Hawaii

Visiting Oahu? Take a hike up Diamond Head State Monument

For some of the best views in Oahu, take a hike up Diamond Head Crater. Just some info on hiking Diamond Head Crater? An extinct saucer shaped crater, formed about 300,000 years ago and it's a National Landmark. One of the most widely recognized hikes on Oahu Diamond Head Crater climbs about 560 feet up [...]

Signature Cocktails in Hawaii

And you probably thought that Hawaii is only known for its Mai Tai, right? Well, we are happy to tell you that the bartenders in the Hawaiian islands are as creative as ever and here are some of the signature beverages from some of our favorite resorts.                 [...]

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 [...]

Why Hawaii might be the perfect honeymoon destination for you!

Four Seasons in Maui Why is Hawaii our most requested Honeymoon Destination? For those of you how have been reading My Vacation Lady's blogs for a while, you'll know that we LOVE Hawaii.  Been there 8 times and planning our 9th visit for later this year.  With all the exotic locations in the [...]

Tips for your drive along the Road to Hana

View from the Road to Hana The Road to Hana is one of the top things and do in Maui and almost all of My Vacation Lady's clients will make this drive during their stay in Maui. It's the one place that you'll see 55+ one lane bridges, water falls, black sand beaches, [...]

Top Things to See and Do in Kauai

How can we best describe Kauai? Wailua Falls- photo credit KL Kohn The sheer beauty of Kauai is its playground. Evenings are quiet with a variety of entertainment, including great dining, luaus, music, sports bars and more but don’t expect the glitz and glamour of the big city here. You’ll spend your days [...]

Our favorite dessert in Hawaii

Most of you know from our past blog posts that My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii! Hula Pie Yes, you know what it is---Hula Pie- a completely decadent dessert that was the complete and ultimate downfall of my diet.  Duke's restaurant was probably the one that started serving this fabulous dessert and now so many restaurants [...]

7 great hikes in the U.S.

Sometimes it's not about the beautiful resorts but more about the beauty of the scenery that you'll see once you leave the resort grounds.  My Vacation Lady encourages our clients to get out and explore their surroundings whether by car, bus, helicopter or by foot. On one of our visits to Kauai, we drove up [...]

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 [...]