“Waimea Valley was carved by rain and wind from the flank of the Ko‘olau Mountain range some two million years ago. With its range of habitats stretching from the dry, salty sea shore to the cool, misty uplands, Waimea Valley became home to a vast array of ferns, flowering plants, invertebrates, birds, stream life, and Hawaii’s only land mammal, the hoary bat.” – WaimeaValley.net
Today, I fell in Love with the Fennec Fox at the Honolulu Zoo!!! “The fennec fox is the smallest of all foxes. The prey it hunts in the evening provide its moisture that it needs no drinking water at all! The fennec is a true ‘desert fox.’ Its large ears also serves to dissipate heat.” -Honolulu Zoo
What is the most spontaneous, last minute adventure you’ve ever taken? After a planned drive for breakfast at Sweet Home Waimanalo, we discussed what else we should do today. I had mentioned hiking Mariner’s Ridge Trail as other friends have done the hike and although we only wore our flip flops, we decide to go for it!
In just 45 minutes you’ll see Honolulu, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, North Shore, Chinaman’s Hat, to Pearl Harbor in a thrilling fashion — Doors Off Helicopter! Check out the photos captured on our Makani Kai Helicopter tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor according to 131 reviews.
Pillbox (a.k.a, Ka’iwa Ridge Trail) is considered an easy hike and is located in Lanikai, Oahu. I would say it’s easy because it’s only a 0.7mi. trail but with an intermediate start and return where the trail is the most steep. There are a few parking spots on the street in front of Mid Pacific County Club. Walk up the road and you’ll see it stems off from Kaelepulu Dr. to find the trail head.
First learned about folding boats back on January 22 as I was researching about folding bikes (Brompton) and finally had the funds to purchase a used 2006 Porta Bote. It’s going to fit perfect on the roof racks of the Mini Cooper.