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

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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

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Downtown Honolulu

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is a 22-acre mini-polis featuring five towers, 22 eating establishments, and a menagerie of wildlife, including emus, flamingos, and tropical penguins. It has much to recommend it, but the quality of service can be unreliable.  A central depot at the Tapa Tower serves the multitude of sight-seeing and airport shuttles that come… Read More Downtown Honolulu

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Royal Luau

After loafing around the Hilton Hawaiian Village for most of our first full day in Waikiki, my travel companion and I treated ourselves to a luau at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. A traditional luau is a big party in someone’s backyard, usually celebrating a significant event. Since we didn’t expect to be invited to one… Read More Royal Luau