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Hawaii is reopening to tourism!

We hope!  It's been a long time of hoping and being disappointed with many false starts to reopening the Hawaiian Islands to tourism. It was supposed to reopen in June, then July, then August but now we hope, Oct 15, 2020.  My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii and we had to postpone and move so many [...]

Missing your pets on vacation?

When My Vacation Lady sends honeymooners and other clients to Kauai, we send them a drop box folder full of great tips-- what to see, do and experience, best beaches, driving itineraries, restaurant recommendations and more. Some of our clients mention that they miss their pets on their vacations or honeymoons so we have started [...]

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 [...]

Oahu’s Shrimp Trucks

Back in 1993, there was only 1 shrimp truck in Oahu's North Shore- Giovanni's.  Now there are at least 1 for every day of the week.  The garlic shrimp is the most popular but there are other versions now like scampi, lemon pepper, spicy, BBQ, and pineapple. Shrimp Truck Shrimp truck in [...]

Must do experiences in the Hawaiian Islands

My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii.  To us, Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to honeymoon or vacation.  We also think that in the age of the Covid 19 pandemic, many of our clients will be more interested in staying within the US so we think Hawaii is going to be very [...]

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 [...]

A new vodka distillery in Maui

For those of you who have been there and done it all before in Maui, Mr and Mrs My Vacation Lady, tried something new in Maui last month.  We went to a new vodka distillery in upcountry. We got to  see each step of the production process — from farm to bottle — for the [...]

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