Oahu

We spent two weeks in Hawaii visiting three of the Hawaiian Islands – Oahu, Maui and the Big Island and it’s hard to say which island we loved best. They all have their own unique personalities. The Big Island is Read more >
The North Shore Drive on Oahu is one of the most popular things to do in Hawaii. We rented a car for the day from Waikiki and loved this drive, stopping at beautiful places like Hanauma Bay, Lanikai Beach, Sunset Beach, Pipeline and the historic town of Haleiwa. Read more >
In video 10 from Hawaii, see us visiting Pearl Harbor Memorial Site. In the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, one of the ships that sank was the USS Arizona, and during our tour of Pearl Harbor we had the opportunity to stand above Read more >
In video 9 from Hawaii, watch us do the Diamond Head Crater Walk. This 760-foot crater is one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks and from the summit you get an amazing view over Waikiki Beach. This moderately challenging trail includes two Read more >
In video 6 from Hawaii we show you around the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki Beach. The Hilton Hawaiian Village is the best kid-friendly hotel in Waikiki and had everything we needed for a family vacation – a chance to unwind Read more >
It was my first time visiting Hawaii and I wasn’t expecting to like Waikiki Beach much after our time on the Big Island. I’m not sure why – city beach, overly popular with tourists. Never assume anything and be prepared to Read more >
Woo Hoo… our 3 year trip around the USA has started in Hawaii. We arrived in Waikiki from Sydney and spent the first 48 hours in the Waikiki Beach area at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, experienced a Luau, and went Read more >
Looking for tips on things to do in Honolulu? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Hilary Stockton who is true kama’aina (local), she was born and raised in Honolulu and lived there until she went to university. She still has family and relatives Read more >

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Using Pre-paid Travel Money Cards

My brother first told me about prepaid travel money cards a couple of years ago. He and his wife used a cash passport for their year long trip through South America and raved about how easy and convenient it was. Read more >