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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 […]

How to Make Dad Happy on Family Vacation

A good dad takes out the garbage, slogs away at his job day after day, and always puts his family first. All he really wants is for his kids and his wife to be happy. But what about dear ol’ dad’s happiness? Here are five tips that are sure to make dad happy on family vacation. Set Realistic Expectations Talk […]

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 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 […]

Hyatt Regency Maui with Kids ~ A Fantastical Place to Stay

Long before I became a travel blogger, I chose to stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa with my husband and baby girl on one of our first-ever trips as new parents. Nearly nine years later I returned to this idyllic hotel, this time with my second child (our son, now 6) and my mom. Poor Daddy […]

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 […]

Dining with Kids Twitter Party – Win Kaanapali, Maui Prizes!

It’s time for another #KidsNTrips Twitter party! Join us to talk all about dining with kids. We’ll cover everything from soup to nuts, like what to look for in a kid-friendly restaurant, our favorite food focused festivals, and tips for getting picky kids to try new foods while on vacation. Just for participating, you could win […]

Kaanapali with Kids

People often ask me what are my favorite travel destinations and Hawaii always makes my short list. Families love Hawaii for its warm ocean waves, sandy beaches, activities aplenty and welcoming spirit of Aloha. With six Hawaiian islands, each with its own character and offerings, it can be hard to choose which is best for your family. I have been […]

JW Marriott Ihilani with Kids at Ko Olina on Oahu

Hawaii ticks all the right boxes for families looking for an easy getaway. Everybody’s going to like the food. It’s clean. It’s beautiful. It’s fun. Plus, for English speakers you can travel to a tropical, exotic-feeling destination without tackling a foreign language. If you’re looking for an upscale hotel on Oahu, here’s why to stay […]

Travaasa Hana – Where to Go to Unplug and Reconnect

Travaasa Hana is not your typical luxury resort. It’s better. If your life seems overwhelming and you need time to think and stare at the ocean, Travaasa is for you. This hotel in the sleepy town of Hana, Maui is where to go to unplug from technology and stress to connect instead with people, nature and the […]