Hawaii

Hawaii Island In 48 Hours

Like all the other islands, 48 hours will give you a brief opportunity to explore Hawaii Island, but if you only have 48 hours, here’s what you should do: The Big Island, as it’s called, is larger than all the…


Whale Watching Maui

I went to Hawaii in February, the height of whale watching season, to spend 4 days whale watching.  Each day we spent about 3-4 hours whale watching and each day we saw more and more spectacular whale sightings. Whale watching…



Sheraton Kona Review

The Sheraton Kona is the only Starwood property on the Big Island, so if you want to stay at a Starwood property, you may want to reconsider your destination or expect a underwhelming stay. If you’re set on Kona, you…



View at the Sheraton Waikiki

Sheraton Waikiki Review

I was a little skeptical when some friends told me I should stay at the Sheraton Waikiki.  I had originally booked the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel, but ended up switching to the Sheraton after seeing a great deal….


Royal Hawaiian Hotel Review

The Royal Hawaiian is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels and is located on Oahu.  It is one of four Starwood properties located on Oahu and all are located in Waikiki Beach.  The Royal Hawaiian built in 1927, is…


The Hawaiian Islands vs The Thai Islands

I’ve spent ample time in Thailand exploring all the islands and mainland cities, and by ample I mean almost 12 months now.  I’ve spent the last month exploring the Hawaiian Islands in addition to spending time on two previous trips….



Help Me Finish My Hawaii Vacation Planning

I’ve been posting over the last few weeks about my Hawaii Vacation Planning and my goal to spend $3000 or less for 17 nights including airfare.   I will be in Hawaii in December, and one of my primary goals is…


10 Nights In Hawaii, 80k Starpoints

As I posted yesterday, I’m planing a December trip to Hawaii and will spend 17 days there.  I showed yesterday how I’m flying to Hawaii from Charleston, SC for $1900 with the main part of trip in First Class. Today…


$1700 First Class Round Trip to Hawaii from PHX

I decided early on this year that I wanted to go to Hawaii over the winter holidays.  So this week I began looking for flight options. I thought I’d use a frequent flyer ticket, but just wasn’t finding anything that…