Tips to Remember When Snorkeling in Oahu

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A list of the best tips to remember when snorkeling in Oahu to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and exciting Hawaiian snorkel experience. Enjoy!

Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition


As the sun sets over Oahu’s Leeward Coast, a slight breeze ripples through palms silhouetted against the ocean. When you hear the sounding of the conch shell, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a native Hawaiian festival – where food, music,… [Read More]

Travel Gift Cyber Monday Sale

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It’s back! It’s that time of year that us savvy online shoppers anticipate most – Cyber Monday! With the holidays fast-approaching, it’s time to get in the spirit of giving while getting great deals! Whether your loved one is a globe-trotting aficionado… [Read More]

Travel Gift Black Friday Sale

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As a passionate traveler, I know that some of the most inspiring and memorable moments in my life were born from exploring a new place. Whether it comes from visiting a nearby museum, getting your adrenaline pumping on thrill rides, learning about… [Read More]

Hawaii Surf Season Tips

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Many Polynesian traditions stem from their relationship with the ocean, so be sure to bask in its splendors on your Hawaii vacation! Hawaii hosts ideal surfing conditions year-round, with ocean temperatures averaging at 74 degrees F (23 C), with summer months reaching… [Read More]

Hawaii Wedding Planning Tips

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Having witnessed my parents renewing their wedding vows in Oahu, I came to appreciate the simple beauty of a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony. When planning your Hawaii wedding, you can embrace the modern American style, or you can opt to embrace the local… [Read More]

Merrie Monarch Festival


The reputable, week-long Merrie Monarch Festival of Hawaii is fast-approaching, and locals and tourists alike are excited to marvel at the many spectacles. Returning once more to the Afook Chinen Civic Auditoria, this cultural delight honors King David Kalaukaua, who was called the… [Read More]

Prince Kuhio Day


What better way to experience Oahu than to engage in a celebration of its rich history and tradition? Locals and tourists alike welcome the holiday each year on March 26th – the birthdate of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniani’ole Piikoi. Prince Kuhio was… [Read More]

Best Summer Tourist Discounts

To experience everything a city has to offer, look no further than the Smart Destinations All-Inclusive Attraction Passes. Save up to 55% on combined admission prices for the top museums, tours, and attractions at some of the most beloved cities in the… [Read More]

Things to Do on Vacation with Your Family!


With school vacation weeks coming up around the country, it’s time to start planning your vacation. With the kids home from school, it’s the perfect time to gather up the whole family for a fun trip. If going far away isn’t feasible,… [Read More]

Oahu Travel Deals: Discount Day in Oahu

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Paradise may seem out of reach with six inches of snow on the ground and ice on the roads, but Hawaii is just a few dollars away. The savvy traveller should know that you get the best Oahu travel deals on airfare… [Read More]

Autumn Okinawa Dance Matsuri in Oahu this Saturday!

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Anyone who’s studied Hawaiian history, or made a visit to one of the islands’ many historic attractions,knows that Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures. Throughout the year, different groups celebrate their heritage with a variety of events – we’re talking everything… [Read More]

Celebrate Hawaiian Culture with Oahu’s Aloha Festivals

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Honolulu’s Aloha Festivals are almost exactly what you’d expect them to be – one big welcome to Hawaii and its rich history, culture, and traditions. But the Festivals, which kicks off tomorrow, are much more than an introduction to Hawaiian history; they’re… [Read More]

Hike to the Famous Makapuu Lighthouse

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Time spent in Hawaii usually consists of two kinds of activities; the relaxing, beach-related kind, and the adventuring, exploring kind. From hiking the iconic Diamond Head crater to exploring Hanauma Bay by snorkel, the Hawaiian adventurer has a lot of classic outdoor… [Read More]

Free Ukulele Festival this Sunday!

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What comes to mind when you think of Hawaii? Surf, sand, leis, and of course, the ukulele! The instrument originates from 19th century Hawaii, and is still praised today as a hallmark of Hawaiian entertainment. On July 22nd, starting at 9am, you’ll… [Read More]