Blog Posts - Oahu



Island merch: what you find at a Hawaii Target that you don’t see anywhere else

I was a fan of the Target stores even before my daughter Nancy started working there to pay for college. They have a clean, open layout that appeals to me, and their clothing, housewares and accessories are a particular favorite. Still, I did not exp...
by Perceptive Travel Blog on May 16, 2013

Oahu's Maunawili Falls: Mini-adventure to the Heart of Darkness

Add caption Lace up the mud shoes at a trailhead in a suburban neighborhood near Kailua on Oahu's Windward Coast and spend a half day on a jungle outing to a swimming hole with a waterfall. Maunawili Falls is pocketed into the east side of the Ko'ol...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on May 14, 2013

Hawaii: When "the best" just ain't good enough anymore.

After shelling out a couple grand for a Hawaii vacation, visitors want to get their money's worth and are therefore eager consumers of top-ten lists that cover everything from shave-ice joints to sky-diving instructions. No one wants to feel like the...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on May 10, 2013

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Honolulu Hawaii

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite...
by eTravelTrips on May 10, 2013

Family Kayaking on Kaneohe Bay

Note:  This past weekend my family and I went kayaking on Kaneohe Bay and it reminded me of this post, originally published in November 2009.  Now that our kids are 8 and 5 they try paddling more often and they both like to jump in the water for a...
by Oahu Mom on May 6, 2013

Makahiki at Disney Aulani

Makahiki is named for the annual Hawaiian harvest festival held in O‘ahu to celebrate the season of bounty and peace. Makahiki at Disney Aulani is known mostly for the Disney Character Breakfast and Dinners, but I have to share with … Continu...
by The Jet-Set Family on Apr 25, 2013

The ‘Olelo Room at Disney Aulani

‘Olelo: the Hawaiian word for “language” The ʻŌlelo Room inside the hotel of Disney Aulani is a fun outside/inside joint where you can listen to live Hawaiian music at night while you enjoy Sunset at ʻŌlelo and nosh on a selec...
by The Jet-Set Family on Apr 24, 2013

‘AMA ‘AMA Casual Fine Dining at Disney Aulani

Contemporary Island Cooking ‘AMA ‘AMA is Disney Aulani’s casual fine dining restaurant where children are very welcome and actually catered to and respected. I mean frankly, the are J.I.T’s (Jet Setters in Training)! Open for...
by The Jet-Set Family on Apr 23, 2013

Honolulu City

By: Kani Amea Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, is located in the south coast of the island of Oahu. In Hawaiian language “hono” means “sheltered” and “lulu” means “bay”, so Honolulu means “shelter...
by Cool Travel Zone on Apr 23, 2013

Honolulu City

By: Kani Amea Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, is located in the south coast of the island of Oahu. In Hawaiian language “hono” means “sheltered” and “lulu” means “bay”, so Honolulu means “shelter...
by Cool Travel Zone on Apr 23, 2013

Do You Need GPS to Hike in Hawaii?

Maybe you've never been hiking before in Hawaii, or perhaps you're planning to tackle a trail for which the latest USGS topo map dates from the 1970s. If so, you might be wondering if a GPS device or smartphone could help you out. On faint footp...
by The Indie Traveler on Apr 13, 2013

Aulani Tour

Midweek greetings all – did you catch Mad Men this past week? Ack! I’m totally hooked again! I loved that opening scene in Hawaii with all the retro aloha prints, didn’t you? And speaking of, I promised a tour of the Aulani where we stayed...
by Centsational Girl on Apr 10, 2013

Hanauma Bay Oahu, Hawaii

For a first-time snorkeller in tropical waters, it might seem like a psychedelic dream: a cloud of black-masked raccoon butterfly fish in brilliant yellow flitters by, followed by a swarm of black-and-white Hawaiian damselfish hovering close to their...
by eTravelTrips on Apr 3, 2013

Adventures in Oahu

Hi there everyone! We’re traveling back home today after a week spent in the Hawaiian Islands – three days in Oahu and four days on Maui. Matt and I traveled to Hawaii for the first time on our honeymoon and we’ve returned many time...
by Centsational Girl on Mar 25, 2013

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikiki is a lively, urban destination in Oahu; the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is on Kalakaua Avenue across from the famously warm Hawaiian Pacific Ocean. It makes for an affordable luxury travel experience. Waikiki is the most distinctl...
by The Vacation Gals on Mar 22, 2013

25-Layer Pork at Kimukatsu (Honolulu, HI)

With the number of Japanese tourists swarming Hawaii every year, it's no surprise that Honolulu would have great Japanese food. From ramen to handmade soba, you can find pretty much everything here. One of the places I had my eye on was Kimukatsu...
by Gourmet Pigs on Mar 21, 2013

My favourite place to shoot in Hawaii

Another Tuesday and I look back together with you some of my photography work through the last few years.  Today I want to share with you one of my favourite places to shoot on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.North Shore. It is also my favo...
by The Compass Rose on Mar 19, 2013

Top Things To Do In Kauai, Hawaii

Top Things To Do In Kauai, Hawaii | Kauai is the oldest out of all the Hawaiian islands, and with an area of nearly 600 square miles, it’s also the fourth largest. Known throughout the world as the ‘Garden Isle’, Kauai lies around 100 mile...
by Akademi Fantasia Travel on Mar 13, 2013

Do you love me Pipeline Surfergirl?

The Banzai Pipeline (Pipeline, or just plain Pipe) is a long barrel breaking on a shallow near-shore reef at Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore of Oahu. An inspiration for Surfer-Joe songs and movies of the 1960s, the picture-perfect curl is on the...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Mar 13, 2013

All in the Family for "Dolphin Dad" at Hilton Waikoloa Resort

Cole Figeuria, a trainer at Dolphin Quest with a degree in psychology, didn't realize he'd be making waves when Keo gave birth to a new calf, Lehua, last September right in front of him. Lehua's birth went on YouTube, which went viral, and then did a...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Mar 10, 2013


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