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Maui : 7 Romantic Things To Do On Maui

 Conde Nast has rated Maui as "The Best Island in The World" for 20 consecutive years.  There's no mystery why Maui has held this honor for two decades, Maui is truly a magical island filled with natural beauty and wonder. If you're looking for romance you don't need to look far when you're on Maui.  The island's beauty is the perfect backdrop for romance.  Here is a list of romantic things to do on the Valley Isle. Haleakala Sunrise Watch the sunrise over the ...

8 Romantic Things to Do on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest of the 8 main islands that make up the 50th. State.  It is best known for its volcanoes Mauna Loa and Kilauea.  Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world.  Its current eruption began in 1983 and has added over 500 acres of new land to its southeastern shore. Many activities on the Big Island center around the volcanoes, both of which are easily accessible to visitors.  They really are a site to behold, but are not the only things the Big ...

12 Romantic Things to Do On Oahu

The mere mention of "Hawaii" calls to mind, pristine beaches, crystal clear warn waters, and amazing sunsets; all the ingredients for a romantic getaway to the Aloha State. Every island has its own charm and beauty, and you can find romance on all of them. The 50th. State is an island archipelago made up of 8 main islands, several atolls, numerous islets, and undersea seamounts.  Over all there are more than 100 islands that span 1500 miles from the the Big Island of Hawaii to Kure ...

The Most Romantic Hotels In Hawaii

Whenever I'm asked me where I live I always get the same reaction when I tell them that I live in Hawaii.  My declaration never fails to impress. Whether it's a taxi driver in Rome, the tour guide in Russia, a shop keeper in Istanbul, or fellow travelers on a cruise ship, my response is met with awe mixed with just a tinge of envy.  It seems that the 50th. State is on almost everyone's travel bucket list.  The mention of Hawaii invokes images of pristine beaches, ...

Oahu’s Only Waterpark – Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii

I know when you hear Hawaii images of beaches and palm trees swaying come to mind.  I doubt you think "waterpark".  Yes, Hawaii is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches.  And yes when you visit or live on the islands you will definitely find yourself at one of our world famous beaches, it's what we're known for!  But when you have kids to entertain, and even if you don't, a waterpark maybe just what you need.  Hence a trip to Wet 'N' Wild Hawaii is a good choice. Wet 'N' Wild ...

Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa Character Breakfast

One of our favorite Disney activities is a the Character Breakfast at a Disney Resort.  Until recently we had to fly to Orlando or Los Angeles to participate in this activity at either Disneyland or Disney World.  Now we can have breakfast with Mickey and his friends right in our own backyard at Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa. Last week we took the twins to the resort for the Character Breakfast. I'm not too sure the twins were thrilled  to see their favorite Disney characters up close ...

Breakfast with Santa in Honolulu

It's that time of year again!  Time to plan our holiday schedules.  One of our family traditions is having breakfast or lunch with Santa! It started years ago when my girlfriend Susan and I first took our then toddlers, Jenny, my daughter, and her son, Brian, to Lunch with Santa at Liberty House.  We did this every year, adding more friends and their kids.  Now Susan and I, and our other girlfriends take our grandchildren to breakfast with Santa every year; and every year we have more ...

Outlet Shopping with the Kids on Oahu

Last Friday was shopping day.  The weather was cloudy and the boys still needed clothes for this summer's vacations, shopping seemed a better way to spend the day.  We set out for a day at the Waikele Premium Outlet in search of shorts, shirts, and shoes. Waikele is the only real outlet mall on Oahu.  It is home to many of our favorite kids' clothing and footwear brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Carter's, OshKosh B'gosh, Converse, and Vans.  Not to mention the one and only Off ...

A Day at the Beach with Kids on Oahu

A day at the beach when I was growing up in New York City was a big deal.  It included everyone in the family, meaning a caravan of multiple cars heading to Jones Beach.  Food preparation started the night before, usually Friday night, when the whole family got together at our house to cook and pack the food we'd be taking to the beach. The next morning my dad would get us up at the crack of dawn to load all the food, towels, beach toys, etc. in the cars.  He insisted we had to leave ...

Souvenir Shopping on Oahu

When visiting friends and relatives asked where they should go to buy their Hawaii souvenirs I would tell the the International Market Place is the best place to go.  This iconic open air market place in the heart of Waikiki was a maze of shops and kiosks selling every type of souvenir from T-shirts to magnets to pearls.  After 56 years the market place has closed, in it's place will be a brand new 3 story Saks Fifth Avenue and a shopping mall, which will more than likely ...