Category: Places

Friendship Garden – A Beautiful Family Friendly Park in Kaneohe, Oahu

Friendship Garden - Kaneohe, OahuFriendship Garden is a ten-acre public park located on a hillside of Kaneohe in Oahu, Hawaii. It is known for its non-strenuous hiking trails that are ideal for family and small group hikes. The trails take visitors through lush forests of tropical vegetation such as macadamia, banyan, mahogany, strawberry guava and eucalyptus trees, in a natural setting.

The trees in the garden were planted in the 1920s as part of what eventually became Hawaii’s first multi-racial community, Kokokahi (“of one blood”), where people of all ethnic backgrounds came together to live, work and play. Read more

Thomas Square – A Historic Public Park in Honolulu, Hawaii

Thomas Square - Honolulu, HawaiiThomas Square is a historically significant site in Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. It is Hawaii’s first official public park, dedicated in honor of British Rear Adm. Richard Thomas by King Kamehameha III in 1850.

Thomas was responsible for restoring the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom after British subjects, headed by Lord George Paulet, unlawfully seized the Hawaiian government in February 1843. Read more

Olowalu Beach – A beautiful beach with a dark past

Olowalu Beach - Maui, HawaiiOlowalu Beach is a long, narrow beach with shallow offshore reef located on the road between Ma’alaea and Lahaina, right at the 14 mile road marker. It is a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling.

The reef protects the beach from ocean waves, making the area popular among families with small kids. The nearshore water may have poor visibilitybut the farther out you swim, the clearer it gets.  Fish and other marine creatures are also more abundant and varied as you swim further. Read more

Kahe Point Beach Park – A Spectacular Snorkeling Site in Oahu

Kahe Point Beach Park - Oahu, HawaiiKahe Point Beach Park is a beautiful beach popular among snorkelers and scuba divers. It is located on the west side of Oahu, just north of the Ko Olina Resorts and offers clear blue open water teeming with marine life.

Kahe Point is nicknamed, Electric Beach because of the electric power plant located across the road. It is this power plant that makes the area a spectacular snorkeling and diving destination. Read more

Waikiki Trolley – A Unique Way to Experience Waikiki, Honolulu and East Oahu

Waikiki Trolley - HawaiiThe Waikiki Trolley is a fleet of trolley cars that shuttles visitors and locals throughout Waikiki, Honolulu and East Oahu. The trolleys operate in four lines, each providing passengers exceptional views and exciting ways to experience the different areas’ historical and cultural attractions as well as popular dining and shopping destinations.

In 1986, only two trolley cars started routing Oahu streets. Today, there is a fleet of over 50 trolleys, mostly classic street reproductions of San Francisco cable cars with authentic brass and wood trimmings. Read more