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.

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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...

Lanai Tabura on Oahu outside

Today we welcome our new Co-Host to The Hawaii Vacation Connection; Lanai Tabura! We’re excited to have him on the show as a regular and to hear his enthusiasm for this special place. Born and raised in Hawaii on the Island of Lanai (that’s how he got his name),...

people at the bar at late night venue

There is no question that Waikiki offers an abundance of nightlife options. Dining, cocktails, live music; Waikiki has all of it, and on practically every block. And sometimes, when you’re letting off steam on vacation, sometimes you want to carry on with the revelry beyond the standard 2am last...

water cascading from Wipoo falss

Fresh from our recent trip to Kauai today I share some Kauai vacation ideas you can enjoy when visiting the Garden Isle. With all the many outdoor activities to choose from on Kauai, you may be struggling to decide what to do, especially if you’re only going for a...

island air airpane on tarmac on Kauai airport

Traveling to Hawaii by air is pretty straightforward when your destination is only one island, but when you have to travel between our islands, it can get complicated. Multi island packages (as they’re called) require copious planning. That includes the timing because flights between the islands are getting slimmer...

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Unplugging from the internet during you Hawaii Vacation may seem like a far fetched idea in this day and age.  However, you may want to consider the benefits before dismissing the idea. Studies have shown that a vacation is important to our overall well-being. Let's face it, you can't...

pool at the Grand Wailea Maui

If you've ever wondered where the best pools are on Maui, then today we got you covered! I tell you all about my favorites, the most popular and why they’re so awesome. Maui is my favorite island for pool lounging and there are so many excellent choices.  While I’ll never...

street going into Wailuku town

Today we answer a question from Paul Miller who is headed to Maui and wanted to know whether he should include Wailuku Maui in his plans. I always recommend a visit to Wailuku I love that area of Maui!  I  go over some of the highlights of this historic community...

From Our Blog...

Beach goers walking along Waikiki street
Recently, I was shocked to find out that Hawaii was just ranked the riskiest state in the nation for pedestrians age 65 and older....
Kona Coffee Company store
When I first moved to Hawaii, I thought all Hawaii coffee came from Kona on the Big Island. But, turns out, I was wrong —...
lava oozing on a flow
If you've been tracking the Big Island lava activity, you'll want to read-on — there's lots to talk about! New Big Island Lava Viewing Area Just a...
a home in hanapepe in hawaii
During my last trip to Kauai, we took an "off-ramp" we hadn't taken before, but had always wanted to explore — the small road to...
a room in a victorian era home
Every time I drive the Pali Highway toward Kailua, I glance at the sign that reads, "Queen Emma Summer Palace." But, until now, something's...

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