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Best of Oahu Beaches: Leeward Edition

Ko Olina Lagoons This was our absolute favorite beach, and we didn’t even mind traveling over a half an hour to get there, so worth it (Ko Olina exit off of Farrington Highway). The weather leeward was usually better than … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Activities: Pearl Harbor Memorial

Top Picks: Pearl Harbor Memorial (Historical, Leeward) If you ask me, no trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to the Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial site (1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, HI 96818). The National Park … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Makua Cave

Makua Cave (Natural Attraction, Leeward) A quick stop on the way to or from Ka’ena Point you can find the entrance to this cave at Farrington Highway mile marker 17. There is a dirt parking lot directly across the street … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

Top Picks: Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Shopping, Leeward) It’s always nice to return to the mainland with gifts from Hawaii for your Ohana. Staying in Waikiki, all of the shops had ridiculously overpriced tags. I looked for gifts everywhere I … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Hikes: Ka’ena Point

Top Picks: Ka’ena Point (Coastal, Endangered Species Sightings, Leeward) This was such a memorable hike on account of the amazing wildlife sightings. The trailhead is located at the most northwestern part of the island, at the end of Farrington Highway … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Eats: The Alley Restaurant

The Alley Restaurant at Aiea Bowl (Dinner, Leeward) One way to know Jeff and Julie are on vacation is after their 12-hour day shifts of zany activity they flop dead on the bed and watch the food network. We don’t … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Eats Asian Edition: Royal Kitchen, Mana-Bu, & Elena’s

Oahu is very culturally diverse and has a large population of people from across the Asian continent. One of our favorite Asian derived dishes was the Japanese food we had at Marukame Udon, though there were many other great finds including: … Continue reading

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