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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On today's podcast we're joined By Lanai Tabura and we discuss Hawaii' nourishing foods you can enjoy her and also take hoe with you after your vacation. Just in case you need another reason to consider Hawaii for your vacation--your visit could be good for your health! Hawaii is home...

We've been getting a lot of requests lately from Podcast listeners to talk about fun things to do in Hawaii so on today's podcast Yaling and I offer some suggestions. Before you even get on your plane to come to Hawaii, you'll likely hear A LOT of suggestions from...

airplanes on the tarmac

One of the biggest questions we get this time of year is "where are all the cheap airfare deals?" The good news is that airfares are likely going to be lower this year very soon as a result of the low price of oil we've been seeing recently. Listen...

a hula dancer by the ocean

Hawaii etiquette and culture is unlike any other in the world. So, we completely understand that many visitors won't automatically know how to honor and respect the islands' customs and traditions. Luckily, you have me (AlohaBruce) and Lanai to help you out! Read on for our top 10 Hawaii...

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On today's show we help you get started on planning your vacation to the islands! What does a fabulous Hawaii vacation cost? The answer is: It depends. Lots of factors will determine the ultimate cost of your island vacation, such as airfares, hotel choices, and excursion options, to...

a hawaiian blessing on a piece of land

If you're visiting Hawaii and catch a local newscast, you may see a segment featuring a Hawaiian blessing ceremony, it's part of the Hawaiian Culture. Whether done to consecrate new business, a new home, or even a sports trophy, traditional Hawaiian blessings are a part of the culture in...

If you're like most Hawaii travelers, you'll probably want to remember your amazing Hawaii vacation. Or, maybe you have lots of loved ones at home who are hoping for a gift from paradise. Either way, you'll want to do some shopping while you're here in the islands. On today's...

Lanai Tabura on Oahu outside

Today we welcome our new Co-Host to The Hawaii Vacation Connection; Lanai Tabura! We’re excited to have him on the show as a regular and to hear his enthusiasm for this special place. Born and raised in Hawaii on the Island of Lanai (that’s how he got his name),...

people at the bar at late night venue

There is no question that Waikiki offers an abundance of nightlife options. Dining, cocktails, live music; Waikiki has all of it, and on practically every block. And sometimes, when you’re letting off steam on vacation, sometimes you want to carry on with the revelry beyond the standard 2am last...

water cascading from Wipoo falss

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...

From Our Blog...

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There are few things more exhilerating than taking a dip in the Pacific Ocean off the shores of Waikiki — unless, you're stung by a...
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When people ask me, "What's your favorite island in Hawaii?" they're always a little surprised at how quickly I can answer. And, they're even...
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It's been a tough year for Hawaii and mosquito-borne illnesses. The Big Island is still dealing with a lingering outbreak of Dengue Fever, with...
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You may not believe this, but I actually spend LESS per month in Hawaii than I did when I lived in Chicago! And, that...
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The numbers say it all — Hawaii is an amazing place to visit, and the latest Hawaii tourism count for 2015 proves it! According to the...

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