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Wa’ahila Ridge Trail to Mount Olympus

Trail to Mt. Olympus

Mount Olympus is one of the prettiest hikes town side on Oahu. There are two ways to reach the summit. The first trail begins in Manoa valley and the second trail begins on the Wa’ahila Ridge Trail in St. Louis Heights. I’ve done both, but I think I enjoy the latter trail best. The hike takes about 4 hours round trip and is ~5 miles long. Getting there: Driving through St. Louis Heights you’ll take Peter Street pretty much all…

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Kakaako Farmers Market – Shop Local

Fresh Produce at Kaakao Farmers Market

Kakaako Farmers Market: If you don’t already know, Hawaii is expensive. Almost everything we have on island is imported. As part of my mission to help make a sustainable Hawaii {and save a couple bucks} I always try to get my groceries from the farmers markets around the island. During the week I shop at one near my work but the weekend markets are my favorite, especially the Kakaako Farmers Market. So whether you’re on vacation or living here- this is a…

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Koko Head Arch

Koko Head Arch

If you read my Koko Head Crater post you probably think this is another murder hike. On the contrary, this is actually a short and sweet hike with equally impressive views. The Koko Head Arch trail head is located across from Halona Blowhole on the east side of the island.  Park there then cross the street and hop over the guard rail at mile marker 15. From there: Climb up the rocks until you’re on a flat surface. You’ll be…

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Koko Head Stairs of Doom

Koko Head Tram

Some people love the gym. I am NOT one of those people. My entire life, exercise has been daunting and it wasn’t until my early twenties when I started really putting in effort. However, living in Hawaii has made me more fit than I’ve ever been and I’ve never felt better. The secret? Outdoor activities. Why would I ever pay to go to a gym to climb the stair master when I have mountains I can climb in under an hour? Not to mention the amazing…

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