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Hana-Maui Resort – Where to Go to Unplug and Reconnect

Hana-Maui Resort is not your typical luxury hotel. It’s better. If your life seems overwhelming and you need time to think and stare at the ocean, then Hyatt’s Hana-Maui Resort is for you. Formerly known as Travaasa Hana, this resort in the laid-back town of Hana on the island of Maui is where to go […]

Hyatt Regency Maui with Kids ~ A Fantastical Place to Stay

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is more than a hotel. It’s paradise for families in Hawaii. Expect lush grounds, a fun kids club, a spectacular luau and sandy beachfront location. But what clinched it for me was their pools. Oh, what pools you will find at this Kaanapali resort! Read my review to discover […]

Disney Aulani Pools and Water Features Will Wow Your Family

“Let’s build the greatest pool in the Hawaiian islands.” That’s the goal Disney CEO Bob Iger set to reach when Oahu was chosen as the location for the first Disney hotel not adjacent to a theme park. Disney Aulani is home not only to one of Hawaii’s best hotel pools, but also the resort offers […]

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids by Helicopter and by Land

Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with kids can seem intimidating. You may have some trepidation over whether such a visit is dangerous and how to make it interesting for the whole family. If you do it right, though, exploring volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island is not only safe, but also super fun for families. Here’s […]

Oahu with Kids ~ Attractions the Whole Family Will Love

I’ve been visiting Hawaii since I was child, starting in the 1970s. I have many wonderful memories of Oahu in particular, many of which would never make it into any guidebook because they’re quite personal and meaningful only to me. I still smile when I think about the cute pedicab driver I had a teenage […]

Tips for Kaanapali with Kids on Maui

People often ask me to name my favorite travel destinations and Hawaii always makes my short list. With six islands, each with its own character and offerings, it can be hard to choose which is best for your family. I have been to all of Hawaii’s visitable islands and love Maui’s wonderful blend of laid-back lifestyle […]

Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Not only is Hawaii’s landscape beautiful and its people friendly, but also the state is home to numerous incredible hotel pools. We reached out to travel experts to share their picks for the best hotel pools in Hawaii for families and included a couple of our favorites as well. As you can see from reading this list, Hawaii […]

Residence Inn Maui ~ A New Hotel for Families on the Valley Isle

Residence Inn Maui is the new keiki on the block in paradise. The all-suites Marriott brand kicked off its recent grand opening with a traditional Hawaiian conch shell call and luau. The initial party may be over but the fun lives on at Residence Inn Maui. There’s much for families to love at this new hotel in Wailea. […]

5 Ways Disney’s Aulani Makes You Feel Like ‘Ohana

At Disney’s Aulani, families bask in an elusive blend of cultural enrichment, relaxation and all-out fun. As parents, we pride ourselves on doing a good job preparing our kids to leave the nest someday. But when they grow from sweet-cheeked babies to big kids and then pre-teens seemingly overnight, it can be hard to let them stretch their […]

Hawaiian Hideaway – Napili Bay, Maui

Sitting on my lanai with the warmth of the sun on my skin, a pina colada in one hand and a People magazine in the other, I’m tempted to think life doesn’t get much better than this. Fortunately, I chose that second to look up, just in time to spot a humpback whale breaching not far […]

Sheraton Maui – A Wonderful Place for Families to Laze in Paradise

The best thing about the Sheraton Maui is its meandering, waterfall-bedecked lazy river. But the laziest of rivers is just one reason to book a stay at this hotel. The 508-room resort has an open, expansive feel with plenty of grassy spaces dotted with tall palm trees. It’s located on 23 oceanfront acres in Kaanapali, which […]

Maui with Kids – A Dream Come True

Maui with kids is a dream come true. Literally. Last year my son, Leo, was given an assignment in his kindergarten class to draw a picture depicting his biggest dream. He drew his vision of a coconut tree beside the ocean. When he brought home his drawing, he said, “My dream is to go to Hawaii! Will […]

Hawaii Island’s Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with Kids

Hawaii Island is a haven for families keen kick back and relax. Sure, the Big Island also offers awesome eco-adventures. Our family, however, was decidedly in the kick back camp, which is why were thrilled to jet off to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Location, Location, Location! Situated on 32 oceanfront acres overlooking the silky white […]