Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

Navigating Your Hawaii Hotel Booking: A Comprehensive Guide

Booking a hotel in Hawaii is an exciting step toward a memorable vacation. Still, with so many options available, it’s essential to consider various factors to ensure your stay aligns with your preferences and needs. From budget constraints to room categories, amenities, and location, each decision contributes to the overall enjoyment of your Hawaiian getaway. […]

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Balancing Time and Budget in Paradise

Navigating Your Hawaiian Getaway: Duration and Budget Insights Welcome to today’s podcast, where we’ll delve deep into the intricate art of determining the ideal vacation duration for your Hawaiian getaway. Now, if you’re part of the fortunate 2% with boundless time and an unlimited budget, by all means, the longer your Hawaiian vacation the better, […]

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Fly Smart: Avoid These Costly Airfare to Hawaii Mistakes

Hawaii has been a popular choice among leisure travelers ever since the advent of jet airlines in the mid-20th century, and it’s easy to understand why. However, in the year 2024, Hawaii is poised to stand out as an exceptional destination. Maui, in particular, is diligently working towards the recovery of its tourism industry. This […]

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Hawaii Beach Safety Guide: Navigating the Risks at Dangerous Beaches

Drowning ranks as the fifth most common cause of fatal injuries among Hawaii residents, resulting in an annual average of nearly 40 deaths. Notably, drowning stands out as the sole injury cause, in which non-residents make up the majority of victims, accounting for 53% of cases. This inclusion of non-residents raises the average annual number […]

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Embracing Change – Hawaii’s Worst Kept Secrets

A lot has happened here in Hawaii in the last few years. I don’t have to remind you about COVID-19 and the wildfires, but one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s the beauty of the islands and their appeal as vacation destinations. One of the things we love to do here is share fun things to do […]

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What Type of Traveler are you? – Hawaii Edition

When thinking about a Hawaii vacation, it’s important to consider the type of traveler you are. Do you want to have an adventure? Are you looking just to chill out? Is this a special occasion, a once-in-a-lifetime experience?  Or maybe you don’t know!  These are some of the questions I ask clients when planning their […]

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Is Maui’s Tourism Recovering?

If you’ve been considering a trip to Maui recently, you might be surprised by the steep prices you encounter. One would expect that with such high prices, Maui would have a thriving tourism industry, and supply and demand would naturally govern the current pricing. However, from my perspective, something seems amiss. Given the impact of […]

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Hawaii Bungalow and Villa Reality: Unveiling the Truth

 Today, we’re going to discuss Hawaii Bungalows and Villas. This question arises frequently, and today, I will clarify what these terms truly mean in the context of accommodations here in the Hawaiian Islands. Recently, a client called me and attempted to compare Hawaii to Bora Bora, which is like comparing apples and oranges. When you […]

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Exploring Kapaa, Hawaii

Kapaa (pronounced ka pah ah) is on the east side of the island of Kauai. In 1777 (Captain Cook’s time) the town was not populated, according to the book Rainbows Over Kapaa by Bill Fernandez. There is no mention of Kapaa, which means the solid”, in early Kauai history. In 1877, 13,400 acres were leased from the […]

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Car Rental Hawaii

On the last podcast, I talked about driving the Ka iwi coast, which prompted a couple of responses from you. Jason, who is a long-time listener, was curious about the hike I take, and I sent him the route; he’s gonna plug it into his iFit. I also heard from Trish, who asked me about […]

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Driving the Ka Iwi Coast

I’ve lived in Hawaii for almost three decades, primarily in the southern part of the island in an area known as Hawaii Kai. If you’re on Oahu, I highly recommend stopping in this community before heading along the coast.  This community is the gateway to Hawaii’s most beautiful coastline; the Ka Iwi Coast, located approximately […]

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Hawaii Vacation Cost

The cost of a Hawaii vacation is one of the first questions when consulting clients about their trips. While Hawaii is known to be an expensive destination, proper planning can make a Hawaiian vacation affordable and achievable for most people who want to visit the islands. There are several factors to consider when budgeting, so […]

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