• Life,  Travel

    Throwback Thursday: Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is this Sunday, December 7th. I thought I’d do a throwback Thursday post this week and share a few pictures from when I went to the Pearl Harbor Memorial this past August. This photo is from the boat ride from the shore to the USS Arizona Memorial. They let only a certain amount of people onto the Memorial at a time and you have a certain amount of time before you have to get back onto the boat. It’s basically 1 group (boat full) at a time.     It’s a pretty surreal experience to be there and see everything. This memorial is built where the…

  • Travel

    Throwback Thursday: Diamond Head

    Last month when I was in Hawaii, I went to Diamond Head Crater. Diamond Head is visible from much of Waikiki Beach and is an iconic site. It’s a state park and there is a trail that you can walk/hike up one of the sides of the crater. In case you don’t know, Diamond Head is a crater formed from a volcanic eruption 300,000 years ago. The trail is mostly paved because there are so many visitors. When I say paved, I mean packed dirt to form a trail. The trail was only 0.7 miles so it was by no means a long hike, but parts of it were steep because…

  • Food,  Travel

    Hawaii: Food Highlights Part 2

    I’m back with part 2 of my food highlights while in Hawaii. I recently posted Part 1 featuring delicious food I ate on the Big Island of Hawaii. Today, I’m going to feature food from Honolulu, Oahu. Hanajuban – Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii – Nice spot for a quick lunch when we first arrived in Honolulu. It’s very small and the lay out is that of a noodle bar. Shoyu Ramen Bali Steak & Seafood Oceanfront – Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii. Great service and ambience and the food was great. The malasada bites were like heaven and something my mom had been looking for our entire trip. Entree – Roasted mahi…