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Various Oahu Highlights

Various Oahu Highlights April 9, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
A rare flat rainbow over Waimea Bay Sandy Beach is a favorite for bodyboarding Volcanic mineral olivine makes sand sparkel green Peaceful Kawele Bay is perfect for sunning and stand-up paddling Chun's Beach is great for family time and surfing View towards the Waianae Mountain Range Tranquil sunset...

Back alley bread is a Moloka`i tradition

Back alley bread is a Moloka`i tradition March 30, 2012 | Food | Read More
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from bustling Honolulu is the polar opposite – the island of Moloka`i. The long and narrow island can be seen from the eastern shore of Oahu and can be reached for about $66 via airplane. If you make it to Moloka`i for some R&R from the busy streets of Honolulu,...

Calm Kawela Bay offers seclusion and ocean fun

Calm Kawela Bay offers seclusion and ocean fun March 27, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Kawela Bay is a hidden cove on Oahu’s North Shore, which is likely to be a lot less crowded on any given day than most other beaches in the area. It’s a large bay blanketed in fine white sand and backed by a thick forest of palms, banyan trees, and other dense foliage often explored by those on horse...

Locals say Oahu’s Kahuku Superette makes the best poke island wide

Locals say Oahu’s Kahuku Superette makes the best poke island wide February 1, 2012 | Food | Read More
On the east side of Oahu in a small town called Kahuku, not far from the North Shore is a small country market from which locals believe comes the best shoyu poke (a local appetizer of fresh tuna pronounced po-kay) on the island. The small store, called the Kahuku Superette has been in business since...

Two happy hours per day at the Yardhouse Waikiki, makes people happy

Two happy hours per day at the Yardhouse Waikiki, makes people happy January 31, 2012 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
The Yardhouse Waikiki, a centrally located large bar and restaurant with a huge amount of beers on tap, offers happy hour twice a day, most days of the week. Ever Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Yardhouse offers happy hour. In the spirit of enjoying balmy late nights in Waikiki, the...

Ko Olina Lagoons offer sun, sand, and protected ocean time

Ko Olina Lagoons offer sun, sand, and protected ocean time January 27, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
I’ve always heard about the lagoons in the Ko Olina resort area on the west side of Oahu, but until recently I’d never been there. It turns out, I’ve been missing out! A few weeks ago while running errands in the area with my two-year-old, I decided it would be the perfect spot for...

Visitors, locals, swarm to watch the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Visitors, locals, swarm to watch the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing November 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Today Sunset Beach birthed what contest experts dubbed “life-threatening surf and intense conditions” while competitors entered the first round of the $250,000 Vans World Cup of Surfing during serious 10- to 12-foot waves. Spectators flooded the beach, resulting in the largest crowd at Sunset...

Opal Thai brings awesome Thai food to the North Shore

Opal Thai brings awesome Thai food to the North Shore November 25, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I just got back from dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant, Opal Thai in Haleiwa. Now, I can finally call it a restaurant since their evolution from a farmers market stand about 10 years ago, to a lunch wagon in Haleiwa, is now complete in a modest restaurant in the center of town. I love Thai food,...

Vans World Cup of Surfing coming to Sunset Beach

Vans World Cup of Surfing coming to Sunset Beach November 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The waves along Oahu’s North Shore began pounding today and continue to grow overnight, just in time for the world’s best surfers to ride in the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach. One of the North Shore’s premier surf breaks, Sunset is only for the best surfers, and each year...

Surfer, the Bar brings drinks, music, pupus, and fun nightlife to the North Shore

Surfer, the Bar brings drinks, music, pupus, and fun nightlife to the North Shore November 25, 2011 | Events, Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Surfer, the Bar, named after Surfer Magazine is the newest addition to North Shore nightlife. But it’s not just limited to those on the North Shore, considering that they’ll have regular “Talk Story” sessions weekly with famous people from all walks of the surf industry, and music...
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