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Ultimate Sailing Adventure with Sail Trilogy in Maui

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Featured, Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

 Media Rate Received On our last day in Maui we wanted to do something extra special, so we made reservations for an afternoon snorkel adventure with Sail Trilogy. We arrived at the Lahaina Harbor early in the morning where we were greeted by the boat captain who welcomed us onto his boat for what would be one of the best days we spent in Maui. The boat was large, clean and not overcrowded like many of the snorkel tours we have taken in the past. Our kids got comfortable on the mesh part of the catamaran as we took off for Olowalu “Turtle Town.” While on our way to the snorkel destination, the staff came around to serve all the guests refreshing drinks and appetizers. It was the perfect way to begin our afternoon on the water. Once we...

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10 Reasons to Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Featured, Hawaii, Travel | 1 comment

 We stayed as a guest of the Ritz-Carlton When planning a family vacation on the island of Maui, there are so many choices of places to stay. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what resort is the best fit for your family to create special memories. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a top choice for families visiting the area, and these are 10 great reasons to stay at this resort when visiting Maui. Spacious Rooms The resort offers plenty of room for growing families. There is lots of space surrounding the beds, added drawers for storing clothes and large bathrooms. In Room Kitchens When planning our stay at The Ritz-Carlton we reserved a one bedroom Residential Suite. The room featured a large dining table, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, sink, dishes and cooking utensils. This type of room is especially...

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Educational and Unforgettable Whale Watching with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Ritz-Carlton We have been whale watching a million times, but we have never experienced anything quite like we did while on the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment whale watching trip in Hawaii. We registered our family for the trip during our stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, but the trip is open to other visitors on the island to experience. We met our guide, Ali, at the on site building at the resort where our family was given a short educational talk about the whales we were going to be looking for out on the ocean, and what to expect during our trip. The guide then took our family to a private van where we were driven to Lahaina where we would board a boat for the excursion. Next, we boarded a...

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Hawaiian Islands Family Travel Guide

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

  Dreaming of Paradise? Ready to get away? Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. From hotels to tours, this guide will help to plan the ultimate island getaway for your family this year. NEW DEVELOPMENTS Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) recently debuted its newest resort, Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Centrally located in the energetic hub of Waikiki, Oahu, the resort marks the final component of the Waikiki Beach Walk development, which is known for premier shopping, dining, and entertainment. Designed for sophistication, Hokulani Waikiki includes 143 one-bedroom suites featuring a distinctive Hawaii style, but with an urban, contemporary aesthetic. Cosmopolitan travelers can also enjoy the resort’s open-air, rooftop pool bar. Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach (Maui) has unveiled its upgraded studio, one- and two-bedroom premium...

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Google Street Team Enhances Hawaii Vacation Experience

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

  Are you planning an upcoming Hawaii vacation? The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and Google Maps have worked together to create brand-new 360-degree images of the rich beauty throughout the Hawaiian Islands. This is an ongoing project to eventually cover all six Hawaiian Islands to help visitors with planning and navigating their vacation to the islands. Google Map users can now explore hiking trails, parks, historical sites, and beaches on Hawai‘i! The project first began in July of 2013 on Hawai‘i, the Big Island with Kailua- Kona-based eco-tourism company Hawai‘i Forest and Trail mapping out the first set of 15 trails. “It was great to hit the trails on Hawai‘i Island with a new mission and purpose,” said Rob Pacheco, president and founder of Hawai‘i Forest and Trail, whose company hiked a total of 68.4 miles with the...

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Family Travel Guide to Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Disney, Hawaii, Travel | 4 comments

 Summer is coming to an end, but it has been a summer filled with some amazing memories.  Doc and I became Disney Vacation Club members at the end of 2011 and we took our second trip to our home resort, Aulani. We get so many questions about the resort so wanted to share this family travel guide to Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa. One of the most common questions we get relates to how much “Disney” one can expect at Aulani.  While each person in our family is a huge fan of Disney, we can honestly say part part of what we love about Aulani is that it is not over the top Disney.  Hawaiian music plays throughout the resort – not “It’s a Small World”. 🙂 We can rely on quality Disney service everywhere we go at...

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Disney Aulani Travel Guide: Peek Inside a Vacation Club Villa

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Disney, Featured, Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

  We became Disney Vacation Club Members in 2011 with Disney Aulani as our home resort.  We took our second trip to Aulani this summer.  Come on in and take a look at a two bedroom Vacation Club Villa! We love how much space a villa provides.  You have a nice sized living room with seating for six people. This is a view of the kitchen and dinette from the living room area…you enter the villa to the right of the refrigerator. When you enter the two bedroom vacation club villa at Disney Aulani, you have a nice half bathroom to your left and then enter the full living space to the right. And convenience is key when on vacation and Disney’s Aulani Vacation Club Villas provide it!  With all of the water activities, we use our washing machine...

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Hawaii Travel Guide to Dole Plantation

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Featured, Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

  When visiting Hawaii and staying on the island of Oahu, your trip is not complete without stopping at the Dole Plantation.  This travel guide will help you make the most of your visit. There are a variety of things to do at the Dole Plantation.  Since many of these are outdoors, be sure to watch the weather and visit when it is not raining to maximize enjoyment of the outdoors. When you arrive, get tickets to ride The Pineapple Express!  This fully narrated train ride that takes you along a two mile ride.  All in all, the ride is about 20 minutes so it is perfect for kids of all ages.   There is a long history of pineapple in Hawaii; the tour shares the story of how James Drummond Dole founded his world-famous agricultural empire where Dole Plantation...

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