A pair of tinted aviator sunglasses on a table.

The Reality of Traveling Solo as a Woman in the Middle East

My elbow nudges the covered woman next to me as we sit shoulder to shoulder on the front seat of a cramped Turkish dolmuş (shared taxi). Our bodies sway and jolt on the unforgiving pothole-infested roads of the remote Biga Peninsula as we leave the Aegean coast behind. In a moment of awkwardness our eyes meet and we share an apologetic smile.

A woman rests on a park bench in the sand at Kailua beach.

Beaches Near Kailua, O‘ahu

Together, the beaches near Kailua, O‘ahu cover all the must-haves for a perfect day in the sun. Here are the best for solitude, swimming, families, & more.