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an aerial view of the u.s.s. arizona memorial

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...

Ever since Mark Twain’s famous journey to Hawaii in 1866 as a correspondent for the Sacramento Union, the Kilauea lava flow has been attracting visitors from around the world. And for good reason. This is Mother Nature at her rawest and Madam Pele made visible in all of her...

Bruce Fisher gives a Thumbs Up

Well, 2014 is winding down and we thought we’d take a look at some of the big news stories in Hawaii travel and tourism that happened this year. It was an interesting year to say the least, particularly in Hawaii’s tourism industry. There was a lot that happened that is...

Well, the holiday season is upon us, folks! And their arrival signals another seasonal spike in visitor arrivals to Hawaii. Visitor arrivals continue to grow, and a gloomy weather forecast for North America, Hawaii’s largest source market, could see a significant spike in arrivals as temperatures on the mainland...

View of the pool at the Hilton Waikialoa Village

On October 10th, Maui resident Kathleen Soule filed a class action lawsuit against Priceline and Marriott Resorts. Kathleen is suing because she believes she was faced with unfair and unreasonable assessment and collection of 'Hawaii resort fees.' On August 9, 2011, Kathleen used Priceline.com to book a reservation at the...

A beautiful mountain ridge on Kauai

I feel like a lot of things big have happened in Hawaii pretty recently… Big Island had an earthquake, two hurricanes threatened the islands, (which had all grocery stores cleared out of water and canned goods across the entire state and everyone on high alert), primary elections took place,...

Place of egsws, ham and toast from Eggs and Things

Today we’ll be talking about the recently released Hawaii’s Best 2014, which is an annual celebration hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. This people’s choice award is a list of the top voted best restaurants, bars, retail shops, activities, health & beauty care, neighborhood hangouts and more. With 144 categories,...

documents for traveling to Hawaii

Let me begin by first stating that the customer is always right. I like to subscribe to this philosophy because it’s a good attitude to maintain when providing a service for people. It’s important to keep clients happy and I usually go out of my way to make this...

Aloha and welcome to another episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection! Today I’m giving you my top recommendations for how to fast track into relax mode during your Hawaiian vacation. You know how after a vacation ends you feel like it took half the time just to decompress and unwind?...

The weather in Hawaii lately has been quite bipolar. We've had heavy rainstorms followed by thick vog followed by sunny skies and no trades. Ask any local, it's been a hot summer so far, and we've only just made it to June! Earlier this week Star Advertiser published an...

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The most wonderful time of the year is whale watching season in Hawaii. Years before we moved to Hawaii, my husband’s family would come...
Hawaiian legends
I love mythology, legends, and spooky stories that leave me thinking about them for days. As you might know, there are many Hawaiian legends about...
Hands-on experiences in Hawaii (1 of 1)
Hawaii is a great place to learn something new and expand your horizons. There are so many different activities to do here that you...
Where should you stay on the Big Island
Are you thinking about going to the Big Island? The Big Island is so big and there is so much to do there that...
The Honolulu Museum of Art is an oasis in a busy city and a great place to spend a quiet afternoon.
I'm a huge fan of the Honolulu Museum of Art, and last week, I went with a friend.  I’m a member of the museum...

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