The Best Hawaii Itinerary for Your Trip to Oahu

best Hawaiian food: fresh coconut for your Hawaii Itinerary

Hawaii is one of the best vacation destinations in the world, and the island of Oahu is the most popular Hawaiian island to visit. Oahu is home to the famous Waikiki Beach, North Shore, Dole Pineapple Plantation, and more. In this post, we’ll share our recommendations for the best Hawaii itinerary. Whether you’re planning a … Read more

Waikiki Beach: 15 Things to Do and See!

things to do in Honolulu and Waikiki

Waikiki Beach is one of the best beaches in all of the Hawaiian islands. Each years, millions of tourists visit Waikiki. Even the Native Hawaiian royalty gathered at Waikiki! Waikiki Beach is approximately two miles long. The beach has golden sand and sparkling turquoise water. In this post, we’ll share our complete guide to visiting … Read more

Hawaiian Food: 22 Dishes You Have to Try!

Shave ice in Honolulu and Waikiki

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, you’ll want to make sure you try as much of the local food as possible! One of our favorite aspects of travel is getting to try dishes made with local ingredients. In this post, we’re sharing 22 Hawaiian dishes you absolutely have to try during your next trip … Read more

The Complete List of Things to Do in Honolulu with Kids

Dole Pineapple Plantation, things to do in Honolulu with kids

Hawaii is one of the best places to travel with kids, and the island of Oahu is especially family-friendly! Oahu has plenty of beaches, activities, and experiences that are perfect for children of all ages. We recently traveled to Hawaii with our toddler, and she had a blast! (And so did we!) In this post, … Read more

What to See at the International Market Place in Waikiki

International Market Place in Honolulu Hawaii

The International Market Place is a bustling outdoor shopping center located in Honolulu, Hawaii. There’s over 80 stores, a lanai full of great restaurants, and frequent cultural events. The International Market Place opened in the 1950s, and then it was renovated in 2016. The new shopping center blends the old with the new. There’s still … Read more

Leonard’s Bakery: Malasadas, Puffs, and More! (Full Review)

Leonard's Bakery in Oahu, Hawaii

While you’re in Hawaii, of course you’ll want to spend time at the beach. But while you’re there, you should also make time to try some of the island’s best restaurants! Specifically, you should visit Leonard’s Bakery. The bakery specializes in making malasadas, which are Portuguese-style donuts. The bakery is world-famous, with celebrities like Chrissy … Read more

Our Guide to the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Hawaii

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Oahu, Hawaii

Tourists often flock to the beaches of Waikiki when they visit Hawaii, but if you drive just a little bit inland, you’ll be rewarded with views of the most lush tropical views at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. I’m from Washington State (known as the Evergreen State) so I’m used to seeing a lot of green, … Read more

How to Spend a Day at the Dole Pineapple Plantation

Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii

The Dole Pineapple Plantation is a must-see attraction on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. You’ll find so much more than just pineapples! The Dole Pineapple Plantation has a train, garden, maze, gift shop, and more. If you’re a Disney fan, you’ll also find the world-famous Dole Whip (pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream) for purchase at … Read more

The Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon: A Hidden Gem in Waikiki!

Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon in Waikiki Beach

The Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon is located at the far western end of Waikiki Beach. It’s a saltwater lagoon that has calm water, which is perfect for swimming and paddle boarding. The lagoon is featured right next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, but it’s open to the public. We found it to be … Read more