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Weekend Lounge, Hawaii Edition: Part 2

Aloha. Are you ready for more? I thought you were! So buckle up and enjoy the ride, as I have a few more scenes from Hawaii to share with you.

“The Secret Lagoon”
Photo by Andrew Davey

As I’m writing this, I’m recovering from my hike here. Is this something, or what? 

If you know me well, you know I love to feel the ocean, climb rocks, and discover hidden tidepools. Guess what? This spot has all this and more!

So where is it? I’ll let you figure that out yourself. (If you need help, click on the videos and YouTube will give you a key clue.)

It’s Luau time!
Photo by Andrew Davey

This was definitely another highlight of my trip here. There’s nothing quite like this Hawaiian style dinner show, complete with a buffet of traditional Hawaiian dishes and medley of Polynesian dances.

Oh, so that’s not enough for you? How about this!

Honolulu: There’s more to it than Waikiki
Photo by Andrew Davey

Sure, Waikiki is fun, but that’s not all that Honolulu has to offer. So what else is there? Try Chinatown, perhaps the most authentic experience one can experience on this side of the South China Sea.

Photo by Andrew Davey

Or how about Iolani Palace, the only official royal palace in any of the 50 U.S. states? Remember that Hawaii existed long before it was admitted as the 50th state in 1959. Come here to learn more about the Aloha State’s rich past.

Photo by Andrew Davey

Speaking of the past, no visit to Oahu is complete without a trip to Pearl Harbor.

Photo by Andrew Davey

Believe it or not, this place happens to host both “bookends” of the United States’ involvement in World War II. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor. And on September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered to the Allies aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. (“The Mighty Mo” was in Tokyo Bay off the Japanese coast on that day, but it now shares its many stories with visitors in Pearl Harbor.)

Photo by Andrew Davey

I hope you’ve enjoyed this weekend’s tour of Hawaii’s most populous island. Stay tuned, as I may have a few more scenes to share with you in the future. And in the meantime, hang loose, enjoy the rest of the weekend, and get ready for us to return to our regularly scheduled programming soon.

Photo by Andrew Davey
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