Hawaii Destination Specialist

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 [...]

Free or almost Free in Kauai

So many of My Vacation Lady's clients think that going to Hawaii is very expensive.  Well, getting there can be but enjoying the islands may not be quite as expensive as you think. Every time we visit Hawaii (and we've been there 8 times), the last island we visit is always our favorite, until our [...]

Top family friendly beaches in Hawaii

As you might have figured out by now, My Vacation Lady is a huge fan of Hawaii for vacations and honeymoons.  The Hawaiian islands are the perfect combination of tropical paradise and exotic while still being American and using US $ and driving on the correct side of the road. Is it worth taking your [...]

Hawaii comfort food

Every time, Mr and Mrs My Vacation Lady go to Hawaii, we always try new restaurants and love to try the ones where the locals go.  On our past vacation to Maui and the Big Island, we tried a number of fun local places with some great food. We thought this would be a fun [...]

Rainy days in Hawaii- what to do

Last month, My Vacation Lady had honeymoon clients in the Big Island and Kauai during Hurricane Lane.  Luckily, they were safe but at the same time, wanted to be able to get out and explore the 2 islands that they were so excited to see. Marriott Beach Weather Station         [...]

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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Hawaiian Language Hacks

Napali Coast- pronounced nah PEE lee Hawaii is my happy place.  We would live there if we could but since that isn't possible right now, Mr and Mrs. My Vacation Lady will have to make due with visiting as frequently as possible.  Even though we've been to Hawaii many times, we still have [...]

Getting Around Kauai

Kauai might be My Vacation Lady's favorite of the Hawaiian Islands. Wailua Falls- photo credit KL Kohn It's called the Garden Isle for good reason.  Think Fantasy Island.  Think Jurassic Park.  If you dream of one of the most gorgeous places on earth- lush and tropical-- Kauai comes to mind. We always recommend that [...]

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 [...]

Whale watching in Hawaii

Humpback whales visit the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands each year from November to May.  The the peak of the season is between January and March. On our last vacation to Hawaii in late November into early December 2017, My Vacation Lady was lucky to catch a glimpse of whales during our snorkeling and whale watching excursion from Maui [...]