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.

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...

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...

From Our Blog...

Hula dancers
It's rare any visitor would come to Hawaii without being, at least marginally, familiar with hula. After a "re" explosion several decades ago, hula...
It's not exactly easy to make the leap to stardom from Hawaii — after all, we're in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And, let's...
Spouting horn
On our recent trip to Kauai, we had a bit of time to kill while waiting for our room to open up, and I'd...
Glass Beach on Kauai
It's all well and good to hit the major tourist traps during your trip to Hawaii, but it can also be nice to visit...
Main structure at Dole Plantation
If you ask my kids where they'd most like to go on a Sunday, there's a good chance they'll say Dole Plantation. But, it...

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