Hawaii Archives

“Oh you must absolutely go!” The quote I hear everytime someone learns I’ve never been to Hawaii.

Well deserved beach time; going home

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 by Brian

Today was our day of departure. We got up and walked down the beach to Duke’s for breakfast. Another buffet, but these places have buffet scrambled eggs down to a science with a little butter, some cheese, green and red peppers and onions mixed in. And despite …

An island so small, your cell phone works everywhere

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 by Brian

Ahhh… Monday. Monday was a big day with a hike starting off Pali Highway to Maunawili Falls followed by a visit to the Hanaloa blowhole. It was going to be around 6 miles in and out so we started at 9am. In the evening we had to …

Pearl Harbor and Kayaking

Monday, November 21st, 2005 by Brian

Today was Pearl Harbor day. Not officially or anything, but it was our scheduled day to see the USS Arizona memorial. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII and I really wanted to see the memorial. This was a running joke between us where I told Jennifer …


Monday, November 21st, 2005 by Brian

Yesterday (Saturday), we rented a motorcycle here in Honolulu and rode out to the North shore across the island. It was a Shadow 600 which is more of a roadster than the Ninja I normally ride and the steering was a bit tricky to get used to. …


Saturday, November 19th, 2005 by Brian

It’s time to boogey. We caught a taxi off to SFO and boarded the plane for Oahu. We sat through a 5-hour gas attack as someone near by kept ripping nasty farts. Not exactly the welcome wagon I expected. Although our descent into Oahu was …

My first time getting Lei’d

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 by Brian

It’s how all trips start. A click of the mouse or a reading of your credit card over the phone. The modern telecommunications infrastructure grants you your (usually restricted) pass to some place else. Last week, Jennifer and I jumped on a TravelZoo Top 20 special …