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Hawaii Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Learn All About Lei Day in Hawaii
May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii - Read about this day of color, celebration, flowers and aloha.
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.
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.
30 Things You Should Do When You Visit Maui,...
Our picks for the 30 best things to do on island of Maui, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 Festivals and Events On Oahu
Hawaii Travel. Page 2.
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
Waikiki SPAM Jam
On May 2, 2015, visitors to Waikiki will get a big helping of Hawaii's unique culinary tastes when the 13th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam returns to the 50th State.
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.
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.
10 Clothing-Optional Hawaiian Beaches
A guide to Hawaii nude beaches with photos and directions to the beaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ultimate Luau Menu
Recipes for the Hawaiian food that is served at luaus in 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.
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.
Your Hawaii Luau Guide: Which Are the Best?
Here are twelve of my favorite luaus in Hawaii with three included from each main island.
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'.
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.
What You Must Know before Visiting Pearl Harbor...
Tips for visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii's most popular visitor attraction.
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.
Lei Day Photos
Photos of the annual Lei Day Celebration on May 1 in Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, Oahu.
How to Save Money on Your Hawaiian Vacation
Here are some tips to help you save money for your Hawaii vacation.
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.
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.
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
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.
Best Oahu Family Activities
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.
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.
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.
12 Free Things to Do in Waikiki
A Guide to Free Things to Do in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
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
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.
Choosing Your Inter-Island Airline in Hawaii
A guide to Hawaiian inter-island airlines and tips for choosing which is best for you.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Where are the best places to shop on Oahu?
A guide to the best places to shop on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
10 Family-Friendly Activities on Hawaii’s...
A guide to things for families to do on Hawaii Island, the Big Island.
Kamehameha the Great
Explore the ruling years of Kamehameha I of Hawaii from 1795-1819.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Oahu: Secret Beaches and...
A guide to some of the best scenic drives and secret beaches on Oahu.
A Look at the Major Festivals in Hawaii During...
A guide to the best annual festivals and State holidays in Hawaii in May and June. Page 3.
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
Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Photo of Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Haupia - Hawaiian Coconut Pudding
This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Hawaii's Weather Can Make It Feel Like...
We look at the weather in Hawaii throughout the year on the different islands.
Make Chicken Long Rice Like They Do in Hawaii
This staple of a Hawaiian luau, Chicken Long Rice, actually originated in China.
Planning for Those Additional Taxes and Fees...
Information about Hawaii's General Excise Tax, Transient Accommodations Tax, and car rental surcharges and additional fees.
Learn to Make Kalua Pig Like They Do in Hawaii
Make Hawaiian kalua pig at home from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.
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.
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.
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.
Costco Locations in Hawaii
Tips and directions to the nearest Costco Wholesale Warehouse in 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.
Check Out These Free (or Almost Free) Things to...
A guide to things to do for free, or almost free, when you visit Hawaii.
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.
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:
The Ultimate Hawaii Packing Guide
How to pack for a trip to Hawaii.
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 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.
Lilo & Stitch and the Spirit of Hawaii
The message of the film and the meaning of ohana. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaiian seafood, Hawaiian food glossary, ahi,...
A guide to the seafood found in the islands of Hawaii
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Island Scorecard
scorecard for use in which island suits you best: deep sea fishing world class resorts vacation condominiums money budget budget travel
18 Pristine Hawaii Beaches
Our picks for the best beaches in Hawaii includes several less well-known beaches that we consider real gems.
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.
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay), Kauai
Photo of Donkey Beach, A Nude Beach on Kauai, Hawaii. Page 4.
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
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 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.
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
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.
A United Kingdom
A look the reign of Kamehameha from 1810-1819. Page 2.
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.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A driving tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, the Big Island
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.
Lahaina, Maui
What you can see and do in historic Lahaina, Maui.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Spend Five Days on Oahu
Tips on how to make the most of a five day visit to Oahu and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Chicken Adobo
Adobo is the Philippines national dish and a favorite with many people in Hawaii.
In Search of More Filming Locations for ABC's...
The pool and waterfall scene with Kate and Saywer in Whatever the Case May Be was filmed at one of the most recognizable locations on Oahu - Waimea Valley Audubon Center formerly known as Waimea Falls Park. Page 2.
Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort
A review of the Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort on Oahu, Hawaii.
What are the Best Beaches on Maui?
Our picks for some of the best beaches on the island of Maui, Hawaii
Facts About Hawaii's Sharks
A guide to the many species of sharks that are found in the waters of Hawaii.
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.
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.
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.
Haleakalā National Park Summit Area
A profile of Haleakala National Park Summit Area on Maui, Hawaii with detailed information for those planning to visit the summit.
See What May Attract You to Maui
An overview of the best and most popular tourist attractions on Maui, Hawaii.
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 7.
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.
"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.
Walmart in Hawaii
Help in finding a local Walmart in Hawaii and what types of things you can find at a Walmart in Hawaii.
Oahu's Leeward Coast
Kolekole Pass cuts across the the Waianae Mountains and ends at Schoffield Barracks in Central Oahu. Page 7.
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.

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