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Where are the best accommodations and places to stay for family vacations in Hawaii?

A Hawaiian sailing canoe along one of the sheltered Ko Olina lagoons on Oahu.

The Hawaiian Islands are a fantastic place to take family vacation with many beautiful beaches, cultural activities and adventures to enjoy. As many people are turning their thoughts to the annual family vacation, we wanted to provide some suggestions for the best places in Hawaii for families to stay. Our first recommendation for families is to find accommodations that have ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 12, 2015

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* Hawaiian Airlines has a special sale on airfare starting at $378 roundtrip. The sale is for travel on Monday through Thursday between January 11 and March 16, 2016, which coincides with the peak of humpback whale season. For this sale, you must book by November 13, 2015.  Here’s a screenshot of the fare sale routes: * Four Seasons hotels ... Read More »

Sharks in Hawaii

Shark pool at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Shark sightings and bites have been on the uptick in Hawaii recently. On Sunday, an 8 to 10-foot tiger shark was spotted from Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. Last week, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the leg by a shark off Makaha. Thankfully, he survived and doesn’t have any permanent damage to his leg. So far this year, there have ... Read More »

What do you do with your luggage on the day you fly home?

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What do you do with your luggage when you have a significant time gap between when you check out of your Hawaii accomodations and when your flight departs? We touched on this tricky topic in our Oahu itinerary post, but we thought that this challenge is worthy of its own discussion. From our many trips to the Hawaiian Islands, we ... Read More »

What to expect from your first time to a Hawaiian luau

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Enjoying a Hawaiian luau is a great activity to plan into your vacation – especially for the first-time visitor. If you are considering a luau, we want to give you an idea of what to expect along with advice to help you make the most of your experience. How much does a luau cost? Though the cost of a luau ... Read More »

Exploring tidepools in Hawaii

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At first glance, tidepools simply look like pockets of water in eroded lava rock, but there’s actually an abundance of marine life in tidepools. I took a guided tidepool exploration of Hulopoe Bay through Four Seasons Lanai Resort at Manele Bay last fall and was amazed by the thriving ecosystem in these small pools of water. One of the most important ... Read More »

Hawaii packing tips & tricks: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus

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We recently tested Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on a trip to Oahu. This multi-functional product claims to smooth wrinkles, eliminate odors, and stop static. How did it work? We were impressed. Even though we roll our cloths for packing to optimize luggage space and to prevent wrinkles, wrinkles can’t be completely prevented. As a case in point, here’s a dress ... Read More »

What to know about a February vacation to Hawaii

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When should you plan to visit Hawaii? Is February a good month for a Hawaii vacation? We’ll explore all the important factors — weather, crowds, hotel prices, and special events — to help you decide if February suits your needs and desires for a Hawaii vacation. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in February? Hawaii’s proximity to the equator keeps ... Read More »

What to know about a January vacation in Hawaii

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Is January the perfect time for your Hawaii vacation? Let’s look at all the important factors — weather, costs, crowds and events — to help you decide. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in January? Hawaii’s weather is warm year round — even in the middle of winter. Hawaii’s weather is warm enough to allow tropical flowers and trees bloom ... Read More »

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