Oahu in pieces: The leftovers

Here are some quick snapshots I didn't share from Oahu. 1.Hanauma Bay: it's a state park, beautiful corals. You must pay to get in. A steep hike to get below.  ​ 2.​ Diamond Head. This is us driving out. Plenty of hikers around. ​ 3.  North Shore side- not every beach is one you wanna …

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If you do nothing else in Brisbane… DO THIS

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was a real treat today. The bonus: Kangaroos and other native wildlife (seriously, I became Kangaroo obsessed!). ​ ​ He is literally hopping into my heart! Getting There: I recommend going with Miramar cruises see website Here. They will pick you up in front of the State Library for a ferry …

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Surfers Paradise! DIY Style

If you're in Brisbane, hop on a train to World Famous Surfers Paradise! An endless Beach of baby powder sand, surf, and sunshine on the Gold Coast. But first... getting there. Travel companies sell bus packages down to the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise for quite a bit of money per a person. Spare yourself …

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Free in Brisbane! FREE!

Hey Gang, I thought I'd make a brief post on some of the many free things to do in Brisbane. 1. Museums (south bank and the CBD city hall) both have museums with free offerings. City Hall also has a clock tower you can ride up to. Walk across the bridge to south bank to …

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Moreton Island

Escape the fake! That's the slogan of the island! And it lives up to it. ​ ​ This mostly sand island off the coast of Brisbane is well worth the trip! I highly recommend this visit be done with a tour company. Choose the tour company based off what you want to do on the …

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Waimea Valley, Waterfalls!

Oahu: why not jump into a rain water pool? Take a 45 minute drive from Honolulu to enjoy more of what the North Shore offers: tranquil beauty! The Waimea Valley boasts a bay with teal blue water, and on the other side a lovely place to hike and explore botaanical gardens and birds. Price: see …

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World’s Largest Garden Maze, and Pearl Harbor! 

Day 2: Oah'u Place: Dole Maze We went for the maze and found it enjoyable. After paying, you'll receive a guide and pencil. Average time is 45 minutes to complete. We finished in 34! They also have a train tour, great botanicals onsite (including pineapples). The onsite center hosts many snacks and souvenirs to take …

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