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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 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 an array of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sheraton Waikiki – A Bustling Hotel in the Heart of Waikiki

Waikiki Beach in Honolulu feels like the epicenter of the Hawaiian hotel universe. There are so many hotels and resorts stretching along the length of Waikiki Beach, the choice of where to stay in Honolulu can be a dizzying one. If you’re looking for a central, reasonably priced resort on Oahu with lots of amenities and […]

How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Disney’s Aulani Resort

Any day spent at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii is a pretty dang good one. If you are ever lucky enough to spend your birthday at this Oahu paradise (like I did a few days ago!), here’s how to make the most of your special day.