About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Canyons, State Parks, Lookouts
Lighthouses, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Nature & Wildlife Areas, State Parks
This laid back and family-friendly beach in Hanaei Bay, with a funky little town attached and utterly stunning jagged mountain range backdrop, is an understandably popular destination on Kauai. Depending on time of day and of year, the water can be a giant bath of calm or churn of big surf. But whenever you go, the scenery is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Located at Kauai’s famous 'End of the Road' (all of the Ha’ena State), you'll find the especially pretty Ke’e Beach with its picturesque lagoon and views of the lush Na Pali Coast.
At ten miles long and 3,000 feet deep, this 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific' is a sight to behold. Whether going for a scenic drive or a hike, you will be blown away by the vistas, colors and vast scale of Waimea Canyon.
This wildlife refuge on the rugged northwestern coast of Kauai is a bird watcher’s paradise and home to Kilauea Point Lighthouse and amazing views of the Pacific.
The Wailua River State Park is an area both of natural beauty and historical significance, and is home to the only navigable river on the Hawaiian islands.
The Na Pali Coast is true wilderness at its best and one of the most dramatic coastlines you’ll ever view.