food, travel

The Last Breakfast

As the sun rose on our last morning on O’ahu, my travel companion and I headed down to the beach.  Waikiki had a very different feel from the beach we’d enjoyed the evening before. We had heard, and still hear, many times, from many people, that O’ahu is the worst island to visit–Honolulu is a… Read More The Last Breakfast


Polynesian Cultural Center

The day after our somber visit to Pearl Harbor, my travel companion and I went for the celebratory atmosphere of the Polynesian Cultural Center in La’ie. The 45-acre PCC features recreated villages representing seven different cultures of Polynesia; it’s like an island version of EPCOT. Each “village” offers shows that introduce some aspect of its… Read More Polynesian Cultural Center


Pearl Harbor

About 200 people were lined up ahead of us when we arrived at Pearl Harbor a little after 7 am.  Once the ticket booth opened, the line moved fairly quickly, and we picked up our tickets for the morning’s third ferry ride out to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. The Memorial is a white marble bridge, spanning… Read More Pearl Harbor