Hawaii vacation planner

Free stuff to see and do in Waikiki

So often, clients will come to My Vacation Lady with dreams of a honeymoon or vacation to the Hawaiian Islands but they are so concerned about spending too much money to be able to see and do things while they are there. Hawaii is one of the few travel destinations where you can find lots [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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         [...]

3 sides of Maui

Recently, My Vacation Lady has had a number of honeymoon clients staying at 2 different hotels on the island of Maui.  They wanted the resorts, dining and activities along the west and southern coast of Maui but wanted to get the real feel of Maui too. Looking at the map of Maui, it looks like [...]

Check Out These New Spa Treatments in Hawaii

Hawaii has some fabulous spas from the Spa Without Walls at the Fairmont Orchid to the huge hydrotherapy spa (Terme Wailea) at the Grand Wailea and so many more.  Many of the spas will create their own customized oils and massage products featuring locally sources elements from Hawaii.  Spa menus can be pages long with [...]

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 [...]