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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Things You Should Do When You Visit Maui,...
Our picks for the 30 best things to do on island of Maui, Hawaii.
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.
2015 Festivals and Events On Oahu
Hawaii Travel. Page 3.
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.
Hawaii's Most Beautiful Natural Wonders
Our picks for twelve of the most beautiful Hawaiian Natural Wonders.
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 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.
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
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'.
Statehood Day - Hawaii's Forgotten Holiday
On the third Friday in August the state of Hawaii celebrates the anniversary of its statehood in 1959 - only except for state workers getting a day off, you'd never know that it's a holiday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun Things for the Whole Family on Oahu
15 great activities for families on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
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.
Your Hawaii Luau Guide: Which Are the Best?
Here are twelve of my favorite luaus in Hawaii with three included from each main island.
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.
How to Save Money on Your Hawaiian Vacation
Here are some tips to help you save money for your Hawaii vacation.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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
12 Free Things to Do in Waikiki
A Guide to Free Things to Do in Waikiki, Oahu, 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.
Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Photo of Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Where are the best places to shop on Oahu?
A guide to the best places to shop on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Oahu: Secret Beaches and...
A guide to some of the best scenic drives and secret beaches on Oahu.
Learn to Make Kalua Pig Like They Do in Hawaii
Make Hawaiian kalua pig at home from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.
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.
Planning for Those Additional Taxes and Fees...
Information about Hawaii's General Excise Tax, Transient Accommodations Tax, and car rental surcharges and additional fees.
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!
Choosing Your Inter-Island Airline in Hawaii
A guide to Hawaiian inter-island airlines and tips for choosing which is best for you.
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.
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.
Why Hawaii's Weather Can Make It Feel Like...
We look at the weather in Hawaii throughout the year on the different islands.
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
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.
Try These Top Kauai Resorts for a True Hawaii...
Our picks for the top 10 resorts on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
10 Family-Friendly Activities on Hawaii’s...
A guide to things for families to do on Hawaii Island, the Big Island.
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
Make Chicken Long Rice Like They Do in Hawaii
This staple of a Hawaiian luau, Chicken Long Rice, actually originated in China.
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.
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.
Check Out These Free (or Almost Free) Things to...
A guide to things to do for free, or almost free, when you visit 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.
Costco Locations in Hawaii
Tips and directions to the nearest Costco Wholesale Warehouse in Hawaii.
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay), Kauai
Photo of Donkey Beach, A Nude Beach on Kauai, Hawaii. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the People Who Live in Hawaii
Who are the people of Hawaii? Learn about the many ethnic groups that make Hawaii their home.
Four Great Fall Festivals and Events on the...
The months of August, September, October and November promise to be an “eventful” time for the island of Lanai, with four major events scheduled.
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.
Haupia - Hawaiian Coconut Pudding
This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lilo and Stitch and the Spirit of Hawaii
The message of the film and the meaning of ohana. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Things to Know Before You Visit Pearl Harbor
Tips on visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
Your Handy Glossary of Hawaiian Seafood
A guide to the seafood found in the islands of Hawaii
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.
Be Sure To Visit These Great Places in...
Our picks for some of the best things to see and do in Upcountry Maui, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Papohaku Beach, Molokai
A Photo of Papohaku Beach, a nude beach on the island of Molokai, Hawaii . Page 11.
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.
A Look at the Major Festivals in Hawaii During...
A guide to the best annual festivals and State holidays in Hawaii in September and October. 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
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
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.
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.
Driving Your of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A driving tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, the Big Island
Chicken Adobo As Made by Hawaii's Former Governor
Adobo is the Philippines national dish and a favorite with many people in Hawaii.
Enjoy These Christmas Events on Oahu
A calendar of events for the Christmas season on Oahu.
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.
Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort
A review of the Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort on Oahu, 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.
18 Pristine Hawaii Beaches
Our picks for the best beaches in Hawaii includes several less well-known beaches that we consider real gems.
Island Scorecard
scorecard for use in which island suits you best: deep sea fishing world class resorts vacation condominiums money budget budget travel
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.
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.
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.
Waipio Valley
History and cultural significance of the Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii
Oahu's Leeward Coast
Let's drive from Yokohama Bay, past Makua, Makaha and Waianae along Oahu's leeward coast.
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.
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.
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.
How to Spend Five Days on Oahu
Tips on how to make the most of a five day visit to Oahu and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Want an Affordable Maui Trip? Check Out...
Situated on the south Maui coast, Kihei is known for its dry and warm days, great beaches and affordable accommodations.
Exploring Kualoa Ranch and the Ka'a'awa Valley...
A visual tour of historic Kualoa Ranch and Ka'a'awa Valley including a horseback ride through Ka'a'awa Valley where numerous motion pictures and TV shows such as ABC's Lost are filmed.
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.
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.
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.
Visiting Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park on...
Visiting and hiking in Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Best Places to Hear Hawaiian Music on Oahu
Whether dancing to energizing Hawaiian-reggae beats or sipping on a Mai Tai while listening to the soothing sounds of the slack key guitar, the island of Oahu offers numerous opportunities to enjoy free, first-rate Hawaiian music throughout the year.
How to Spend Six Days on Maui
Tips on how to make the most of a six day visit to Maui, Hawaii.

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