Big Island

For Free (or almost) on the Big Island of Hawaii

With more and more of our clients coming to us for a repeat visit to Hawaii, My Vacation Lady is seeing a surge in the interest in the Big Island.   The Big Island is really just "Hawaii" but since so many people got confused, it's commonly known as the Big Island.  And big it [...]

USA’s most impressive waterfalls

Who doesn't love a waterfall? Of coursed you've heard of Niagara Falls.  You might have even read stories about people going over Niagara Falls in barrels and living to talk about it.  Not what I would normally do on a vacation but.... Some of the most impressive waterfalls that My Vacation Lady has ever seen [...]

Some of the best things about the Hawaiian Islands

One of the many waterfalls found on the Big Island, believed to be PeePee Falls.                       Hawaii is one of My Vacation Lady's favorite places to visit and every time we return we start planning our next vacation back to the islands.  With [...]

Why Hawaii might be the perfect honeymoon destination for you!

Four Seasons in Maui Why is Hawaii our most requested Honeymoon Destination? For those of you how have been reading My Vacation Lady's blogs for a while, you'll know that we LOVE Hawaii.  Been there 8 times and planning our 9th visit for later this year.  With all the exotic locations in the [...]

Our favorite dessert in Hawaii

Most of you know from our past blog posts that My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii! Hula Pie Yes, you know what it is---Hula Pie- a completely decadent dessert that was the complete and ultimate downfall of my diet.  Duke's restaurant was probably the one that started serving this fabulous dessert and now so many restaurants [...]

Free or almost activities on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii is BIG, hence the name, but along with it's smaller sister islands, it has tons of things to see and do and experience for not a lot of money. Here are some of the things that you can do on the Big Island without taking a bite out of your [...]

Things to do around Hilo if Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed?

There has been a lot of fear and speculation among travelers scheduled to go to the Big Island of Hawaii since Kilauea Volcano started erupting. Our clients are concerned about the safety of going to the Big Island altogether based on what they see in the media.  The media makes it seem like 1/2 of [...]

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Sunrise Outrigger Canoe Experience in Hawaii

When we were in the Big Island in December of 2017, we were lucky to be one of the few guests who were able to participate in a sunrise outrigger canoe experience.  There were only 3 guests in the canoe along with Josiah, our leader and guide. This was a unique and spiritual experience where [...]

Hawaii’s best restaurants

Hawaii Magazine took a poll of its readers to find out what they thought the best restaurants were in the islands. Here are the results of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards Mama’s Fish House (Paia, Maui)- this has been a top winner year after year.   It's great beachfront location and Hawaiian Fusion cuisine makes it [...]

Good Eats in the Big Island

Last month, Mr and Mrs My Vacation Lady spent 6 nights in the Big Island of Hawaii and we checked out a lot of new restaurants that we hadn't eaten at before.  Our goal was to try more local food- not the typical places that tourists go.  So again, we asked our friends and hotel [...]