WAikiki Beach is the reason why tourists flock to Honolulu. The area has nearly flawless weather, gentle surf, great views of Diamond Head, plenty of hotel rooms, and lots of nightlife in Waikiki. The... more
I like to hike so I decided to do what pretty much every tourist does and walk up to the peak of Diamond Head crater. The views are pretty good and it makes for a short workout. If you are in good... more
Hula Dance was originally a religious dance brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians. It was often used to entertain tribal chiefs of just to celebrate special occasions. Later versions of hula added... more
This can be real fun for some and seem like a tourist trap to others. The good news for either type is that the event is free. The show is held in the park and features anything from hula dancing to... more
This is also the home of the world's largest maze as officially recognized in the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. The maze covers more than two acres with 1.7 miles of paths planted with 11,400... more
I have visited Bishop Museum several times throughout my life -- usually on a field trip as a child. So, when my out of town guest wanted to go, I was game. I hadn't been in about a year and was... more
The Honolulu Zoo is an inexpensive and fun outing for families. Children will enjoy seeing the elephants, crocodiles, exotic birds, Galapagos tortoises, and Komodo dragons. You can bring in a picnic... more
This 10 floor towers is located right on the oceanfront, You can enjoy a nice ocean views. Now the Aloha Tower Marketplace, is a popular shopping and dining complex fronting Honolulu Harbor. The Aloha... more
Inscribed on one of the entrance pillars is this poem
From The Bivouac Of The Dead
by Theodore O'Hara
The muffled drums sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall... more
Hawaiian paintings show the invisible and they let you hear the sounds of silence.
The mountains, the waterfalls cascading into the always changing moments of magical light and shadow have provided... more
Fort DeRussy is the least fortified active Army fort that I have ever seen. It was built as an Army reservation in 1915 to protect Honolulu and Pearl Harbor in what was then the US territory of... more
So, our first time in Hawaii, you gotta do a luau! I hear they can be pretty pricey! Fortunately for us, we happen to join a huge group in Waikiki for a conference and I think the price was pretty... more
Waimea is a small community in the center of the surfing Mecca of the world. Just a few miles from the world famous Bonsai Pipeline and Sunset beach it also features the scenic Waimea Falls park.
The Kamehameha Statue which was erected in honor of King Kamehameha I is located across King Street from the 'Iolani Palace. Kamehameha was a young Hawaiian warrior whose name meant "the lonely one."... more
Pearl Harbor was the highlight of my short stay in Hawaii. There was a very long line for the US Navy boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, but while you wait, you can visit the impressive museum and the... more
Day or night snorkeling....thats right some fishies glow in the dark....why not go all day, see the sunset then snorkel some more? Locals and military get a discount with proof of residence....i.e. a... more
A GREAT STORE TO HAVE FUN IN IF YOU LIKE MACS AND GOODIES LIKE THAT...IS THE APPLE STORE AT THE SHOPPING CENTER...
I WENT TO CHECK OUT THE GARAGE BAND APPLICATION ON THE MAC SINCE I LOVE WRITING... more
The Nuuanu Pali Lookoutin Kaneohe is a perennial favorite stop among visitors to Oahu. The panoramic views of the Windward side of the island from this expansive cliff will blow you away. Nuʻuanu... more
Kapiolani Park was created by King Kalakaua, named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalâkaua, in the 1870's. This beautiful 500-acre park is listed on the State's Historic... more
Free Drinks included? I'm there!
I looked a few different Luau options and this was by far the best. If I remember correctly, the price included 3 drinks- not something all offer. This, with the... more
On November 26, the Japanese attack fleet of 33 war ships and auxilary craft including 6
aircraft carriers left northern Japan, and set sail for the Hawaiian Islands It took a route far north of the...