Disney does Hawaii

The Aulani

Thinking of Hawaii brings thoughts of warm breezes rustling through palm trees and waves crashing while I doze off under the sun with a fruity drink placed next to me. When I think of a Disney experience, images of Mickey Mouse, long lines and kids crying come crashing to mind. How could the two harmoniously […]

11 Reasons to Stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village Hawaii

Aloha! The first hotel I ever stayed at in Hawaii was the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I was there for my first job out of college (an Admissions Officer for what was then Marymount College Palos Verdes but has since changed to Marymount California University). I’ll never forget when I arrived in the evening and it […]

Website of the Week: Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations

Everyone wants to save money when they travel—including me! If you plan on traveling to a U.S. city and doing a lot of sightseeing (alone or with the family), then you should seriously consider getting a Smart Destinations Go Card, because it’ll save you up to 55% on top attractions. For example, those traveling to […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 6th, 2012


This week’s contests include: G Adventures is Celebrating 300,000 Facebook ‘Likes’ by Sending You to Jordan Best Caption Wins 50,000 Starwoods Points CA resident? Enter @VirginAmerica contest to throw out 1st -in flight- ballgame pitch. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ “Cover Your Cruise” Photo Contest Win a Free Trip for Two to Oahu Win a 3 […]

A Day to Remember: Pearl Harbor

Shuttle Boat

My father was born on December 11, 1941 while my grandfather had already joined the military. For my whole life I have heard how my father was born three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the triggering event of American involvement in World War II. The attack claimed the lives of over 2000 military […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Trump Waikiki

Welcome Lei

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending two glorious nights at Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk on the island of Oahu and here are my top 10 reasons why you would want to stay here: 1. Service: The service is genuinely friendly and they greet all new arrivals with a lei. The lobby is located […]