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New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

Posted on March 13, 2014

Hawaii may be America’s 50th state, but it’s number-one in the hearts of U.S. travelers as revealed in a recent poll conducted for the top luxury tour operator Tauck by Reuters/Ipsos. More than twenty percent of respondents in the poll picked Hawaii as the place they would visit if neither time or money were a [...]

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Get Healthy in Hawaii

Get Healthy in Hawaii

Posted on March 4, 2014

Fresh air, picture-perfect weather and a “hang loose” laid-back attitude are among the many reasons why Hawaii has been recognized as the nation’s healthiest state in the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for the last four consecutive years. Whether you are dusting off your running shoes or a fitness enthusiast, there’s something challenging and enjoyable for everyone. [...]

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Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Posted on February 20, 2014

Slow down and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. With clean air, warm tropical weather, and friendly people sharing the aloha spirit, a trip to Hawaii can help to get you in a fresh, new frame of mind. Here’s how: Pack Light – No need to stress about packing a whole [...]

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A Lesson in Lanai

A Lesson in Lanai

Posted on February 3, 2014

-by Trish Friesen Like a supermodel, Lanai is splashed in mystique. From afar she’s private and exotic; up close, she’s approachable and genuine. To be intimidated by her otherworldly beauty and seemingly hard-to-approach position is to miss one of the most unique islands in Hawaii. Trip Styler Tip: Lanai is reachable via 40-minute passenger ferry [...]

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A Trip Styler Guide to Lanai

A Trip Styler Guide to Lanai

Posted on November 20, 2013

by Trish Friesen [trip style = sun + luxe + active/adventure + beach] You go to the Private Island to decompress and to replenish. Unhindered by glitzy boutiques, be-seen hotspots or camera-toting crowds, Lanai lets you be—be with nature, be your own explorer, be with your loved one{s} and, most importantly, be yourself. Hawaii’s answer [...]

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Understanding the Real Hawaii on Vacation

Understanding the Real Hawaii on Vacation

Posted on July 15, 2013

Volunteers help care for the 88-acre Heeia Fishpond on Oahu with the organization Paepae o Heeia.  There was a time when getting to really know the true essence of a destination was limited to visiting museums, guided tours, and small talk with locals in a neighborhood restaurant. That’s certainly not the case today as more and more [...]

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A Nice Cool Dip In The Pacific

A Nice Cool Dip In The Pacific

Posted on June 5, 2009

The following is a guest post by Jim Turner . The original post can be found here. Captain Tim asked, “Are you with our group?” “I am,” I said as I looked at my phone to catch my last emails before I got aboard the raft we would be taking to Lanai. “How much does [...]

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For Discussion! What Makes Your Favorite Island In Hawaii Unique?

For Discussion! What Makes Your Favorite Island In Hawaii Unique?

Posted on June 2, 2009

Our So Much More Hawaii bloggers are nearing the end of their trip and will be heading to Oahu today for the last leg of their trip. Even though they’ve only had a chance to explore each island for a few days each, they have tried to make the most of those few days to [...]

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For Discussion! Three Things A Tourist Must Do Before Leaving Hawaii

For Discussion! Three Things A Tourist Must Do Before Leaving Hawaii

Posted on June 1, 2009

Relaxing by the beach. Attending a luau. Visiting a volcano. These are things that seem to come to mind when people think of tourists visiting Hawaii. They have definitely been part of the itinerary for our bloggers during the So Much More Hawaii Tour. However, we’re proud to say that thanks to the help of [...]

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The Conscious Traveler

The Conscious Traveler

Posted on May 31, 2009

The following is a guest post by Leah Lamb of Current Green. Original post can be found here. Say you’re in Hawaii and you want to tread lightly…it just so happens that I’ve spoken to a lot of people about how to travel green in Hawaii, and learned, as always, that it depends on where [...]

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