Tag Archives: Oahu

15 Ways to Experience the Real Hawaii

lava rocks on Hawaii

Hawaii. Our 50th state is comprised of 137 islands, although only six of them are typically vacation destinations. We tend to think of Hawaii as a fly-and-flop destination, we fly in, flop on the beach or by the pool, and spent our days relaxing in the sun, often with a drink in hand. After going there […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Bring Your Swing Hawaii Golf Package

Waikiki golf package at Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk guests score a hole in one with the resort’s new, exclusive “Bring Your Swing” travel packages which include rounds of golf at two of Oahu’s top-rated Pacific Links Hawaii courses. Guests can get into the swing of things with two rounds at the lush and exotic east Oahu Royal Hawaiian Golf […]

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Shopping at Hilo Hattie’s

A trip to the islands isn’t complete without a visit to Hilo Hattie’s.  Some people might call it touristy, but I think of it as one of the rituals of an island visit. During the 1950-60’s, Hilo Hattie was the stage name for a popular Hawaiian entertainer whose real name was Clarissa Haili.  She was […]

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Choosing the Right Hawaiian Island

Hawaiian hibiscus

A trip to Hawaii is a dream vacation for many, but choosing the islands for a vacation is only the beginning.  Although the Hawaiian Islands are made up of many islands and atolls, along with smaller islets, when it comes to vacation, you’re probably talking about visiting one of the six main islands. Depending on […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]