Every so often in my travels, I discover a hidden gem that excites the f*ck out of me and throws me into vortex of manic happiness and inspiration.
At first glance, Sidewalk Deli is not much to look at. The 2nd and 3rd glances aren’t great either. In fact, it probably won’t be until you take your first bite of kimchi pancake that you’ll actually start to trust this recommendation.
At least that’s how it went for us.
Apparently Ronald Reagan really liked his ice cream because in 1984 he declared the third Sunday of July National Ice Cream Day and he designated the whole month of July to be National Ice Cream Month..
My sister Shannon attended college at the University of Hawaii and fell in love with Oahu. She now works in forestry and conservation on the island, and has been asking me to visit for years.
The truth is, I’ve traveled to Oahu several times and have never really felt a connection with the island. It’s always seemed so busy and expensive, and I usually prefer to travel to lesser known destinations.
The Hamakua/Kawai Nui marsh complex is not only the largest remaining wetland in Hawaii, but it’s one of the only places in the world where you can find several species of native and endangered Hawaiian birds.
With only a few days in Oahu, our itinerary was packed solid from morning until night, so the only time we we had to squeeze in hiking Lulumahu Falls was right before we flew home.