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

Full Review of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort is one of the most popular hotels in Waikiki. The property is massive, with 8 different towers that total over 2,500 rooms. It’s actually the largest Hilton resort in the world. The property is right on the beach and has a number of amenities. We recently traveled to Hawaii, … Read more

Hiking the Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park (Full Guide!)

Things to do in Acadia National Park, Beehive Trail

The Beehive Loop trail is one of the most popular hikes in Acadia National Park. The trail is famous for its steep ascent (requiring iron rung ladders), narrow cliffs, and spectacular views. If you only have one day to spend at Acadia National Park, we recommend that you complete this hike. The Beehive Trail is … Read more