Ultimate O’ahu Bucket List

Hawaii is an epic, beautiful, friendly, majestic place. Many people dream of going but never make it happen. Others go all out and make it a once in a lifetime trip! We took our first trip to Hawaii together for our first wedding anniversary back in 2015, and we chose O’ahu so we could visit… Continue reading Ultimate O’ahu Bucket List

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What to Pack for O’ahu: Ladies Edition

“Packing is my favorite part of travel!” –said no one ever! It’s not my favorite thing either, and I’m literally a professional packer! But thankfully, I’ve done the hard work for you and pulled together this tried-and-true packing list to help you make the most of your Hawaiian adventure! Bathing Suit and Cover Up I… Continue reading What to Pack for O’ahu: Ladies Edition


Hiking Hawaii: O’ahu

Hawaii has some of the most beautiful hiking in the world, and Steve and I have been fortunate enough to explore a lot of them on our trips to the islands! With O’ahu being the most populated and most visited of the islands, you won’t likely have a trail to yourself here, but you will… Continue reading Hiking Hawaii: O’ahu

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What to Eat in Waikiki

I like to eat all over the world. Sushi in Japan. Pierogis in Poland. Pad Thai in Thailand. Afternoon tea in England. I’ll pretty much try anything. But in all my travels (including five trips to Hawaii!), there were still two food firsts for me this trip! Read on to find out what! Breakfast Is… Continue reading What to Eat in Waikiki


Staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki

If you’ve ever been to Waikiki, you’ve definitely seen “the Pink Hotel,” which is the Royal Hawaiian! It’s one of the oldest resorts in the world, and of course one of the first in Hawaii. Steve suggested we should stay here for our 5th anniversary, and it was really something special! *This is not a… Continue reading Staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki

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What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I don’t know about where you are, but where I am, it is cold outside! That also means I’m dreaming of beautiful Hawaii. I have a few friends planning trips to O’ahu this year, so I decided I need to create some “know before you go” material for this beautiful, historic, iconic… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

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10 Reasons to Visit O’ahu

It’s Faraway Friday, and this week we’re jetting off to the Island of O’ahu! My husband and I needed a relaxing trip for our first anniversary, and we decided an island would probably be just the right pace to help us slow down and soak in the happiness of our first year of marriage. This… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit O’ahu

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What to Eat on O’ahu

Aloha on this What I Ate Wednesday! This week we’re coming at you from O’ahu, Hawaii, where Steve and I spent our first anniversary. This is the tale of the many island delicacies we enjoyed on our trip! Breakfast That’s quite the spread, isn’t it? The Hawaiians know how to treat themselves to a breakfast!… Continue reading What to Eat on O’ahu

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Pearl Harbor at 75

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, I decided to write a tribute from our trip to Pearl Harbor in May 2015. My husband Steve and I chose O’ahu as the destination for our first anniversary because we wanted to go somewhere beautiful, relaxing… paradise. But there was another draw,… Continue reading Pearl Harbor at 75

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Bonus Day in Paradise

Originally published 11 May 2016. Happy Monday! That’s how Steve and I felt last Monday in O’ahu! I think we were starting to get over the jet lag a little more than anticipated (or wanted, truth be told!), but we still rose just before the sun and got ourselves going. We ran together for a… Continue reading Bonus Day in Paradise