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Hawaii is a paradise born of fire.

Rand McNally

Hawaii was my first plane ride when I was 17 years old. It’s the destination that kicked off my travel addiction as well as my love for islands. It’s where my husband and I got married, and eventually moved to. Now back on the mainland, we keep the lessons we learned about living Aloha and taking Hawaii with us wherever we go. We get back as often as we can which never seems like enough. Someone from the islands once said to me, “once Hawaii grabs a hold of your heart, it never lets go.”

 

 

 

All of the Hawaiian Islands are year-round destinations. The rainy season is November-March but plan your visit based on what you want to do in Hawaii. There are more crowds during the hotter, drier months because obviously, the weather is ideal. However, surfers and those looking for prime surf conditions enjoy the winter months.

What’s Happening in Hawaii?

manta ray at night

Night Snorkeling with Manta Rays

shark in the ocean

Shark Cage Experience Hawaii

mauna loa eruption on big island hawaii

Big Island Hawaii Volcanos

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  • Polynesian Treasures

    This family-owned operation has provided a venue for traditional crafters and artists for over 25 years. The Cooper family has cultivated relationships with artisans from Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific, delivering truly unique designs and keepsakes.

  • North Shore Goodies

    Attention peanut butter lovers: This is the best! This North Shore Oahu family business is growing and for good reason. Their honey coconut peanut butter has been a part of my morning smoothies for years now. The quality and variety of their products are something you must experience for yourself. If you can’t make it to Hawaii, thankfully, they now have locations on the mainland. You can also order online which is what we do in bulk. I have given their products as gifts the last few years and it usually results in creating new peanut butter addicts!

  • Ken’s Fresh Fish

    Do you ever crave something you had during your travels? One thing I must have when we return to Oahu is Ahi Katsu from @kensfreshfish_ The Ahi (yellow fin tuna) has a panko crust, deep fried topped with unagi sauce (like a thick sweet soy sauce), and wasabi aioli.

    We got hooked on this tasty treat when they served it up on Sundays from their home. Today, this family run business has been sharing this and other delicious eats from their storefront in Laie. There’s simply no better place to get fresh fish!

Are you ready to start planning your trip to Hawaii?