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MY TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

OAHU It can be hard to decide what island to visit when booking a trip to Hawaii. I didn’t want to miss out on anything, and finally made up my mind to visit the three main islands so I can get the full Hawaiian experience. Oahu has a more “commercialized” feel, especially in Waikiki, but still offers a good mix of island and city life. Below are my Oahu highlights: Oahu Hikes- If you enjoy hiking, there are some great scenic hikes on Oahu. Some of my favorites include: ~Lanikai Pillbox Hike: Hike right before sunrise for some breathtaking views ~Diamond Head Hike: Set on the Waikiki coastline, you’ll get to see both city and ocean views ~Koko Head Hike: 1000+ stairs — brace yourself! ~Makapu’u Tidepools: A great spot for snorkeling and swimming but can be dangerous getting to the bottom so be careful! North Shore For a completely different experience than Waikiki and Honolulu, be sure to visit North Shore, Oahu. It’s a surfer town with beautiful beaches and a “locals only” vibe. …

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KILAUEA FISH MARKET- KAUAI, HAWAII

     A couple years ago I was in bed watching Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”. Marc Summers visited the Kilauea Fish Market in Kauai, and the best thing he ever ate was the Ahi Tuna Wrap from there. I remember watching and thinking to myself, ” I have to go there” and right away wrote it down on my food bucket list. Sure enough, I ended up visiting Kauai recently and made it my top priority. You would think enjoying the beautiful scenery of Kauai would be first on my list of things to do, but food is always the first thing on my mind lol. Let me just say, I can see why Marc said this was the best thing he ever ate. It was about a 15-20 minute cab ride from our hotel (The St. Regis Princeville), and I had to go twice it was so good. It’s literally a shack in the small town of Kilauea, located on a desolate lot with roosters and chickens running around everywhere. There …