Hawaii Lifestyle & Culture

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 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...

If you've ever heard smooth vocals of traditional Hawaiian music, chances are this song will bring back those kinds of memories. Even if you're not familiar with Hawaiian Music , you'll feel the Aloha in the melody. The the Aloha Plate Truck… In honor of the truck that's making...

There are year round weddings, honeymoons, and proposals taking place in Hawaii, an ever-increasing popular destination for romance and love. The beaches, warm weather, and tropical surroundings spark a sense of adventure and “getting back to the basics” type of grounding ness, bringing couples closer together. But if you're...

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an aerial view of waikiki on oahu
Back in the "old days," visitors to Oahu had, pretty much, one option when deciding where to stay — Waikiki. But, in 2016, the number...
a craft fair booth
Every time I walk in my door, I see the Hawaiian quilted sign that reads: Ho Olu Hemo Your Shoes (translation: Please remove your...
Just when we thought the Hawaii tourism industry couldn't possibly be any more creative, they've upped the ante! Get ready for a virtual reality...
the palms resort in dubai at night
Back in January, there was speculation that Atlantis Resorts, known for its extravagant ocean-themed resorts, would develop its first U.S. project in Ko Olina on...
a rack of aloha wear clothes
I have a confession to make: Circa 2005, I dressed myself, my husband, my mother, and my daughter in matching Aloha wear for family...

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