10 Top Things To Do In Oahu For First Time Visitors

Hawaiian Islands

In this guide, I’ll give you my 10 top things to do in Oahu for first-time visitors. I was a bit overwhelmed researching things to do in Hawaii because almost every article I read told me to swim with sharks, surf the Triple Crown (pro surf championship) or take pre-sunrise hikes up steep inclines. It all sounds admirable and boast-worthy. But what if you’re more of a sit on Waikiki beach with a shave ice kind of person? Don’t get me wrong; I did some adventurous stuff – I hiked up Diamond Head, and I eventually gathered the nerve for … Read more

15 Things To Do In Hawaii Big Island For First Time Visitors

Which Hawaiian Island to Visit

If you asked me my favourite Hawaiian Island, I’d say Big Island. Why? Hawaii’s Big Islands offers everything – nature operates at its most dramatic – where else can you witness new land being spewed forth from the earth’s core; the beaches are not just pretty but also rare (Big Island has one of the few green sand beaches in the world). And that’s not to get me started on the coffee plantations and local brewery. But what do you do if you’re on your first visit to Big Island? Where do you even start, working your way through the many things … Read more

Which Is The Best Hawaiian Island To Visit?

Hawaii Palm Trees

If you’re not sure which Hawaiian Island to visit, I’m here to help you decide. Having spent three months flitting between the islands, I crammed in as many sights and activities as I could and although I have my personal favourite (more on that below), each island offers different experiences depending on the kind of trip to Hawaii you’re planning. An overview of the Hawaiian Islands Prone to disorganisation, I didn’t have clue about Hawaii when I boarded my last-minute flight. I picked up a guidebook in San Francisco during a 4-day layover and left it neatly unopened in my … Read more

21 Best Things To Do in Maui – Hawaii

moonscape of haleakala national park in maui

With psychedelic rainbow eucalyptus trees, fresh-baked banana bread, moonscape volcanic craters and the opportunity to listen to the eerie sound of humpback whales singing, it is safe to say that Maui is one of the most surreal of all the Hawaiian islands. That’s why I’m so keen to encourage people off their beach loungers and out to explore the things that make Maui so special. If you do escape the manicured boundary of your resort, even if only for a while, you’ll find that Maui is bursting with sights to show you. In this article, I’ll share with you the … Read more

16 Best Things To Do In Kauai For First Time Visitors

napali coast in Hawaii on Kauai

Why Kauai? In short, adrenaline…and peace in equal proportions. Whilst it may be known as the Garden Island, Kauai is like no garden I’ve ever visited in my native England. The island may be a 5 million year old dormant volcano (what?) but its unique and diverse topography will find you scrabbling for your hiking boots, snorkelling mask or kayak paddle all in the same breath. If you’re less keen on activity, you can still take a boat, helicopter or car to explore things more leisurely. In this guide I will share with you the best things to do in … Read more

Cycling from Alaska to Patagonia – What It’s Really Like

Indiana Jo – cycling from Alaska to Patagonia and climbing the highest points of each country in between? Given I’m very wobbly on two feet, let alone on wheels, I can’t proudly claim that achievement, but Thomas Laussermair can.   Taking a staggering 14 months and who knows how much energy expended, Thomas has kindly agreed to share a synopsis of his tale in this guest blog… Cycling from Alaska to Patagonia I had been looking for a trip that combines cycling and mountaineering. After reading the Seven Summits, I briefly contemplated doing the continent highpoints by bicycle, but then dismissed … Read more