Hawaii Hikes: Aiea Loop Trail

Aiea Loop Trail H3 Outlook

This weekend we decided to explore an interior island trail. With a total distance at about 4 miles, Aiea Loop Trail offers a nice workout but feels a bit more relaxed. The trail is both kid and dog-friendly and you’ll enjoy lush tropical jungle, gorgeous mountains and even some peek-a-boo ocean views. The trail offers an abundance of shade but it can get a bit muddy in some areas. It would not be ideal to hike this trail […]

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My Midweek Playlist: An Eclectic Mix

I don’t know about you guys but my taste is music casts a pretty large net. Some days I’m into trending pop, other days 90’s ska, and on the rare occasion (ok not so rare) I may enjoy a bit of classic rock. It really all depends on my mood. I’ve recently found myself in a good groove lately and thought I would share an eclectic mix of 10 songs that you might not have on your […]

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Hawai‘i Hikes: Kuliou‘ou Ridge Trail

We checked another Hawaii hike off our list last weekend and I have got to say it might be one of my favs. Safe enough to take the kids but challenging enough (at points) to break a sweat and absolutely ah-mazing payoff views at the top. Kuliou‘ou Ridge Trail really has got it all. Let’s start with location. The trail starts off in a residential neighborhood located in Hawaii Kai. Just type “Kalaau Place” into Google Maps and […]

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Hawaii Hikes: Hanauma Bay Ridge Trail

Checking out Hanauma Bay is often on a visitor’s list of sites to see while on Oahu. What many might not realize is that there is a great hike just above, that offers an amazing downward view of the bay and gives you a pretty decent workout. Hanauma Bay Ridge Trail is one of my go-to hikes on the island. It offers varied terrain, unique landscape views and makes you sweat. The last time we hiked this trail […]

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