Category Archive: Hawaii Planning

The complete Hawaiian vacation makeover

Vacations can be like parties—lots of fun and abandonment that can take a toll on the body and require time to recover from. Then again, a vacation in Hawaii, though all about pleasure,… Continue reading

Luxury for free in Hawaii

Hawaii’s destination resorts are pricey, $500 a night and up, up, up. But to visit them is free. And many of the best resorts have museum-quality artwork, entertainment, exhibits, special events, botanitcal gardens,… Continue reading

#LetHawaiiHappen with the Trailblazers

No worries! Take one of our Trailblazer guides along for an amazing ride through the Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island. They all have something special to offer… Continue reading

Sunny Oahu: Places to swim with the turtles and fishies

Hanauma Bay, not far south of Waikiki is by far the most-visited snorkeling venue in the Islands. But that doesn’t mean it’s a must-do. It can be crowded and the visiting protocol is… Continue reading

Lanikai: Hawaii’s Sexiest Beach?

Dreamy Lanikai Beach on Windward Oahu is pure eye candy, with cupcake islands just offshore silky sands. Flowering shrubs line the paths from an uber-cool beach cottage community. Don’t be surprised to see… Continue reading

Around Hawaii: Hear the sound of one hand clapping

Even among the devout, the thought of going to a church or temple while on vacation in Hawaii may seem like a downer. Think again. The Islands are dotted with spritually inspired,  knock-your-socks-off… Continue reading

The Big Island’s Place of Refuge: Escaping into Prison

South of Kailua-Kona, and at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay is is a mouthful of syllables known as Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Park, a.k.a., Place of Refuge. Though this is the most… Continue reading

Hawaii Hotels: free advice from those in the know

A few tips to save money on high-end accommodations: 1. Book well in advance—or at the last minute. 2. Stay as long as you can. You can get 25 to 50 percent discounts… Continue reading