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Hawaii

Honu Restaurant in Maui

Fresh off of our whale watching tour, we headed over to Honu Restaurant in Maui - a spot recommended by our tour guides on the boat. "If you only order one thing while you're there, make sure it's the Ahi Tuna Bruschetta", he said, and everyone wh...

Humpback Whales in Maui

One of the things I really wanted to do on this trip was go on the whale watching tour in Maui. I've gone on whale watching tours before in New England, but that was a really long time ago and I kept hearing how great the whale sighting are in Mau...

One Day in Kauai, Part 2

After filling our bellies with a delicious meal and resisting the urge to buy weed from the little old lady peddling it, not once, but twice (all me), we made our way to the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park. We took a scenic route that hugged th...

One Day in Kauai, Part 1

If the swaying of the boat kept me awake last night, I didn't notice. This morning, I woke up super early and went out to the balcony while it was still dark out. I could tell by the lights on the skyline that we were near land and most likely would ...

Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu

Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu is a really cool hike that brings you to the peak of an old military base offering up some of the most stunning views possible of the island. Having read that the trail is mostly paved, we didn't bother to pack...

Bonzai Sushi in Honolulu

After spending some time exploring the beaches on the North Shore, we decided to stop at Bonzai Sushi for lunch. Hawaii is known for having some of the best sushi in the world because of it's close proximity to the ocean (ie: availability of fresh...

Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii

Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii is a great spot to take a relatively easy hike through tropical terrain and to visit one of the tallest waterfalls on the chain of islands. The walk is paved, but there are a lot of stairs, and some steep inclin...

Volcano National Park

Volcano National Park in Hilo, Hawaii. Wow, what a cool experience - to see an active volcano with red hot magma bubbling in it's crater! We also got to hike by hot steam vents and even spotted Hawaii's state bird, the nene hanging out by the rim....

Cruise to Hawaii

Right now, I am on cloud nine. We started the day off with an amazing breakfast at the hotel, followed by a delicious lunch at Leo's Mexican Restaurant, before checking into our room on the cruise ship. We're sailing with Star Princess, and for 15 ni...