If there is one thing to understand about Maui it is this: She just loves to surprise her visitors. Yes, there is plenty of eye candy here—the beaches, the Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, the old historic towns—but inevitably, the force of nature that is Maui will lead people toward new experiences—such as the Lumeria Maui.
For a family vacation in Hawaii, it’s hard to imagine a place more accommodating than Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu. Located 17 miles west of the Honolulu airport, this relatively new (opened in 2011) luxury resort sits on a beach far removed from the hustle-bustle of Honolulu. During the five days my wife […]
Putting three generations together can be a risky proposition. Putting three generations together and mixing in the uncertainty of travel, the angst of family, and the vagaries of life somewhere unfamiliar and you have a recipe for either complete disaster or a cherished memory that will warm your heart for decades to come.
Lana’i is one of the Hawaiian Islands I had never been to. It’s not a large island, but if you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place to do it. There is a lot to do on this little island, though what you won’t find on Lana’i are traffic lights, fast-moving […]
Palm trees, lush green plants with tropical flowers, and beautiful blue water with amazing sunsets. That is my description of Hilo, Hawai’i, when people ask me what it looks like. Hilo was the second stop on our Hawaiian Airlines trip, and I couldn’t have been happier.
I love Hawai’i. That’s not just a saying on a T-shirt; I really mean it. I’ve been multiple times to different islands, and no matter where else in the world I travel, I always love going to Hawaii. We recently spent 10 days traveling with Hawaiian Airlines and visited four of its destinations. Our first stop […]
Our nighttime manta ray tour took us far out into ocean until the boat anchored and we entered the cool water, grasping the handles of our long surfboard while waiting for what some called “the experience of a lifetime.” In the gloomy depths below, giant manta rays with 10-to-20-foot wingspans slowly emerged from the darkness […]
The aloha spirit is alive and thriving on the Garden Isle, Kaua’i. Before planning your itinerary, I highly recommend contacting the Kaua’i Visitors Bureau for the best suggestions about Kaua’i’s history, places to visit, authentic entertainment, and everything from helicopter island tours to romantic locations for your wedding.
Even if whale-watching tours, traffic on the road to Hana, and luaus at big chain hotels are not your style, Maui still has a lot to offer. If you embrace the authentic “aloha” spirit, Maui can be a land of bucolic hills, soulful experiences, undiscovered beaches, charming upcountry towns, and unassuming but delicious meals. Here’s […]