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Hawaiian Parasail

“We are so f***ing high up! We are so f***ing high up!” I kept repeating to myself over and over. I am teetering between heart-stopping fear and the hair-raising thrill of the ride. The picture below is the only one … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Railway Society

As we waited on the train, I enjoyed the view of the turquoise-blue ocean glimmering in the near distance. I could see the conductor walking on the beach at Kahe Beach Park among the bikini clad sunbathers and the snorkelers … Continue reading

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Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens

I think I’ve found the Garden of Eden! But this one has a Visitor Center and no serpents, as far as I can tell. I’m referring to the 400-acre Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens on the windward-side of Oahu. I didn’t see … Continue reading

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Izakaya Uosan

Izakaya Uosan is located on Kapiolani Boulevard directly across from Inspiration Interiors and two doors down from Gyu Kaku. Our neighbor, who is originally from Japan, raved about the place. She said this izakaya (casual Japanese pub) was the most … Continue reading

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Kuliouou Ridge Trail

I’ve been wanting to try this hike for a long time. Things finally came together, and my friend Mia and I were able to make the trek. I’ve read some articles and blogs about this trail and was a bit … Continue reading

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Egghead Cafe

Seriously, how many restaurants in Honolulu can you drive up to and park right in front? At the new Egghead Café on 885 Queen Street in Kakaako, you can (at least for now — if it’s not too crowded). My … Continue reading

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Honolulu Museum of Art School

It’s been a long while since I’ve made an entry. Life has a wondrous way of occupying our interests and immersing us in a myriad of activities. Confession: I’m addicted to jewelry-making. It’s one of the many reasons, of late, … Continue reading

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Palolo Valley Pool

Location: Palolo Valley District Park (2007 Palolo Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816) Phone: (808) 733-7362 Kick back at Palolo Pool. It is located in the middle of Palolo Valley and is an Olympic-sized swimming pool (50 meters long and 25 yards wide). Use … Continue reading

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Izakaya Nonbei

A shout out for Izakaya Nonbei! Where: 3108 Olu Street in Kapahulu (Honolulu, HI) Hours: Mon-Sat: 5:00pm to 11:30pm, Sun: 5:00pm-11:30pm I’ve lived in the Kaimuki/Kapahulu area for a long, LONG time. Decades. I’ve passed this little neighborhood hole-in-the-wall establishment on … Continue reading

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Makiki Valley Loop Trail

In the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area there is a trailhead just past the Hawaii Nature Center where one can gain access to an extensive web of mountain hikes known as the Honolulu Mauka Trail System. We were interested in hiking the Makiki Loop … Continue reading

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