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North Shore Oahu Top 10

The North Shore of Oahu is an undeniably beautiful, special place. Oahu residents and visitors alike make trips to the North Shore to enjoy the beaches and scenery, unwind, and escape the faster pace of life you find in Honolulu and the rest of the island. Spending time on this part of the Oahu, whether it’s a day, a week, or a month, makes almost everyone fantasize about picking up …Read More

The Top 10 Reasons to Love Kaneohe

Kaneohe is a beautiful blend of contrasts. City and country, mountain and ocean, past and present, it’s all here in the second largest town on Windward Oahu. Windward Mall is less than 2 miles away from a cultural landmark, the Byodo-in Temple. A lush botanical garden sits minutes from the town’s commercial center. It’s home to ancient Hawaiian fishponds and bustling Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH),There’s something in Kaneohe that …Read More

The Top 10 Reasons to Love Kailua

Kailua is a special place. This beach town on the Windward side of Oahu was largely unknown 15 years ago, but the secret’s out now. Lanikai Beach, the Pillbox hike, President Obama’s family vacations while he was in office, the list of reasons Kailua is on the map go on and on. Spend an hour here and you’ll notice there’s something different. It’s not just one thing, it’s a number …Read More

Kailua’s Serving Breakfast: A Different Eatery Seven Days a Week 

Waking-up in a Kailua home is a dream come true for many and what makes it even more special is to start the day right at one of the abundant great eateries serving fresh, locally prepared breakfasts. Residents know they can grab a different breakfast for every day of the week, and all at family-owned and operated eateries. Kailua is literally a breakfast bonanza. Moke’s Bread and Breakfast Phone: (808) …Read More

A Day On Oahu’s North Shore

Oahu’s North Shore first caught the eyes of tourists after a bunch of surfers from California came to ride the enormous waves in Waimea Bay in the 1950s. To this day, Waimea Bay is a surfing mecca. Whether you surf or not, the North Shore has so much more to offer than surfing. In fact, the stunning beaches with less visitors during summer months are a romantic break from the …Read More

The Best Places for Happy Hour in Kailua

Who doesn’t love a good happy hour? Winding down at the end of the day with friends, enjoying drink and food specials, is something that just about everyone can get excited about. Pau hana, a Hawaiian phrase that literally means “after work,” is used interchangeably with “happy hour.” So if you’re meeting friends or happy hour, but your server is telling you about the pau hana specials, you’re in the …Read More

Kailua & Kaneohe Weekend Brunch Spots – Windward Oahu

The Windward Side of Oahu (the island’s eastern coast stretching from Makapuu up to Kualoa Ranch) is known for its lush green landscapes, a slower pace of life, and some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere. Nothing says “laid back living” quite like a relaxing brunch on the weekend paired with beach time, whether that means getting your feet wet during an early morning beach walk or enjoying …Read More

Ewa Beach & Kapolei Shopping – The Complete Guide

One of the main reasons for the attraction of the 2nd City Vision was the promise of shopping and entertainment options, crucially important elements to making it more than merely a more affordable bedroom community. As we’ve known for some time now, they’ve delivered on that promise to Ewa and Kapolei home buyers. Today, West Oahu residents can easily accomplish everything from daily errands to indulgent shopping therapy without ever …Read More

Moving to Hawaii Guide: Tips, Advice & More

If you are considering moving to Hawaii or want to know how to move to Hawaii, then this is a must read guide, covering a range of topics, including islands to consider, reasons to move / not to move to Hawaii, cost of living in Hawaii, jobs in Hawaii, moving to Hawaii with pets & more, including several links to some awesome resources around the web. Let’s start with a …Read More