Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of our favorites because it is one of the most unique parks we’ve visited. Where else can you see a living, breathing mountain that spits fire? We spent just a half day at this national park, but we’d recommend a full day to do it…

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Pearl Harbor National Memorial

A tour of Pearl Harbor National Memorial on Oahu is a must-do stop when you visit the island. However, if you haven't done the research, it can be quite daunting to know what to see and how to be prepared for your visit. We learned a few things that will help…

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Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center was created by the LDS Church in 1962. The center provides jobs for students who travel from all over the Pacific Islands to study at the university next door. Students at Brigham Young University Hawaii, present traditional aspects of their cultures included dance, lifestyle, cooking, and dress.…

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Diamond Head State Monument

The hike to Diamond Head is a popular trail on the island of Oahu. The trail is steep, hot, and so popular that it requires timed tickets to hike. Despite those drawbacks, it is a beautiful climb to the tip-top of the island to look out over the entire surrounding area…

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Nu’uanu Pali Lookout on Oahu

Pali Lookout is located on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. It is an impressive stop that looks out over the island giving great views of the coast, the mountains, and the highway tunnels below. There is a small fee for parking at the Pali Lookout, but the drive from the main…

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Manoa Falls | Oahu

Manoa Falls is a short, but moderate hike near Honolulu on Oahu. Since we'd already hiked the more famous Diamond Head, we decided to try Manoa Falls. We loved the hike, but found that many of the sites on the Internet underestimate the difficulty of this hike for families. First of…

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