Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura start off our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast with a conversation about staying safe in Hawaii when vacationing in the islands. Lanai says, “Get the travel insurance.”
Our hosts discuss the “never turn your back on the ocean” advice that sometimes goes unheeded by careless and hapless visitors who end up in trouble because they wanted a clickable selfie, with video of harrowing rescues included. Lanai notes several Hawaii beaches, like Sandy Beach and Waimea Bay on Oahu, that can quickly snatch you by the ankles and drag you into a deadly riptide on a seemingly calm day.
Bruce and Lanai offer up sound advice for visiting hikers as well. Know the trail. Wear the right shoes. Bring water. Make sure your phone is charged. “You don’t want to be on the news,” says Lanai.
After giving a promo code for a private Secret Hawaii Tours experience with Lanai, Bruce and Lanai respond to podcast listener questions about visiting Hawaii. Lanai’s stand-up comedy chops shine through as our hosts answer questions about bringing a dog: “It’s not easy.” About cockroaches: “It’s not a problem at all, but we joke about it being the State Bird.”
About getting the coveted and legendary “kama’aina rate” for goods and services, Lanai smiles, “Make a friend.”
More advice about visiting Kilauea Volcano and minding safety rules follows as Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura talk story about how to properly visit and enjoy the Aloha State. This newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast is tapped into what is really happening with Hawaii tourism today.