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Best of Oahu Beaches: Northshore Edition

Papa’iloa Beach This beach was really awesome, and pretty much deserted. It is down a quiet residential dead end road with beautiful houses, there is a small parking lot right across from the entrance (Papailoa Rd Haleiwa, HI 96712). Take … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Activities: Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation (Koi Pond, Northshore) Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits and I buy dole products all the time so I decided to stop by the plantation when heading to the northshore. We visited the close-by Wahiawa Botanical Garden … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Activities: Haleiwa

Top Picks: Haleiwa (Cultural, Northshore) One of my favorite things is getting the feel for a new town. Haleiwa is just small enough and kitschy enough to be a perfect place to explore in one day. There is one shopping … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Pu’u O’Mahuka Heiau

Pu’u O’Mahuka Heiau (History, Northshore) This is a tiny park full of history is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the northshore on a great hill overlooking the ocean (Pupukea Homestead Road from Kamehameha Highway [across from Pupukea … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Botanical Gardens: Wahiawa

Wahiawa Botanical Garden (Educational, Northshore) This is the garden we visited on our way to the northshore one day. It is located close to the Dole Plantation and opens a half an hour earlier, so we were there right as … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Hikes: Hau’ula Loop Trail

Hau’ula Loop Trail (Wooded, Waterfall, Northshore) This trail was a lot different from all of the others we hiked in Oahu. It was very wooded with habitats that reminded us of home. We only encountered one other group while hiking … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Eats Northshore Edition: Kahuku Farms & Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Top Picks: Kahuku Farm Cafe (Locally Grown, Lunch/Dessert, Northshore) Even on a chilly windy day under a tent in the pouring rain, this place managed to leave a really positive impression on us. We scampered from the car to the … Continue reading

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