What to Expect When Landing on Lana’i

What to Expect When Landing on Lana’i

Lana’i, an island almost no one visits or thinks about when someone says Hawai’i. The island is 98% owned a billionaire Larry Ellison, so other than the beaches and the houses in Lana’i City. The island itself doesn’t even have 4,000 people on it and everything is right within the town. Leaving town usually requires […]

The Ultimate Guide to Kaua’i

The Ultimate Guide to Kaua’i

Known as the Garden Island because of how green it is. It’s only of the smaller islands toward the end of the chain in Hawai’i, Kaua’i is a site to see in it of itself. Now, I’ve been told this is a place to escape the crowds but don’t be fooled by that advice. Some […]

5 Reasons to Visit Kaua’i

5 Reasons to Visit Kaua’i

Like you need a reason to visit the Garden Island, right? It’s so green and full of life (meaning lots of rain, be prepared) and nature that it has to be seen. Hiking, kayaking, boating, snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and more can all be done here! If you like nature this is the place […]

5 Things to Do On Kaua’i

5 Things to Do On Kaua’i

The list you’ve all been waiting for! To be honest, Kaua’i hasn’t been my favorite island. The bus system only goes so far and is hourly so I can’t get around. You have to be 21+ to rent a car too. Also, that said car can only get around 20% of the island anyway so […]

8 Things to Know Before Going to Kaua’i

8 Things to Know Before Going to Kaua’i

Kaua’i, the 4th smallest island toward the end of the chain. It’s known for it’s small towns and wild chickens (trust me, they’re everywhere). While it’s not as famous as O’ahu and doesn’t have any cities with hundreds of thousands of people in it like Honolulu, there is still much to see and do on […]

What to Expect When Landing on Kaua’i

What to Expect When Landing on Kaua’i

I have no idea where you’re coming from in the world, and since Kaua’i does have Lihue International Airport, you could be coming from anywhere! Kaua’i isn’t like O’ahu here it’s very flat, it’s quite mountainous and looks great from the air and you can get some amazing photos even if it is cloudy out. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Lanikai Beach

The Ultimate Guide to Lanikai Beach

You need an ultimate guide post for a beach? Well, at first I thought it would be pretty dumb too, especially since I wrote up a whole thing about the Top 10 Beaches of O’ahu and it’s listed on there. After trying to tell a visitor to get to that beach I realized Lanikai Beach […]

8 Tips on Moving to O’ahu

8 Tips on Moving to O’ahu

I know this is a travel blog, not a moving blog, but Hawai’i is a common place to move to and O’ahu is probably the most common since Honolulu is the largest city. We’ve all heard the regular advice. It’s expensive, there are lots of bugs (and they’re huge), and tropical downpours do happen. You […]

Top 10 Beaches of O’ahu

Top 10 Beaches of O’ahu

And no, Waikiki isn’t one of them. These are beaches you’ve read about in magazines and seen pictures of on Instagram and Twitter. These are the beaches you want to visit in your dreams. Plenty of sand space, benches to enjoy the view without getting sandy, and some of the best sunset views you can […]

What to Expect When Landing On Oahu

What to Expect When Landing On Oahu

Which side of the plane is the best side to sit on? What kind of view do you get from the air? What’s the airport like? These are all questions I have before moving to Oahu but at the time I couldn’t find the information I needed. No one seemed to know, or at least, […]

How to Spend Less Than $30 A Day on O’ahu

How to Spend Less Than $30 A Day on O’ahu

Lots of people like saying living in Hawai’i is expensive. Meanwhile back in June I collected some numbers for grocery shopping in Honolulu and I have to tell you, they weren’t all that bad. Did you get sticker shock? Maybe on a few items, like milk can get up there in costs. Right now (like […]

Top 10 Things You Need to Do in Honolulu

Top 10 Things You Need to Do in Honolulu

Honolulu is the biggest city in Hawai’i and the capital so if you’re headed to the islands then this is the place you want to go. Have no idea what to do while you’re in Honolulu besides surf? Not a problem. There are tons of things to do, and there are things that need to […]

The Ultimate Bucket List for O’ahu

The Ultimate Bucket List for O’ahu

This isn’t a “things to do while on O’ahu” list, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of those.These are the ultimate bucket list worthy experiences to have while you’re on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. Some of these things cost money, while others are completely free. Some are easier to get to than others but […]

Bishop Museum vs. Iolani Palace

Bishop Museum vs. Iolani Palace

Why not both? You’re probably thinking to yourself. Well, I’ve seen both places inside and out. I can tell you right now, if you’re thinking of spending a short time on Oahu (like two weeks or less) and especially on a budget I suggest you either go to Bishop Museum or Iolani Palace. They’re very […]

7 Things to Expect at the Polynesian Cultural Center

7 Things to Expect at the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center hosts 6 island nations of Polynesia (there are actually many, many more than this). The ones featured are Hawai’i, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji. Did you know Hawai’i has a sizable Mormon population? Back in 1963 a Mormon man named Howard Hunter decided to build the Polynesian Cultural Center […]

10 Best Places To See the Honolulu Skyline

10 Best Places To See the Honolulu Skyline

Who doesn’t like a good city skyline? Granted, Honolulu’s skyline isn’t as famous as others such as Seattle with it’s Space Needle or New York City with the Empire State Building (and countless other buildings). Honolulu does have Diamond Head, a natural landmark, which is famous in it of itself and lets’ not forget Waikiki […]

12 Things to Know Before Going to Oahu

12 Things to Know Before Going to Oahu

There are so many articles of things to know about moving to Hawai’i, or visiting Honolulu, or seeing Oahu. For me some were true, others weren’t, and many are straight up condescending. I’d like to add a few positive words for you in case those other people stressed you out like they did to me! […]

6 Things To Do In Waikiki

6 Things To Do In Waikiki

Don’t want to leave your hotel’s neighborhood? Not a problem! Waikiki is a neighborhood in Honolulu and sometimes you don’t want to ride the bus to get to the rest of the city or island. Other times a taxi costs too much or you’re going to leave that night and want something to do before […]

10 Reasons to Visit Oahu

10 Reasons to Visit Oahu

It’s “expensive,” the flight is really long no matter where in the world you’re coming from, and there are tons of homeless people everywhere. I’m here to tell you that Oahu isn’t really that pricey (we’ll get to that later). The long flight is totally worth it. If you’re coming from Asia you even get […]