Tag Archives: Waikiki

Searching for the Hawaiian Honu

I stood on the rocky shore of the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park with a dozen other tourists, cameras musically clicking away. The ocean scenery was stunning and the historic park interesting, but everyone’s eyes were directed toward the shallow water in the small bay. A group of endangered green sea turtles were diving […]

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A Hike Up Diamond Head

Everyone warned me, but I wouldn’t listen. I mean, it’s a climb of less than 600 feet straight up the side of an extinct volcano, what could go wrong? I’m from Colorado after all, I know how to hike; and 560 feet really isn’t that big of a deal, when it comes to elevation gain. […]

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Walking Waikiki’s Main Drag

The sand squished between my toes as I walked out on Waikiki Beach. It was late in the morning on another beautifully sunny Honolulu day and I was intent on enjoying it by playing in the ocean. I have seen the Pacific Ocean a number of times, but never have I actually jumped out into […]

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Submarine Touring in Hawaii

We dipped below the surface of the ocean and everything instantly turned a shade of neon blue through the submarine’s windows. We were only a few hundred meters from shore, not far out at all, but, for all it was worth, we could have been skimming along the greatest depths in Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. It […]

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The Food of Hawaii

I’m a pretty easy guy when it comes to food. I don’t need anything fancy or trendy, just give me a good plate of hot wings, a beer, and a smile in a nice, casual environment. That is why I haven’t written much about food in my travels in the past. Yet, despite that, food […]

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Learning to Speak Hawaiian on the Islands

I fin’ language to be a funny t’ing, ya know, particularly when it comes to accen’s, dialec’s, and uder various mannerisms. I should know, I’m from Minnesoota after all, dont’cha know. Oh sure, I know what you’re t’inkin’, I sound like I’m from dat der movie, Fargo. But really, I’m not differen’ from anyone else. […]

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Hawaii’s Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

I struggle on what to think about the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. On one hand, it is situated in a fantastic area of Waikiki Beach – just a short walk across the street to the beach and the ocean – has comfortable rooms, and commands a fantastic view of the ocean and up the beach. But, […]

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The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort

The last time I visited Hawaii I stayed with a friend in Kaneohe. So, my first time staying at a hotel in Hawaii was here, at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. And from first blush to checkout, I was not disappointed with it in the least. A spectacular view of Waikiki Beach certainly didn’t […]

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