Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast

Holiday Gift ideas from Hawaii

Christmas is right around the corner so we brought in Katherine Finch who blogs about shopping for us to talk about unique holiday gifts from Hawaii. Katherine is passionate about all things made in Hawaii and she shares with us some unique inexpensive gifts that you can get here while you’re on vacation to send […]

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Nightlife in Waikiki

Nightlife on Oahu Today we talk about things to do at night on Oahu. Depending on your preferences there’s really something for everybody after the sun sets. In Hawaii we like to Pau Hana which really means relaxing after a hard days work. In Waikiki their several places to do this including some of the […]

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Paradise Bay Resort Review

This weekend we had the opportunity to stay at a resort on the Windward side of Oahu called the Paradise Bay resort. Out of the hustle and bustle of busy Waikiki this property is tucked away in one of my most beautiful areas on the island. While it has a bed-and-breakfast feel you’ll also find […]

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Should you be worried about Bed Bugs in Hawaii?

Hawaii Five-0 Sunset on the Beach Did you know that you can see the premiere of next seasons Hawaii Five-0 before anyone else in the world does? Yes it’s true, the premiere episode airs in Hawaii at an event called Sunset on the Beach a week before the actual episode airs nationally. We are excited […]

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Hawaii Island Retreat, Disney Aulani

Hawaii Island Retreat Today we met with Leah from the Hawaiian island retreat which is located in Hawi on the Big Island. While this property is only a year old it has already won numerous green awards for sustainability. There are nine luxurious rooms all with ocean views. The property also features five Yurts which […]

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Hawaii Airfare Pricing, Don’t Honk in Hawaii, Surf lesson ideas

Hawaii Vacation News We start the show off today with a little bit of news about Disney bringing a cruise ship to Hawaii. Starting in April of 2012 they’re offering of 15 to Hawaii cruise. This is the first time for Disney as they expanded the Hawaii market with the recent addition of the Aulani […]

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Best Maui Luau, Popular Oahu Hikes, Hidden Sandbar

Today we answer questions about the Best Luau to attend on Maui. On Maui we very often recommend the Old Lahaina luau but there are others that are great too. I also talk about a little talked about sand bar on the east side of Oahu and show some video we shot there. Adam, a […]

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Favorite Hawaiian Words

Today we talk about common words you’ll likely hear on your Hawaiian Vacation. Imagine this: 500,000 Hawaiians spoke the language when Captain Cook arrived. Today, there are only 1,000 native speakers left, most of whom live on isolated Ni’ihau. Another 8,000 people can speak and understand Hawaiian, and use it among themselves. However, people who […]

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Popular Hawaiian Drinks

The partners who launched cirque Polynesia on Maui last year are bringing that show to Oahu. They also plan to produce at least two new traveling circuses in Hawaii and southeast Asia where they already have booked 1,500 shows through next year. Cornell “tuffy” Nicholas, a producer and veteran circus performer, and Doug Harris, president […]

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Hawaii vs Mexico Cruise

Yaling and I just got back from our Mexican vacation. We went on a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas. We have gone to Mexico a couple of times but never cruised there. I have talked about Mexico in general as a destination in the past, so today, I thought […]

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Luxury Condos on Maui – Honua Kai Resort Review

We’ve been talking a lot about Maui lately and a couple of weeks ago we had a chance to do a site at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa. The first thing that struck me about this property was just how large it is with over 643 condos and then another 75 townhomes. The second […]

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Hawaii Wedding Photography Ideas

This is the Hawaii Vacation Connection, May 14th, 2010. Today Bruce will be talking about wedding photography and capturing that special moment during your special day. Jean is on the show as a guest wedding photographer to help explain a little bit about the basics of wedding photography in Hawaii. Making sure you are observant, […]

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