a koa forest

It's totally understandable that a Hawaii vacation would be an "all about me" kind of moment, but what if you could enjoy a beautiful...
a boat with passengers watching a humpback whale

One of the biggest (literally) visitor attractions in Hawaii isn't an "attraction" at all: It's our famous humpback whales, which come to Hawaii every...
sunrise at haleakala in hawaii

Having lived in Hawaii for a total of about 11 years, I'm often the "go-to" gal for all sorts of Hawaii questions from my...
lava spouting

Every so often, my husband and I stumble across old pictures of us when we first moved to Hawaii (before kids and chaos, we...
a shark on a screen

For my 12 year-old daughter, just the word, "shark," is enough to send her into a tizzy. She, like many others, fear of these...
a tiger shark swimming with other fish surrounding it

Do sharks really prefer spending time in the waters near Maui? Apparently so. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, new research released shows tiger sharks...
kukui nuts on a branch

My 11 year-old daughter is in the midst of a pretty amazing "science" project — she and three of her classmates are foraging for native...
a whale tail coming out of the water

No doubt about it — Hawaii saw fewer humpback whales this season than in recent seasons-past. And, El Nino may be to blame! According to the...
people on deck a boat watching whales

Like many people, I try to do my fair share to help the environment. I recycle, take care not to disturb the native plants...
three children standing in front of the honolulu zoo sign

Here in Hawaii, we have a deep respect for the animals that call our islands home, and that goes for the ones in our...

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coins in a spoon and calculator
On today’s podcast we offer some ideas about how to make your trip more affordable once you get to Hawaii. Hawaii is an expensive destination,...
Maui is one of Hawaii's most popular destinations. When considering exactly where to stay on the Island, most people focus on staying either at...
a couple eating in a restaurant in hawaii
Taking a luxurious Hawaii vacation is on a lot of folks' bucket lists — and for good reason, too. Here in the islands, our visitors...
an aerial view of the u.s.s. arizona memorial
I can’t tell you how many people each week ask me about this venue so on today’s podcast we talk about Hawaii’s #1 tourist...
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With all the choices out there on the Web you can really go blind trying to figure out the best way to plan your...

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