Hawaiian Vacation Connection Podcast

The Hawaiian Vacation Connection Podcast focuses on the travel and tourism industry of Hawaii and is designed to help people learn about this unique destination. Since a vacation to the islands can be confusing and time consuming to plan, this podcast dedicates itself to covering helpful topics with a touch of humor and plenty of entertainment.

front cover of food to write home about book

Today we check in with Brian Berusch co-author of the bestselling Book, Food to Write Home About : Hawaii Brian has been wanting to write this book for quite some time, he's know Bill Tobin (local restaurateur) socially for a long time.  About 7 years ago he approached Brian with...

Close up of Ukulele strings

Hawaiian Music is a big part of the culture in Hawaii so make sure to make it part of your Hawaii Vacation. It’s also become extremely popular; 2nd only to Nashville in regional music sales in the last five years. That's because of its distinct identity, sound and rhythms. Today...

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...

Maui is one of Hawaii's most popular destinations. When considering exactly where to stay on the Island, most people focus on staying either at Kaanapali, Waialea or Kapalua. Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely amazing in these locations, but over the years Kaanapali has become crowded and Wailea &...

a couple eating in a restaurant in hawaii

Taking a luxurious Hawaii vacation is on a lot of folks' bucket lists — and for good reason, too. Here in the islands, our visitors enjoy spectacular scenery, fantastic adventures, and a safe environment in which to relax and get-away from it all. But, that kind of vacation comes at a...

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...

Bruce Fisher and Denton Bangs in studio

With all the choices out there on the Web you can really go blind trying to figure out the best way to plan your Hawaii Vacation. Trust me, I talk to folks every day that are getting so much information they don't know where to begin!! It's information overload....

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:...

If you're an accessory-addict and love to travel, have we found some items for you! Seems there's a travel accessory to fulfill you're every travel want and need--we even found some must-have Hawaii travel accessories you didn't even know you needed (yet). The website, Travelon, features dozens of accessories...

A man proposing, on the beach

Every year, hundreds of couples do it. Bruce did it. But, Lanai didn't. Hmmm...what could we be talking about? Proposing in Hawaii, of course! The romance of Hawaii lends itself to picture-perfect proposals, and there's no better place to pop the question. That's because Hawaii offers something many other...

From Our Blog...

When you come to Oahu, take advantage of the many restaurants that offer spectacular views. Michel's is one of these restaurants that offers the winning combination of delicious food and gorgeous views!
When you come to Hawaii, eating while enjoying the sunset or views of the waves is an experience that many people want to have....
Spaulding House is home to a beautiful art gallery, sculpture garden, and cafe where you can get a picnic lunch to eat on the lawn.
Tucked up in the hills and behind the trees, overlooking Diamond Head and the city of Honolulu, you will find Spaulding House. Spaulding House is...
As you walk on the boardwalk on the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs Trail, you will see many petroglyphs hand-carved by Hawaiians.
Back in June, when I went to the Big Island with a friend, we gave ourselves a lot of time to explore Hawaii Volcanoes...
Parking and hiking is free at the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail. It's one of my favorite hikes and it just so happens to be free!
The best things in life - and in Hawaii - are free. Watching the changing colors as the sun dips below the ocean, swimming...
At Turtle Bay Resort, you will enjoy spectacular sunsets from The Point and North Shore Kula Grill - along with some of the best food on the island.
As someone who lives on Oahu, I'll tell you a little secret. When I want to get away from it all, I go to...

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