Every day I woke up in Oahu, Hawaii a new adventure awaited. Dan and I spent our week in Hawaii road tripping throughout the island, visiting as many places as we could. One morning we would be having breakfast at Ethel’s Grill (a must visit on our list as it’s one of the places Anthony Bourdain so highly recommended) and by the afternoon we were lazing on the white sand and crystal clear waters of Lanikai Beach. Oahu is a very small island and you can pretty much get to one side of the island to the other in about an hour by car. We loved having our hire car during our stay as it meant we could easily decide on a new destination and get to it without any hassles.
I will always remember the vividly vibrant sunrise at the top of Diamond Head and the way the lush tropical mountains would tower around you at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens. I loved driving around the East side of the island, the way the ocean was so close to one side and the mountains just a quick glance to your other side. Some of my favourite beaches on Oahu included Kahana Bay Beach Park, Lanikai Beach, Waimanalo Beach, Yokohama Bay, Kualoa Beach Park and honestly the list could pretty much go on forever! Dan and I filled up our days with hikes to the top of mountains, trying all the delicious food truck stalls we could, taking pictures on the pristine beaches and just spending all the hours of daylight we could exploring.
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