My sister, Megan, and I recently took a weeklong trip to Oahu, Hawaii. We hiked, surfed and ate our way through the Waikiki area. Here are some of the highlights from a great trip and some places to visit if you’re planning a trip for yourself!
What’s a wahine, you ask? It’s a term used to describe a female surfer. Megan and I rented boards from a stand on the beach and had a great time with our singing surf instructor, Kevin, who is basically a local celebrity. He serenaded us with all sorts of songs while helping us catch some waves and kept us entertained the entire time we were out there on the water.
If you’re thinking about planning a trip to Hawaii but are concerned about the often exorbitant cost, check out the Polynesian Beach Club hostel. We payed $120 total for five nights, two blocks away from the beach. Many refer to this section of the island as a “tourist trap,” and it’s true, it is is a popular spot and the prices reflect that. But it’s popular for a reason and we found many lesser known, cheaper restaurants and activities nearby that made Waikiki well worth the visit.
This was an amazing trip. Looking back through all of these pictures, and at my fading tan lines, I can’t wait to go back to Hawaii for more.