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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You've heard the old saying "When in Rome do as the Romans" well, this also applies to Hawaii. While you mostly hear us talk about things you should do in Hawaii,  today we remind you about some of the things that bug locals about people visiting the islands which you...

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If you’re planning a trip the Big Island or headed there on vacation this podcast is a must! Fresh from our trip to the Big Island, Yaling and I talk about some fun things to do if you have about 4 days. We also do a mini review of the...

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Have you been thinking about attending a Luau on your Hawaii Vacation? One of the most frequent questions we get is about Luau's so today we devote the podcast to the common questions about Luau's in Hawaii. The tradition of the Luau goes back to the Royalty of Hawaii. They...

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Today we check in with Brian Berusch co-author of the bestselling Book, Food to Write Home About : Hawaii Brian has been wanting to write this book for quite some time, he's know Bill Tobin (local restaurateur) socially for a long time.  About 7 years ago he approached Brian with...

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Hawaiian Music is a big part of the culture in Hawaii so make sure to make it part of your Hawaii Vacation. It’s also become extremely popular; 2nd only to Nashville in regional music sales in the last five years. That's because of its distinct identity, sound and rhythms. Today...

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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, there’s just no getting around that fact. Costly airfares and hotel room rates that exceed 200.00 per night makes it seem like paradise is only...

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 Kaanapali, Waialea or Kapalua. Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely amazing in these locations, but over the years Kaanapali has become crowded and Wailea &...

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Taking a luxurious Hawaii vacation is on a lot of folks' bucket lists — and for good reason, too. Here in the islands, our visitors enjoy spectacular scenery, fantastic adventures, and a safe environment in which to relax and get-away from it all. But, that kind of vacation comes at a...

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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 attraction; Pearl Harbor. It also happens to be one to the most confusing. Pearl harbor is an all-encompassing term that is an area which includes...

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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 Hawaii Vacation. Trust me, I talk to folks every day that are getting so much information they don't know where to begin!! It's information overload....

From Our Blog...

Sunset from a Waikiki pool
Just imagine you've spent a heavenly Hawaii day surfing, sightseeing, and sunbathing. Now what? Find a beach where you can watch a spectacular sunset,...
Front Street in Lahaina, Maui
Even if you only have a few days to spend on Maui, finding the time to spend a day in Lahaina could be one...
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Valentine's Day is coming up - and I just can't help but think about all the star-crossed lovers who grace the pages of Hawaiian...
Turtle Bay Resort
I always wondered why I felt so much calmer and "in-tune" with myself in February — it must be residual "run-off" from the annual Wanderlust...
Two city buses on street
I've lived in a lot of big cities in my life, but I'm not sure I've ever seen such satisfied bus ridership as I've...

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