A Picnic On Hawaii’s Black Sand Beaches

This tour sounds like heaven on earth, such a wonderful way to appreciate the natural beauty of Hawaii…. Exclusive Hana Picnic Escape the large cruise line tours on this intimate, personalized tour. Enjoy a relaxing, personalized tour by our Hawaii state certified guide, who will entertain as well as educate in an air-conditioned luxury van. With only 6-8 guests per tour, explore the spectacular Hana coast and navigate the 617 curves and 54 one-lane bridges on the …

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Visiting Hawaii- Tour Ideas

For our next adventure, we will be visiting Hawaii this spring.  There are some fantastic tours there… and we found a couple worth considering. Upcountry photo tour Whether you are a part time shutter bug, or a full time photographer, this scenic tour will give you endless opportunities to take photos of beautiful scenery. From the cruise pier, proceed to one more pick up point in town before beginning a scenic ocean view tour through the old …

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Flying Over Hawaii

Here’s another tour that is tempting us for our visit to Hawaii this spring… Helicopter tour This Air-Land Combo offers superior sightseeing value. Tour beautiful Hana and the majestic Haleakala Crater, the world’s largest dormant volcano, by helicopter and luxury van. With only 6 guests per tour, explore the Hana coast narrated by our Hawaii State Certified Guide. Fly the reverse leg in a comfortable air-conditioned helicopter to view dramatic, hidden waterfalls and pristine rainforest, and soar …

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Un-Cruise Adventures explores four islands by yacht on new Hawaii itinerary

From November 2013 to April 2014, Un-Cruise Adventures’ 36-guest yacht Safari Explorer explores the Hawaiian islands on a new itinerary sailing one-way between Moloka’i and Hawaii, the Big Island or reverse. Weeklong Luxury Adventure cruises in Hawaii include activities and tours while exploring four islands—Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui and Hawaii, the Big Island. New this season, Moloka’i—a quieter, less-visited island—takes center stage as the beginning or ending point for the line’s cruises. Exclusive cultural activities are included for …

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InnerSea Discoveries adds an expedition vessel to Hawaii in 2013

InnerSea Discoveries’76-guest expedition vessel Wilderness Explorer begins active adventure cruising among the Hawaiian Islands in fall 2013. The boat joins the line’s 36-guest upscale yacht Safari Explorer offering island explorations from the sea. From November 2013 through April 2014, the Wilderness Explorer will sail seven-night AdventureBound Hawaii cruises between Oahu and the Big Island and reverse. The itinerary visits Ka’ena Point State Park, Wai’anae Harbor, Maui, Lana’i, Honomalino Bay, Opihihali and Kailua-Kona. Guests will also enjoy scenic …

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Disney Aulani- Sitting Under the Stars Listening to Ukulele Music

DAY 5 (of 6) — You can’t help but smile. We’re sitting on woven mats under the stars listening to the best Ukulele playing I’ve ever heard. Rather than a huge luau with terrible food and hackneyed performances, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu has opted to celebrate Hawaiian culture with the Aulani Starlit Hui in which “Uncle” and an ensemble of dancers, musicians, singers and cultural practitioners entertain us under the stars. That includes …

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Disney’s Spa Treatments- For all Ages- At the Aulani

DAY 4 – (of 6) — Think a separate spa retreat for teens and another designed for entire families to enjoy together. Think adult treatments infused with local Hawaiian healing techniques. Think an outdoor hydrotherapy garden—the only one on the island of Oahu—here at Disney’s brand new Aulani resort. Laniwai (the name means freshwater heaven in Hawaiian) is supposed to embrace the Hawaiian connection to nature. I think it can enhance family connections too both by encouraging …

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Lots To Do On Oahu-And at the Aulani

DAY 3 (of 6) — The hardest part about the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa will be persuading the kids to leave to explore Oahu—to visit Pearl Harbor or Haleiwa, the famous North Shore surf town, shop for souvenirs in Waikiki or hike up the iconic Diamond Head. And that’s a shame because Oahu offers so much culture, history and just plain fun. Ever visited a turtle spa—in the ocean? But there’s so much to keep …

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Hawaiian Tradition and Culture Blend with Disney at the New Aulani

DAY TWO (of 6) – Ready to learn the Coconut Walk? “Aunty,” who actually is well known Hawaiian entertainer SonyaMendez, leads the children as they clap Coconut shell instruments together around the outdoor restaurant. In between songs, Goofy, Minnie and other Disney Pals—all decked out in Hawaiian gear—stop by for photos and hugs here at Disney’s new Aulani Resort on Oahu. “This is a place where children will leave with a sense of place,” she says. “This …

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Day One at Disney’s New Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii

DAY ONE (of 6) — I admit it. I’ve drunk the Disney Kool-Aid. I’m ensconced in a two bedroom unit at the brand new Aulani Disney Resort and Spa (the name means” a messenger of the chief” in Hawaiian) in Ko Olina, Hawaii. The resort sits on a beautiful lagoon just 17 miles from Honolulu International Airport and less than an hour from Waikiki Beach but is worlds away from the traffic and crowds and in fact …

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