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#40trails No. 17: Mānoa Falls, O‘ahu

By On February 18, 2016

HIKE: Mānoa Falls, O‘ahu WHEN: February 2016 LENGTH: 1.6 miles roundtrip DIFFICULTY: Easy; great for novices, kids, families and leashed dogs FEATURES: Well-worn trail, valley scenery, often wet and muddy, mosquitos (so… Read More


#40trails No. 16: Going solo on Kuli‘ou‘ou Ridge, O‘ahu

By On January 4, 2016

HIKE: Kuli‘ou‘ou Ridge, O‘ahu WHEN: January 2016 LENGTH: 5-mile roundtrip DIFFICULTY: Fairly easy, especially the first two-thirds of the trail; more challenging to the summit FEATURES: Gradual switchbacks, usually dry and shady,… Read More


#40trails No. 15: Moanalua Middle Ridge, O‘ahu

By On November 6, 2015

HIKE: Moanalua Middle Ridge, O‘ahu WHEN: October 2015 LENGTH: Good question. The entire trail, roundtrip, took us 7 hours. DIFFICULTY: Challenging, some sketchy open-ridge areas FEATURES: Stream crossings; historic and cultural sites… Read More


#CatEats: Urban Bistro near Ala Moana

By On September 18, 2015

When my foodie friend Melissa Chang (@melissa808) tells me to eat somewhere, I make a mental note. But when she invites to eat with her, well, I clear my schedule! Urban Bistro… Read More


#CatTravels: My favorite Neighbor Island omiyage

By On July 30, 2015

Omiyage. It’s a custom I grew up with. While it’s rooted in Japanese culture — omiyage are souvenirs you bring back home from a trip that you give to others — just about… Read More