Tag Archive: Things to do in Hawaii

Jun 01

Top 10 Snorkel Beaches on Hawaii: Big Island Edition


As the Great Plains heat up my mind starts to drift to the ocean and how we wish we were there.  One of our favorite vacations of all time was a 10 day stay to the Big Island of Hawaii.  Not as crowded as Oahu or Maui and just as beautiful.  In our minds the …

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Aug 09

Top Ten Things to do on Kauai


Kauai is the known as Hawaii’s Garden Isle, and Karen and I plan on visiting sometime in the distant future.  We hope we can make it there in the next couple of years, but that does not keep us from doing some research and dreaming about going.  I think Kauai has a lot to offer …

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Nov 08

Maui Ocean Center: Aloha Fishes

Aquarium Tunnel

Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium located on the island of Maui.  Like most aquariums the price of admission is rather steep and being in Hawaii you should expect nothing less.  You might ask yourself why in the world anybody would pay money to go to an aquarium when they can go out in the …

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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 20

Kahalu’u Beach Park: Children’s Beach

Eel Closeup

Kahalu’u Beach Park on the Big Island is the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers which might be why it also goes by the name Children’s Beach.  It is always calm but the entry can be slippery.  For the most part it was very easy to get in the water.  The only down side is the fact that …

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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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Aug 07

Honaunau Bay: aka Two Step on the Big Island

yellow tang school

Honaunau (Ho-now-now) Bay is an excellent and exciting place to go snorkeling.  It is located just a short walk from the Place of Refuge, click on the link to see our review of that interesting National Historical Park.  The reason that this bay is nicknamed Two-Step is because of its somewhat awkward entry point.  There is no …

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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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