Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy

Yesterday after driving back from the Bamboo Forest and finding hidden waterfalls to explore and swim in, a guy from our hostel told us about a local gem, Peahi, also known as Jaws Beach. It’s down an unmarked dirt road, full of potholes and obstacles, which only adds to its mystery and allure. A few minutes into our tricky drive a cherry red, circa 1960s old speedster, comes barreling up the road with dust swirling in its tracks and a guy bumping along on the back. We pull up, wave them down, and ask if we’re on the right path to our secret beach. They assure us we are and that the drive is worth the views. The guy in the back hops off and asks for a ride back down. He wasn’t quite ready to leave this magical site. He jumps in and we’re off. Luckily for my Charleston and LA passengers, they had a backroads Wisconsin girl behind the wheel. Years of dirt roads and field parties prepared me for this very...