Prince Lot Hula Festival Returns to Oahu This July!

prince lot festival

Coming up on July 21st is the 35th annual Prince Lot Festival at the Moanalua Gardens in Honolulu, which celebrates all things traditional in Hawaiian culture. It’s also the largest non-competitive hula festival in all of the United States, drawing a whopping… [Read More]

Heart at the Pan-Pacific Festival June 8-10

pan pacific performers

Two weeks from this Friday, the 33rd annual Pan-Pacific Festival returns to Waikiki streets for a weekend of international performance and celebration. Since 1980, Hawaiian residents, Japanese immigrants, and visitors to the islands have been celebrating traditional Japanese culture with “Matsuris,” the… [Read More]

Lei Day in Oahu 2012


Lei Day, celebrated every year on May 1st, is one of Oahu’s most popular free events. The holiday celebrations have been going on almost every year since 1928 after the Honolulu Star Bulletin published an article by local poet Don Blanding which… [Read More]

Sailing the Pacific


When you are staying on an island, what better way is there to explore the landscape and seaside attractions than sailing? Public or private sailing trips not only put you in the middle of breathtaking ocean views, but also get you up-close… [Read More]

Sailing on the Makani Catamaran

Hey everyone, I’m beginning to upload videos all over the internet about the Go Card. You can find them on YouTube, Flickr, and other popular sites. We’re not going to make you scour the web, though. I’ll post them right here! Check… [Read More]

Waikiki Hosts Spam Jam on May 3

Spam photo uploaded by janetgalore I admit it: when I heard about the 6th annual Waikiki Spam Jam, I pictured an angry mob of people complaining about the amount of junk in their email boxes. Au contraire, fellow travelers… Spam Jam actually… [Read More]

Download a Map of Maui

You’ve talked about visiting Maui for years and now you’re finally taking that once in a lifetime trip. You’ve booked a hotel, packed your bags, and now you’re ready to lounge on the beach with a book in one hand and a… [Read More]

Downloadable Map of Oahu

Planning a trip can be stressful. Packing your luggage, planning out your itinerary, and picking a hotel are just a few of the challenges that await you. The last thing you want to do is arrive in Oahu and realize that you… [Read More]

New Things to Do in Oahu

Japanese garden at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Oahu Photo uploaded by miszybabykiss Even if you’ve already been to Oahu and think you know the island inside and out, then think again. This LA Times article reports that changes are afoot at… [Read More]

Eat in Maui on a Budget

Eating in Maui Photo uploaded by antigone78 Maui is one of those travel destinations that is notoriously expensive. But does the island really live up to its reputation? According to the Los Angeles Times, there are plenty of dining deals to be… [Read More]

Jack Johnson Headlines Kokua Festival

Jack Johnson photo uploaded by raveller Since Jack Johnson and his wife Kim founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation in 2003, the Kokua Festival has become an annual fundraising event bringing some of the world’s top music talent to Honolulu’s Waikiki Shell. Jack… [Read More]

Stories of the Hawaiian Islands

Nightlife in Hawaii Photo uploaded by eye of einstein The best way to experience a new place and culture is to listen to the amazing stories of the locals. In Hawaii, residents are extremely passionate about their homes, praising the land, the… [Read More]

Aloha Airline Lands Final Flight

Aloha Airlines photo uploaded by randomduck This past Monday, Aloha Airlines touched down in Honolulu International Airport for the last time. The airline has been around since 1947 and filed for bankruptcy in mid-March. According to an article in the Los Angeles… [Read More]

Stories of Hawaii

Underwater Fun Photo uploaded by calebdzahnd The best way to experience a new place and culture is to listen to the amazing stories of the locals. In Hawaii, residents are extremely passionate about their homes, praising the land, the sea, and everything… [Read More]

Celebrate Earth Day in Maui

Underwater fish photo uploaded by fallingrock Earth Day is fast approaching, so now is the perfect time to think about ways that we can reduce the environmental impact of our travel and protect the natural beauty of places like Maui. Maui Nui… [Read More]