Destination: Oahu, Hawaii USA
This year’s birthday was an absolute dream come true. I celebrated my 27 Spins Around the Sun on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I have always dreamed of visiting Hawaii. So much, to the point that, birthdays from 12-21 were all “luau” themed. To my parents luck, they were always able to use the same decorations and I was never disappointed. Hawaii was everything I ever dreamed of…from the food, fun, and of course the beach, I was indeed destined to experience FUN IN THE SUN. This is by far, the best birthday celebration yet!
As part of my transition to living a minimalist lifestyle, I am working to making my trips away apart of that as well. Check this link to help with packing for your next trip. This 4 day round trip from Las Vegas to Honolulu required little prepping and packing.
Purposeful Packing Tip: Small luggage and a carry on bag. No check-in needed! Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Steps away from the beautiful sands of Waikiki Beach lies Pacific Beach Hotel. Pacific Beach Hotel has newly renovated rooms that were modern and very clean. The hotel is walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and cafes.
As transportation to get around the island I used Uber. (Need the promo code for $$ off, comment below!)
-Atlantis Seafood & Steak
-Grab a spiced chai tea latte from Olive & Oliver Coffee Bar.
-Head over to Goofy Cafe & Dine to try their Big Island Honey French Toast.
-After you hike to Manoa Falls, dine at Manoa Treetops Restaurant. Beware of the running chickens!
–Chief’s Luau at Sea Life Park was my dream come true!
–Waikiki Beach and Shopping
–Waimanalo Beach State Park– My preference for white sand and less tourists.
-Go snorkeling in North Shore. This was an adventure list item I was able to cross off the list. The experience was breath-taking…literally!
-Stop by the Makapu’u lighthouse before landing at Makapu’u Beach.
-Hike to Manoa Falls.
We rented a car for a day, which allowed us to navigate the island a little more and go off the beaten path.
-Street Art in The Ward Village District
-Makapu’u Tide Pools
Hula Figurine at Olive & Oliver’s Cafe. You must try the delicious Taro muffin at Goofy’s.
Chief’s Luau Aloha Experience
Adventure Thrill List: Snorkeling
This trip I decided to cross a thrill off my list in Ko’Olina. Snorkeling in 35 ft. of water with fish, turtles, and other beautiful sea creatures. You can either go during the day to possibly catch a sight of a few dolphins or in the evening to watch the sunset on the horizon. This experience included dinner and drinks. Well worth it!
If you’ve been to Oahu, please share you adventures below. I hope you enjoyed the Oahu Travel Guide and safe travels to you!