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Hawaii Collection – Oh my, Hawaii!

I've been blessed to have been to Hawaii four times in the last couple of years (and I am due for another trip). There is nothing quite like this island paradise. It is breath-taking, relaxing, fun, tasty. You can be adventurous as you want, explore the local cultures and foods, or do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the tropical breezes.

Hawaii Collection Oh My Hawaii
Photo credit: Prayitno

I know the East Coast has the Caribbean and I've been there enough times to know that Hawaii is very, very different. Which is why I wanted to catalog and share my posts about this very special place.

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Also known as the Big Island, it is the biggest of the Hawaiian islands. The ecosystems are so varied it's amazing, from lush green pastures where cattle graze to craggy volcanic rocks to black sand beaches and amazing snorkeling!

Here have been my experiences…

[mis]Adventures in Loco Moco in Hilo
[mis]Adventures in Kona
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Highlights
[mis]Adventures in Hilo Redux
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Hawaii – Hilo Grown Tour
Hawaii – AgriTourism
Hawaii – Volcano Winery
Hawaii: Hamakua Mushrooms
Hawaii for Foodies: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
Hawaii: Greenwell Farms
Hawaii: There and Back Again

Writing for Go Hawaii (So Much More Hawaii blog)
Meet Lani: An AgriTourism Dynamo
The Art [and Science] of the Mixed Plate



It's all about the beaches in Maui, 30 miles of beaches to be exact. It's also famous for the Road to Hana drive and Hawaii's highest peak (volcanic Haleakala). But don't miss the waterfalls either!

Here have been my experiences…

Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
Surfing Goat Farm
Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
Napili Kai Beach Resort

Maui Recap



Oahu is the third-largest island and home to the state capital, Honolulu. Iconic spots include Waikiki Beach, the North Shore, and Pearl Harbor. And great food festivals! I've been to 3 amazing events on the island: Corks & Forks, SPAMJam, and the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival.

Here have been my experiences…

Waikiki SPAMJam 2015
Lunch at Hawaiian Airlines
Corks and Forks with Hawaiian Airlines
Pau Hana Market Waikiki
An Interview with Outrigger Resorts Bitsy Kelley
Kermit Lynch at the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival 2014
Colgin Cellars at the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival 2014
The Modern Honolulu
85 Years of Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Uniforms

Even when I am not in Hawaii, I've got it on the brain!

Hawaiian food in San Francisco
Interview with Courtney Taira of King’s Hawaiian
Interview with Hawaiian Airlines Chef Chai
Island Fever. Island Peace.

Thank you for browsing my Hawaii collection. I hope to continually be adding to it! If you are visiting any of the islands of Hawaii, taking photos and sharing on Instagram, check out this done-for-you post with 125 Instagram captions plus some quotes on Hawaii that you can use to make your friends jealous 😉

How about you? Have you been to any of the Hawaiian Islands? What's your favorite part?

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Hawaii Collection Oh My Hawaii



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  1. Paula Moore Barber says:

    Kauai is my favorite! All different kinds of terrain, climates, food, and more. Try the zip line based in Koloa. They take you up into the mountain and you get a lot of great exercise, wonderful views, and an amazing zip line or should I say lines ride. The last ride is about a half-mile long going down to a small pond and landing. It was a blast!

  2. What an awesome resource! The SpamJam and Food/Wine fest would be awesome to attend.
    I love Hawaii. I’ve been to Oahu 3 times and am going again this winter. There’s nothing like basking in the Hawaiian sunshine in the middle of a cold Canadian winter.
    This time I’ll be doing a Molokai day trip.

  3. We spent a week or so in Hawaii one time on a trip from Australia to the USA and had such an amazing time. Your photos really took me back to that trip. Looks as though you had an amazing time!

  4. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I have not yet been to Hawaii though I hope to change that in the near future. One of my aunts that went said simply that pictures do not do it justice. She said it is way more beautiful in person than she could have imagined. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts about your travels. I go there virtually through you.

  5. I have never been to Hawaii, but I definitely want to visit one day! My mom lived in Hawaii when she was my age. She says it’s beautiful there!

  6. I would LOVE to visit Hawaii! I’m hoping to eventually travel there. Pearl Harbor is on my bucket list, as I love WWII history. Would love to visit the different islands and take in some of the island cuisines. Such a beautiful place, a place I’ve only seen on television (my wife and I watch Hawaii 5-0) and in pictures. I’ll keep crossing my fingers to eventually visit this island paradise!

  7. I still haven’t been to Hawaii and it looks amazing. I want to take the road to Hana, see the volcano and waterfalls, and of course Pearl Harbor too!

  8. Katie @ A Full Plate says:

    I have always wanted to go to Hawaii!! It’s at the top of my list. It looks so beautiful and filled with culture. This is a great list, when I finally plan a trip there I know where to look now for planning help!

  9. Our neighbors go to Hawaii every couple of years and say how much they love it. In fact .. they’re even thinking of buying land and building a little house when the husband retires in a couple of years. I love all of the photos you shared. They’re as beautiful as postcards and make me feel like I’m right there with you. Passing your post along to them also .. I’m sure they will smile

  10. I like that you put all the information in a single jumping off point! I’ve never been to Hawaii but this is a really well rounded variety of info. Definitely helpful!

  11. My gosh, you’ve been everywhere around Hawaii. I used to spend a lot of time in Waikiki but haven’t been in ages. You’re inspiring me to get back to the islands to explore.

  12. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I have never been to Hawaii but I would love to go. The pictures are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this

  13. Tiara Wilson says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I have been wanting to go visit Hawaii this year with my husband and little. We had absolutely no idea where we wanted to go though. Every little island inside seems to be so amazing! <3

  14. Would love to visit Hawaii and your photos make my resolve even stronger. Your post is really a top resource of information on Hawaii that I’ll come back to in the future.

  15. April Monty says:

    This would be my dream vacation,I want to go in my honey moon there

  16. I love Hawaii so much. I keep dreaming of getting stationed there, but alas. The military hasn’t been terribly kind to us by assigning stations overseas. 🙁

  17. Sherry Fram says:

    I love Hawaii too! Will be making a trip there soon!

  18. Calvin Fd. says:

    Been on almost all the islands, every one of them has their own good parts. I love Hawaii.