Pearl Harbor With Kids – World Schooling

Pearl Harbor With Kids – World Schooling

We arrive in Honolulu and have booked accommodation through Craigslist. It is a high-rise building on the 36th floor with a mid-way glass balcony, which instantly makes me nervous!   In hindsight, I would not do this again because it is not up to our standard, and this is why we have now become luxury travel experts.  We have gained experience in the safety you need to have with online sights and accommodation booking sites for family travel.

Last days in Hawaii

Visit Pearl Harbor

– from a child’s viewpoint –
apartment in Hawaii

©Exploramum and Explorason – our apartment for the next few nights might be substandard

Wow – it has a very hot spa and I do like that!
rooftop pool

©Exploramum and Explorason – Enjoying the rooftop

The lights in the hills are just lovely as we look out from the spa. The pool is freezing, so I leave that to my seven-year-old son to enjoy.
We have been living with one small bag of clothes for the past week, and I had left the bulk of our luggage at the home of the family we stayed with prior. I cannot wait to throw these clothes out. Traveling in the same clothes is super boring. However, a travel tip is to go to Wall-mart or just buy souvenir t-shirts. Here in Hawaii, they are only $3-$4 each.
Next day we meet our new friends, who have managed to work out how to use our international sim card on our phones – quite tricky! We enjoy lunch at famous Dukes right on Waikiki. The food here is great – I highly recommend it, but there is a long wait to get in.
Dukes Restaurant

©Exploramum and Explorason – Dukes Restaurant

My son has discovered some new kids books and uses the time to read.

Travel tip:

Hotels, lobbies, some cafes, and yacht clubs etc all have a ‘swap book area’. You can leave your used ones, and replenish your supplies. An ideal way to save $$ and not to carry extra items once finished with.

©Exploramum and Explorason – reading

Pearl Harbor with kids

We head for Pearl Harbor. There is a lot to see and learn here, and an educational day as well.  Pearl Harbor with kids is perfect for world schooling!

Attraction Name: Pearl Harbor Memorial

Location:  1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818


Pearl Harbor entrance

©Exploramum and Explorason – Pearl Harbor entrance

Pearl Harbor with kids means that some displays allow kids to touch, feel and play. Like this old divers helmet.
interactive display

©Exploramum and Explorason – interactive display

When you get to Pearl Harbor, you book your tour as you have to go by boat to the site where SS Arizona sunk. You are taken into a picture theatre before that. There, we watched a movie and learnt a lot. Our friend’s 4-year old knows so much about Pearl Harbor. So he teaches my son.
SS Arizona Memorial

©Exploramum and Explorason – SS Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor with kids is at it is a great time to learn about both history and respecting the past, we walk around the memorial it is very sobering and quiet.

It is amazing to see tiny drops of oil still bubbling to the surface. They say this is the sea crying for the dead.  This is a really memorable moment in our travels – right here.

Pearl Harbor

©Exploramum and Explorason – Pearl Harbor

We are dropped back with our bags and need to pack for mainland USA. We decide to head to Waikiki to see the sunset. Some guy puts his South American birds on me on the street and takes a photo. I tell him to get them off as my shirt is wet at the back – poop!!!
Birds in Hawaii

©Exploramum and Explorason – Birds in Hawaii

As the sun sets, we meet some Australians from the Pearl Harbor tour
who take our photo.  Pearl Harbor with kids has proven memorable as they remember my son and the other boy we were with.
beach sunset

©Exploramum and Explorason – sunset in Hawaii

My son enjoys watching the hula dancer.
hula dancer

©Exploramum and Explorason – hula dancer

As we walk back, my son strips off and runs through the synchronised fountain. Of course, the Japanese love this and stop to take his photo. It is lovely, as people smile as they see his joy. Oh to be free as a child!
street fun

©Exploramum and Explorason – street fun

We finish up with dinner at the Big Kahuna. I don’t personally recommend the food but maybe we just had a bad night, but it was a great place to just sit by the windows and watch people. It is iconic for Hawaii so the overall experience makes up for it? Maybe…
Big Kahuna

©Exploramum and Explorason – Big Kahuna

We are ready to say goodbye to Hawaii but sad to be leaving our new friends.
My wallet is especially ready to say goodbye to Hawaii compared with Fiji.
Tomorrow we will be in mainland USA, California – make sure to follow our travels.

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