Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

We did an 8-mile hike on Kauai. I've done this hike before, and you'd think I learned my lesson the first time around. Maybe the views were so beautiful that I totally forgot how much pain I was in after. The hike starts at Ke'e beach on the Kalalau Trail. It's 2 miles to Hanakapi'ai … Continue reading Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

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Throwback Hawaii: Maui

We went to Maui last October, so it was another Hawaiian island to check off the list for me. Since it was off-season, we got pretty cheap round-trip flights from Oakland, and an one-bedroom condo AirBnB for a pretty good rate in Maalaea Harbor for the first 3 nights, a cabin in the Haleakala National Park, … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Maui

Tonight, I’m Missing Hawaii

Hawaii makes me want to be a better person. I've had some of the best experiences in my life there, and I always have the best conversations on this island. Conversations that are inspiring, motivating, and often highlight paths to self-discovery and self-enlightenment - actually, this most likely should be attributed to the people with … Continue reading Tonight, I’m Missing Hawaii

Throwback Hawaii: Wiliwilinui Swing

One of the most memorable things we did in Hawaii was making swings and tying them up in random places. The inspiration was from the original swing on Mt. Tantalus, which was taken down shortly after we visited it, and a plain board put up months later.My friends decided to put up our own swings … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Wiliwilinui Swing

Throwback Hawaii: Eternity Beach

There's a cove that's kind of hidden down to the side of the Halona Blowhole, if you're driving along the coast to get to Sandy's. It's one my favorite mini-beaches. There aren't that many people there, even on weekends, and the water makes a nice wave pool if the currents aren't too strong. And if … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Eternity Beach

Throwback Hawaii: Shark’s Cove

One of my favorite snorkeling places on the island of Oahu is Shark's cove. (But trust me, there aren't any sharks there. Maybe those little reef ones that sleep during the day and only eat fish and stuff. But I've never seen one in all my trips out there.) The cove is inside this little … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Shark’s Cove

Throwback Hawaii: Kona Kai

After being on a fish diet for awhile, I'm going through some major tuna withdrawals. One of my favorite sushi places in Honolulu is Kona Kai. It's this small hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but it has the freshest high-quality fish and interesting rolls. I suggest going there and doing an omakase, which means you'll leave it up … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Kona Kai