Shangri La, Honolulu Museum of Art & MW

Wednesday March 13th, 2019 Looking forward to breakfast all night, we had our favourite Hawaiian breakfast of fresh papaya and pastries. The guava jelly of the danish was so flavourful without being too sweet, we loved it! Today we had booked a tour of the Shangri La. We walked to the Honolulu Museum of Art… Continue reading Shangri La, Honolulu Museum of Art & MW

Kayaking, Farmer’s Market & Hula Show

Tuesday March 12th, 2019 During our stroll along the beach last night we had found Koa Beach Stand, a stand renting equipment for various water activities. In addition to the usual surfboards, paddle boards, floats, etc., they also rented ‘water cycles’ – basically giant plastic tricycles you can cycle on top of the water with.… Continue reading Kayaking, Farmer’s Market & Hula Show

Diamond Head Hike & Sunset Dinner

Monday March 11th, 2019 We must have been tired because we somehow ‘slept in’ until 7:30am. After coffees and breakfast, we were on the road to hike the infamous Diamond Head by 9am. Not wanting to join the swarms of tourists, it wasn’t on the top of my to do list, but as it was… Continue reading Diamond Head Hike & Sunset Dinner

Aiea Loop Trail, Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Fireworks

Sunday March 10th, 2019 Thinking we had slept in, we were surprised to find we were up early again after learning Hawaii does not do daylight savings. After coffees, papaya, pineapple, and pastries, we caught a bus just after 8am to Aiea Heights to hike the Aiea Loop Trail. With a half hour hike from… Continue reading Aiea Loop Trail, Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Fireworks

Honolulu Sunrise Hike, Chinatown Food, Cathedral & Musical Theatre

Saturday March 9th, 2019 Somehow we both woke up before 6am and decided to make use of the last 2 hours of our 24 hour car rental by driving east to Koko Crater to catch the end of the sunrise. The trail is nature’s stair master with 1000 steps up an old tram line. Besides… Continue reading Honolulu Sunrise Hike, Chinatown Food, Cathedral & Musical Theatre

DIY Island Tour

Friday March 8th, 2019 Somehow without alarms, we were up early and had the goodies we bought at the farmers market yesterday for breakfast. The almond croissant wasn’t the flakiest, but had a great filling and the papaya was perfectly ripe, sweet and full of flavour! We managed to get out the door by 7:30am,… Continue reading DIY Island Tour

Trading the Canadian winter for sun in Hawaii

Thursday March 7th, 2019 After flying into Vancouver from Toronto last night to meet up with mom, El drove us to the airport early this morning. We left our winter coats in the car and ran into the airport to escape the cold Canadian winter. A five hour flight later and we had traded freezing… Continue reading Trading the Canadian winter for sun in Hawaii