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Hawaii (Day 4 Afternoon) – Halona Cove and Starlight Luau

After a quick lunch at Hanauma Bay's snack bar, we headed north towards Halona Blowhole.  Somewhere along the Kalanianole Highway (Hwy 72), we saw a small but packed parking area off the side of the road.  Not knowing what to expect, we decided to pull in since another car was just leaving.  Turns out, we have stumbled upon… Continue reading Hawaii (Day 4 Afternoon) – Halona Cove and Starlight Luau

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Hawaii (Day 4 Morning) – Hanauma Bay

The itinerary for this day was to visit the southeast coast of the island of Oahu. First up, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay.  Prior to the trip, I had read about that their parking lot fills up fairly quickly so it's best to go early (it's also closed on Tuesdays).  We arrived at around 9am on a Sunday… Continue reading Hawaii (Day 4 Morning) – Hanauma Bay

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Hawaii (Day 3) – Kualoa Ranch

The benefit of having jet lag was that we woke up early every morning (and usually passed out by 9pm), and this made the 1-hour drive out to Kualoa Ranch by 8am a relatively manageable task.  We had booked the Kualoa Experience Package to spend a good portion of the day inside the Kualoa Nature… Continue reading Hawaii (Day 3) – Kualoa Ranch

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Hawaii (Day 2) – Diamond Head Hiking

Before we crashed the previous night, we did manage to stop by the hotel's convenient store to pick up some eggs and milk.   So when everyone woke up before 5am island time, we were able to not scramble (pun-intended) and leisurely cooked and enjoyed breakfast in our apartment.  When everyone's got a full tummy, we walked a… Continue reading Hawaii (Day 2) – Diamond Head Hiking