned to see them at lest 3 different times and failed each time. It was like a miracle when we found them, and so spontaneous! 

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Crouching Lion

Crouching Lion has been on my bucket list for a few years now. After seeing snaps of this blue water and view I begged almost every weekend to go! After reaching the top it's safe to say this has become my favorite view. I made sure to wear my old Nikes becuase this hike can get muddy! 

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Kayak To China Mans Hat

Kayaking to Chinamans Hat has been on my Oahu Bucketlist sense I did my Island Tour! In Hawaii, it's basically impossible to enjoy road trips like you would on the Mainland, so we get pretty creative making our own ha! Paddle Boarding and Kayaking to Oahu's neighbor islands provide the best way to get that 'instate road trip' feel on island! 

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Jack Ass Ginger Falls

Everyone loves a good secret, but sometimes things are just to good not to share! Jack Ass Ginger Falls is a small swimming hole and waterfall located right in the Honolulu/Manoa area. To my surprise, it is actually basically in someones backyard! But it is a completely public trail and waterfall! 

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Shark Cage Diving

Living in Hawaii, I have the wonderful opportunity to explore so many great beaches, but more importantly so many great fish! Snorkeling in Hawaii's warm waters has easily been my favorite thing about living on island. Along with this, its important I aquatint myself with those dangerous fish: sharks.

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Kahala

Kahala Beach Park is my absolute go to beach here on Oahu. I mean for EVERYTHING. To snorkel, to float, to talk, to take pictures, to read, to tan, to think, and to BE. It is so amazing. It is just beautiful clear water that is up to your knees for miles. 

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