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Hikes

Toddler Hiking: The Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

I recently took my son on his first hike. For him, I chose the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail for the magnificent views of Oahu’s windward coast. It’s also paved, which made it easy for me, him, and his stroller (when he needed it).

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Photography Sights

Welcome To Hawaii: Timelapses and Giggles

I got a new tripod for Christmas. And I already had an iPhone 6 Plus in my pocket. Then, Joel went on winter break from medical school. Then, Ryan decided to visit from Boston. Time to make a video!

You early Exploration: Hawaii readers might vaguely recall that I used to post a bunch of timelapse stuff back in the day. And then I stopped. I’m back. The iPhone 6 made it fun again. Did I mention that I shot this completely with an iPhone 6 Plus? Oh, I also picked up a remote for my DSLR and some other interesting gear. Can’t wait to do some fun time-lapse stuff with that soon, too!

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Photography Sights

Hello: Lanai

It’s been a while since I’ve played around with video. As the happy owner of the recently released iPhone 6 Plus, I thought that I would give its video camera a try. What better place to play around with the video camera than during our short Thanksgiving adventure on the small island of Lanai.

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Photography

Instagram Hawaii Spotting: Volume 6

This is Instagram Hawaii Spotting: Volume 6. I use Instagram a lot. A LOT. This makes sense since I’m pretty much glued to my iPhone and I love to snap photos. Follow me on Instagram. Hashtag your Hawaii adventures with #explorationhawaii and maybe we’ll add your photo in Volume 7!

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Downloads

Download Exploration: Hawaii iPhone Wallpapers (Series 3)

In celebration of Apple’s new iOS 7, we’re proud to release a new set of Exploration: Hawaii wallpapers specifically designed for the new sexy. These wallpapers were made with iOS 7 and its new parallax feature in mind. We think that these wallpapers will compliment the fun colors of the new iPhone 5C. Of course, they will also look dashing on the new iPhone 5S. We’ve also updated Series 2 wallpapers to take full advantage of iOS 7. Download links are at the bottom of the post. We hope that you enjoy!

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Downloads

Download Exploration: Hawaii iPhone Wallpapers (Series 2)

We’ve got some fresh iPhone 5 (and 4/S) wallpapers for our favorite Exploration: Hawaii readers to download and use. Each of the four designs are bold, fun, and designed to bring out the explorer in all of us. The four new wallpapers feature the photography of the four core members of the Exploration: Hawaii crew, and includes the iconic views from Haleakala (photo by Coty), an epic sunrise from Hanauma Bay (photo by Ahnate), a turtle and his shadow (photo by Joel), and finally a stunning night shot taken in historic Waikiki (photo by Marvin). Download links are at the bottom of the post. We hope that you enjoy!

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Photography

Instagram Hawaii Spotting: Volume 5

This is Instagram Hawaii Spotting: Volume 5. I use Instagram a lot. A LOT. This makes sense since I’m pretty much glued to my iPhone and I love to snap photos. These are a few photos that I Instagrammed during a recent trip to Kauai. Enjoy!

Follow me on Instagram (and since @joelsabugo is featured here, follow him too!). Hashtag your Hawaii adventures with #explorationhawaii hashtag and maybe we’ll add your photo in Volume 6!

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Products

10 Useful iPhone Apps for Hiking and Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Apple App Store offers mobile consumers the opportunity to access a library of apps that allow you to do a wide range of things, from farting-on-command, to finding a nearby restaurant, to even translating foreign languages. But are there any apps for the outdoor enthusiasts? Sure, of course there is. There are a ton. However, one of the problems of such a vast library of apps is sorting through the bunch and finding the ones that are best for you. I might not be able to tell you which apps are best for you, but I can surely share with you some of my favorite hiking/outdoor apps for the iPhone. Here are ten: