Tag: Oahu

Ohi’a Lehua Hawaiian Flower

On our recent trip to Oahu I kept seeing this beautiful flower – endemic to Hawaii – and recognized as the Big Island’s official island flower. Even the name is lovely – Ohi’a Lehua – for Cee’s Flower of the Day. ~ Susanne

Gleanings from Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort

I’ve already posted the highlights from last month’s trip to Oahu – it seems like a lifetime ago! But as we are all in need of armchair travel during these pandemic days I thought I’d share a few more pictures from Paradise, with more…

A Walk through Paradise – in Waimea Valley!

Need to get away?  Come with me for a walk in Waimea Valley! Tucked away on Oahu’s North Shore, across from Waimea Bay, you’ll find Waimea Valley,  a valley deeply rooted in Hawaiian history,  and Oahu’s last intact ahupua’a, a traditional Hawaiian land parcel…

Everybody’s Gone Surfing on Oahu’s North Shore!

Coronavirus got you down?  Time for some armchair travel to the North Shore where surfing is king! Yes, on our recent trip to Oahu – before the world went into quarantine – we spent four nights on the North Shore next to the Seven…

To Oahu’s North Shore – Kualoa Ranch and Turtle Bay

Every visitor to Oahu needs to make the trek to the North Shore at least once. Most make it a day trip but this time we opted to spend four nights at Turtle Bay Resort so we could linger and enjoy all the North…

Makaha Beach and a Surprise Lunch on Oahu’s Remote Leeward Coast

Time to drop back in on Oahu and take you to the remote west side of the island.  To get there we left our base in Waikiki and headed northwest to the Farrington Highway where we had the ocean on one side and the…

Oahu! A Walk at Ala Moana Park and Waikiki

It’s always hard to return from vacation and it’s even harder to share your enjoyment without putting your reader to sleep. (Remember the neighbor’s slideshow of no interest to anyone but him?) So I’ll break our trip into chunks and dole them out over…

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