Hawaii has a ridiculous amount of amazing things to offer. A truly ridiculous amount. While you might think the best is the weather or the beaches, I’m here to tell you it isn’t. It’s the mountains. They are, in my opinion, what makes these islands so amazing. That’s not to say that the beaches or weather aren’t amazing because they are however, I personally have found beaches I’ve enjoyed more (Philippines, Thailand, Dominican Republic, etc.). We’ll come back to the beaches on another post.
The mountains though truly set Hawaii apart (at least in my travels). On Oahu, the mountains are exceptionally steep, considerably cooler in temperature and make you feel like you are in a movie…in fact they film quite a few here (at Kualoa Ranch – more pics below…it’s awesome!). Driving through the mountains feels otherworldly, as you’ve been transported from the concrete jungle to the literal one where all sorts of things seem to be possible in one’ imagination. Now, perhaps this is just me since I didn’t grow up here or anywhere like it. For the locals, it might not be this way, but…maybe it is. Anyways, enjoy the photos below!