Travel Contests: Week of December 10, 2014

Inside the newly refreshed Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 2-night stay at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk in Waikiki, Hawaii! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a cruise every month of 2015 with Princess Cruises Win a $10,000 gift to travel anywhere in the world Win a 5-night trip for two to Fiji Win a trip for two to Japan (on […]

Win a 2-night stay at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk in Waikiki, Hawaii!

Inside the newly refreshed Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

In almost every state, cold, wintery weather colors the forecast for the next few months—but not in Hawaii! Our 50th state remains one of my favorite places on Earth and a great destination for a winter getaway, which is why I’m so excited for our latest JohnnyJet.com contest, in which we’re giving away a two-night stay at the newly […]

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

Uber Hawaii

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 […]

Godzilla at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

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In some films, the location and the set become as integral to the story line as the main characters themselves. There are many movies where people know of a particular scene, even though they haven’t seen the film, because it’s become such an iconic part of pop culture. Take An Affair to Remember for example. […]

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 […]

12 Reasons to Stay at The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

The Moana Surfrider view

The Moana Surfrider will always be a special hotel to me since I used to stay there back in the late 1990s when I first started to travel to Hawaii. Back then, it was a Sheraton but in 2007, Starwood re-branded it into a swanky Westin Resort & Spa. What’s even better is that it […]

9 Things to Love About The Royal Hawaiian

Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach

Yesterday I featured the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and today I’m here to tell you about its sister Starwood property, the Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort. These two have a lot in common, besides being managed by the same hotel company. The most important is that the Moana Surfrider is in the oldest […]

A Farmer’s Market in a Hotel

Exoctic fruit Hyatt Regency Waikiki Farmers Market

One of the coolest amenities I’ve ever seen at a hotel was at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. They recently introduced a Farmer’s Market in their atrium every Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm. The Pualeilani Atrium has over 60 shops and boutiques on the ground floor of the Hyatt Regency […]