Hawaii Destination Specialist

Hawaii’s attractions and restaurants during Covid

Hawaii tourism is the top industry in this island paradise but Covid-19 restrictions are hitting it very hard. Hawaii was supposed to reopen to tourism tomorrow- Aug 1- for visitors who show negative covid test results within 72 hours of departure.  That now has been moved back until Sept 1, and who knows if it [...]

2020 Best Maui Beaches

So many of us have our favorite beaches in the Hawaiian Islands.  It's so hard to narrow them down. This year, the readers of Hawaii Magazine have voted for their top 5 beaches in Maui.   Let's see if you agree: Ka'anapali Beach in front of the Sheraton Maui  Ka'anapali Beach - stretched in [...]

Kauai = PARADISE

Wailua Falls- photo credit KL Kohn Among the 4 more popular Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is the most lush and tropical.   Think Jurassic Park tropical- since it actually was filmed in Kauai along with many other movies.   Known as the Garden Isle, it has certainly earned its name. If you tried to [...]

How to see the Napali Coast

The Na'Pali Coast- photo credit KL Kohn                 This 15 mile stretch of ragged coastline of Kauai literally means "the Cliffs"  and  you can't see it driving around the island. On one of our vacations in Kauai, we stopped at Ke'e Beach on the North Shore [...]

Up for a challenge- hiking in Oahu

If your idea of a fun day out is a strenuous hike, then Oahu may be a great destination for you. Every year,  the readers of Hawaii Magazine offer their picks for the 2020 Readers Choice Awards and these were voted as the 5 Best Expert Hiking Trails in Oahu. Don't take the word Expert [...]

Must do’s for 1st timers to Hawaii

As My Vacation Lady's followers know, WE LOVE HAWAII.  We've been 9 times and are looking forward to # 10 at the end of this year. Every time we go to Hawaii, we find something new to see, do and experience. Our friends at the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau have put together their list [...]

Signature Cocktails in Hawaii

And you probably thought that Hawaii is only known for its Mai Tai, right? Well, we are happy to tell you that the bartenders in the Hawaiian islands are as creative as ever and here are some of the signature beverages from some of our favorite resorts.                 [...]

Family Friendly Hikes in Hawaii

My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii.  We keep saying that we would live in the Hawaiian Islands if our kids and grandbabies didn't live on the East Coast. While Hawaii is probably our top honeymoon destination, we just sent a family with a toddler to the Big Island and we are in the midst of planning [...]

When is the best time to travel to Hawaii?

As most of our clients know, My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii and there is really no bad time to go to the islands but there are some better times to go than others. So let's look at the best times to go to Hawaii. January/February/March: This is high season in Hawaii but not necessarily the [...]

Favorite Snacks in Hawaii

What are the TOP snacks in Hawaii? We could tell you our faves, but we'll let the readers of Hawaii Magazine tell you theirs. Shave Ice Making Shave Ice at Matsumotos in Oahu When My Vacation Lady's daughter and son in law came home from their honeymoon to Hawaii, they missed shave ice [...]

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