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Six Must-See Places on Six Hawaiian Islands for First-Time Hawaii Visitors

Six Must-See Places on Six Hawaiian Islands for First-Time Hawaii Visitors

Posted on September 6, 2016

Story by Derek Paiva Waterfall alongside Maui’s Hana Highway. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson. A few months back, a friend who lives in Chicago asked me for a short list of places I considered “must-sees” and things I considered “must-dos” on Kauai. Sarah was a couple weeks away from visiting the island for the [...]

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By Land or Sea: How to Enjoy Peak Humpback Whale-Watching Season in Hawaii

By Land or Sea: How to Enjoy Peak Humpback Whale-Watching Season in Hawaii

Posted on February 12, 2016

Story by Derek Paiva A pair of humpback whales spouting near a Hawaii whale-whatching tour boat. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson.  Hawaii’s biggest winter vacationers are back in the Islands. There are a handful of observers who’ll tell you they’re a bit late arriving en masse for their annual vacation this year. (More on [...]

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A Stretch of Sand for Every Mood: The Beaches of Lanai

A Stretch of Sand for Every Mood: The Beaches of Lanai

Posted on November 16, 2015

Story by Derek Paiva Polihua Beach, with the island of Molokai visible across the Kalohi Channel. Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ) I like Lanai’s beaches. The 140-square-mile island with a mere 18 miles of coastline has only three of ‘em. Well, three beaches at the end of roads I feel comfortable sending friends behind [...]

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From Azuki Beans to Mochi Balls: A Handy Guide to Hawaii Shave Ice Toppings

From Azuki Beans to Mochi Balls: A Handy Guide to Hawaii Shave Ice Toppings

Posted on October 23, 2015

Story by Derek Paiva A Hawaii shave ice bowl, for the moment, sans toppings; Photo credit: Derek Paiva.  Consider the shave ice. The cool-comfort-for-warm-days treat has been a perennial favorite of both Hawaii residents and visitors ever since late 19th century immigrant Japanese sugar and pineapple plantation laborers first sought heat relief in the fields [...]

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Travel Channel Discovers Unexpected Hawaii

Travel Channel Discovers Unexpected Hawaii

Posted on February 4, 2015

Travel Channel’s “The Trip: 2015” showcased the incredible diversity and unique vacation experiences of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Hawaii, the Big Island in the one-hour episode which premiered on Jan. 26. The following guest post reveals the surprising facts they uncovered while filming the special. Akaka Falls on Hawaii Island. Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism [...]

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Warm up to Once-in-a-Lifetime Hawaii Experiences

Warm up to Once-in-a-Lifetime Hawaii Experiences

Posted on January 30, 2015

For those enduring the wintry mix that’s moving its way across the country, get your blood pumping with thoughts of only-in-Hawaii adventures such as swimming with manta rays or plunging out of a plane on Oahu’s picturesque North Shore. Learn how you can tick multiple items off your bucket list with a trip to the [...]

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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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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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