16 Best Maui Hikes: From the Road to Hana to Haleakala Volcano

Maui Hikes - Haleakalā Volcano

The best Maui hikes! From sunset ascents to the highest peak on the island and lush rainforests on the coast. Out of the two islands I’ve been to in Hawaii, Maui is my favorite for its wild nature and less developed feel than Oahu. Some of these hikes might not be as popular as the […]

17 Best Oahu Hikes: From Waterfalls to Coastal Views

Best Oahu Hikes

A guide to the best Oahu hikes to tackle while you’re soaking up that island sun, because every trip to the tropics should have a little adventure! Oahu is an island geared for adventure – both on land and sea. Although there are plenty of water activities to partake in to your heart’s content, Oahu […]

Hawaii in 25 Photos, from Oahu to Maui

The recent warm weather in the Pacific Northwest is quickly defrosting the long Portland winter away from my bones. It has been such nice weather in Portland in the last week, it has almost been too nice. When we had a humid lightening storm last night, I felt like we were back in the tropics. I […]

Experiencing the Haleakala Crater Hike in Maui

Experiencing the Haleakalā Crater hike in Maui

Experiencing the Haleakala Crater hike in Maui. This was my experience tackling one of the most breathtaking hikes on the island. As soon as our plane leaned towards the windswept palm trees on our descent down to Kahului Airport in Maui, I had a feeling of instant joy spread through me. A small sigh of relief escaped my […]

Experiencing the Road to Hana in Maui

The Road to Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Note: this post contains affiliate links  Our plane gracefully landed on the windy shores of Maui, Hawaii and I could barely contain my excitement. We had already spent a few days in Oahu, but the island I’ve always been drawn to is Maui.

The Top 5 Experiences to Have in Oahu

Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, Oahu

Hawaii. I can hear the birds singing, the waves crashing, and the ukulele playing, just thinking back to my time on the island. When I went to Oahu in March, it was my first time in Hawaii and the perfect way to say hello again to my home country.