Manoa Falls – Oahu, Hawaii

This hike is a good side trip if you have a few hours to spare and want to escape the crowds of Waikiki.  The hike is shady nearly the whole way through so it’s a good option as as afternoon hike to avoid the strong sun. A short hike out and the forrest opens into…

From Hiroshima to Pearl Harbor

I never did extremely well in history class and hated forcefully remembering dates and names of important political events.  What I didn’t realize at the time was how powerful it is to actually visit these historic places where war, fear, and hatred once lived.  To see the memorials built in each country as a memory…