Hawaii

Things To Do in Maui

Haleakala Sunrise If you’re like me and enjoy a good sunrise, be sure to catch one from the top Haleakala. However, you must plan ahead because everyone needs a reservation in order to enter the park between 3:00 and 7:00…

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Where to Hike: Maui

West Maui Waihe’e Ridge Trail We’ve heard this is a very nice trail with lots of good views. Unfortunately, the day we did it, nearly the entire trail was socked in with fog. As another hiker said, the pictures we…

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Where to Eat: Maui

Breakfast Dope BBQ – A great breakfast (or lunch) spot at the Maui Swap Meet. The croissant breakfast sandwiches were our faves! Coffee Wailuku Coffee Company – This quirky coffee shop inside an old gas station serves up tasty coffee…

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Escape to (from?) the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has been in the news a lot lately. In case you haven’t seen it, the volcano there has been erupting non-stop in the middle of a residential area since the beginning of May. We were…

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What to Pack: The Big Island

I bet you didn’t know that Hawaii has ten of the world’s 14 climate zones on the Big Island. Because of this diverse landscape you’ll need to pack a fairly diverse suitcase as well. Of course you’ll need the essential…

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Where to Hike: Kona & Hilo

Hiking on the Big Island felt very different than Oahu. While Oahu had lots of forests, ridges, and greenery, the Big Island had lots of lava rock. To be sure, there were still many green spots around the island and…

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Where to Eat: Kona & Hilo

Breakfast Kona Bongo Ben’s – Sit watching the waves crash in this open-air restaurant. The breakfast was amazing – you seriously can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but definitely check out their cinnamon roll! Evolution Cafe & Bakery – Dubbed…

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Where to Eat: Oahu

Breakfast Goofy Cafe & Dine: Our favorite breakfast spot! We tried nearly everything on the menu, the smoothies, fresh juices, eggs benedict, and french toast were our go-to’s! Island Vintage Coffee Company: Great place for a Macadamia Nut Latte and…

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Where to Hike: Oahu

Vacations with me are never really overly relaxing… I always have to be on the go, whether that means hiking, biking, shopping, or trying a new workout class. For our Hawaiian vacation, we opted for a lot of hiking since…

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