Planning a Trip

How to get there, how to get around, where to find stuff and how to ask for it. These are tips from the local insider to make your stay here a breeze


Whether it’s your first visit to the islands, or your fiftieth, most travelers come to (or through) the island of Oahu, and some never leave, and it’s easy to see why. Honolulu is a city full of contrasts, home to almost a million people. Even after years of living here, locals will tell you that there are still neighborhoods, parks, […]

7 Days in Honolulu: Itinerary Ideas



Maui is an island with something to suit every kind of traveler. Families will love the variety of activities to keep kids busy and entertained. Outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and biking here. Couples will indulge in heavenly spas and luxurious accommodation. Foodies will love the farm-to-table cuisine and fine dining options. Ten days in Maui is ample […]

10 Days in Maui Itinerary



So you’re planning your first trip to Hawaii? Great! We’ve all seen the iconic images of pristine white sand beaches, gently swaying palm trees, and tropical drinks sipped as the sun sets on the horizon. But before you receive that first fresh lei greeting off the plane, you’ll have a little bit of planning to do. Here we’ll take you […]

Hawaii First Time Visitor Guide






October in Hawaii may not feel like Autumn to those coming from colder climates where the leaves change color and the sun sets a bit earlier. Here in Hawaii, the keiki don’t need to layer up their Halloween costumes. Young and old alike will delight in the many events planned around the state for the holiday. If you know of […]

Celebrating Halloween in Hawaii


October can be one of the best months to travel to Hawaii, especially if you are looking for deals. As part of the shoulder season which runs from Labor Day until the holidays, you will often see fewer crowds, shorter lines, and lower rates on accommodation during this time of year. Although the rainy season may just start to pick […]

Hawaii in October



After years of planning and anticipation, Disney’s new Aulani Resort welcomed its first guests in August 2011. Walking around the grounds for the first time, I was struck by the grand scale of everything. For an Oahu resort, Aulani is large, sitting on 21 acres right on the beach at Ko Olina on the west side of the island. I […]

Photo Essay: Exploring Disney’s Aulani Resort