|December 23, 2013||Filed under Hawaii, Oahu||
I had no excuse for not getting outdoors immediately. I awoke to 74° F in a tropical paradise as freezing winter gripped the mainland U.S. I needed to burn off some overindulgences from Thanksgiving. And my pale skin craved some nourishing sunshine.
In the past, Honolulu had been for me just a transit stop of a day or two. On this trip, it was the ideal base for a relaxing weeklong stay to explore Oahu, thanks to the hospitality of a recently relocated friend. Except for one stormy morning, my perfect December island escape was filled with blue skies and calm seas, active adventures and good eats. (more…)