Hawaii

How to get the Best out of Oahu in 7 Days

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This year at the end of May I finished my au-pair year in Minnesota and I had a couple of days left before I had to go back to Germany. I couldn’t have thought of a better place to end my awesome year in the US, than Hawaii, so I packed my bags and flew to Oahu - and ever since I can’t stop talking about my trip. Although I didn’t have much time, I lost my h[...]

Top 10 Places to Surf in Winter

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It’s time to trade in that heavy winter coat and those miserable days spent hibernating inside for a neoprene onesie and a trip to the beach. Who says surfing needs to be reserved exclusively for summer? Why not make the most of the ocean 365 days a year? Some of the best swells occur during the colder seasons, and these great conditions aren’t the only perk[...]

Diving with Dolphins in Hawaii

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Early Saturday morning my sidekick Kellie and I jumped into her car to drive to the West side of O’ahu, one of the 8 Hawaiian main islands, to a little marina tucked into the corner of a beautiful piece of land. Ko’Olina Marina, first opened in 2000, is home to various catamaran sailboats where guests from nearby resorts come to inquire about snorkel tours a[...]

The History of Surfing

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I don't need to tell you that surfing is an extremely intense and exhausting sport. It involves pretty much every part of the body, not rarely resulting in a nice physical shape as shown by the gentleman below. I do admit, that is also the reason why I sometimes just hang around beaches to watch the surfers catch their waves (and something tells me I'm no[...]

Snuba diving

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Have you ever heard of snuba-diving? If you thought I've confused the C for an N here (as in scuba), you thought wrong. The word Snuba is composed of the two words snorkel and scuba. And that's pretty much what it is, something in between the two. Snuba divers use also swimfins, a diving mask, harness, regulator and weights as in scuba diving. Pretty much[...]