Photo OPS , Sights, and Places to Eat in Hawaii

Of course I wanted to seek out all of the best places to see and take photos in Hawaii.  The first thing I did was ask my cousin, who also happened to be my chief tour guide and photographer on this trip, friends, family and strangers for recommendations. I also went on a google hunt and read through as many blogs as I could.  I looked for photos that caught my eye, that meant something to me when I saw it, that spoke a story, or an idea or a feeling  that I wanted to convey through my social media efforts.  One thing I did come across was that sometimes people would post these great photos and won’t say exactly where it was.  I don’t know what that’s about but I think each one of us is unique and can bring a different feel, purpose and beauty to a specific scene. Anyway, I didn’t let that stop me and off we went.  Before I map out what we did I do want to say this, I had to prioritize my locations, in terms of importance because I had a limited amount of time to sightsee. This is because a girl wants to EAT, dance, love on her family, go to church and spend quiet time with God. I got a majority of what I wanted to see- seen, so here’s the rundown…

Day 1: Yoga (on the ground) at The Kahala. This was so necessary because my whole body was crunchy from the flight.

Travel East from the Kahala Hotel & Resort

Lookout Points;  Halona Blowhole Right before Sandy Beach along Kalanianaole Highway

These need no explanation, you literally drive and there they are.  Amazing.  I really feel like I was in a dream. I didn’t want it to end.

Lanikai Beach ( Must SEE) Everyone mentions it and yes it was all that and then some.

Iolani Palace (downtown)

Dinner at Doraku

Day 2: SUP Yoga at the Kahala.

Took an Uber to Lunch and Shop in Waikiki

Surfing at the Kahala

Dinner at Nico’s in Kaimuki

Dessert at Town in Kaimuki


Day 3  SUP Paddleboard at the Kahala

Dole Plantation

Haleiwa for Hawaiian Shaved Ice and the Angel Wings Murals

Waimea Valley Botanical Garden

North Shore for Shrimp (OMG!)

ChinaMan’s Hat


Dancing at Encore and Addiction

Day 4

Photos on the grounds at the Kahala

Liliuokalani Botanical Garden

Shopping at Longs

Foster Botanical Gardens



I hope this helps for your next trip to Hawaii…

see my other posts from this trip here:

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii: Hotel Review 2017

The Dole Pineapple Plantation, Wahiawa Hawaii.

My Hawaii Shopping Haul


The other days I was with Ohana and it was Resurrection Weekend so I was all about that love and life. If you guys are reading this, I love you all so much, thank you for being so inspiring, loving, generous and amazing.  I’ll be back, and not in another 10 years, NOO!


Thank you to everyone for following me (IG, Facebook, Twitter etc), reading and watching on the blog and youtube. I appreciate you. Till the next travel post!!


Peace and Love


Halona Blowout & Lookout

Lanikai Beach

Iolani Palace

King Kamehameha

Waimea Valley

Peacock and I posing

Dinner at Nico’s

Cappuccinos and Lychee Cheesecake and Strawberry Cheesecake at Town.

Angel Wings





ChinaMan’s Hat


Oyster Shooters Obsession at Doraku

Foster Botanical Garden

these flowers!

how can I move here?

so happy

Giovanni Shrimp Truck North Shore

AAAAMAZING Garlic Everything

Liliuokalani Botanical Garden

waterfall vibes

at peace

If you have real estate needs in Honolulu, please see my friend Amber and tell her I said Aloha!!







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