Shave Ice Battle Oahu: Matsumoto vs Waiola

Matsumoto Shaved Ice After spending almost a week in Oahu, Hawaii, I felt obligated to compare 2 of the top shaved ice spots on the island. During my most recent visit, I had the opportunity to revisit both spots and you can't go wrong with either one. Without further delay, lets get straight to the … Continue reading Shave Ice Battle Oahu: Matsumoto vs Waiola

Aloha: Jen and Calvin take Hawaii Trip Recap (Flight +Hotel)

Happy Traveling Last week Jen and I decided to go to the island of Oahu for a quick getaway. While I went to Hawaii last fall, Jen hadn't been to Hawaii since summer 2019, when we sat in the older United Business Class cabin where seats were in a 2-4-2 format. This time around, for … Continue reading Aloha: Jen and Calvin take Hawaii Trip Recap (Flight +Hotel)

[ Must Try] Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck: The Famous Shrimp Scampi

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck On the North shoe of Oahu, if you drive along Kamehameha Highway, you will see an area filled with food trucks. While there are many shrimp and seafood trucks, Giovanni's Shrimp Truck still stands as the legendary shrimp truck known for its simple lemon garlic butter shrimp.  This shrimp truck is more … Continue reading [ Must Try] Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck: The Famous Shrimp Scampi

Hawaiian Airlines Economy Extra Comfort: HNL(Oahu) to SFO

After spending a great week in Hawaii, it was time to head back to San Francisco for work and the start of another quarter of grad school. Although I'm usually a Star Alliance flyer, Jen and I have heard rave reviews on Hawaiian Airlines so we decided to try it out. Booking/Planning Hawaiian Airlines runs … Continue reading Hawaiian Airlines Economy Extra Comfort: HNL(Oahu) to SFO

First Class to Paradise: SFO to HNL(Oahu) on United’s 777-200

Comfortable seats and great service. Seats in row 4 were wonderful and are my preferred seats for this configuration. This flight works great for couples or families traveling together. Pros: Comfortable lie flat seats Great Mai Tai Solid Service Cons: Sub-par and unresponsive IFE Serviceable Food Seat 4k and 4L are my favorite on this … Continue reading First Class to Paradise: SFO to HNL(Oahu) on United’s 777-200