Hawaii State Capitol | Oahu

Hawaii State Capitol | Oahu

 This wonderful building is the Hawaii State Capitol, and it is an American adaptation of a style called, Hakonya. The fusion of Hakonya style with American architecture, is commonly known as “Hawaiian international architecture”. The incredible interior of this building features an open-air design, and from the center of...

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King Kamehameha Statue | Oahu Hawaii

King Kamehameha Statue | Oahu Hawaii

 This Palace is located in downtown Honolulu, near the Hawaii State Capitol. This beautiful building is the only official royal palace within the United States. It is a powerful symbol of Hawaiian independence. Iolani is recognized as the spiritual, and physical multicultural epicenter, of Hawaii. It was the official...

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Milo Cove | Oahu Hawaii

Milo Cove | Oahu Hawaii

 Welcome to an expansive vista named Milo Cove. On this evening, we are treated with an unforgettable sunset overlooking the ocean. To get to this spectacular spot, you need to travel to the West End of Ko Olina, near the Aulani resort.   More Destinations on THE GRID  

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Kualoa Regional Park | Oahu Hawaii

Kualoa Regional Park | Oahu Hawaii

 This beautiful location was use by Hawaiian Chiefs, as a place to teach children about their traditions and heritage. This park is part of the National Register, of Historic Places. From this vantage point you have a spectacular view of Mokoli’i Island, this island gets its name from the...

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Kawela Bay | Oahu Hawaii

Kawela Bay | Oahu Hawaii

 This beautiful secluded beach is called Kawela Bay. Located on the island’s North Shore. It is a great spot for swimming and a relaxing place to play. The unique curvature of this Bay, makes it one of the most protected beaches, on Oahu’s North Shore. This means the nearshore...

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Hale’iwa Beach | Oahu Hawaii

Hale’iwa Beach | Oahu Hawaii

 On this beautiful morning, we see the turbulent ocean water, dancing with the rocks below. Just up the coast past Chun’s Reef, you’ll find this spectacular location and these rocks. To get to this beach, simply follow the coast, traveling north from the town of Hale’iwa. More Destinations on...

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Hale’iwa Beach | Oahu Hawaii

Hale’iwa Beach | Oahu Hawaii

 Continuing up the coast from the small town of Hale’iwa, you’ll find a number of secluded beaches like this one. Here you’ll be free from the hustle and bustle of the larger beaches. So if you’re looking for an oasis of solitude, look no further, you’ve arrived.   More...

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Waimea Bay Beach | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Bay Beach | Oahu Hawaii

 At the entrance of the Waimea Valley park, is a beach known as Waimea Bay Beach. Here in the early morning, local fisherman line the beach fishing for the catch of the day, and if you get here early enough, this also happens to be a picturesque place to...

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Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

 This valley is considered to be sacred by those who visit here, and this area is commonly known as “the Valley of the Priests”. Here from the middle of the stream we have an amazing 360 degree view of the river and canopy. It is easy to see why...

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Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

 Here we are standing underneath a large tree, near the river bank of Kamananui. During periods of heavy rainfall, the Kamananui stream fills with the reddish volcanic soil lifted from the river banks. More Destinations on THE GRID  

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Waimea Falls | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Falls | Oahu Hawaii

 Welcome to our second stop at the beautiful Waimea Falls. Although its location is at the back of the park, it is still one of the most accessible falls on the island. A fantastic place to visit for explorers of all ages, and well worth the short trip in....

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Waimea Falls | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Falls | Oahu Hawaii

 Waimea Falls has water dropping from a height of 55ft.. When translated, the word Waimea means “reddish water”. The red colored water is created from the volcanic soil that inhabits the area. During periods of heavy rainfall, the Kamananui stream, fills up with reddish volcanic soil lifted from the...

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Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

 Waimea Valley features an incredible number of giant flora, and native fauna. As you continue along the path deep into the park, you’ll eventually arrive at a beautiful waterfall. You can also wander off in search of botanical information posts, placed throughout the park, for curious explorers.   More...

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Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

 As you travel deeper into the park, you’ll eventually come upon this grassy rest area. Here the tree canopy opens up, to reveal the unforgettable Hawaiian sky, overhead. From here, you can take a number of paths that lead to various parts of the Park.   More Destinations on...

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Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

 Welcome to our second stop inside Waimea Valley. This park features a variety of flora, and fauna, with unique vegetation that can easily be explored on foot. We are currently standing directly beneath an incredible tree, called an Albizia Saman. More Destinations on THE GRID  

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Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

Waimea Valley | Oahu Hawaii

 The term Kauhale, represents a group of distinct structures that make up a traditional Hawaiian home. Often consisting of a house for eating, for sleeping, and for cooking. From this vantage point inside the park, you have a beautiful 360 degree view, of this traditional living space.   More...

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Hale’iwa | Oahu Hawaii

Hale’iwa | Oahu Hawaii

 The influences of surfing, can be found everywhere on the north shore. This beach town is a picturesque spot for travelers of all ages. This area features a variety of restaurants and culinary treats, all within walking distance from the beach. This particular spot, is a great location for...

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Original Matsumoto Shave Ice | Oahu Hawaii

Original Matsumoto Shave Ice | Oahu Hawaii

 Welcome to the original Matsumoto Grocery store. This store was established on February 13, 1951, by Mamoru Matsumoto, and his wife, Helen. He began selling a refreshing treat known as “Hawaiian Shaved Ice”, out of his store. It turned out to be a favorite among the local surfers who...

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Dole Pineapple Plantation | Oahu Hawaii

Dole Pineapple Plantation | Oahu Hawaii

 The story of Dole and Hawaii, begins in the year 1899. This is the year that James Dole, moved to the island from Massachusetts. He purchased 64 acres of land, in the central plains of the island, and experimented with a variety of crops before he settled on the...

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Kohola Lagoon | Oahu Hawaii

Kohola Lagoon | Oahu Hawaii

 Welcome to the beautiful Kohola lagoon. You’ll find this lagoon in the south west corner of the island. A nice feature of this location is its proximity to the Aulani Resort. Here you can enjoy a beautiful day on the beach, protected from rough waters. A spectacular spot for...

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