Deals to Hawaii

Pipeline on North Shore Hawaii

One of my favorite places on earth is Hawaii and I’ve been fortunate to have visited over 20 times. I’ve been to all of the major islands: Oahu (Honolulu and Waikiki Beach), Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Hawai’i (The Big Island). The only island I haven’t visited is Molokai but I hope to by the end […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Hawaii’s Civil Defense Siren Test

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Hawaii’s Civil Defense Siren Test I just returned from Hawaii, where for the first time in more than 20 visits to Hawaii, I heard the Civil Defense siren test. Natalie and I had no idea what the blaring alarm was exactly, but knew it was either a test or a sign of something not good—like […]

My 2014 SPG Amex Holiday Challenge

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If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a big fan of the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. In fact, every traveler I know who has the card loves it because of its perks like redeeming Starpoints for free flights on over 150 airlines with no blackout dates or transferring Starpoints to nearly […]

Travel Video of the Week: Skiing in Hawaii

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Ski season is finally here in North America. If you don’t like the cold and snow, that’s okay—just check out this Willy Bogner video of skiing in Hawaii! That’s right, someone came up with skis that are made for surfing. It’s amazing. Just not sure if you need the poles, helmet and ski suit. Would you […]

31 Reasons to Stay at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu

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Aloha! I was recently invited to attend the “re-opening” of the Turtle Bay Resort on “Oahu’s fabled North Shore”—and I found the property so amazing that instead of my usual 10, I’ve included 31 reasons to stay at Turtle Bay Resort (TBR): 1. Location Turtle Bay Resort is just a 55-minute ride from Honolulu’s International […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Better Hawaii Airport Transport

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Better Hawaii Airport Transport Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from two separate readers who built on my Honolulu airport transfer tip earlier this week with their own advice for traveling to and from the Honolulu airport. First, reader CoolKidSchwan commented: “Aloha. I’m a full time […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 8, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: How Different Countries Are Screening for Ebola Can you catch Ebola on a plane? Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests’ Wi-Fi 2-yr-old $2.1B Atlantic City Revel hotel sells for $110 million. Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF SWISS […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How To Save Time and Money Traveling From Honolulu Airport to Waikiki

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How To Save Time and Money Traveling From Honolulu Airport to Waikiki I’m in Honolulu right now, and I just picked up a valuable money-saving tip the other day. If you’re going to Waikiki, Hawaii, and you’re not renting a car, then don’t get a shuttle into town (FYI: Speedi Shuttle is the most popular […]