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Hosted by Hawaii Aloha Travel owner Bruce Fisher, the podcast touches on an array of Aloha state news topics and is dedicated to Hawaii’s guests. Whether you’re a first time visitor or repeat traveler, the Hawaii Vacation Connection keeps you in the loop and in the local know. The podcast focuses on the travel and tourism industry of Hawaii and is designed to help people learn about this unique destination. Since a vacation to the islands can be confusing and time consuming to plan, this podcast dedicates itself to covering helpful topics with a touch of humor and plenty of entertainment.

Hosted by Hawaii Aloha Travel owner Bruce Fisher, the podcast touches on an array of Aloha state news topics and is dedicated to Hawaii’s guests. Whether you’re a first time visitor or repeat traveler, the Hawaii Vacation Connection keeps you in the loop and in the local know. The podcast focuses on the travel and tourism industry of Hawaii and is designed to help people learn about this unique destination. Since a vacation to the islands can be confusing and time consuming to plan, this podcast dedicates itself to covering helpful topics with a touch of humor and plenty of entertainment.
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Hosted by Hawaii Aloha Travel owner Bruce Fisher, the podcast touches on an array of Aloha state news topics and is dedicated to Hawaii’s guests. Whether you’re a first time visitor or repeat traveler, the Hawaii Vacation Connection keeps you in the loop and in the local know. The podcast focuses on the travel and tourism industry of Hawaii and is designed to help people learn about this unique destination. Since a vacation to the islands can be confusing and time consuming to plan, this podcast dedicates itself to covering helpful topics with a touch of humor and plenty of entertainment.

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English


Episodes

Luau in Hawaii

7/15/2019
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The Hawaiian luau is the subject of this week’s Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, with Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura delving deep into a symbol of Hawaii’s Aloha Spirit and generous hospitality. Before getting into it, our hosts note that podcast listeners can now comment online and encourage engagement. Lanai begins by discussing the history of luau at Iolani Palace, with anecdotes about what it was like during the time of the royals. “It’s a party!” He discusses the Paradise Cove luau on...

Duration:00:16:13

Hawaii Vacation Insurance

7/7/2019
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Our most recent Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast tackles the important topic of Hawaii Vacation Insurance. Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award- winner Lanai Tabura offer their vast expertise on being prepared for the unexpected. Unfortunate as it may be, even the most perfectly-planned holiday can go wrong: cancelled flights, botched reservations, or, Heaven forbid, injuries or health issues. Bruce and Lanai agree that purchasing travel waivers and/or travel insurance are the best way to safeguard...

Duration:00:14:29

Facts to know for your Hawaii Vacation

7/1/2019
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Aloha Bruce and Emmy-award winning local entertainer Lanai Tabura offer of treasure trove of facts to know for your Hawaii Vacation on the newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Listeners will find our hosts’ expertise not just interesting, but helpful when planning a Hawaii vacation. After a brief discussion about the recent controversy around a rescued hiker on Maui, Bruce and Lanai discuss the illegal overthrow od the Hawaiian Kingdom in the late 1800s. They examine the causes for the...

Duration:00:15:15

Boutique hotels in Hawaii

6/23/2019
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Boutique hotels in Hawaii are the topic of our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Aloha Bruce and Emmy-winner Lanai Tabura talk about what makes them a great option for accommodations during your Hawaii vacation. Bruce takes a minute to talk about new Alaska Air fare reductions and specials for September/October, and Hawaii Aloha Travel’s exceptional, personalized service. The conversation turns to Hawaii’s boutique hotels. Our hosts share their expert local knowledge about the...

Duration:00:15:27

Romantic locations in Hawaii

6/15/2019
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Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award winning television personality Lanai Tabura talk about romance and romantic locations in Hawaii on the newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Right at the top of the podcast, Lanai notes “you can find romantic views from a parking lot.” Hawaii’s beauty is everywhere. After a brief discussion about the Emmys and how the awards work, Bruce and Lanai discuss romantic locationsin Hawaii. Lanai talks about Shark’s Cove on Lanai, steeped in Hawaiian legend, where...

Hiking in Hawaii Summer Safety Tips

6/2/2019
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The recent story of a lost hiker being found after two weeks on Maui made international headlines and prompts a discussion between Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast hosts Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura about summer hiking in Hawaii Safety Tips(with some shout-outs to longtime podcast listeners and Lanai’s San Francisco pop-up restaurant attendees). Lanai says that the female hiker’s story is dubious, and possibly a publicity stunt. Both of our hosts note that there does seem to be an...

Embracing Aloha on your Hawaii Vacation

5/27/2019
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Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura delve deep into embracing Aloha on our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. It’s a noble and generous way of living, and it’s unique to Hawaii. It is also the personal approach the experts at take when planning your Hawaii vacation. Emmy Award winning television host Lanai explains the literal meaning of the word “aloha”, noting that it can be translated as sharing the breath of life. It reflects a sense of community. With his natural wit and wisdom about...

Hawaiian Culture Offerings at Hotels in Hawaii

5/19/2019
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Hawaiian cultural activities offerings at Hotels in Hawaii is the topic of our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Visitor industry research indicates that Hawaiian culture is the most sought-after experience for Hawaii visitors. Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura share their expert local knowledge about how best to experience Hawaii culture on your Hawaii vacation. Many or most of Hawaii resorts strive to offer programming that highlights and celebrates Hawaiian culture. Bruce notes that...

Guide to Tipping in Hawaii

5/12/2019
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On our most recent Hawaii Vacations Connection Podcast has Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura talk about tipping in Hawaii. With their typically easy-going style, our hosts talk about how to determine whom to tip and how much. Lanai notes that cultures in Japan, China, and Australia do not tip, which disappoints servers in Hawaii. Those cultures have much higher minimum wages compared to workers in Hawaii, many of whom depend on tips as part of their incoming. Bruce and Lanai talk about tipping...

Hawaii Hotel Tips

5/5/2019
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The latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast tackles the question of how to choose the right hotel for your Hawaii holiday. There are a lot of factors to consider, and Bruce and Lanai get down to the bottom of it all with honest talk and Hawaii Hotel Tips about what visitors should know before booking accommodations in the Aloha State. Pricing is always a main concern, and this week’s podcast gets real about about resort fees and hidden charges many visitors are blind-sided with. Our hosts...

Honolulu’s Chinatown

4/27/2019
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The history of Honolulu’s Chinatown is explored on our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura have a lively discussion about how Chinatown came to be, and the history of the Chinese in Hawaii. With his typically vast knowledge of Hawaii’s past, Lanai explains that the first Chinese arrived in Hawaii all the way back in 1780. They found work under King Kamehameha as carpenters when the sandalwood trade was booming in the early 1800s. Many Chinese found success...

Vacationing on Hawaii Island

4/13/2019
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On our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura discuss vacationing on Hawaii Island. Known most commonly as the “Big Island”, Hawaii Island suffered a significant drop in visitor arrivals in 2018 due to a several natural disasters. A and several hurricanes and tropical storms menaced in 2018 and created some misconceptions about visiting the Big Island. The major eruption of the Kilauea Volcano was chief among those disruptions. Aloha Bruce and Lanai note,...

Hawaiian pidgin English

4/6/2019
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Eh, Brah! Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura go deep into the language of Hawaiian pidgin English on the newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast for Hawaii visitors. Lanai explains that Hawaiian pidgin is essentially broken English. It is built on both English and the words and phrases used in the native Hawaiian language, and those of the Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese plantation workers who flocked to the Hawaiian Islands as the sugar industry flourished in the 1800’s. A...

Family fun Activities on Kauai

3/29/2019
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On our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura delve deeply into Family fun activities on Kauai for outdoor adventures in Hawaii. Experts in all things related to Hawaii vacations, our hosts note that many families are unaware of the vast selection of outdoor adventures available on the Garden Isle. As always, Lanai encourages visitors to “turn off the wi-fi!” Too often, he notes, young people vacationing with their families are glued to screens, oblivious to...

Hawaii’s Unique Vacation Appeal

3/22/2019
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On our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura will discuss the many reasons that Hawaii attracts so many visitors from around the world. A recent international survey by Survey Monkey gives a lot of hard data about what makes Hawaii the perfect vacation destination, and Bruce and Lanai break it down with their unique local knowledge and insight. 8 million people visited Hawaii last year, spending $16 billion, more than some other vacation nations combined....

What’s the weather like in Hawaii?

3/15/2019
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On our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura answer the seemingly silly but very relevant question, What’s the weather like in Hawaii? Of course, the weather in the Aloha State is almost always perfect. We enjoy mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. This is a big part of what makes Hawaii such an ideal vacation destination. But we do have stretches of chilly, rainy weather. Recent snowfalls at Mauna Kea on the Big Island and Haleakala Crater on Maui have...

Hawaii Honeymoon Tips

3/8/2019
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On the latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura will talk about honeymooning in Hawaii. Of course, the Aloha State is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations the world over. They’ll also muse over the fact that it’s been “cold” in Hawaii over the past few weeks. It’s been 65 degrees at the beach! We’ll talk about how Maui has become the go-to honeymoon destinations for newlyweds through internet searches. Maui is certainly a wonderful destination for the...

Visiting Hawaiian cultural sites on Oahu

2/28/2019
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On the latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura will discuss visiting native Hawaiian cultural sites on Oahu. Known as “The Gathering Place”, Oahu is home to a rich historical legacy and many important locations and structures. Lanai shares his extensive knowledge of Hawaiian culture and history as he discusses several places on Oahu that are alive with stories. Lanai will tell us about Waimea Valley on the Oahu’s North Shore and about its famous waterfall....

All Inclusive Hawaii Vacations

2/21/2019
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On our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura discuss the realities of an “all inclusive vacation” package experience in Hawaii. Many vacationers are after an experience in which all costs are paid up front. Air-room-car packages are not all inclusive, our hosts note, and that many visitors who sign on for such offers are unaware that the hotel or resort does not include resort fees, parking charges, meals, or activities. Many vacationers are shocked by those...

James Asquith Visits Hawaii Part 2

2/14/2019
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Join us for Part Two of our Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast with James Asquith, the Guinness Book of World Record’s youngest person, at the age of 24, to visit every one of the 196 countries on the planet. Mr. Asquith shares with us his adventures and the challenges he faced and the wonders he experienced in his travels. And why he loves Hawaii. As the world’s most widely traveled young person, James talks with us about savvy “travel hacks” and how the best way to find the best deals...