Remembering Pearl Harbor

While not glamorous like Waikiki, or awe-inspiring like North Shore, I feel it is the duty of every American visiting Oahu to spend a few hours at Pearl Harbor in honor of those who lost their lives there that fateful day in December of 1941. The unexpected air raid on the US Navy base at…

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Waikiki!

No trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to one of the most famous beaches in the world: Waikiki! Hotels right on the beach are crazy expensive, but luckily there are plenty of more affordable options a few blocks inland, all within walking distance of the legendary beach. On the walk to the beach…

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Hiking Diamond Head

When looking at the skyline of Oahu, there is no sight more iconic than that of Diamond Head. Visible from the shores of Waikiki, the volcanic crater rises up among the skyscrapers, creating an image as quintessentially Hawaiian as luaus or SPAM. Upon further research, we learned there is a hiking trail leading to the…

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Honolulu!

For as long as I can remember, taking our family to Hawaii was my dad’s dream vacation. But let’s face it- Hawaii is a freaking expensive place to visit, especially for a middle class family of five. So years went by with this trip being nothing more than a dream…until this past December (2014). All…

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