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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

2020 Hawaii Vacation Deals

9/24/2019
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Our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast has Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura discussing the amazing deals now available to folks looking to plan a Hawaii vacation. Our hosts joke about how social media is unreliable when trying to find the best deals available. Why trust a stranger online? The entry of Southwest Airlines into the Hawaii market has become a major force in the drop in airfare prices to the Aloha State. Mid-January is usually the time of year that airfares typically drop, but...

Duration:00:16:41

Can you hop to another island for one day?

9/16/2019
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The newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast offers advice into making a day trip to a neighbor island for Hawaii visitors. Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura give some shout-outs to podcast listeners set to embark on a Big Island vacation that covers most of Hawaii Island, and joke about a Tesla Food Tour guided by Lanai in Bruce’s Tesla. Bruce mentions customer and podcast listener Carolina and other families as Lanai reminds listeners about the renovations at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel and the...

Duration:00:20:19

Hawaiian plate lunch

9/8/2019
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Our fresh Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast finds Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award-winning entertainer Lanai Tabura talk about the Hawaiian plate lunch, a Hawaii institution. After joking about how to pronounce “buffet”, our hosts get right into the unique Hawaii plate lunch experience. Bruce also thanks listeners for their podcast reviews on iTunes. Lanai discusses the fact that food is a major part of the Hawaii vacation experience. He says that the plate lunch is rooted in immigrant culture...

Duration:00:15:29

Oahu Vacation Rental Crises

8/28/2019
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On this important Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award winner Lanai Tabura go deep into the impact that a new law regulating vacation rental properties through AirBnB, VRBO and others is having within the visitor and residential housing industry on Oahu. With their expert local knowledge, our hosts break down the new law and what Aloha Bruce calls the Oahu Vacation Rental Crises. Bruce begins the podcast with a story about a woman who called him about a cancelled...

Duration:00:12:36

Tips for getting married in Hawaii

8/19/2019
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Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award-winning Lanai Tabura offers Tips for getting married in Hawaii. Lanai is “ordained” and is able to legally marry people in the State of Hawaii. Bruce and Lanai briefly discuss the turmoil caused by a new vacation rental law that is affecting many Hawaii residents and visitors. They will tackle that complicated on their next podcast. As for weddings in Hawaii, Lanai says that Hawaii is one of the world’s popular destinations for weddings. He notes that Hawaii is...

Duration:00:14:45

Are you ready for your Hawaii Vacation?

8/11/2019
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The newest Hawaii Vacation Podcast discusses last-minute reminders for those visiting Hawaii. Aloha Bruce also reminds listeners that Hawaii Aloha Travel handles all aspects of a Hawaii vacation: everything from plane tickets and accommodations to restaurant reservations and tours. Bruce talks about the fact that most travelers no longer use paper tickets, but they will still need the PNR, or “Passenger Name Record” document. It’s an important document that covers the duration of your trip....

Duration:00:15:31

Hawaii for the Solo Traveler

7/29/2019
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This week’s Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast focuses on Hawaii for the solo traveler. Aloha Bruce mentions a couple of listeners who have called Hawaii-Aloha Travel with questions about traveling solo in the Aloha State. Aloha Bruce also notes that listeners can now comment on the podcast web page, and Lanai says he’s keen to hear where folks are listening from. Bruce offers a shout-out to listeners in Japan. Our hosts talk about safety for solo travelers, and Lanai says Hawaii is very...

Duration:00:14:42

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...