Hawaii Destination Specialist

Traveling to Hawaii has some loopholes

My Vacation Lady was so excited that Hawaii was reopening to tourism on Oct 15, but it seems that not all of the islands are on the same page. Sunrise over Haleakala What you need to know: You will need to take a Covid test within 72 hours of the time of the [...]

Update to Hawaii’s Reopening and Covid Testing Program

The team at My Vacation Lady is keeping our fingers crossed that the Oct 15, 2020 date is the beginning of the return to Hawaii tourism. Sunrise over Haleakala There have been questions about the kind of Covid tests that Hawaii will accept and now that 2 airlines (United and Hawaiian) are offering [...]

Airlines are introducing covid testing before boarding

My Vacation Lady was very excited to read this in the Hawaii News Now and we hope the good news will continue among more airlines and scheduled routes. Opaeka'a falls, Kauai Just in time for the reopening of Hawaii Tourism on Oct 15, 2020 United Airlines will become the first US airline to [...]

Surprising things about Hawaii

We are anxiously awaiting the time when Americans will be able to safely travel to Hawaii during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Until we can, you can always dream.  Here is a recycled blog post from when times were "normal" My Vacation Lady loves Hawaii.  It's one of our favorite destinations and we would love to go [...]

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 [...]

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