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  1. Megan Hoeffliger says:

    I love this North Shore post! I have been to Hawaii about a dozen times, but I always want to explore the North Shore more. Our next trip is going to be with our 1-1/2 year old so it’s definitely going to be a different, but fun, experience.

  2. Mahalo nui Monica!! I just happened upon your blog this morning and was so happy to see that you are from my home island!!! We are living in MS right now and missing home so much, so this video was food for my soul. I went to school in Waialua and my grandparents are at the chicken farm on NS. I’m sure you know which one! Thank you for sharing. Love and blessings.

  3. Susan Wheeler says:

    LOVE this tour and the choice of Jack Johnson songs to go along with it! I should have watched this before our visit over Christmas! We rented a house directly across from the marina in Haleiwa. We also really enjoyed Christmas Eve service at your church. We loved seeing so many in board shorts! Very relaxed atmosphere. Reminded me of our church here, EPIC community church. Silent Night sung in Hawaiian topped it all off! As soon as your worship team finished my daughter turned to me
    and said “now that was just awesome”. Can’t wait to come
    back! Hoping to be there
    permanently this summer! Mahalo for sharing!!

    1. Susan Wheeler says:

      Love the Donovan F song also! Good choices!

  4. Wow so many great memories. thanks for posting the video Monica. This Aussie needs to get back there. Matsumotos shaved ice and the Shrimp truck with the graffiti all over it. Snorkling with the sea turtles….I loved it. thank you.

  5. Wow! Lovely tour, thanks for sharing! It’s WAY out of my reach, but maybe someday… if I could ever find those ruby slippers…… lol

  6. This is simply awesome. I don’t think there’s anything much better than having “the insider scoop” from a local resident. We have been seriously considering a vacation to Hawaii next year but in the preliminary research were overwhelmed by trying to pick just one island to visit. I think we now have our answer. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  7. What a fun video! I have shown it to my whole family and it brings back memories of our recent trip. I cannot believe ll you did in a day. The natural beauty in the ocean and the fruit really amazes me!

  8. Corrine, thank you for sharing your story. I’m also very sorry for your loss, but it sounds like you had a very meaningful experience there.
    I’ve never been to Hawaii but have always dreamed of it–and this video is confirming that I need to make the dream a reality!!!! I literally feel more relaxed just having seen it! Great photography, scenery, music, and subjects!!! Thanks!!! 😀

  9. Ah! Thanks for the fix! My two brothers and I were there in ’09 bucket listing as one of them was battling brain cancer. We drank coffee outside that shop surrounded by roosters and then took him paddling under Rainbow bridge surrounded by honu. We paddle our SUPs up river to the rope swing and he watched us from the water. Such a great trip. He passed away one month later. It was four years ago last week. Xo

    1. Oh Corinne, I have goosebumps all over after reading that. What a story. I’m so sorry for your loss, but love hearing about the amazing time you and here on the North Shore. I cannot even imagine losing a brother like that. I would love to see a picture of all of you….If you happen to have them, it would make me smile!
      Thanks so much for commenting. It really made my day. Aloha

  10. Thank you for putting this together, we truly enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end.

  11. Melissa Boyd says:

    Great video. Loved the songs too! Artist and song title please:)

  12. I just want to come visit you so badly! I think we could have a pretty awesome time 😉

  13. That was great!! Obviously having lived there I know all those places, but I was drooling while watching and saying out loud…what were we thinking about leaving that place….dumb move, but hindsight….lol

  14. When you started out with a three tour I was waiting for “the weather started getting rough…..”