The Big Island of Hawaii for SPG Amex

Advertiser Disclosure Earlier this year, I filmed an SPG Amex video on the Big Island of Hawaii as part of my partnership with the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express. This is a partnership in its second year which has taken me to several cool Starwood properties including the W Hollywood and W Scottsdale [...]

Life is Good at the Four Seasons Maui

In case you didn’t know it, I absolutely love Maui. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? I recently named Maui #3 on my list of the 30 best islands in the world. Maui has it all. Maui has the phenomenal Haleakala National Park; plus you can do a lot of high-flying adventures in the sky; and [...]

Molokai is the Most Interesting Island in Hawaii

Molokai is the least populated of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands but certainly one of the most beautiful. Molokai is a step back in time; it feels like something out of the South Pacific like the Marquesas Islands or the Solomon Islands; certainly not America. Molokai is laid back and slow-paced but there is much on [...]

Where to Play Golf in Lanai

Hawaii and its islands are a well-known golf destination. Lanai is probably the least known island for golf. However, there are a few courses to play golf in Lanai and taken it from me, they are pretty good! Where to play golf in Lanai basically comes down to two choices. Do you prefer a beach [...]

5 Awesome Things to do in Lanai

For some reason, it seems that many people dismiss Lanai as being boring or too small to visit. They’ve clearly never been or know anyone that has been. There are a ton of things to do in Lanai. In fact, for me, Lanai rivals Maui as the best island in the Hawaiian Islands. These 5 [...]

A Tale of 2 Four Seasons Lanai

The state of Hawaii has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Maui is lined with top luxury hotels in Wailea and Kaanapali while Waikiki is littered with luxury hotels as well. What I didn’t know was that there are two Four Seasons Lanai. There is one at the beach and one lodge [...]

Maui Adventures in the Sky

Everybody knows that Maui is a tropical paradise. Everybody knows it is one of the most romantic destinations in the world and that the beaches and resorts are legendary. However, not everybody knows about the abundance of Maui adventures in the sky above the beautiful island. I found out firsthand how much fun they can [...]

Wailea is the Ultimate in Luxury on Maui

Maui has that certain something. It is one of those places that just the mere mention of the name, makes you dream of far away exotic lands and beaches. That’s the best thing about Maui, it is just that, but closer and more accessible than lower Pacific islands. Maui is also the place where the [...]

Haleakala National Park

Ahhhhh Maui…where to begin? I will be posting a number of posts on my Maui trip as there is so much to write about and cover but I am going to start with Haleakala National Park. If you follow me regularly, you know I like National parks and actually one of my new goals is [...]

Aloha From Oahu

I first went to Hawaii in March 2004 for ten days or so and I really didn’t have that great a time. I spent my time on Oahu, Maui and Kauai and wasn’t too upset to leave the islands and head back home. Six years later was a much different story. I had a blast [...]

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