Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

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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Pride of America Cruise

The Ship The NCL Pride of America Cruise is an excellent choice if you’re considering a Hawaii cruise. This ship is unique because it’s permanently docked in the Hawaiian Islands, offering weekly sailings from Honolulu every Saturday. The Pride of America underwent complete renovations in 2015 and was refurbished in 2022. It can accommodate 2,100 […]

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Cockroaches in Hawaii

This week, I heard from a guest who was upset about having a Hawaii Cockroach encounter in his room. He sent me multiple photos of the pesky creatures and asked me to relocate him to another property. While I was happy to do that, the reality is Cockroaches in Hawaii are a part of the […]

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Our Picks for the Best Resorts in Hawaii for Couples

Hawaii is often seen as a family destination, but what if you’re searching for the best resorts in Hawaii for couples? Couples love vacationing here for the same reasons that families do: there are no distractions (like gambling or bustling nightlife), there are great all-ages activities, and there’s a distinct cultural charm that sets it […]

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Resorts Ditch Hawaii Kids Clubs

Aloha Bruce takes a deep dive into finding a Hawaii kids club for families planning a Hawaii vacation. Bruce begins with a news update about Governor Josh Green’s proposal to impose a $50 fee per visitor coming to Hawaii. Bruce notes that it may be illegal and says Green is tying it to the recent […]

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Hawaii Vacation Bundling

Aloha Bruce Fisher shares the benefits of Hawaii vacation bundling. He Shares “why more is better” on this latest episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Bruce starts out with an update on the situation in the aftermath of the devastating and deadly Maui wildfires. Governor Josh Green has announced that West Maui will be […]

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