Long Live Queen Kapiolani Hotel

In the late 1800s, Hawaiians developed a fondness and admiration for their Queen Kapiolani. They appreciated her deep commitment to health, education, and well-being for the Hawaiian people. Her motto “Strive for the Highest” helped establish the Kapiolani Home for Girls and the Kapiolani Maternity Home, with her lasting legacy The Kapiolani Medical Center for…

Luxurious Laniwai Spa at the Aulani Resort, A Disney Resort & Spa

Recently I met Lucia Rodriguez Amasio, the Laniwai Spa Director at the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa for a tour of her 23,000-square-foot luxurious spa. As she greeted me in the lobby, I learned Laniwai in Hawaiian means freshwater heaven. The backsplash at the reception counter is wavy and white with a hue of…

Hawaiian Wedding at the Four Seasons Oahu in Ko Olina

Finishing up lunch with Yvonne Hunter, the Director of Public Relations at the Four Seasons Oahu Ko Olina Resort, she took me on a tour of the newer resort. Almost three years ago the JW Marriott Ihilani (built in 1998), became the Four Seasons Oahu. Set among green lawns and a dramatic coastline with the…

Chef Fest at the Four Seasons Hualalai

Built in 1996 and enhanced in 2009, the Four Seasons Hualalai is an exclusive luxury resort along the Kona-Kohala Coast on the Big Island, Hawaii. Guests staying here are immersed into authentic Hawaiian culture and traditional design. There are 192 guest rooms and 52 suites in the two-story intimate bungalows. Throughout the property is an…

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resorts

To get away from the cold and rain last month, my husband and I booked a flight to Honolulu for a weekend at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Located in the center of Waikiki, it’s a wonderful beachside property with three restaurants and a pool overlooking Diamond Head. Once we arrived at the hotel, we…

10 Top Travel Destinations in 2017

The past two years I traveled to some fascinating spots in the world. I’ve complied my 10 favorite trips and included reviews for you to read and get inspired to travel. Take a peek and let me be your guide – Amsterdam – A line of Teslas pull up to the taxi stand outside the Amsterdam…

What’s New With Starwood Hotels in Hawaii

Meeting with representatives from the Starwood Hotels and Resorts at 71Above in downtown Los Angeles, I learned what’s new on the islands of Oahu, The Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Each property offers authentic culture experiences and interactions to enhance your island stay. Here are 10 Fun Things To See and Do when Staying at…