When I attended University of Hawaii Manoa for a semester, my days were spent hiking in the jungle, doing homework on the beach, and swimming in the fresh waterfalls in the mountains. A great way to spend your college career right?? It really was. With Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls, and Angels Landing all within an hour of my Portland hometown…You could say I have some high standards when it comes to reasons to hike uphill among the mosquitoes and mud. Waterfalls are basically my requirement. In Hawaii there are thousands of them hidden throughout every island…ones you can cliff jump and swim in! Something about swimming in the middle of the jungle with the water roaring down around you is just exhilarating…. And Instagram worthy if I might add.