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.

hulopoe bay in front of the four seasons lanai at manele bay

If you're interested in whats happening on the Island of Lanai this podcast is for you. Lanai Tabura, born and raised on the Pineapple isle is in the studio to give us he top Must Do Things to do on Lanai!! The island of Lanai is just off the...

Pearl Harbor: Not only is Pearl Harbor the most visited spot in Hawaii, it's also one of the most visited places in the world, welcoming approximately 1.8 million visitors per year. Pearl Harbor is a National Historical Landmark, which commemorates the devastating aerial attack on Pearl Harbor that resulted in 2,390...

Sign at site showing whale locations

This year, the humpback whales took their time arriving in Hawaiian waters. But, they're here now! In fact, we're fortunate enough to see them from nearby our home, and it's a spectacular site! Here's a look at the top 10 shoreline whale watching sites in Hawaii, courtesy of the Hawaiian...

Bottle of KonaRed on a rock in front of a stream

On today's podcast we're joined By Lanai Tabura and we discuss Hawaii' nourishing foods you can enjoy her and also take hoe with you after your vacation. Just in case you need another reason to consider Hawaii for your vacation--your visit could be good for your health! Hawaii is home...

We've been getting a lot of requests lately from Podcast listeners to talk about fun things to do in Hawaii so on today's podcast Yaling and I offer some suggestions. Before you even get on your plane to come to Hawaii, you'll likely hear A LOT of suggestions from...

airplanes on the tarmac

One of the biggest questions we get this time of year is "where are all the cheap airfare deals?" The good news is that airfares are likely going to be lower this year very soon as a result of the low price of oil we've been seeing recently. Listen...

a hula dancer by the ocean

Hawaii etiquette and culture is unlike any other in the world. So, we completely understand that many visitors won't automatically know how to honor and respect the islands' customs and traditions. Luckily, you have me (AlohaBruce) and Lanai to help you out! Read on for our top 10 Hawaii...

three people with a jeep and the mountains in the background

On today's show we help you get started on planning your vacation to the islands! What does a fabulous Hawaii vacation cost? The answer is: It depends. Lots of factors will determine the ultimate cost of your island vacation, such as airfares, hotel choices, and excursion options, to...

a hawaiian blessing on a piece of land

If you're visiting Hawaii and catch a local newscast, you may see a segment featuring a Hawaiian blessing ceremony, it's part of the Hawaiian Culture. Whether done to consecrate new business, a new home, or even a sports trophy, traditional Hawaiian blessings are a part of the culture in...

If you're like most Hawaii travelers, you'll probably want to remember your amazing Hawaii vacation. Or, maybe you have lots of loved ones at home who are hoping for a gift from paradise. Either way, you'll want to do some shopping while you're here in the islands. On today's...

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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