Make a Wish Hawaii Odyssey Armada on Memorial Day Lantern Festival on Oahu, Hawaii 2015 by Marvin Chandra

Make-A-Wish Hawaii: Odyssey Armada – A Memorial Day Fleet (2015)

On Memorial Day, multiple ships set out to sea across Waikiki and Magic Island to benefit Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Throughout the day the event allowed passengers to donate, win prizes provided by sponsors, and enjoy various entertainment available. The boats would pass the major Lantern Festival at the end to allow a unique view of the event as thousands gathered at Magic Island for the yearly event.

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The Bite of Hilo 2015: Like Sample?

“We are the great Hilo Vikings. Mysterious and strong seafarers. Noble in our cause from the shores of Hilo Bay. We have bravely set out over treacherous waters to conquer, pillage, and dominate somewhere deep in our memories. We remember the ancient ways of the Hilo Vikings. This is why we are drawn back here tonight. Together by a deep seeded urge. A urge so powerful we don’t even question it. Our fight. We long for it. Tonight we celebrate as vikings.”

The above statement was the first thing that I read when I opened up the program to the Bite of Hilo. It sounded a bit like the opening narration to an epic movie. No movie here, instead, the Hilo High School Foundation put together a night of epic grinds suitable for Vikings near and far.

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King Kamehameha III Summer Palace (Kaniakapupu) Revisited

Note: Kaniakapupu is a closed trail and is not open to the public. Only authorized groups are allowed to visit Kaniakapuu, including, the Sierra Club of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Civic Club. As our disclaimer partially reads: “I’m not your daddy, these are dangerous as sh*t hikes, even the simple ones, if you got [insert applicable disorder, disease, or physical impairment] don’t even think about it yo.” Also, consider these tips on Hiking Safely In Hawaii. Mahalo.

One of our very first posts here on Exploration: Hawaii was on King Kamehameha III’s summer palace. Through the years, the Kaniakapupu post has remained one of our most popular and also controversial. Here are some comments from that first post, and maybe some things to keep in mind:

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Papali to Pupukea via KST 2015 by Marvin Chandra

Papali to Pupukea: The Ride Never Ends

The Northern Ko’olaus offer hikers some of the longest and most obscure trails on the island while presenting memorable landmarks along with the most pristine parts of the Ko’olau Summit Trail still remaining. Many crossovers are available to visit sections of the KST (see its entirety) and recently Khym and I would cover a large portion starting in Hau’ula and ending at the Ko’olau Northern end in Pupukea. Along the way, we would visit the lookout for Upper Sacred Falls, Koloa Cabin, and the summits of La’ie, Malaekahana, and Kahuku.

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