Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

The Hawaii Vacation Connection is a one-of-a-kind podcast that is produced live every Monday, straight from a recording studio in Hawaii Kai, Oahu. Hosted by Hawaii Aloha Travel owner Bruce Fisher, the podcast touches on an array of Aloha state news topics and is dedicated to Hawaii’s guests. Whether you’re a first time visitor or repeat traveler, the Hawaii Vacation Connection keeps you in the loop and in the local know.

The 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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Well, 2014 is winding down and we thought we’d take a look at some of the big news stories in Hawaii travel and tourism that happened this year. It was an interesting year to say the least, particularly in Hawaii’s tourism industry. There was a lot that happened that is...

We’re talking about Chinatown today, a part of Honolulu that has really come into its own as a hotbed of the arts and innovative, modern dining. But even as these new influences continue to grow and flourish in Chinatown, it still retains is cultural character. The fresh fish, meat,...

Well, the holiday season is upon us, folks! And their arrival signals another seasonal spike in visitor arrivals to Hawaii. Visitor arrivals continue to grow, and a gloomy weather forecast for North America, Hawaii’s largest source market, could see a significant spike in arrivals as temperatures on the mainland...

View of the pool at the Hilton Waikialoa Village

On October 10th, Maui resident Kathleen Soule filed a class action lawsuit against Priceline and Marriott Resorts. Kathleen is suing because she believes she was faced with unfair and unreasonable assessment and collection of 'Hawaii resort fees.' On August 9, 2011, Kathleen used Priceline.com to book a reservation at the...

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There’s no easy way around the topic… a vacation is expensive. It takes many couples and families years to save up for one, and it’s no surprise why. Hawaii is a pricey destination for a few reasons. First, it is a very remote location and requires a flight overseas....

There are a ton of ways for travelers to save on vacations, especially with new companies popping up like Airbnb and VRBO for accommodations, Uber for transportation, and review sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. This is a great thing because it provides the budget traveler with tools and options....

Hawaiian food plate lunch

Can you believe September is coming to an end? Honestly I feel like summer didn’t even happen- it seems to have come and gone so quick! Well, autumn doesn’t technically start till September 22nd, but Hawaii really only sees two seasons a year, summer and winter. But I feel...

A beautiful mountain ridge on Kauai

I feel like a lot of things big have happened in Hawaii pretty recently… Big Island had an earthquake, two hurricanes threatened the islands, (which had all grocery stores cleared out of water and canned goods across the entire state and everyone on high alert), primary elections took place,...

New Salmon dish at Nobu Waikiki

If you’re vacationing in Hawaii, then chances are you want to sample local fresh seafood that comes straight from the fishermen of the islands. Hawaii is premiere when it comes to this, plus you’ll find a plethora of restaurants with chefs that serve up delicious Hawaii regional flavors. From...

Place of egsws, ham and toast from Eggs and Things

Today we’ll be talking about the recently released Hawaii’s Best 2014, which is an annual celebration hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. This people’s choice award is a list of the top voted best restaurants, bars, retail shops, activities, health & beauty care, neighborhood hangouts and more. With 144 categories,...

From Our Blog...

A beautiful valley in Hawaii
The growing international concern over climate change is reaching a fever pitch, and the chorus of cries for sustainability gets louder every day. The...
Derek Warfield in performance
Derek Warfield is returning to Hawaii for a series of concerts bound to sell out. He’s a musical icon in Ireland, regarded much like...
2 men smoking
Just a week ago on the Big Island of Hawaii, e-cigarettes were banned at beaches, County parks, public buildings, and anywhere else smoking is...
A sunset over the Koolau mountains
Hawaii has more going for it than most tropical vacation destinations. We've got the sunshine, of course, and our white sand beaches and clear...
Panorimic view of Vog in Metro Honolulu
It's not fog. It's not smog. It's “vog,” and it's back. Technically, vog is the airborne emission of sulfur dioxides from Kilauea Volcano's Pu‘u...
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