Hawaiian Vacation Connection Podcast

The Hawaiian Vacation Connection Podcast focuses on the travel and tourism industry of Hawaii and is designed to help people learn about this unique destination. Since a vacation to the islands can be confusing and time consuming to plan, this podcast dedicates itself to covering helpful topics with a touch of humor and plenty of entertainment.

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Fresh from our recent trip to Kauai today I share some Kauai vacation ideas you can enjoy when visiting the Garden Isle. With all the many outdoor activities to choose from on Kauai, you may be struggling to decide what to do, especially if you’re only going for a...

island air airpane on tarmac on Kauai airport

Traveling to Hawaii by air is pretty straightforward when your destination is only one island, but when you have to travel between our islands, it can get complicated. Multi island packages (as they’re called) require copious planning. That includes the timing because flights between the islands are getting slimmer...

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Unplugging from the internet during you Hawaii Vacation may seem like a far fetched idea in this day and age.  However, you may want to consider the benefits before dismissing the idea. Studies have shown that a vacation is important to our overall well-being. Let's face it, you can't...

pool at the Grand Wailea Maui

If you've ever wondered where the best pools are on Maui, then today we got you covered! I tell you all about my favorites, the most popular and why they’re so awesome. Maui is my favorite island for pool lounging and there are so many excellent choices.  While I’ll never...

street going into Wailuku town

Today we answer a question from Paul Miller who is headed to Maui and wanted to know whether he should include Wailuku Maui in his plans. I always recommend a visit to Wailuku I love that area of Maui!  I  go over some of the highlights of this historic community...

Bruce Fisher taking selfie at Huloope Bay on Lanai

Today I offer up a few tips about traveling to Lanai. A few days ago I was treated to a overnight stay so I wanted to share my thoughts with you while it's fresh in my mind. It's been few years since I've been over there, so I was...

people eating laulau at Heia peer on Oahu

If you're traveling to Hawaii in the near future and don't know what know what foods you must try.......... you're in luck!! On today's podcast I go over my top 10 foods you should try on your Hawaii vacation.  From Loco Moco to Malasada's I cover all the favorite Hawaiian foods that can...

Ever since Mark Twain’s famous journey to Hawaii in 1866 as a correspondent for the Sacramento Union, the Kilauea lava flow has been attracting visitors from around the world. And for good reason. This is Mother Nature at her rawest and Madam Pele made visible in all of her...

It’s not all about luaus and hula when it comes to entertainment in Hawaii. There’s a long list of staged productions on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai that feature song and dance, comedy, acrobatics, and magic; all of the kinds of things you’d expect in a Las...

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If you think Hawaii hotels rates are high, think again, because we're actually CHEAPER when you're talking about how they compare to other similar destinations. l will  concede that room rates in Hawaii are about double the national average, but there is at least one simple explanation for that disparity....

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Alex O'Loughlin
September 12th will be a night full of stars in Waikiki—and, we don't just mean the kind in the sky! The executive producer of "Hawaii...
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The Big Island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for many Hawaii visitors, and it's not hard to tell why. Hawaii (it's real name)...
USS arizona memorial monument at Pearl Harbor
Oahu is called "The Gathering Place" for a reason. It's the third largest island, but home to the vast majority of the state's population....
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Celebrity chef cooking competitions are ALL the rage these days, and that was no exception at the 7th annual "Mangoes at the Moana" held...
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It's one thing to listen to local, Hawaiian music in your car while sightseeing around the island. It's quite another to enjoy live, local...
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