Oahu

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 [...]

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 [...]

Best desserts in Oahu and where to find them

Oahu has tons of restaurants but some of the best desserts may not be in a restaurant at all. Here are some of the BEST Oahu desserts! Shave Ice Shave ice is a Hawaiian specialty  but a truly epic experience involves a drive to Oahu’s North Shore.   Matsumoto Shave Ice has been serving this famous [...]

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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.                 [...]

Some of the best things about the Hawaiian Islands

One of the many waterfalls found on the Big Island, believed to be PeePee Falls.                       Hawaii is one of My Vacation Lady's favorite places to visit and every time we return we start planning our next vacation back to the islands.  With [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

On Dec 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the US Naval Base in Honolulu forever changing the world. According to awarenessdays.com National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is an annual national observance in the United States. It is observed on December 7 to honor the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. On [...]

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Hawaii’s best restaurants

Hawaii Magazine took a poll of its readers to find out what they thought the best restaurants were in the islands. Here are the results of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards Mama’s Fish House (Paia, Maui)- this has been a top winner year after year.   It's great beachfront location and Hawaiian Fusion cuisine makes it [...]