Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with this Groupon.
$20 for a Guided Honolulu Walking Tour for Two ($40 Value)
During the two-hour walking tour, expert history buff guides 15 to 20 guests through downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, passing landmarks such as Hawaii's first church, bank, and police station.
Ohana Walking Tours
Enchanted by a walking tour of Manhattan he took in 2007, the Honolulu Star Bulletin reports, Casey Hewes decided that his hometown of Honolulu deserved a similar guided trek focused on its rich history and culture. After recruiting former police officer and fellow lifelong history buff Richard Wong, Hewes opened Ohana Walking Tours one year later. Richard meets patrons beneath the Aliiolani Hale archway—situated right behind the King Kamehameha statue—and leads a two-hour jaunt past such attractions and landmarks as the Iolani Palace and the mayor's office. Guests also visit numerous Hawaiian firsts, including the state's first church, police station, and pizzeria, which was formed by a cooling volcano full of ham and pineapple. Throughout the tour, Richard connects rich anecdotes about Honolulu's past with their relevance to contemporary issues affecting the city today.
“Get ready for a great history lesson.”
“Tour guide very knowledgeable. Lots of interesting information provided during the tour.”
“Great walking tour, we learned a lot about the beautiful buildings in downtown Honolulu!”