Category: Hawaii Accommodations & Dining

Atlantis Majestic Dinner Cruise delights

The Atlantis Majestic Dinner Cruise is wonderful way to spend an evening on the water in Waikiki. Enjoy great food and drinks while watching a stunning Hawaii sunset. Friday nights are particularly special, as the Majestic parks in the waters in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village for a dazzling weekly fireworks show that lights […]

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Jack’s Restaurant: a true local breakfast/lunch favorite

Jack’s Restaurant in Aina Haina is the kind of local establishment that you just kind of have to know about to find it. Tucked into a strip mall in East Honolulu, the humble and beloved diner is not exactly a visitor hotspot. But Jack’s is a favorite and well-known eatery among Oahu residents. Famous for […]

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Eat like a local: Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

For Hawaii visitors looking for truly “local” food and drink, look no further than Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. Certainly, Hawaii offers countless bars, diners, breweries, and boutique eateries to choose from on each island. In recent years Hawaii has seen an explosion of new establishments catering to all cultured tastes. Virtually all are worth […]

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Sky Waikiki’s Rooftop Aloha Life Cocktail Menu Shines

Sky Waikiki, Hawaii’s most refined rooftop restaurant, lounge, and nightclub has become a favorite destination for Honolulu’s young professionals. It now features the Aloha Life Cocktail Menu. Located on the roof of the Waikiki Business Plaza at the corner of Seaside and Kalakaua in the heart of Waikiki, Sky Waikiki has become the go-to spot […]

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Top 5 Waikiki Beach Restaurants

The other night, my sweet husband took me out for a special Valentine’s Day dinner at one of our favorite beachside restaurants in Waikiki (which books up a whole year in advance of the holiday). And, it reminded me how special a meal can be when it’s alongside a spectacular view, like that along Waikiki […]

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Don’t Leave Fido at Home! Pet-Friendly Hotels in Hawaii

Have you noticed more and more people prefer to travel with their pets these days? It’s true — today’s pet-owners are less likely to leave their pets at home and more likely to bring the on vacation. After all, wouldn’t Fido love frolicking in paradise?! Well, hotels are taking notice, and many are changing their policies […]

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Top 8 Foods to Try in Hawaii (And Where to Find Them!)

So much food, so little time! We’re rounding up the top 8 foods to try in Hawaii. Hawaii has incredible foods, many of which you can’t find anywhere else in the world! Only after I moved away from Hawaii (twice!) I realized how amazing Hawaii cuisine really is. It’s not just the “fancy” stuff, but […]

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Local Style Comfort Food at Side Street Inn

When I go on vacation, I don’t want to eat at the same types of places I frequent at home. I want to eat local food, visit mom-and-pop shops, and go to the restaurants that are away from the tourists. I feel like you can learn a lot about a place that you are visiting […]

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Kahuku Farms: Oahu’s Farm-to-Table Cafe

One thing that I love about being a blogger is that I get to constantly go out and try new things here in Hawaii. But today, I’m going to tell you about one of my old favorites, a place I have been going back to over and over again for years: Kahuku Farms on Oahu. […]

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Drink beer and strengthen the community at Grace in Growlers in Kailua

Kailua’s craft beer tasting room has a purpose. Grace in Growlers is a 100% nonprofit, self-serve craft beer tasting room, complete with board games and communal tables. It is unlike any other place I’ve ever been in Hawaii. I visited Grace in Growlers several times over the past few months, and I quickly fell in […]

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Bottoms Up! Our Top 7 Hawaii Cocktails

When you’re on vacation in Hawaii, it goes without saying you may want to indulge in some delicious cocktails, right? I mean, what’s an island vacation without drinks by the ocean?! Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Hawaii cocktails, so you can order with pride at the bar! 1. Mai Tai: We […]

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“Weird” Snacks in Hawaii Explained!

Now that I’ve been a local for a while, strolling along the shelves at my local Longs Drugs and checking out all the “weird” snacks in Hawaii doesn’t phase me a bit. My middle child is a BIG fan of all those potent bagged snacks — I believe she’s a local now! For visitors, though, […]

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