Hawaii vacation planner

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 [...]

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 [...]