6 things you might not know about Hawaii

Planning a trip to Hawaii? You’re in for a treat! This chain of islands is one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the U.S. It’s also one of the most interesting. Some fun Hawaiian facts are fairly well-known, like the many meanings of the word “aloha.” Others, however, are a little more obscure. Check… Continue reading 6 things you might not know about Hawaii

Exploring Hawaii’s coffee beans [Video]

Aloha! Are you one of those people who can’t function in the morning until you get that sweet, sweet cup of joe? If so, locally grown coffee is one part of your Hawaii vacation you won’t want to miss. Hawaii is the only U.S. state that produces coffee beans. Growing coffee requires a combination of… Continue reading Exploring Hawaii’s coffee beans [Video]

How to make the most of a short trip to Hawaii

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Planning a short vacation can be difficult. If you only have a few days to dedicate to your trip, it can start to seem like you can’t possibly relax and dive into the unique aspects your destination has to offer. Fortunately, even a brief trip to Hawaii is sure to be one you’ll never forget.… Continue reading How to make the most of a short trip to Hawaii

Hawaiian phrases you should know for your vacation [Video]

Heading to Hawaii for your next vacation? Although English is spoken all over the islands, Hawaiian is as well. Here are a few phrases to know for your trip: You’ve probably already heard of “aloha.” This means both “hello” and “goodbye,” but it is also used as a stand-in for nearly any and every positive emotion.… Continue reading Hawaiian phrases you should know for your vacation [Video]

5 essential items to pack for your Hawaiian vacation

Getting ready to visit Hawaii? You’re sure to have an absolutely wonderful time. While you’re packing, don’t forget to bring along any of these items – these things are absolutely essential for the perfect Hawaiian vacation:  1. Swimsuit It may seem obvious, but you should bring a swimsuit to Hawaii even if you’re not the… Continue reading 5 essential items to pack for your Hawaiian vacation

Safety tips for hitting the beach with kids

Heading to the beach with your kids is a spectacular way to spend a family vacation. However, the ocean can be stressful when you’re traveling with young children. Here are five tips that will help make sure you have a safe, happy time at the beach: 1. Apply sunscreen It’s one of the most basic… Continue reading Safety tips for hitting the beach with kids

Christmas Traditions in Hawaii [Video]

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Hawaii might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think “holiday traditions.” Usually, people picture snow-coated cottages, heavy sweaters, and reindeer-drawn sleighs. These aren’t the holiday sights you’ll find in Hawaii – people here have their own ways to enjoy the season. [marker] You might be surprised to hear that Santa, for… Continue reading Christmas Traditions in Hawaii [Video]

Fun facts about Hawaii snow [Video]

When you picture Hawaii weather, snow probably doesn’t come to mind. However, even tropical destinations get some snowfall – provided they’re high enough above sea level. The three tallest mountains in Hawaii, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Haleakala, all get light snowfall during winter. Winter isn’t a prerequisite for Hawaiian snowfall, however – in July… Continue reading Fun facts about Hawaii snow [Video]