Monthly Archives: September 2014

Side Street Inn On Da Strip Hawaii

Side Street Inn On Da Strip Waikiki

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 8 It is an 1.5 hour drive from North Shore back to Waikiki. I decided to head back a little earlier rather than staying in North Shore for dinner giving us time to go back to our hotel to rest, get cleaned up, and decide on a place for […]

Waimea Bay Beach North Shore. Top left image credits to

Waimea Bay Beach North Shore

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 7 Now that we’ve satisfied our appetite with lots of pineapple, shrimp, and shave ice we’re finally ready to head to the beach and just relax and maybe take a tap. I had asked several people and searched online to see what beach or beaches but it really just […]

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck and Shave Ice at M. Matsumoto’s Grocery Store

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 6 After a long morning at Pearl Harbor and the Dole Plantation, we headed out for a late lunch at Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck and a quick dessert stop at Matsumoto’s Grocery Store for their famous shaved ice. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is the probably the number one […]

Dole Plantation Central Oahu

Dole Plantation

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 5 The Dole Plantation is a 30 minute drive north towards the North Shore from Pearl Harbor, making a good half way point. It’s not just any farm where you can just visit and see how they grow pineapples, you can definitely spend a portion of the day exploring […]


Poke at Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 4 After touring Pearl Harbor all morning we were starving! I hopped onto Yelp in search of something to eat nearby. After going through several options on yelp, we decided to get our first taste of Poke from a liquor store (perfect to pick up some snacks for the […]

Pearl Harbor USS Missouri

Pearl Harbor (part 3): USS Missouri aka Mighty Mo

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 3 The USS Missouri also known as Mighty Mo, sits on Battleship row looking over the USS Arizona memorial. This Battleship bears a big a role in American history having been commissioned in multiple wars and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World […]

USS Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor (Part 2): USS Arizona Memorial

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 2 The main attraction at Pearl Harbor is the USS Arizona Memorial. There is a limited number of tickets for visitors per day, and it is recommended that you reserve tickets online (with a $1.50 fee/ticket) where you can choose specific time slots etc. I tried doing that, but […]

Pearl Harbor (part 1): Visitors Center

Oahu – Day 2 – Part 1 Pearl Harbor is not just any military base in the United States but a place to remember the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There are several historical sites, memorials,  and museums available for visitors. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the […]

Couple on Waikiki Beach early in the morning

Waikiki: Beach, Shopping, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Resort

Oahu – Day 1 – Part 2 Waikiki Beach is probably one of the most famous beaches in Hawaii and also known as the birth place of modern surfing. When in Waikiki, you really don’t need to leave. You’ll find almost everything there and if it’s not in Waikiki, the resorts will probably offer some […]

Marukame Udon Waikiki Hawaii

Marukame Udon – Waikiki

Oahu – Day 1 – Part 1 In a blink of an eye it’s been a year after my last big vacation. I have an odd feeling that the labor day weekend is my vacation time (it’s only been two years in a row but I might have something in mind for labor day next […]