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Hawaii Travel: Most Popular Articles

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7 Questions To Ask Yourself When Planning a...
Tips on the best time to go to Hawaii to get the best weather, save some money and still have lots to see and do.
Things You Shouldn't Do in Hawaii
Our tips for things to avoid when you visiting Hawaii to ensure that you have a safe and better vacation.
Clickable Map of the Hawaiian Islands
Click on any underlined island or location name on this map to get more information to help you plan your vacation in Hawaii
30 of the Best Things to Do on the Island of Oahu
We've chosen our top 30 things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Enjoy These Christmas Events on Oahu
A calendar of events for the Christmas season on Oahu.
Why Kauai Deserves a Spot On Your Bucket List
There is so much to see and do on Kauai. We've chosen our top 20 things to do on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
101 Free Things That You Can Do on Oahu
A guide to 101 things to do on the island of Oahu for free or for $10 or under per person.
10 Clothing-Optional Hawaiian Beaches
A guide to Hawaii nude beaches with photos and directions to the beaches.
Which Hawaiian Island Should You Visit?
Take our 23 question survey to help you decide which of the Hawaii Islands has the most to offer you for your next vacation.
30 Things You Should Do When You Visit Maui,...
Our picks for the 30 best things to do on island of Maui, Hawaii.
2015 Festivals and Events On Oahu
A guide to festivals and events on Oahu in 2015 - arts & culture, cuisine, music, shopping & entertainment, sporting and fitness events and festivals.
What You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii
Before you leave for Hawaii there are lots of things you should know, including time differences, pets, money, and when to visit.
Clickable Map of Maui, Hawaii
Click on any location name on this map to get more information to help you plan your vacation on Maui, Hawaii
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou And Other Hawaiian Holiday...
Christmas in Hawaii is in many ways like anywhere else in the world with it's own cultural twists and local traditions including these Hawaiian phrases and words that you'll hear during the holiday season.
Enjoy These 2015 Christmas Events on the Big...
A calendar of events for the Christmas season on Hawaii Island, the Big Island.
Which Airline Should I Take to Hawaii?
A comprehensive guide to the airlines with flights to Hawaii from various locations on the U.S. mainland and abroad.
A Visitor's Guide to Tipping in Hawaii
A guide to tipping in Hawaii - how much to tip and whom to tip from arrival at the airport, at your hotel and restaurants, and on guided tours in the Hawaiian islands.
Enjoy These Thanksgiving and Christmas Events...
A calendar of events for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season in Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu.
Loved Lava Flows in Hawaii? Make the Colorful...
There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow. This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 oz. of light rum and 1 oz. of Malibu® coconut rum.
How to Make Mai Tais Like the Royal Hawaiian...
This original Mai Tai recipe is from the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.
Things To Do For Free On Hawaii's Big Island
A guide to 14 of the best things to do for free on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Your Hawaii Luau Guide: Which Are the Best?
Here are twelve of my favorite luaus in Hawaii with three included from each main island.
Hawaii's Stunning Big Island Must-See Attractions
There are so many things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii that you'll never be able to do them all in just one visit.
Free Hawaii Visitor Publications
Even in Hawaii some things are still free. Check out these free Hawaii visitor publications.
How to Fly to Hawaii Non-Stop, and Find...
Allegiant Air offers non-stop flights to Hawaii from a number of cities in the western USA.
What You Must Know before Visiting Pearl Harbor...
Tips for visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii's most popular visitor attraction.
Clickable Map of the Big Island of Hawaii,...
Click on any black name on this map to get more information and help you plan your vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii, one of our clickable Hawaii maps.
How to Save Money on Your Hawaiian Vacation
Here are some tips to help you save money for your Hawaii vacation.
Find "Lost" Filming Locations on Your Trip to...
Join me as we search Oahu, Hawaii for the filming locations for ABC's Emmy Award winning best drama series 'Lost'.
Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Photo of Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Fun Things for the Whole Family on Oahu
15 great activities for families on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Tahiti vs. Fiji - Which One is Right For You?
Both Fiji and Tahiti are exotic South Pacific nations ideal for a romantic getaway, wedding or honeymoon. There are top reasons for visiting Fiji and great reasons for traveling to Tahiti, so which is right for you? Here are tips and strategies that can help you decide.
Clickable Map of Oahu, Hawaii - Map of Oahu
Click on any black name on this map to get more information and help you plan your vacation on Oahu, Hawaii
The Facts Behind Shark Attacks in Hawaii
What are the facts behind shark attacks in Hawaii, and what can you do to reduce the risk of being attacked? Hawaii facts are much better than rumor.
What are the Top Reasons to Visit Hawaii?
Few places in the world can appeal to such varied tastes for a perfect vacation as the islands of Hawaii. Here are our top reasons to visit the islands of Hawaii.
Check Out all the Fun Stuff You Can Do for Free...
My picks for some of the top things to do for free, or almost free, on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
12 Free Things to Do in Waikiki
A Guide to Free Things to Do in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
How to Make the Perfect Blue Hawaii Cocktail in...
A recipe for the original Blue Hawaii Cocktail as invented by Harry Yee at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
What to See and Do and Where to Shop in...
A brief look at the history of Kahului Maui and what Kahului has to offer today for shopping, culture, and activities.
What to Eat on Your Trip to Tahiti
A glossary of the top foods eaten in Tahiti, from poisson cru to coconut bread. The flavors of the South Pacific are abundant and nature-based, meaning that eating in Tahiti is a delight.
Top 8 Hawaiian Aloha Shirts
Our choice for the best manufacturers of Hawaiian Aloha shirts as selected by John Fischer, your About Guide to Hawaii.
Fun Things for a Rainy Day on Kauai
Don't let rainy days get you down on Kauai. Here are some fun things to do even when it's wet outside.
21 Interesting Facts about Tahiti and Her Islands
Tahiti and Her Islands are unlike any set of islands in the world. Here are 21 interesting facts about Tahiti and Her Islands.
Enjoy these Christmas events on Maui 2015
A calendar of events for the Christmas season on Maui.
Choosing Your Inter-Island Airline in Hawaii
A guide to Hawaiian inter-island airlines and tips for choosing which is best for you.
Free (Or Almost Free) Ways to Enjoy Oahu, Hawaii
A trip to Oahu can be expensive, but there are many free or almost free (less than $20 per person) things to do.
Let's Take a Drive Along Kauai's Scenic North...
A Driving Tour of Kauai's North Shore from Anahola to Haena State Park and Ke'e Beach and the Start of the Kalalau Trail
Planning for Those Additional Taxes and Fees...
Information about Hawaii's General Excise Tax, Transient Accommodations Tax, and car rental surcharges and additional fees.
10 Family-Friendly Activities on Hawaii’s...
A guide to things for families to do on Hawaii Island, the Big Island.
Hawaiian Travel: What to See on Your First Trip...
We've chosen our favorite activities and day trips for a first time visitor to the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
50 Things You Didn't Know About Hawaii
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Hawaii Statehood. See how many of these 50 things you might now know about Hawaii.
What You Should Know Before You Visit Maui
Our tips on things you should know as you plan your trip to Maui, Hawaii.
Meet the People Who Live in Hawaii
Who are the people of Hawaii? Learn about the many ethnic groups that make Hawaii their home.
What are the Best Beaches on Maui?
Our picks for some of the best beaches on the island of Maui, Hawaii
Clickable Map of Kauai, Hawaii - Map of Kauai
Click on any location name on this map to get more information to help you plan your vacation to Kauai
Pretend You're in Hawaii with This Piña...
One of Hawaii's most popular drinks, this delicious blend of pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream is originally from Puerto Rico.
Experience the 12 Days of Christmas...Hawaiian...
Written in 15 minutes as three friends ate Chinese food in the living room of a Diamond Head home.
Check Out These Free (or Almost Free) Things to...
A guide to things to do for free, or almost free, when you visit Hawaii.
A Visitor's Guide to Bora Bora
A guide to the island of Bora Bora with information on its size and population, airport, transportation, cities, geography, retail hours and more.
Where Are the Best Markets (Flea and Farmers)...
Held every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. is the Maui Swap Meet. The Maui Swap meet is now held at the University of Hawaii Maui College (formerly known as the Maui Community College) just off of Ka'ahumanu Ave in Kahului. Admission is still just 50 cents.
Let's Take a Drive Along Oahu's Fabled North...
A Driving Tour of the North Shore of Oahu, from La'ie to Ka'ena Point
Costco Locations in Hawaii
Tips and directions to the nearest Costco Wholesale Warehouse in Hawaii.
A "Bula!" Welcome in Fiji
When you land in Fiji and are first welcomed with the greeting 'Bula!' (pronounced boo-lah!), you will certainly feel you have arrived somewhere special. The Fijian people are exceedingly warm and friendly and they love to express their love of life and their genuine hospitality with infectious, enthusiastic and ubiquitous Bulas!
Kehena Beach, also known as Dolphin Beach, Big...
Photo of Kehena Beach, also known as Dolphin Beach, a black sand, clothing optional or nude beach in the Puna District of Hawaii's Big Island. Page 3.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Oahu: Secret Beaches and...
A guide to some of the best scenic drives and secret beaches on Oahu.
Kauai Helicopter Tours
A helicopter tour is the best way to see the island of Kauai. Since over 70% of the island is inaccessible by land, you'll see areas that can only be seen from the air.
Enjoy These 2015 Christmas Events on the Island...
A calendar of events for the Christmas season on Kauai.
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay), Kauai
Photo of Donkey Beach, A Nude Beach on Kauai, Hawaii. Page 4.
The Ultimate Luau Menu
Recipes for the Hawaiian food that is served at luaus in Hawaii.
Why Hawaii's Weather Can Make It Feel Like...
We look at the weather in Hawaii throughout the year on the different islands.
Visiting the South Pacific? Learn Some Key...
While almost everyone in Fiji, one of the major island groups in the South Pacific, speaks English, which is the country's official language, knowing a few key phrases in Fijian is not only polite but will endear you to the already warm and welcoming Fijian people. One word you will hear constantly is the infectious Bula! which means hello or welcome.
Make Chicken Long Rice Like They Do in Hawaii
This staple of a Hawaiian luau, Chicken Long Rice, actually originated in China.
Tahiti's Most Luxurious Overwater Bungalows
A comprehensive guide to the best overwater bungalows in Tahiti, from Moorea and Bora Bora to Taha'a and Tikeahu. The best overwater bungalows in Tahiti are shown here in both exterior and interior photos.
Paradise Found! It's in Oahu (And Here Are 15...
There is always something fun to do on Oahu, from extreme sports to simply lounging around in a cabana by the pool at a fancy resort. Here are 15 'must do' activities to give you a memorable vacation.
Your Quick Guide to the Island of Maui
An overview of the island of Maui, Hawaii which is continually chosen as one of the top islands and vacation destination in the world.
18 Pristine Hawaii Beaches
Our picks for the best beaches in Hawaii includes several less well-known beaches that we consider real gems.
Let's Take a Walk Around Historic Honolulu
Join me for a walking tour of historic Honolulu including stops at 'Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Kawaiaha'o Church and more.
What You Need to Know About Hawaii's Beaches
A guide to the beaches of Hawaii including lists of the best beaches and award winning beaches, information on nude beaches and lots of beach photos.
Get an Explosive Tour of Hawaii: See the...
Exploring the volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii is a unique opportunity to view the living earth.
Things to Know Before You Visit Pearl Harbor
Tips on visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
A Driving Tour of Upcountry Maui
Join me for a driving tour of Upcountry Maui beginning at Pa'ia and Ho'okipa along the coast and then upcountry through Makawao, Kula and the 'Ulupalakua Ranch.
Planning a Trip to Fiji
If you are planning a trip to Fiji, comprised of 333 islands in the middle of the South Pacific, here's everything you need to know to get there, get around and find a hotel or resort. The South Pacific nation of Fiji is ideal for both a romantic or adventure getaway and is equally popular with honeymooners and scuba drivers.
Read our review of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott...
A review of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast on...
A looks at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii a AAA Four Diamond Resort nestled on 32 acres of oceanfront property on the pristine Kohala Coast on Hawaii's Big Island.
Packing for Hawaii: Tips and Tricks for the...
Packing for Hawaii vacations requires a good plan of what to take with you and what can best be bought or rented once you arrive.
Secret Beach also known as Kauapea Beach, Kauai
A Photo of Secret Beach, also known as Kauapea Beach, a nude beach on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Page 5.
Learn to Make Kalua Pig Like They Do in Hawaii
Make Hawaiian kalua pig at home from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.
Where are the best places to shop on Oahu?
A guide to the best places to shop on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club
Located within the 800-acre Kauai Lagoons Resort, the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club is a tropical oasis close to Kauai's principal town of Lihue.
A Brief History of Pearl Harbor Prior to World...
A look at the history of Pearl Harbor, the area called Wai Momi meaning Water of Pearl prior to the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941
Red Sand Beach in Hana also known as Kaihalulu...
A Photo of Red Sand Beach in Hana, also known as Kaihalulu Beach, a nude beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Page 8.
Tips for Driving Hawaii's Mount Tantalus and...
The views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, downtown Honolulu and Punchbowl Crater are unlike any other when seen from Mount Tantalus and Round Top Drive.
Why You Should Visit Hawaii
Why a honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation to Hawaii might just be the perfect thing for you and your family.
A Quick Intro to Hawaii's Big Island, Hawaii's...
An overview of Hawaii's Big Island, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the one which grows every day with the lava flow from Kilauea Volcano.
Your Handy Glossary of Hawaiian Seafood
A guide to the seafood found in the islands of Hawaii
Things To Do For Free on Kauai
Called Hawaii's Island of Discovery and the Garden Island, Kauai's landscape is an exciting playground for lovers of the environment.
Cook Huli Huli Chicken Like They Do in Hawaii
Hawaii's own version of barbecued chicken is cooked with Huli-Huli Sauce, made with pure Hawaiian brown sugar cane, soy sauce, fresh ginger and more.
Chicken Adobo As Made by Hawaii's Former Governor
Adobo is the Philippines national dish and a favorite with many people in Hawaii.
Haupia - Hawaiian Coconut Pudding
This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.
Find Out All You Need to Know About Waikiki
Waikiki, Hawaii is one of the world's most famous resort areas on the world's most famous beach.
Ten Great CDs of Hawaiian Christmas Music
Here are our picks for some of the best Hawaiian Christmas music. Everyone loves Christmas music with an island flavor.
Papohaku Beach, Molokai
A Photo of Papohaku Beach, a nude beach on the island of Molokai, Hawaii . Page 11.
The Best Affordable Restaurants in West Maui,...
A list of affordable places to eat in West Maui, including Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fish Market Maui, Honokowai Okazuka and Deli and much more.
Clickable Map of the Road to Hana on the island...
Click on any black name on this map to get more information and help you plan your trip along the Road to Hana on the island of Maui
15 Things You Should Know When Planning a Trip...
Helpful information about getting to Tahiti, getting around Tahiti, which islands to visit, the weather, the language and the currency.
Fiji's Top Traditions and Ceremonies
One of the top reasons to visit Fiji is its rich history and reverence for traditional ceremonies. These activities provide a glimpse of local culture.
Going to Tahiti? Learn to Speak Some Tahitian
A dictionary or glossary for the most common and useful words and phrases in the Tahitian language. Key words and phrases for travelers are listed in this Tahitian glossary.
Little Beach at Makena (Pu'u Ola'i Beach), Maui
Photo of Little Beach at Makena (Pu'u Ola'i Beach) a nude beach on, Maui, Hawaii. Page 7.
See What May Attract You to Maui
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions on Maui, Hawaii.
Meaning and Use of the Hawaiian Word Aloha
Aloha is a word in the Hawaiian language that has numerous meanings both as a single word and when used in context with other words.
Honolulu City Lights
A gallery of photos of Honolulu's annual Christmas celebration.
Try These Top Maui Hotels and Resorts for the...
There are so many Maui hotels and resorts to choose from. Here are our picks for some of the best places to stay on Maui.
Driving Your of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A driving tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, the Big Island
Choosing the Best Waikiki Hotel or Resort for You
Choosing which of Waikiki hotels to stay at is a big decision. How much you spend for your resort or hotel will determine how much of your vacation budget is left for other activities. Luckily, in with so many Waikiki hotels you have many choices ranging from world-class resorts to quite acceptable budget hotels.
Hawaii Hideaways, Inc.
Hawaii Hideaways, Inc. matches you and your group with the right vacation home or luxury villa for your needs and expectations.
Take a Drive Along West Maui's Rugged North Shore
Join us as we travel west Maui's rugged North Shore from Kapalua to Wailuku by the Honoapi'ilani and Kahekili Highways
Let's Explore Disney's Aulani Resort at Ko...
A review of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at the Ko Olina Resort & Marina on Oahu's Leeward Coast
Kauai - Hawaii's Island of Discovery
An overview of the island of Kauai, the Garden Isle, now also known as Hawaii's Island of Discovery.
How to Choose a Place to Stay in Hawaii
Whether you decide on a bed and breakfast, rental condominium, private rental property or a world class hotel or resort, Hawaii has something that will fit your needs and your pocketbook.
How to Speak Some Basic Hawaiian Words
How to speak some basic Hawaiian words and phrases.
2015 Festivals and Events On Maui - October to...
A guide to festivals & events on Maui from October to December 2015 - arts & culture, cuisine, music, shopping & entertainment, sporting & fitness events.
Lilo and Stitch and the Spirit of Hawaii
The message of the film and the meaning of ohana. Page 2.
Interesting Facts About Fiji
If you are looking for facts about Fiji, here are some fun and informative tidbits. Fiji is not only an inviting and beautiful vacation destination, but its 333 islands are home to scenic wonders, both natural and man-made, and are the cradle of ancient myths and legends as well as modern political sagas. Here are a few of the more memorable facts about Fiji:
Oahu's Leeward Coast
Let's drive from Yokohama Bay, past Makua, Makaha and Waianae along Oahu's leeward coast.
Lanai is Open for Business and Waiting for You
Despite the temporary closure of the island’s main resorts, the island of Lanai is alive and well with places to stay and lots of fun things to do.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
I found the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa to be more like a Neighbor Island resort and the staff and atmosphere to be much more warm and friendly than I had expected. I was pleasantly surprised.
Best Ways to Spend Five Exciting Days on Oahu
Tips on how to make the most of a five day visit to Oahu and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Visit the Byodo-In Temple on Oahu where LOST...
Located in the Valley of the Temples in the Kaheohe area of Oahu, the beautful Byodo-In Temple was made famous as a frequent filming location for the ABC series LOST.
The Ultimate Hawaii Packing Guide
How to pack for a trip to Hawaii.
Little Beach at Makena, Maui - Pu'u Ola'i Beach
Photo of Little Beach at Makena (Pu'u Ola'i Beach), Maui, Hawaii - a nude beach
Most Romantic Places on Kauai
Kauai has scores of romantic places for picnics, photo-ops, or even I do's. Here are 10 of the most romantic places on Kauai.
Your Introduction to Oahu, Hawaii's Gathering...
A guide to Oahu, Hawaii which hosts more visitors annually than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined.
All About the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki...
Check out these 10 reasons why I really like the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Waikiki, Oahu.
Cruising in the South Pacific
Cruising is an increasingly popular way to explore the islands of the South Pacific. Fans of cruising can visit many of the South Pacific's top islands, such as Tahiti,Moorea, Bora Bora, the Tuamotus, Fiji and the Cook Islands, via cruise ship. Itineraries and ships vary by destination. Here's a sampling of what's available.
How to Reduce the Risk of Shark Attack and Injury
Ten safety tips that can help you avoid a shark attack and possible injury or death.
Island Scorecard
scorecard for use in which island suits you best: deep sea fishing world class resorts vacation condominiums money budget budget travel
Lahaina, Maui
What you can see and do in historic Lahaina, Maui.
Try One of These Driving or Walking Tours on Oahu
A guide to the best half and full day driving and walking tours on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Find out about the history and culture of Fiji.
A look at the history and culture of the islands of Fiji from 1500 B.C. to the present.

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