Hey All,

A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to head to the beautiful islands of Hawai’i! I spent a few days in Oahu and stayed down in Waikiki. As some of you have gathered, I love food, beautiful nature and people. This trip did not disappoint in any way. I didn’t have a bad meal, even a bad bite of food; it’s essentially what I ate was what I dream of. Amazing food cultures mashed together to create some delicious and remarkable hybrids. Whether it be shave ice (japanese-hawaiian), meat jun (korean-hawaiian), and spam musubi (japanese-american), these all found their way into my belly!

Beyond the amazing food, I saw beautiful scenery. Sunshine, palm trees and a slight saltiness in the air make for an intoxicating experience. In the dead of a Pacific Northwest winter it was life changing! We hiked the Lanikai Pillbox trail and got plenty of beach time to warm up a bit. Up to this point I had managed to never go to a tropical beach, or even a destination that was like the climate on the islands. I can’t wait to go back!

I visited with Miko and some of my family while there. Also we managed to link up with a local to show us around North Shore, see more family who live in Honolulu. Needless to say we ate well, drank well and stayed in great company.

Without further ado, some photos!