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Learn About Timeshare Rentals in Hawaii

Learn About Timeshare Rentals in Hawaii

When planning a trip to Hawaii, there are seemingly endless accommodation options to choose from. But one thing is for sure, the majority of these options are far from cheap. In fact, Hawaii is a pretty expensive place to travel and it can be daunting finding a cheap place to stay. Even when you consider buying a timeshare in Hawaii as a more affordable way to vacation each year, Hawaii timeshares are generally pricey because of their high-end resort amenities…

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The Best Guide for Kuilouou Ridge Trail

The Best Guide for Kuilouou Ridge Trail

Overview The Kuilouou Ridge Trail is a hike located in Hawaii Kai, the eastern edge of Honolulu. The hike is a bit longer than some of the other hikes on our hike list. The terrain is probably the most interesting part of this hike, as you will enter distinct areas. As you see from the above image, there is a lot of zig-zagging early on. This means the elevation gain is divided over a longer distance, meaning it is EASY….

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The Best Guide for the Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

The Best Guide for the Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

Overview The Lanikai Pillbox hike is one of the most popular hikes on Oahu! Not only is the area, Kailua, very popular with Japanese tourists, but there are many young tourists coming here to get a glimpse of the ridiculous view and take Instagram selfies (examples here). This hike is the best “value” hike — you hike a short period, but you get an amazing view. Also nice is that this hike is almost never muddy, since there is no…

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The Best Guide to Manoa Falls

The Best Guide to Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls is a gorgeous stroll through the wet valley of Manoa, where you can see vast areas of green nature and the amazing waterfall at the end. It’s not difficult at all, however, there seems to be a lot of issues with people slipping due to the moist ground conditions (wet rock, wet steps). Guide coming soon.

The Hawaii Plan Reviews Tommy Bahama Bar/Restaurant Waikiki

The Hawaii Plan Reviews Tommy Bahama Bar/Restaurant Waikiki

I had the pleasure of being invited to Tommy Bahama (store, restaurant, and bar) last month to try their new, Frozen Mai Tais. I thought Tommy Bahama was going to be a touristy, chain restaurant, but I was surprised to see that it is a very nice place, with a unique menu that has some local flavors! There are many unique dishes created by the restaurant chefs. I went with a good friend who enjoys nice restaurants and we tried…

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The Best Guide for Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

The Best Guide for Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

Overview Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is a great hike for families, dog owners, casual hikers, large groups, bikers, or just people wanting to jog an incline. The path is incredibly friendly. As a hike however, it is fairly boring, with little challenge. There are plenty of side adventures though, including a beach you can walk to, hiking beyond the path to the pillboxes, and hiking down to the tidepools.   Review coming soon…

The Best Guide for the Diamond Head Hike

The Best Guide for the Diamond Head Hike

Hike Summary Diamond Head is a great hike for families and tourists. There’s pavement, slightly rocky paths, many turns, a dark tunnel, a long flight of stairs, and a little pillbox-like thing you can crawl through. It’s an easy hike. You can try and find parking here for $5 a car, but parking is limited. On weekends, when it’s busy, I recommend parking at Kapiolani Community College and walking up. It’s definitely the most popular hike on the island. There…

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The Best Guide for the Koko Head Crater Trail Hike

The Best Guide for the Koko Head Crater Trail Hike

Overview This hike might be on my top 2 hikes in Hawaii. It is not a typical hike where you run around in some trees, but rather, a big climb towards the top. There is something appealing about looking back and seeing how far up you are… and something disheartening about looking up at the steep climb ahead. The views are so-so, but I love the appeal of this hike and it is very unique. It’s also great that it…

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Introducing Hawaii Hike Reviews!

Introducing Hawaii Hike Reviews!

As someone who enjoys hiking as a hobby, I have always found hiking information sites to be frustrating. Although they provide a lot of information on directions, parking, descriptions, photos, and basic statistics, they do not provide a review of the hike. And the websites that do review hikes almost all have high ratings even for hikes that are very plain with no exceptional views. So, I decided to make my own reviews, with a better way to quantify how…

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