All posts tagged: hawaii

Maui: From lush to dust

The last place for our journey in Hawaii was the island of Maui. For us this was the place for relaxation and old school chilling at the hotel pool but also some very nice nature trips. Again I have two awesome routes/places for you to visit. Both of these trips will take you one day each. And yet again I’m totally recommending to rent a car on the island. There’s no public transportation to reach these locations. And the Shaka Guide app that I mentioned in my previous post was our tour guide for these tours also. Worked amazing! ROAD TO HANA  You’ve heard from this one! I know you have! This route will give you a perfect glimpse of Maui’s greenest rainforest areas, beaches and waterfalls. If you are a plant/forest/green junkie like I am, you will love this! It will take you the whole day so start early. The thing is that the road to Hana is a narrow road, crawling inside forests, again very serpentine-like and sometimes very slow. The road will …

Kauai: Canyons and ancient forests

Welcome to Kauai, the Garden Island of Hawaii! This island will blow your mind as it did for us. There’s everything for nature lovers. You can hike, trek or just lay on the beaches if you wish so. I’m going to share a few places for you to see and hike. THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF KAUAI The island is pretty small, and almost every single corner is easy to reach with a car. We rented a car for two day from the airport. And we also got this amazing app called Shaka Guide to give us the perfect tour in Kauai’s top locations. It was awesome and worked perfectly! You just choose a tour you want and the GPS tells the app where you’re driving at the moment. You have your own personal tour guide informing you the best spots to pull over to catch a nice view or the trails that you can take, and then shares interesting stories about the places and Hawaiian culture. Totally recommending that! We started our car tour on the …

O’ahu: Rainforest trails and city life

  O’ahu. That’s where we flew. That’s where Honolulu is. That where the action happens. O’ahu actually ended up being our favourite island of all we visited. That’s because it’s the perfect mix of city life and nature. We loved the cool restaurants of Honolulu, we did some snorkeling and beach life in Hanauma Bay and we saw the rainforest just outside the city of Honolulu at a few trails. Loved it! The different trails were the best thing for me in Hawaii. That was where we got the chance to see the amazing nature up and close. I get so excited when I enter any forest and seeing the rainforests was a lifetime dream of mine. I was mesmerized. In the following posts about Hawaii I will focus on the different nature trails in different islands. Just because I think those are the best reason to visit Hawaii and its various island.   1. MANOA FALLS TRAIL This nature trail is so easy to achieve from Honolulu. A bus goes there from the Waikiki beach …

Hello Hawaii!

I’m going to start this year of Folk Jee with an epic start! I guess this blog needs that because of the long silence. So much has changed, again. We are living in a new city but I think that subject will need its own post. So I’ll return to that a bit later. So, how to start big and bold… HAWAIIIII!!!! Yes, I did it! It was all planned silently for a half a year with my dear friend. We both needed a holiday so bad. And on January we flew almost two days from Finland to Hawaii. We visited three of the islands: Oahu, Kauai and Maui. And boy oh boy, I have planned an amazing visual trip for you guys! Because we did a lot of trails and I want to share all my special tips about those trails. There’s going to be lots of rainforest, so much green that you will get sick of it, plants and more plants, red mud, terrifying (at least for me) views and maybe you’ll catch …