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Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke

Sun exposure in Hawaii is not a joke. Visitors to the islands suffer from painful sunburns on the first day of their vacation and it can make the rest of the week unpleasant. Sunscreen is important! Sun Exposure in Hawaii Means Direct Sunlight We all know how the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth tilts towards

Sun Exposure in Hawaii is Not a Joke2019-06-03T08:25:33-10:00

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great Reason #1: Secluded Beach Diamond Head beach is relatively secluded compared to most beaches in the area.  That Kahala area has a lot of attractions and residential areas, so it can be congested during peak tourist times.  The last time I was at Diamond Head beach was the week

What Makes Diamond Head Beach Great2019-06-10T08:30:59-10:00

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

The Makapuu Lighthouse hike is fun, easy and kid-friendly. It offers some amazing views, like most hikes in the islands do, and readily available parking! That’s always a plus, especially in Hawaii. The hike also offers some hidden secrets that I love most about it, like geocaching and tidepools. Makapuu Tidepools A set of unique

Secret places at Makapuu Lighthouse Hike2019-04-08T07:29:21-10:00

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods

Our Favorite East Oahu Neighborhood #1: Hawaii Kai Hawaii Kai is a residential area with many homes, townhomes and some condominium buildings.  Although there are some high rises in this area, it’s not like the Waikiki area or your typical urban neighborhood. Hawaii Kai is home to young families, and retirement age groups.  There are

Our 4 Favorite East Oahu Neighborhoods2019-02-28T07:49:58-10:00

Hawaii snorkeling tips – from a local

Snorkeling is one of our favorite Hawaii outdoor things to do - so here are Hawaii snorkeling tips based on what we've learned in our many years of snorkeling here. Hawaii snorkeling tips #1 - Fins are necessary Most people forget to bring fins when snorkeling because it’s not considered an essential item. Typically only

Hawaii snorkeling tips – from a local2019-01-08T08:11:54-10:00

Five cautions at beaches in Hawaii you should be aware of

There are cautions at beaches in Hawaii, even though long sandy shores seem harmless and easy. Rough surf and undertows can take a person by surprise and unexpectedly drag them out; fighting a current is futile so you need to know these things before you go.   1. Big surf Beaches that are overlooked by lifeguards

Five cautions at beaches in Hawaii you should be aware of2019-02-16T08:06:03-10:00

You too can be a hipster on the beach in Hawaii

Visit a hipster beach Everybody wants to know where the hipster beaches are in Hawaii, right? Read "Secluded hipster beaches of the North Shore" and you too will find out where to go and why. Our local girl Aina shares where she goes with her friends and after reading about it, you'll want to go

You too can be a hipster on the beach in Hawaii2017-05-18T20:52:42-10:00

Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach

Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach will stir you to your soul Surfing and bodysurfing are two of the most iconic sports representing Hawaii. Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach is even more iconic. It’s a great workout and a lot of fun when you’re with friends. If you’ve got a photographer friend with a waterproof camera or a gopro for

Bodysurfing Makapuu Beach2017-05-18T20:52:22-10:00