Hawaii still feels like a dream every day when I look at Diamond Head above me from Waikiki.
Vagobond Travel Museum – Walking Around Oahu
130 miles of discovery, aloha, and making myself a true kama’aina. I don’t know many people who have done this – but one thing for sure, it will bring you closer to the land and the people if you take the time to do it.
Vagobond Travel Museum – Hiking Videos on Oahu, Hawaii
Videos of hiking in Hawaii with a man of many facial hair styles.
5 Rainforest Hikes Near Honolulu, Hawaii on Oahu
Most people travel to Hawaii for the beaches but there is plenty to see when you head into the rain forests and mountains of Hawaii too. If you want to sample wild tropical fruit, explore the rain forest, swim in beautiful falls, and see indigenous Hawaiian birds – here are five hikes on Oahu you…
World Travel for Almost Nothing #2
All you need is the desire to move to the next second in this life and you already have it or else you’d already be dead.
Kaena Point on Oahu’s North Shore
A few weeks ago, it was the last week of summer vacation for my 8-year-old daughter (and it was her birthday week) so I took some time off and we made an awesome week of it. We filled the days with boogie boarding in Kailua, shave ice on the North Shore, pizza, and doing crazy…
Places I’ve Lived #25 – Honolulu, Hawaii
I’ve already written so much about Honolulu and Oahu that I don’t really feel like there is much to say beyond our personal journey since we arrived here three years ago. Hawaii has always been an expensive place to live, but until we arrived and had boots on the ground – I had no idea…
Places I’ve Lived #18 – Hawaii including Waikiki, Manoa, Windward Oahu and Kapa’a, Kauai
When I moved to Hawaii – I had $100. I booked a dorm bed into the Polynesian Beach Club Hostel in Waikiki for seven nights and bought some rice and cheap veggies in Chinatown. During the next week, I ate rice and beat the streets looking for a job. I found a job painting houses…
Thoughts of a Suicidal Diver – Skydiving On Oahu’s North Shore
This was my first post on Vagobond back in 2005. Hard to believe how long it’s already been. I’ve added the short story I wrote to the end of the post but I can’t seem to find the picture of me and my friend Lena who took the dive together at Mokulaiea
Sharks Cove at Pupukea on Oahu, Hawaii – a Beautiful Snorkel Spot
Snorkeling is one of the activities that visitors coming to Oahu, Hawaii or other tropical island destinations want to experience. There’s nothing quite like stripping down to the bare essentials and lowering your body into water that feels just right and then swimming around with ease while marveling at the beauty and diversity of the…