The Westest Coast - United States

 Hawaii

**with overseas travel on pause, lets look at the home front for a few posts**


In the US...if "the west coast is the best coast", this is as best as it gets.



Honolulu

Not sure what to say about this, you see, if you don't have a concept of what to do here; don't come.



I dreamt of this place for 20 years before I had the chance to live and visit. My dream itinerary seemed endless and took living here for over a year in order to make it through it.  Skydiving? Check (if I'm gonna die it would be smashing into this island), snorkel with sea turtles? Check. Club themed campouts on the beach? Check. Sleep with plentiful amounts of tourists?  Check Play in waterfalls? Check. run around with wild chickens? double check. You don't notice it but all the while the spirit of Aloha takes over you.

Rules: Respect the people. 
Rules:  Respect the island. 


Those are all the rules you need.

home.
Unless you're supremely stuck up, its easy to be humbled.

 Sunsets. Beaches. Hikes. Swimming. Nature. You name it, this island has it. Go to Hulas, get boozy. Get nude with all your friends and take a moonlight soaked swim.    

ignore my little HeeHee.
                        

                                  The skies and rainbows drive me nuts. #cloudporn

My view from home...All calm n shit...

....Then the coolest lighting storms light up the nights. 

You will find that the lighting here is good for both flattering and unflattering photos....

NOT BLURRY JUST UGLY
"IS he, u kno?"  







                                                              Ohana means family.

                                       
                                        And here "family" means, they might see your fat-blonde-lazy-boy

All times of the year are prime for Hawaii, that said, being less basic about a vacation in the summer can have its benefits. For example, October is both Pride AND Halloween in Honolulu. 
It is notoriously awesome. Hoards of people in costumes up and down Waikiki. 
I would say LA is the pinnacle for Halloween, but this is damn near as good. 

Dear Every Gay At Halloween Trying To Show The Most Skin,

Nudist. 
  
You're welcome, 
                           Chris



Island life has its ups and downs, but living in Hawaii for the worst Covid lockdowns in the US was easily the most wild. Empty streets in Waikiki in the evening, beaches completely free from hoards of people - in an odd zombie apocalypse movie kind of way, no lines to anything, near silence and no endless streams of cars... just me and my friends in our own little terrifying bubble world *cries*! I always dreamt about what Oahu would be like if there were no tourists, and it was as incredibleeeee as it was horrifying considering the circumstances. A truly once in a life time silvering lining to an otherwise shit situation

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You don't need an itinerary coming here. Simply existing is plenty to find fun. And be ready to meet heaps of cool people from all over the world...tourists like this place lol


   
OKay, back to those skies.


cums. 


 



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****serius disclaymur**** As much as I love this place, I've came to feel this is not my home. This is the home of those who have a birth right to the land. When I first arrived I was so naïve to this idea because I had not seen first hand how destructive moving here can be and the devastation of outpricing natives from their lives. it makes you sick.  Hawaii should mirror Monaco, keep the rich from out pricing the natives by offering proper programs that protect them. Far too many people come here thinking it is their own personal paradise, and that misses the point.  Its not just some awesome playground. Imagine being forced from your home because you can't afford it or find a sustainable job, ...somehow people miss the concept that nearly EVERYTHING on island is a finite resource. Who are we to take that from someone who truly deserves it..it's Colonizer central *****