Hawaii Lifestyle & Culture

In this weeks  podcast we share some of the important historical and cultural locations that should be part of your next Hawaii Vacation.   It's surprising how many folks don’t even realize the rich history and culture that is surrounding them when just sightseeing by car. Connecting with the culture here will not...

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...

From Our Blog...

Char-broiled Korean-style short ribs served on a bed of stir-fried Asian greens and Kim Chee is one of my favorite dishes at Side Street Inn. Come here for local style comfort food, served family style. It will be one of the best meals of your trip!
When I go on vacation, I don’t want to eat at the same types of places I frequent at home. I want to eat...
Many come to the Big Island to see the lava glow from Halema’uma'u Crater. But there's so much more to see at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and you can see much of it in just one day.
Many people who come to Hawaii want a mixture of adventure and relaxation. There are beautiful beaches to relax at with a cocktail in...
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles basking in the sun at Laniakea Beach.
Pretty much everyone who visits Hawaii hopes to see the elusive - and endangered - honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle). Lucky scuba divers and...
If you have always dreamed of spending Christmas in Hawaii, now is the time to book!
Planning starts in July when you’re thinking about spending Christmas in Hawaii. Trust us. If you dream of a Hawaiian Christmas - with palm trees...
Ariel shot of the 2016 Hale’iwa Arts Festival.
My home is covered in photographs and paintings of Hawaii and of all of the places that I’ve traveled. I love bringing home a...

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