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by Cate Lincoln

Oahu

Best Food on Oahu: 18 Local Restaurants You Need to Try

Best Food on Oahu: 18 Local Restaurants You Need to Try

The word Oahu literally translates to “The Gathering Place” and what brings people together more than food?? It’s no surprise that Hawaii has an incredibly unique food scene. Read on for some of my favorite local restaurants on Oahu... This post may contain some...

The Best Oahu Itinerary

The Best Oahu Itinerary

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Things to Do on Oahu’s North Shore

Things to Do on Oahu’s North Shore

Hawaii is home to some of the most famous waves in the world, and the north shore of Oahu is ground zero for surfing in Hawaii. The legendary surf breaks from Haleiwa to Kahuku have created a “scene” that’s a world away from Honolulu, and whether you’ll be on island...

31 Things to do in Waikiki & Honolulu

31 Things to do in Waikiki & Honolulu

Waikiki is the hub of tourism in Hawaii and for good reason, there’s no shortage of things to do! A lot of people end up visiting and staying in Honolulu/Waikiki by default just because it’s where most people go, so just in case you found this post early on in your...

15 Things to Do in Oahu

15 Things to Do in Oahu

Aloha! Thinking about heading to Hawaii? Most people are drawn to Oahu (Honolulu & Waikiki) because of the great flight options. As Hawaii’s main island (but not the biggest!) there is sooooo much to do here! You could stay busy for weeks exploring every part of...

Hawaii Travel Tips: Things to Know BEFORE You Go

Hawaii Travel Tips: Things to Know BEFORE You Go

Hawaii is such a unique destination...the Hawaiian Islands are some of the most remote islands in the world, but being the 50th US state has made them so accessible. For so many people, a trip to Hawaii is a once in a lifetime dream. And for a lot of people, Hawaii is...

Best Oahu Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY

Best Oahu Vacation Rentals & Condos (MANY <$100/NIGHT!)

Save This post may contain some affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money on anything you choose to purchase. But of course, I only recommend my absolute favorites to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible. Finding just the...

Where to Stay in Oahu: Waikiki or Not?

Where to Stay in Oahu: Waikiki or Not?

Oahu (pronounced oh-ah-who) is by far Hawaii’s most populated and most visited island and it’s home to the state’s capital, Honolulu, and its major tourist hub, Waikiki. Waikiki (a beachfront neighborhood in Honolulu) is home to about 95% of the island’s hotel rooms,...

5 Best Spas on Oahu

5 Best Spas on Oahu

Hawaii is home to some of the world’s best spas and resorts and while Oahu doesn’t do luxury and relaxing experiences quite as well as some of the other islands (mainly Maui), there are still quite a few noteworthy spas on the island. Whether you’re looking for a...

Guide to Ko Olina Oahu, Hawaii

Guide to Ko Olina Oahu, Hawaii

Ko Olina is an oceanfront resort area on the leeward (west) side of Oahu. It’s a preplanned community (as in, much of the infrastructure was laid out before many of the resorts and restaurants moved in) so it has a bit of a curated and idyllic vibe that although is...

Aulani Luau Review (Ka Wa’a)

Aulani Luau Review (Ka Wa’a)

If there’s one question I get asked more often than most, it’s definitely about the best luau in Hawaii. So whenever a new luau opens up, I’m always eager to try it out. You know, for research ; ) Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, on Oahu debuted their luau (Ka Wa’a)...

Things to Do in Kailua & Windward Oahu

Things to Do in Kailua & Windward Oahu

One of the most gorgeous parts of Oahu is the windward coast (east side). It’s famous for its jagged green mountains (the Ko’olau range) and laidback towns with gorgeous beaches. The main destination on the windward side is Kailua town (with neighboring world famous...

Oahu Travel Tips: What to Know Before Traveling to Oahu?

Oahu Travel Tips: What to Know Before Traveling to Oahu?

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Paradise Cove Luau Review

Paradise Cove Luau Review

If there’s one thing you have to do in Hawaii, it’s go to a luau right? After doing a little bit of research, most people looking for a luau on Oahu have it narrowed down to one or two choices pretty easily: 1) the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and 2) the...

5 Things to Skip on Oahu

5 Things to Skip on Oahu

Let’s face it, not everything in Hawaii is super dreamy and fabulous. Some experiences and things to do get over-hyped or played up in guidebooks and tourism brochures. And there’s just not time to do everything, so how are you supposed to know what’s worth doing and...

Disney’s Aulani Resort Review

Disney’s Aulani Resort Review

If Julie Andrews was singing a song about my favorite things, both Hawaii and Disney would be mentioned in the first verse. And koalas. While I haven’t found a strong connection between all three of those things (yet), when Disney built the Aulani Resort and Spa in...

ATV Tour on Oahu at Kualoa Ranch

ATV Tour on Oahu at Kualoa Ranch

Oahu is one of the most ruggedly beautiful islands in Hawaii, but you have to get out of Waikiki to see it, and one of the best places to go on Oahu to see the island's true beauty is Kualoa Ranch. Located on the windward coast of Oahu (one of the most dramatically...