Protecting the Environment and Preserving Trees by Scaling back on Liberal Arts University Programs

For the first time in 185 years, there will be no fall semester at Green Mountain College in western Vermont. The school fell victim to trends in higher education that could soon impact hundreds of other schools. One expert predicts that 25% of colleges will fail in the next 20 years. In an effort to protect the environment colleges will be cutting back on Liberal Arts University Programs and all other curriculums that are not work based skiils, AKA: programs that dont lead to work, will be reducing their volume.

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My Oahu Travel Guide — ALEX CERBALL

There is no place like Oahu… and if you’re planning a trip to the island, lucky you! Here are some of my favorite things to do on Oahu.


An hour drive from Waikiki, the North Shore is one of my favorite places in the world.  I absolutely love it here!  Start your day with a stop in Haleiwa and grab breakfast or lunch in this historic town before you head out on your adventure.  During the summer months, the Country is flat and perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving.  In winter, the waves get big… in some places up to 25- 40 feet.  There are several surfing competitions during the winter months (November- December) so beaches can get busy and you can expect even more traffic.


  • Haleiwa Alii
  • Waialua
  • Mokuleia
  • Kaena Point
  • Waimea Bay
  • Sunset Beach
  • Velzyland


*Interested in swimming with sharks without a cage?  Check out my blog post about my experience here.




Pristine, uncrowded and absolutely beautiful… they don’t call this the best side for nothing.  Drive to the end of the road for some of the best beaches on the island and enjoy the view of the majestic Waianae Mountain Range.  (Check the surf forecast or ask a lifeguard to make sure the water isn’t too rough before you go.)  If you are traveling with family, visit Koolina for the Paradise Cove Luau or spend time in the lazy river at the Disney Aulani Resort.


  • Yokohama Bay
  • Makua Beach
  • Makaha Beach
  • Electric Beach



East Side of Oahu

Starting from November to May, this is where you want to be if you want to go whale watching.  After Hawaii Kai, Kalanianaole Highway is a scenic road with dreamy views and plenty of lookouts where you can stop and enjoy the view.  There are also several hikes along this route, including the Makapuu Lighthouse trail and Tom Tom trail.  Rent a kayak in Kailua and head to the Mokulua Islands, or go on a full moon hike on the Lanikai Pillbox trail.


  • Haunama Bay
  • Makapuu
  • Waimanalo
  • Kailua

Lanikai Pillbox hike




Always sunny and rainbow sightings are almost guaranteed… Waikiki is busy, vibrant and your destination for nightlife and high-end shopping.  (Chinatown also has a nightlife scene.)  Take a surf lesson in Waikiki, or board a sunset catamaran cruise with your best friends.  Wake up early, (really early) and walk towards Diamond Head if you want to enjoy the beach without the big crowds… but you can always count on these beaches being very packed.

*The Hilton Hawaiian Village has a fireworks show every Friday night at 7:45pm.


  • Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Kaimana Beach Park



  • The Modern Honolulu – One of my favorite hangouts! Stop by for a drink at the pool, and stay for a night out at the Lobby Bar.  Read about my experience in the Penthouse here.
  • The LayLow, Autograph Collection – a boutique hotel with a friendly staff and great rooftop hangout space.

Diamond Head

Have you been to Oahu?  What are your favorite spots?

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With Aloha, Alex

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