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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...

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...

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...

Eat, shop, and socialize local at the Ala Moana Farmers Market

Eat, shop, and socialize local at the Ala Moana Farmers Market November 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Each Saturday the Ala Moana Farmers’ Market happens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it’s unique in that it takes place at Ala Moana Shopping Center on the upper deck by Sears on the corner of Piikoi and Ala Moana Boulevard. The brainchild of Annie Suite and Pamela Boyar, who started the highly...

Wine tasting in Oahu country

Wine tasting in Oahu country November 21, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
I’m a beer person, but now and then I can enjoy a glass of what is usually cheap red wine, nothing over a $15 bottle, and Haleiwa’s Bonzer Front is my go to spot. My palate, which is uneducated in the world of wine cannot explain why I prefer red over white, or why red zinfandel is my favorite....

First Oahu farm tour offers insight into island sustainability

November 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The North Shore is home to numerous farms that utilize the rich soil that has nourished various crops for generations. A couple of months ago, I was lucky to be invited on the virgin voyage of Oahu Agri Tours’ North Shore farm tour—a new venture by Annie Suite and Pamela Boyar, the women behind the...