Beau and I had a hankering to get out of stormy New York, so we busted out the swimsuits and headed to the Hawaiian tropics for 10 days.
Places like Oahu offer something special to newcomers: a sense of ownership, however small and however short-lived. Humans are hardwired with the need to feel proprietorship over something to fully connect with it. And landing in any new place, we subconsciously dismiss the fact that thousands have come before, because for a moment, the smells and the people and the way the ocean teaches you something of immensity—that is entirely your own.
This stunning island offers the ideal sunbathing weather in early spring. We toured the bike trails, hiked ridge crossings, snorkeled in coral reefs, laid out on beaches, and free fell from 10,00 feet up. Summer magic. We reluctantly got back on the return flight with the biggest poke bowls we could legally sneak through security and slightly excessive tans.
In preparing for this trip, I probably singlehandedly boosted Pinterest’s metrics in my flurry of research. And after putting plan to action, I present the ultimate Oahu travel guide.
DO • EAT• STAY
Photos by Rachel Lowry and Diego Silva (Acai Bowl Photo by AimforAwesome)