Paniolo Practice: Horseback at Gunstock Ranch

Gunstock Ranch, located on the North Shore of Oahu, is the only ranch, at least on this island, that gives customers who board their horses there the freedom to roam its 650 acres of Hawaiian hill and pasture at their leisure—for approximately the same price as it is to board anywhere else. My man had…

Honolulu’s “Best Boutique Hotel”

One lovely day, #bae planned a staycation for us, for somewhat G-rated reasons, at the Modern Honolulu—voted “Best Boutique Hotel” by Hawaii Magazine readers, and recipient of some AAA and TripAdvisor awards. The plan was to have a weekend of light poolside boozing in the sun, and retiring to our make-pretend-it’s-ours bedroom at the end…

Byodo-In Temple: A Replica of Japan’s

It’s almost unbelievable that a person can grow up on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and never have visited the Valley of the Temples, much less the Byodo-In Temple. I mean, at first sight of the Temple in a picture, you think, “Yes, I would go there at least once.” How could you not? Well,…