Tag Archive: Oahu

Jul 18

Top Ten things to do on Oahu


Karen and I have been to three different Hawaiian Islands and they all have a special place in our hearts.  If we are ever able to retire we would live there for at least a few years.  The Hawaiian Islands are our definition of paradise.  Oahu was our first trip together and at that point …

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Oct 04

Waimea Falls Park: Oahu


Waimea Falls Park which also goes by the name Waimea Valley is a botanical garden that has 35 different plant collections from around the world.  In all, they house more than 5,000 tropical and subtropical plants.  These plants line a mile long trail that winds through several different gardens and ponds.  The trail takes you …

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Sep 28

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: Oahu

Anti-Aircraft Guns

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museums is the home of the USS Bowfin a Balao-class submarine that saw action during World War II and the Korean War.  Named the Bowfin for the predatory fish that lives in the Great Lakes region, it lived up to that name as well as its nickname, the Pearl Harbor Avenger, when …

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Aug 25

Valley of the Temples: Oahu

Bridge to Byodo-In

Valley of the Temples is just another breathtaking place on the islands of Hawaii. Going to the Valley of the Temples is like taking a quick trip to Japan and getting the chance to see some of their temples, because that is exactly what you are going to see when you come here.   There is a replica of …

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Aug 23

Manoa Falls – Oahu

Manoa Falls 2

Manoa Falls Trail is a very popular trail that leads to a 150-foot waterfall.  The reason that the waterfall is so popular is that it surrounded by beautiful forest and it is on the outskirts of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu.  The trail is a little less than a mile each way with a gradual …

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Aug 16

Diamond Head Trail- Oahu


Karen and I visited Oahu on our first trip to Hawaii.  We figured there would be more things to see and do there then at some of the other Hawaiian Islands and it is partially right, but now that we have visited the Big Island we have since come to the conclusion that looking for things …

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Jul 31

USS Missouri: Oahu

Kenny and Karen on the USS Missouri

The USS Missouri is an Iowa-class battleship that served the United States in three wars; World War II, the Korean War, and the Persian Gulf War.  It was commissioned on June 11, 1944 and took part in some of the most famous battles of the Pacific War like Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  It secured it’s …

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Jul 25

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Oahu

The Bay

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve on Hawaiian Island of Oahu was the first place that Karen and I had ever snorkeled at, and ever since then we have been hooked.  Hanauma Bay is a wonderful easy place to snorkel, however with over use it is not as lush as it used to be.  Hanauma Bay averages about 3,000 …

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