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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.
We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
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.
There is so much to see and do on Kauai. We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Our choices for the best things to do in Maui to help you plan your next Maui vacation.
Take our 23 question survey to help you decide which of the Hawaii Islands has the most to offer you for your next vacation.
A guide to Hawaii nude beaches with photos and directions to the beaches.
A guide to 101 things to do on the island of Oahu for free or for $10 or under per person.
Recipes for the Hawaiian food that is served at luaus in Hawaii.
A recipe for the original Blue Hawaii Cocktail as invented by Harry Yee at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Tips for visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii's most popular visitor attraction.
This original Mai Tai recipe is from the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.
Join me as we search Oahu, Hawaii for the filming locations for ABC's Emmy Award winning best drama series Lost.
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Our choice for the best manufacturers of Hawaiian Aloha shirts as selected by John Fischer, your About Guide to Hawaii.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Hawaii Statehood. See how many of these 50 things you might now know about Hawaii.
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.
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A guide to some of the best scenic drives and secret beaches on Oahu.
A comprehensive guide to the airlines with flights to Hawaii from various locations on the U.S. mainland and abroad.
Here are twelve of my favorite luaus in Hawaii with three included from each main island.
15 great activities for families on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
We look at the weather in Hawaii throughout the year on the different islands.
A guide to the best places to shop on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Our tips for things to avoid when you visiting Hawaii to ensure that you have a safe and better vacation.
A Guide to Free Things to Do in Waikiki, Oahu, 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.
A list of affordable places to eat in West Maui, including Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fish Market Maui, Honokowai Okazuka and Deli and much more.
Our picks for some of the best beaches on the island of Maui, Hawaii
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.
One of Hawaii's most popular drinks, this delicious blend of pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream is originally from Puerto Rico.
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.
This staple of a Hawaiian luau, Chicken Long Rice, actually originated in China.
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.
Make Hawaiian kalua pig at home from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.
How to pack for a trip to Hawaii.
My picks for some of the top things to do for free, or almost free, on the island of Maui, 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.
A guide to the seafood found in the islands of Hawaii
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.
Here are some tips to help you save money for your Hawaii vacation.
This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.
Before you leave for Hawaii there are lots of things you should know, including time differences, pets, money, and when to visit.
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.
A guide to Hawaiian inter-island airlines and tips for choosing which is best for you.
Allegiant Air offers non-stop flights to Hawaii from a number of cities in the western USA.
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.
A trip to Oahu can be expensive, but there are many free or almost free (less than $20 per person) things to do.
A guide to some of the best things to do for free on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Tips and directions to the nearest Costco Wholesale Warehouse in Hawaii.
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.
A brief look at the history of Kahului Maui and what Kahului has to offer today for shopping, culture, and activities.
Photo of Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
The views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, downtown Honolulu and Punchbowl Crater are unlike any other when seen from Mount Tantalus and Round Top Drive.
A guide to the island of Bora Bora with information on its size and population, airport, transportation, cities, geography, retail hours and more.
Our picks for some of the best places to stay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
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.
Help in finding a local Walmart in Hawaii and what types of things you can find at a Walmart in Hawaii.
Traveling with your pet to Hawaii may seem like a fun idea, but chances are you have no idea of what you're getting into. If you're talking about a cat or dog, it's possible, but not easy. If you're talking about some other type of animal, stop right here. You can't.
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.
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.
Called Hawaii's Island of Discovery and the Garden Island, Kauai's landscape is an exciting playground for lovers of the environment.
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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.
Who are the people of Hawaii? Learn about the many ethnic groups that make Hawaii their home.
A guide to choosing the perfect wedding location in Hawaii on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Lana'i. Options for where to get married on Hawaii range from beachfront resorts to private villas and from secluded beaches to dramatic waterfalls.
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We've chosen our favorite activities and day trips for a first time visitor to the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
On Maui three companies offer zip line tours. The first Maui zip line or Maui zipline company was Skyline Eco-Adventures. This was followed several years later by Kapalua Adventures. The most recent entry in the Maui zip line business is the Piiholo Ranch Zipline.
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. Page 2.
A guide to things to do for free, or almost free, when you visit Hawaii.
When the sun goes down on Maui, the beat picks up, and the island’s rhythms turn to dining, dance and music.
Helpful information about getting to Tahiti, getting around Tahiti, which islands to visit, the weather, the language and the currency.
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!
While true budget travel to Tahiti is practically impossible, there are ways to save during a visit to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, which rank as some of the most expensive islands in world. These budget tips can help travelers cut costs when visiting the French Polynesian islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.
Tahiti and Her Islands are unlike any set of islands in the world. Here are 21 interesting facts about Tahiti and Her Islands.
How to go to Hawaii for three weeks on two weeks worth of money.
This guide to visiting Haleakala on Maui for sunrise gives background on the sacred mountain as well as tips for making the most of your pre-dawn visit.
Information about Hawaii's General Excise Tax, Transient Accommodations Tax and Car Rental Surcharges and Fees
An overview of the island of Maui, Hawaii which is continually chosen as one of the top islands and vacation destination in the world.
A Driving Tour of the North Shore of Oahu, from La'ie to Ka'ena Point
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.
A list of do's and don'ts for Hawaii wedding attire, from the best fabrics for a wedding dress to suggestions for the groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests. If you are getting married in Hawaii, here are suggestions for the most appropriate and comfortable wedding attire.
The message of the film and the meaning of ohana. Page 2.
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Join us as we travel west Maui's rugged North Shore from Kapalua to Wailuku by the Honoapi'ilani and Kahekili Highways
A guide to some of the best local eats and hole-in-the-wall restaurants on Oahu
Lomi means massage in Hawaiian and you'll see how that name applies to this recipe for Lomi Lomi Salmon.
A profile of the island of Oahu, Hawaii which hosts more visitors annually than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined.
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.
A guide to the many species of sharks that are found in the waters of Hawaii.
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
Tips on visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
An overview of the island of Kauai, the Garden Isle, now also known as Hawaii's Island of Discovery.
Details on how to apply for a marriage license in the state of Hawaii. The process of applying to be legally wed in Hawaii is done in person in Hawaii and the license is issued that same day.
A Recipe for Hawaiian purple sweet potato also known as Okinawan potatoes served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.
Over 100 photos taken along the Road to Hana, from the town of Paia, past Hookipa Beach Park, to the town of Hana and beyond to Oheo Gulch and the 7 pools, Kipahulu and along the backside of Haleakala to Upcountry Maui.
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.
One of the best spots to snorkel on Kauai is Tunnels Beach–both for the clear fish-filled lagoon water of the lagoon and the splendid views of the island's signature peak, Mount Makana (aka Bali Hai), you'll enjoy when you surface. It's easiest to enter from the wide sand beach and snorkel the inner reef, but do keep an eye on the surf. Page 3.
Photo of Paia, Maui's Historical Plantation Town, first stop on the Road to Hana and last place to buy gas before Hana Town.
Jack Lord's career is best known for his role in Hawaii Five-0 but there is much more to learn about the man and his relationship with Hawaii.
A standard of Chinese cuisine, fried rice can be made with meat or seafood and a wide assortment of vegetables.
Our picks for the top movies and television shows that were filmed in the South Pacific islands, including Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha'a, Fiji and more.
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:
Our picks for the top paid attractions and tours on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
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.
Our picks for the best sunglasses sold by Maui Jim® of Lahaina, Maui.
A guide to festivals and events on Oahu in 2013 - arts & culture, cuisine, music, shopping & entertainment, sporting and fitness events and festivals.
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions on Maui, Hawaii.
A review of the Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort on Oahu, Hawaii.
Our picks for the best beaches in Hawaii includes several less well-known beaches that we consider real gems.
Check out these 10 reasons why I really like the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Waikiki, Oahu.
Situated on the south Maui coast, Kihei is known for its dry and warm days, great beaches and affordable accommodations.
The Old Lahaina Luau offers the most delicious and authentic food and the most well-produced and choreographed entertainment. If you only attend one luau while you're in Hawaii, be sure to attend the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui.
A recipe for Hawaiian Lau Lau served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.
Things you should know about the best Hawaii activities in the air, on land or in/on the ocean.
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.
Our picks for the best films set in Hawaii with principal filming or artwork done in Hawaii.
Ten of our favorite things to do, for adults and kids, at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at the Ko Olina Resort on Oahu, Hawaii.
Join us for a walking tour of historic Honolulu including stops at Honolulu's 'Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Ali'iolani Hale, Kawaiaha'o Church and the Mission Houses Museum.
Photos of Hawaiian plumeria which is used to make most of the leis given to tourists upon arrival and at luaus in Hawaii.
A Photo of Red Sand Beach in Hana, also known as Kaihalulu Beach, a nude beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Page 8.
Visiting and hiking in Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Visiting Hilo and its many attractions is much easier with new direct flights by United Airlines
A guide to some of the most beautiful and fragrant flowers found in the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha'a Raiatea and others. Tahiti is known for its vibrant tropical flowers used in everything from leis to dance performances.
A look at the elements and traditions of a Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony, from the exchange of leis and the playing of the
Our Picks for Some of the Best Things to See and Do in Upcountry Maui, Hawaii
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.
Ten safety tips that can help you avoid a shark attack and possible injury or death.
A guide to hiking Diamond Head State Monument on Oahu, Hawaii.
Although tradition calls for this Hawaiian luau favorite, chicken luau, to be made with taro leaves, spinach can be substituted when taro leaves are not available.
A collection of photos of Hawaiian plumeria which is used to make most of the leis given to tourists upon arrival and at luaus in Hawaii. Page 19.
A guide to things for families to do on Hawaii Island, the Big Island.
Photo of Donkey Beach, A Nude Beach on Kauai, Hawaii. Page 4.
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Why a honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation to Hawaii might just be the perfect thing for you and your family.
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
History and cultural significance of the Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii
Photo of the Hana Highway Surf Company in Paia, Maui's Historical Plantation Town, first stop on the Road to Hana. Page 2.
There are many top experiences on Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora—here are our favorite things to do in the islands of French Polynesia.
Adobo is the Philippines national dish and a favorite with many people in Hawaii.
Tips on planning a wedding in Hawaii, from choosing the perfect island to selecting the ideal venue and incorporating local Hawaiian flowers and music. A destination wedding in Hawaii can take place on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island or Lana'i.
Tips for things to see and do along the Hana Highway from Kahului to Hana in Maui, from Visitors Forum Member Heidi Scoggins, aka MauiHeidi
A guide to the best half and full day driving and walking tours on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
An overview of the town of Hilo on Hawaii Island, the Big Island.
An overview of the best attractions and most popular tourist attractions in Honolulu, Waikiki, and the island of Oahu.
How to speak some basic Hawaiian words and phrases.
Photo of the parking lot 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
Photo of the Paia Fish Market in Paia, Maui's Historical Plantation Town. Page 4.
Photo of Island Cuisine Thai Food in Paia, Maui's Historical Plantation Town. Page 3.