I would argue that the islands of Hawaii are a dream destination for most Americans. Hawaii is the 50th U.S. state and of the eight major islands, four of them are where most travelers go: Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii (aka The Big Island). Lanai, off the coast of Maui, is popular among day trippers or the rich and famous who want to stay at the two luxurious Four Seasons resorts on the island.
I’ve been fortunate to visit all of the islands mentioned above numerous times. I’ve been over two dozen times, including once just for dinner when I took United’s 747 farewell flight and I needed to be in Tennessee the next day. Our first trip as a family of four was going to be to Hawaii earlier this year but COVID had other plans for us. Since it’s just a five-hour flight from Los Angeles, it’s an easy and beautiful getaway. I can’t wait to go back.
On almost all of my visits to Oahu (where Honolulu and Waikiki are located), I visit with my good buddy Nathan Kam. Nathan was raised on the island of Hawaii, graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has been in the travel and public relations industry for more than 20 years. He’s currently President of Anthology Public Relations and is based in Honolulu. You can follow Nathan on both Twitter and Instagram, where he posts a lot of food pics since he’s a big-time foodie. If you want to know where to eat or what to order at a particular restaurant in Oahu, Nathan’s your guy.
Since so many people want to know what’s going on in Hawaii these days, when the islands will open to tourists and what it’s like to live there during a quarantine, I asked Nathan if he wanted to sit down for a virtual chat. He obliged and you can listen to the interview on my travel podcast or watch it on my YouTube channel.
And if you, like me, are dreaming of Hawaii, check out these articles below to inspire you for your next trip!
16 Reasons to Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki
5 Best Hotels to Stay at in Hawaii
12 Reasons to Visit the New Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
7 Great Restaurants Where Locals Eat in Honolulu
A Farmer’s Market in a Hotel
What to Do and Eat and Where to Stay in Honolulu
12 Reasons to Stay at The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
9 Things to Love About The Royal Hawaiian
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered. Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.