Hawaii Lifestyle & Culture

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, 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...

A good sized plate of fresh poke

Lots of folks wonder, "Where in Hawaii can I get the best seafood and Poke?" Sure, it may seem like a silly question (since we're in the middle of the ocean), but we actually get asked that a lot. In fact, it's a really good question. Here's the answer:...

Bottle of KonaRed on a rock in front of a stream

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...

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...

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...

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),...

Miniature Christmas tree with festive decorations

Many people choose to spend their holidays in Hawaii because it’s an ideal time to take a vacation from the mainland, and it also offers a slice of relaxation during the stressful holiday season. Hawaii offers travelers tropical respite from the chilly weather, beach time, plus a sense of...

Our main topic of the day will be enlightening you on some of Hawaii's most interesting and lesser-known facts. We learned a lot putting together this one for you and think you'll really enjoy it too! You'll learn why Honolulu is the largest city in the world, what two...

This week we've got a great podcast for you. Lots of news items that are sure to interest you, starting off with the topic of the International Marketplace. You may have heard by now that this beloved outdoor shopping space is undergoing renovation soon. And we'll give you the...

Okay, summer has finally hit Hawaii. And with unrelenting humidity! For the past couple weeks we've been seeing highs close to 90 degrees and lows only dropping to around 75 degrees. And with the recent tropical storm generating in the Eastern Pacific, we've had cloud coverage that just locks...

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two women playing polo
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a pool on the deck of a hotel
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sailors saluting aboard a ship
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the u.s.s. arizona memorial on oahu
If you plan to visit Hawaii during the upcoming Pearl Harbor commemoration in Hawaii, you'll want to factor-in heavy traffic for your day trips! That's...
dessert crepe
I'm not sure when crepes made a comeback, but I'm sure glad they did! Crepes are one of those foods that can double as...

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