Haleakala Summit features some of the most incredible views in Hawaii. The road that leads up to the observation center is accessible for all visitors to come and take in the splendor of being on the top of a mountain above the clouds. But this day, we were interested in a more grand adventure into the wilderness, camping in Haleakala.
We recently swam with the Wild Spinner Dolphins of Oahu. Their name derived from the acrobatic displays above and below the water. They are known for jumping out of the water and soaring through the air, spinning as many as 6 rotations, before flopping back down. Learn more about Spinner Dolphins in this blog post.
There is no place in the world better to learn how to surf, than in Waikiki. While other surf spots around the world crashes abruptly onshore, Waikiki waves seems to go on forever. With the gentle long rolling waves pushing you to shore, you will find plenty of time to stand up, adjust your footing, and truly enjoy a remarkable experience of surfing for the first time. Check out our guide to the gentle waves of Waikiki and find your perfect wave.
Waiahole Poi Factory is a family owned Hawaiian food restaurant that features the most authentic Hawaiian cuisine on Oahu. Located in Waiahole, on the Windward (East) side of Oahu, the historic wooden building that houses the delicious smells and tastes of Hawaii can easily be passed by if you’re not paying attention. But to overlook it would be to miss out on a true Hawaii experience.
Our journey on Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, took us to the Red Hill and the Manoa Loa Cabin. Located at 13,250ft, the Moana Loa Cabin is an incredibly challenging hike with rough terrain, thin oxygen, and weather that can quickly turn. During our four day backpacking trip to the cabins we saw gigantic cinder cones, saw an uncountable amount of lava tubes, and walked across modern lava flows.
Founded in 1952, Leonard’s Bakery is one of Honolulu’s oldest bakeries. While the display cases are filled with delicious cakes, cookies, and pastries, it is the freshly made Malasadas that what you will want to try. Malasadas are a Portuguese dessert that is deep fried dough balls. Light and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, coated in sugar. It is a treat not be missed when visiting Waikiki, Honolulu.