April 8, 2018

Skill: Beginner

Distance: Depends on which route you take, but can take one-hour round trip

Island: O`ahu

When to go: Early to mid-morning as there is not much shade, so you are exposed to the sun or at sunset because West O`ahu has spectacular sunsets

I’ve lived in West O`ahu for nearly two years and cannot believe I’ve never done the Maili Pillbox Hike before. Only 15 minutes from my door, the drive here was super easy. Head straight down Farrington Hwy and pass through Nanakuli. When you arrive...

January 19, 2018

You’ve heard me say before that when you travel you should try to get outside of your comfort zone. It’s so easy to lose sight of that, especially when you’re sitting in your lounge chair with a drink in hand soaking up the sunshine. However, I decided to truly take this to heart on a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. I’ve previously written about my stays at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed. I was back again and decided to mix up my trip a bit...

January 18, 2018

By now you've all seen the news and the headlines that on Saturday, January 13, those of us in Hawaii received a message that a ballistic missile was heading our way.  It's funny how you think you'll be prepared for anything and will react a certain way in a scenario, but you just never know until it actually happens to you.

The night before the message was sent out, I flew in and returned home to O`ahu after being away for nearly a month.  You know how it is when you've been away for a while an...

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