Hawaii TRAVEL GUIDE

Who doesn't want to go to Hawaii?

Tropical weather, swimming with manta rays, active volcanoes, lush forests and teaming waterfalls, cocktails by a stunning beach to the tune of a ukulele and a spectacular setting sun.

Take me there now. I'm so happy that it's a stopping point for us when we visit our home, Australia. What a way to break up a long flight.

Keep reading for our best tips on how to enjoy a Hawaii vacation. We may see you there!

HAWAII HIGHLIGHTS

What are the do not miss Hawaii highlights and best tips for planning a trip to Hawaii?

The following posts will help you!

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

10 Tips for Planning a Trip to Hawaii with Kids

Planning a trip to Hawaii with kids? In this step-by-step Hawaii vacation planning guide, I’m sharing tips on how to plan your dream family trip […]

Things to do in Hawaii with kids

27 Fun Things to Do in Hawaii With Kids (+ Where to Stay & Eat)

Planning a Hawaii family vacation and looking for the best things to do in Hawaii with kids? We spent three weeks on a family vacation […]

Waikiki Beach - one of the best things to do in Hawaii with kids

20 Amazing Places to Visit in Hawaii on a Family Vacation

Looking for beautiful places to visit in Hawaii on a family vacation? We’ve got you covered. Winter has arrived in the US and after returning […]

This was incredibly helpful!! We have been to Waikiki 3 times and about to embark on our 4th trip with our 3 boys under 6yrs and I have booked or earmarked most of your suggestions. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this!

Emma

OAHU TRAVEL TIPS

Oahu blew me away with its spectacular beaches. Definitely some of the best beaches in the US. Waikiki Beach is spectacular. Here are our best tips for Oahu.

Planning a trip to Hawaii? Here are 20 of the best things to do in Oahu including activities in Waikiki, Honolulu, and tips for driving to the North Shore.

20 Best Things to Do in Oahu Hawaii for an Awesome Vacation

Planning a trip to the USA? To kick off our big trip to America we spent two weeks in Hawaii on our way to do […]

The lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village - one of the best things to do in Hawaii with kids

11 of the Best things to do in Waikiki with kids (+ eat & stay)

What are the best things to do in Waikiki with kids? Read on. We spent several days in Waikiki during our two week family vacation […]

Tips on things to do in Honolulu

Amazing Things to Do in Honolulu, Hawaii on Vacation

Looking for tips on things to do in Honolulu? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Hilary Stockton who is true kama’aina (local), she was born and raised […]

MAUI HIGHLIGHTS

Maui is the island to come to for complete chill. We just loved the vibe here - so hang 10!

Kaanapali Beach out the front of the hotel

Why You Should Visit Kaanapali Beach Maui for a relaxing vacation

Let’s do a weather check for Kaanapali Beach Maui. “90’s, small chance of rain. Will be like this every day for the rest of the […]

Upper Waikani Falls - one of the bet top along the Road to Hana drive in Maui, Hawaii

Ultimate Guide to Driving The Road to Hana, Maui

Jack Johnston strums his guitar and sings of Taylor finding a better world. While I’m not wishing for a better world myself, his breezy laid […]

Hawaii travel

Best Things to Do in Maui on a Short Break

If you only have a short amount of time, these are the best things to do in Maui. You won’t want to miss any of […]

BIG ISLAND AND KAUAI

Here are a few more ideas for the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii (our favorite).

Akaka Falls - things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii

5 Day Itinerary – Exciting Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

Each island in the Hawaiian islands has their own distinct flavor and reason for visiting. As for things to do on the Big Island of […]

Best things to do in Kauai

15 Best Things to do in Kauai, Hawaii

If you have not yet been to Kauai Island Hawaii, you must. Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and is also known as the “garden […]

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ALL HAWAII ARTICLES

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Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

10 Tips for Planning a Trip to Hawaii with Kids

By Craig Makepeace | October 11, 2019

Planning a trip to Hawaii with kids? In this step-by-step Hawaii vacation planning guide, I’m sharing tips on how to plan your dream family trip to Hawaii. Down below you’ll discover what Hawaiian islands are […]

Things to do in Hawaii with kids

27 Fun Things to Do in Hawaii With Kids (+ Where to Stay & Eat)

By Craig Makepeace | September 21, 2019

Planning a Hawaii family vacation and looking for the best things to do in Hawaii with kids? We spent three weeks on a family vacation in Hawaii and down below are our tips on what […]

Waikiki Beach - one of the best things to do in Hawaii with kids

20 Amazing Places to Visit in Hawaii on a Family Vacation

By Craig Makepeace | December 22, 2017

Looking for beautiful places to visit in Hawaii on a family vacation? We’ve got you covered. Winter has arrived in the US and after returning home to North Carolina from a fantastic but COLD 12 […]

Planning a trip to Hawaii? Here are 20 of the best things to do in Oahu including activities in Waikiki, Honolulu, and tips for driving to the North Shore.

20 Best Things to Do in Oahu Hawaii for an Awesome Vacation

By Craig Makepeace | August 12, 2017

Planning a trip to the USA? To kick off our big trip to America we spent two weeks in Hawaii on our way to do all the fun things in Los Angeles with kids and […]

Kaanapali Beach out the front of the hotel

Why You Should Visit Kaanapali Beach Maui for a relaxing vacation

By Caroline Makepeace | June 28, 2017

Let’s do a weather check for Kaanapali Beach Maui. “90’s, small chance of rain. Will be like this every day for the rest of the year. No chance of hail, sleet or snow. That sums […]

Upper Waikani Falls - one of the bet top along the Road to Hana drive in Maui, Hawaii

Ultimate Guide to Driving The Road to Hana, Maui

By Caroline Makepeace | June 4, 2017

Jack Johnston strums his guitar and sings of Taylor finding a better world. While I’m not wishing for a better world myself, his breezy laid back acoustic tunes are the perfect friend for our adventure […]

Akaka Falls - things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii

5 Day Itinerary – Exciting Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

By Caroline Makepeace | May 24, 2017

Each island in the Hawaiian islands has their own distinct flavor and reason for visiting. As for things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii, it’s the place for big adventures and wow moments! […]

The lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village - one of the best things to do in Hawaii with kids

11 of the Best things to do in Waikiki with kids (+ eat & stay)

By Caroline Makepeace | May 10, 2017

What are the best things to do in Waikiki with kids? Read on. We spent several days in Waikiki during our two week family vacation in Hawaii and have lots of fun things to share […]

Flying to Hawaii from Australia with Hawaiian Airlines

Flying to Hawaii from Australia with Hawaiian Airlines

By Caroline Makepeace | April 24, 2017

Flying economy to the USA is one of my least favourite things to do, especially flying with kids. Actually, our girls are fantastic flyers, it’s more Craig and I that get distressed by the discomfort […]

Best things to do in Kauai

15 Best Things to do in Kauai, Hawaii

By Amy Truong | April 6, 2017

If you have not yet been to Kauai Island Hawaii, you must. Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and is also known as the “garden isle” and quite different from Oahu, Maui, and the Big […]

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