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Kayaking along Lanikai Beach!

This was one of my favorite activities in Hawaii. Our friend Dylan is a kayaking tour guide, so he just took us around to the islands 0.25-1.25 miles off the shore. However, if you don’t happen to have an awesome kayaking expert friend, I’d pay to go on a tour! Especially if you’re a beginner or new at kayaking. It’s not only much safer, but you go further out with a guide. Some visitors went on private tours which allows you to get personal attention from your guide who will help you go faster. The water was just so beautiful and clear. I even saw a couple turtles (pic 3)!

Kayaking obviously works your shoulders and arms, but it’s also an intense core and back exercise. You use your core each time you shift to paddle on the other side, and the more you use your core, the less work your arms have to do. Your arms will get very tired very soon. Your legs get worked because you push back as you row.

Share your kayaking tips in replies, comments, and questions!

Best,

Geradine

P.S. Lanikai Beach is supposedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

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Just got back from Hawaii today! Basically, I was studying for USMLE Step 1 all March, took my test on April 4th, then flew out to Oahu with 6 of my friends on April 6th. We vacationed and explored for a week! Monday, I start my 3rd year of medical school! My Oahu itinerary included: 
Sunday: Walking around and quick beach day. 
Monday: Hiking and afternoon beach day
Tuesday: Hiking and Sunset and Pipeline beach (got some reading in, and watched the awesome surfers) 
Wednesday: Kayaking 
Thursday: Bodysurfing, snorkeling  
Friday: Paddleboarding, snorkeling 
More to come like delicious and easy meals for groups and pictures! 

Just got back from Hawaii today! Basically, I was studying for USMLE Step 1 all March, took my test on April 4th, then flew out to Oahu with 6 of my friends on April 6th. We vacationed and explored for a week! Monday, I start my 3rd year of medical school! My Oahu itinerary included: 

  • Sunday: Walking around and quick beach day. 
  • Monday: Hiking and afternoon beach day
  • Tuesday: Hiking and Sunset and Pipeline beach (got some reading in, and watched the awesome surfers) 
  • Wednesday: Kayaking 
  • Thursday: Bodysurfing, snorkeling  
  • Friday: Paddleboarding, snorkeling 

More to come like delicious and easy meals for groups and pictures! 

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Take some time to clear your mind today. We all need a refresher once in a while. For me, I try to take a moment to slow down, recuperate, and sigh everyday. Try and sit outside, in the shade for 10 minutes and find your stillness. This summer, I got the chance to go to Cancun and spent a lot of time just watching the waters. 

Take some time to clear your mind today. We all need a refresher once in a while. For me, I try to take a moment to slow down, recuperate, and sigh everyday. Try and sit outside, in the shade for 10 minutes and find your stillness. This summer, I got the chance to go to Cancun and spent a lot of time just watching the waters. 

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