Hawaii Vacation Blog

Hawaii Vacation Blog began in 2006 and was spearheaded by Hawaii Aloha Travel owner Bruce Fisher. The blog's roots are in providing an authentic voice and interesting topics on anything and everything Hawaii, and is specifically created for Hawaii's guests.

We welcome comments from our readers and love receiving feedback. We also encourage our readers to share with us any personal topics of their own — feel free to reach out to us. We enjoy reader suggestions and ideas as it helps Hawaii Vacation Blog become well rounded and unique.

A black and purple Mardi Gras aloha shirt for sale

When we think Mardi Gras, we think flamboyant masks and boastful beads; big bands on Bourbon Street and dancing – lots of it. But...
3 young women dressed in komonos

Happy Girls Day! In Japanese culture, March 3 celebrates all the lovely ladies in your life with mochi eating, doll playing and dressing up...
A small girls stands on a beach in Kauai

Kauai, the oldest island within Hawaii's chain, is known for its relaxed, quiet, and relatively unpopulated beaches. Fifty miles of white sand adorn this...
Close up shot of several pineapples

In 1848, the California Gold Rush began one of the largest human migrations in history. Half a million people from around the world traveled...
An ukulele teacher standing in front of a wall of ukuleles

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro said, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place." I’ve decided it’s time for me to...
A chain-linked fence at Waimea Bay prevents rock debris from falling into the roadway below

When it rains in Hawaii, it not only pours, but it landslides, mudslides — whatever you want to call it; the islands' mountainous terrain...
Parade volunteers discussing the upcoming parade

In a few weeks, a sea of green will stream through the sleepy town of Hilo, as they host their first St. Patrick's Day...
Passengers board an Island Air aircraft

Beginning April 1, 2014, Island Air will be ending its Molokai service for good. The Honolulu-based turboprop airline owned by Oracle Corporation CEO Larry...
Customers enjoy the good food and charming ambiance at Happy Valley Pasta & Pizza

Everyone has a favorite go-to restaurant to fall back on — when you are not quite sure what it is you are craving or...
A mural in Kakaako of sharks, octopuses and dolphins playing cards

Take a stroll through the the Kakaako district – between downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Shopping Center – and you will be amazed by...

Check out our Podcast!

Hanauma Bay
If you're on the fence about whether or not to choose Hawaii for your next vacation then this podcast is for you! On today's...
pair of feet in shallow water with rocks
Aloha and welcome to another episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection! Today I’m giving you my top recommendations for how to fast track into relax...
A backpacker looking out over the mountains in Kauai
On today's show I talk about some of my favorite free things to see and do while visiting the beautiful island of Kauai. Since...
A girl holds up her arms bechause she is happy about hawaii
I bet I know what you're really thinking: Hawaii is so expensive! While the that may be true, I'm gonna make the argument today why...
A Pork Laulau Lunch Plate
Today it's all about Plate Lunches in Hawaii, something you just have to try on your Hawaii Vacation! Food seems to always be a focal...
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