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Hawaii Travel: Most Popular Articles

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6 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.
Best Things to Do on the Island of Oahu
We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
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.
Why Kauai Deserves a Spot On Your Bucket List
There is so much to see and do on Kauai. We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
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
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.
Top Things You Have to Do When You Visit Maui,...
The best things to do in Maui to help you plan your next Maui vacation.
10 Clothing-Optional Hawaiian Beaches
A guide to Hawaii nude beaches with photos and directions to the beaches.
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.
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
What to Know before Visiting Pearl Harbor and...
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 Fly to Hawaii Non-Stop, and Find...
Allegiant Air offers non-stop flights to Hawaii from a number of cities in the western USA.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
How to Save Money on Your Hawaiian Vacation
Here are some tips to help you save money for your Hawaii vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 Free Things to Do in Waikiki
A Guide to Free Things to Do in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Tips for Choosing the Best Waikiki Hotel or...
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.
Your Hawaii Luau Guide: Which Are the Best?
Here are twelve of my favorite luaus in Hawaii with three included from each main island.
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.
Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Photo of Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Best Places to Shop on Oahu, Hawaii
A guide to the best places to shop on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Why Hawaii's Weather Can Make It Feel Like...
We look at the weather in Hawaii throughout the year on the different islands.
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.
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.
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.
Best Oahu Family Activities
15 great activities for families on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Kahului - What to See and Do and Where to Shop...
A brief look at the history of Kahului Maui and what Kahului has to offer today for shopping, culture, and activities.
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.
Planning for Those Additional Taxes and Fees...
Information about Hawaii's General Excise Tax, Transient Accommodations Tax and Car Rental Surcharges and Fees
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.
Make Chicken Long Rice Like They Do in Hawaii
This staple of a Hawaiian luau, Chicken Long Rice, actually originated in China.
Choosing Your Inter-Island Airline in Hawaii
A guide to Hawaiian inter-island airlines and tips for choosing which is best for you.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Oahu: Secret Beaches and...
A guide to some of the best scenic drives and secret beaches on Oahu.
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
"Hawaii Five-0" Star Jack Lord Sure Loved Hawaii
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.
Check Out These Free (or Almost Free) Things to...
A guide to things to do for free, or almost free, when you visit Hawaii.
Aloha - Definition, Meaning and Use of the...
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.
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.
Oahu's Leeward Coast
Let's drive from Yokohama Bay, past Makua, Makaha and Waianae along Oahu's leeward coast.
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.
Hawaiian Travel: Check Out all the Fun Stuff...
My picks for some of the top things to do for free, or almost free, on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ultimate Luau Menu
Recipes for the Hawaiian food that is served at luaus in Hawaii.
50 of the Best Things About Hawaii
As Hawaii celebrated 50 years of Statehood in August 2009, I thought it would be fun to sit down and write down the first 50 things that come to mind when I considered the things I like about Hawaii.
Island Scorecard
scorecard for use in which island suits you best: deep sea fishing world class resorts vacation condominiums money budget budget travel
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.
Hawaiian seafood, Hawaiian food glossary, ahi,...
A guide to the seafood found in the islands of Hawaii
Plumeria Photos from Hawaii
Photos of Hawaiian plumeria which is used to make most of the leis given to tourists upon arrival and at luaus in Hawaii.
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.
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.
Meet the People Who Live in Hawaii
Who are the people of Hawaii? Learn about the many ethnic groups that make Hawaii their home.
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
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay), Kauai
Photo of Donkey Beach, A Nude Beach on Kauai, Hawaii. Page 4.
Walmart in Hawaii
Help in finding a local Walmart in Hawaii and what types of things you can find at a Walmart in Hawaii.
Haupia - Hawaiian Coconut Pudding
This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.
Things To Do For Free On Hawaii's Big Island
A guide to some of the best things to do for free on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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.
Why You Don't Have to Worry about "Jaws" in...
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.
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 10.
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.
The Ultimate Hawaii Packing Guide
How to pack for a trip to 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.
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.
Papohaku Beach, Molokai
A Photo of Papohaku Beach, a nude beach on the island of Molokai, Hawaii . Page 11.
Learn to Make Kalua Pig Like They Do in Hawaii
Make Hawaiian kalua pig at home from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.
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.
Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island
Filled with history and with great shopping and dining opportunities, Kailua Kona is a must stop for all visitors to Hawaii's Big Island.
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!
Costco Locations in Hawaii
Tips and directions to the nearest Costco Wholesale Warehouse in Hawaii.
A Quick Little Intro to Hawaii's Big Island
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.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A driving tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, the Big Island
Before You Visit Pearl Harbor
Tips on visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
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
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.
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
What are the Best Beaches on Maui?
Our picks for some of the best beaches on the island of Maui, Hawaii
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.
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.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Penguin Colony
Hilton Hawaiian Village Penguin and Turtle Enclosure, Hilton penguins, black-footed penguins, Malia, Pu, Icarus, Mana, Kalia, Remy, Shaka, Betty. Page 2.
Take a Walking Tour of Historic Honolulu
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.
Trailhead to Kehena Beach
Photo of the trailhead to 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 2.
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou And 20 Other Hawaiian...
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.
Can You Bring Pets to 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.
Take a Drive Along West Maui's Rugged North Shore
Nakalele Point is the most northern point on Maui and home to the Nakalele Blowhole which spouts water over 100 feet in the air. Page 6.
How to Apply for a Marriage License in Hawaii
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.
18 Pristine Hawaii Beaches
Our picks for the best beaches in Hawaii includes several less well-known beaches that we consider real gems.
Your Handy Introduction to Oahu, Hawaii's...
A profile of the island of Oahu, Hawaii which hosts more visitors annually than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined.
Pretend You're in Hawaii with This Pina Colada...
One of Hawaii's most popular drinks, this delicious blend of pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream is originally from Puerto Rico.
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.
Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony
A look at the elements and traditions of a Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony, from the exchange of leis and the playing of the
Kehena Beach, also known as Dolphin Beach, a...
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 6.
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.
Trail to Kehena Beach
Photo of the trail to 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.
State of Hawaii - Hawaii Island and County...
In addition to their island names and county names, each island in Hawaii has one or more nicknames. Understanding place names in Hawaii is an important first step in planning your trip to the Hawaiian Islands.
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.
View of Kehena Beach from the Beach Trail
Photo of Kehena Beach, also known as Dolphin Beach, from the trail, a black sand, clothing optional or nude beach in the Puna District of Hawaii's Big Island. Page 4.
Hawaii Travel: The Best Hotels and Resorts on...
Our picks for some of the best places to stay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Start Planning Activities for Your Hawaiian...
Things you should know about the best Hawaii activities in the air, on land or in/on the ocean.
What are the main reasons that we should visit...
Few places in the world can appeal to such varied tastes for a perfect vacation as the islands of Hawaii. We offer our top reasons to visit the islands of Hawaii.
10 Tips to Seeing Tahiti on a Budget
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.
Cemetery of the Waiola Church
Photo of the cemetery of the Waiola Church in historic Lahaina, Maui. Page 37.
See What May Attract You to Maui
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions on Maui, Hawaii.
Promontory Rocks Bordering Kehena Beach
Photo of the promontory rocks bordering Kehena Beach, a black sand, clothing optional or nude beach in the Puna District of Hawaii's Big Island. Page 5.
Parking Lot of Kehena Beach
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
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.
Waipio Valley
History and cultural significance of the Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii
Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort
A review of the Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort on Oahu, Hawaii.
A 3-Step Guide to Picking the Perfect Hawaiian...
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.
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.
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. Page 8.
Little Beach at Makena (Pu'u Ola'i Beach),...
Photo of Little Beach at Makena (Pu'u Ola'i Beach), Maui, Hawaii - a nude beach. Page 9.
Choosing Your Waikiki Hotel or Resort
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.
10 Things You'll Love About Disney's 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.
Kahala Hotel & Resort Celebrates 50 Years
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, the Kahala Hotel & Resort is offering numerous special packages and hosting a number of anniversary events.
Sunbathers at Kehena Beach, also known as...
Photo of sunbathers at 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 11.
Exploring the Manoa Valley of Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu's Manoa Valley, although located within minutes of Waikiki by bus or car, is often totally overlooked by visitors. While the lack of heavy visitor traffic is surely appreciated by local residents, there is much to be appreciated in this secluded corner of Hawaii which makes a visit worthwhile.
Hawaiian Wedding Attire
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.
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.
Lahaina, Maui
What you can see and do in historic Lahaina, Maui.
Lilo & Stitch and the Spirit of Hawaii
The message of the film and the meaning of ohana. Page 2.
Maui Nightlife
When the sun goes down on Maui, the beat picks up, and the island’s rhythms turn to dining, dance and music.
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
Hawaii Festivals - January and February
A guide to the best annual festivals and State holidays in Hawaii in January and February.
Tips on Visiting th Big Island's Kohala Region
A pictorial drive through the Kohala Region of Hawaii's Big Island from Kawaihae to the Pololu Valley Overlook.
Bather in the Surf of Kehena Beach or Dolphin...
Photo of a bather in the Surf of Kehena Beach, also known as Dolphin Beach, a black sand, clothing optional or nude beach on Hawaii's Big Island. Page 8.
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.
How to Reach Hawaii's Kalapana Lava Viewing Area
Photos and tips on visiting the Kalapana Lava Viewing Site at the end of Highway 130 in the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii
How to Spend Three Weeks in Hawaii on Two...
How to go to Hawaii for three weeks on two weeks worth of money.
Parking Along the Unmarked, Unpaved Road...
Photo of parking along the unmarked, unpaved road off of Kalihiwai Road leading to the foot path to Secret Beach. Page 2.
Recipe for Tahitian Poisson Cru (Marinated Raw...
Refer to this recipe for the ingredients and instruction for poisson cru, raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk. Poisson cru, raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk, is the national dish of Tahiti.
Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park, Kauai
Visiting and hiking in Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Swimmers at Kehena Beach, also known as Dolphin...
Photo of swimmers at 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 10.
Chicken Adobo
Adobo is the Philippines national dish and a favorite with many people in Hawaii.
Off the Beaten Path on Oahu
A guide to some of the best local eats and hole-in-the-wall restaurants on Oahu
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