Travel Tourism

Pearl Harbor, Oahu (map)

As a traveler you are a tourist, like it or not.  You may take guided tours that pick you up at your hotel and follow the flag leader single file around the destinations OR you walk, hitch hike, take local transportation, and immerse yourself in corners of the planet only seen by a mere 10% of travelers.

Traveler = Tourist

There is nothing wrong with it.  In fact in my opinion if your not touring the places you travel to you are not really seeing the country.  Oahu has been the Hawaii HQ of tourism since before our parents were born.  So it’s hard to visit this Brussels of Bicycle tours destination and feel like you are someone special experiencing the place, but if you look hard enough you can visit the cross-roads of tourism and still end the day kicking back on top of the world!

The Pacific National Monument

Pearl Harbor Navy

Someone is getting a bit scruffy on the road
Someone is getting a bit scruffy on the road
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor – U.S.S. Missouri & the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
EmSue showing off her Hindu protection bracelet Sumita gave her in India; I think it's called a Rakhi?
Showing off her Hindu protection bracelet Sumita gave her way back in India that has somehow not broken off; I think it’s called a Rakhi?
Picking out our next destination
Picking out our next destination
Find the path less traveled
Find the path less traveled

Hawaii for Plants

Red Rocks

Trail Climbing

Trail Climbing

The Olomana Trail takes a bit of an uphill turn
The Olomana Trail takes a bit of an uphill turn

Olomana Peak Views

Yoga Posing Around the World - Olomana Trail Oahu Hawaii
Yoga Posing Around the World – Olomana Trail Oahu Hawaii

Olomana Trail Panoramic

The Oahu Windward Coast
The Oahu Windward Coast
Narrow Downhills
Narrow Downhills
We have been begged by a lot, but this Tree Begging was the first
We have been begged by a lot, but this Tree Begging was the first
Sometimes tourism makes you want to stab yourself... With a tree?
Sometimes tourism makes you want to stab yourself… With a tree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Dustin Orrick

Techie, TreeHugger, Outdoor Adventurist, Motorhead, and can now say World Traveler!

One thought on “Travel Tourism

  1. Well put! I’ve been pondering myself and have a post brewing on the same topic. We’re currently in Vietnam and in some parts it feels next to impossible to be anything BUT a bona fide tourist the way things operate.

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