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Moanalua to Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven)

Haiku Stairs

One of the most frequent questions I get is “How do you hike Stairway to Heaven?” (Also known as Haiku Stairs) and the answer is always tricky. If you hike the normal stairs (up from the bottom and back down) you risk a $1000 fine from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, community service, and possible jail time. So my suggestion for anyone who wants to see the infamous stairs is to hike the backside from Moanalua (Middle Ridge). Please…


Island Life

Big Island Lava Flow

Volcano National Park

The closest thing you get to a road trip living in Hawaii is island hopping. Sometimes you need a little motivation to book a flight (even though its only a 20 minutes each way). Mine was to see the lava flow into the ocean on Big Island. The lava had been pumping for the past month and when I was there in April for my birthday we went to the lava fields, but no gooey magma was witnessed. I had…


Island Life, travel