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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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Episodes

Tips for visiting Iolani Palace on Oahu

1/12/2020
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Our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast digs deep into the history of Iolani Palace. Hawaii experts Bruce Fisher and Lanai Tabura share their vast knowledge about the only royal palace in the United States. Our hosts start off with some common mistakes that Hawaii visitors make while planning a Hawaii vacation, and how Hawaii Aloha Travel can help plan vacations on all islands. Bruce and Lanai discuss upcoming CNN news features that Lanai worked on that are set to air soon about ....

Duration:00:18:26

Top ten reasons to visit and stay in Waikiki

1/5/2020
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On this weeks podcast, we offer our top ten reasons to visit and stay in Waikiki and explore what Oahu, the Gathering Place, has to offer. Our hosts start off the podcast noting that the two main concerns they get from incoming visitors are that “Oahu is too crowded” and the cost to stay in Waikiki. Bruce and Lanai break down the prices of staying in Waikiki vs other parts of the island. Bruce dispels the idea that Oahu and Waikiki get a “bad rap” because of the number of visitors and...

Duration:00:18:02

Hawaii Made Products to bring back from your Vacation

12/24/2019
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On the final Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast of 2019, Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award-winner Lanai Tabura offer their mahalo to listers as they delve into Hawaii Made Products to bring back from your Vacation. Lanai mentions Don Quijote, a popular iconic local department store located near Ala Moana Center and just minutes from Waikiki’s hotels and resorts. Bruce talks about koa wood products, available at retailers like Martin & MacArthur. Lanai shares his vast expertise about what makes koa...

Duration:00:24:34

How Lanai Tabura is Promoting Hawaii through Food & Culture

12/15/2019
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Emmy-Award winner Lanai Tabura is back from traveling the world as a Hawaii tourism expert, and he and Aloha Bruce talk about How Lanai Tabura is Promoting Hawaii through Food & Culture. Lanai had been working with the Hawaii Tourism Authority on promoting Hawaii tourism. Our hosts talk about the amount of work it takes to successfully managing relevant social media accounts. Lanai mentions some of the international he worked with on a tour that focused on food and the culinary arts. He...

Duration:00:21:47

Here’s why a Hawaii Vacation is good for your Health

12/7/2019
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Our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast our hosts Lanai Tabura and Aloha Bruce dig deep into why a Hawaii Vacation is good for your Health They muse about how easy it is to get “lost down the rabbit hole” when planning a Hawaii vacation and how Hawaii Aloha Travel can help you cut through the noise to plan a truly Hawaiian vacation. Bruce and Lanai talk about a study that finds Hawaii to be among the least stressful places to live or visit anywhere. Bruce says “wellness tourism” is the...

Duration:00:15:43

Maui Hotel Spotlight – The Fairmont Kea Lani Resort

12/2/2019
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With co-host Lanai Tabura still traveling the world at the moment (he'll be back for the next episode), Aloha Bruce flies solo once more on our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Bruce is joined for this special podcast by Rie Takahashi, the Leisure Sales Manager at the exquisite Fairmont Kea Lani Resort on Maui, the beautiful Valley Isle. Bruce and Rie talk about the many wonderful amenities at the resort, and about some of Maui’s favorite attractions. Bruce says that the Fairmont...

Duration:00:17:36

Planning a Multigenerational Family Vacation to Hawaii

11/24/2019
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On our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast Aloha Bruce offers his expert insight into planning a multigenerational family vacation in Hawaii. With Lanai Tabura traveling the world at the time, Bruce flies solo on this podcast. Hawaii Aloha Travel handles a large amount of group and family tours. Bruce notes that family groups should consider whether they plan fine accommodations together or if the group might be willing to find different places to stay. Bruce notes that it is generally...

Duration:00:20:58

Here’s where the Bar Scene in Honolulu REALLY Begins

11/16/2019
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We’ve brought on a special guest for our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Hosts Aloha Bruce and Emmy award winner Lanai Tabura talk with Joe Hart, the General Manager of O’Toole’s Irish Pub in Honolulu’s historic Chinatown Arts District where the bar scene in Honolulu really begins. The traditional Irish pub calls the T.M. Forester Building home, just steps from the waterfront of Honolulu Harbor. It has been a location for several episodes of the wildly popular television show...

Duration:00:12:55

Spending the weekend on Kauai

11/10/2019
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The newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast focuses on host Lanai Tabura’s recent weekend on Kauai. He and Aloha Bruce discuss hidden gems for accommodations and dining on the beautiful Garden Isle and offer their insight into destinations only those with local knowledge can describe. Lanai notes that Kauai is home to the wettest spot on Earth, Mount Waialeale, and that rainfall on Kauai is responsible for the spectacular Waimea Canyon (Hawaii’s Grand Canyon), the Wailua River, and the...

Duration:00:20:04

Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura “Pop-up” on Maui

11/5/2019
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On our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast hosts Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura discuss their recent trip to Maui for a pop-up dining event they put together at the Lineage restaurant at the Shops at Wailea. This podcast gives them the opportunity to share some information about Maui also know as the Garden Isle. They note the many improvements made at the Kahului Airport, and how easy it is to fly there from Hawaii and many US mainland destinations. They discuss a new tram system that...

Duration:00:41:24

Hawaii Vacation Holiday Happenings

10/28/2019
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Our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection has Aloha Bruce and Emmy Award winning Lanai Tabura discussing Hawaii Vacation Holiday Happenings. Our hosts note the massive amount of information available online, and the importance of going to experts like Hawaii Aloha Travel when planning a Hawaii vacation. Bruce and Lanai have a Thanksgiving tradition of dining out at places like the Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Lanai says that it’s important to make reservations there well...

Duration:00:11:53

Must do Hawaii Activities

10/20/2019
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On our latest Hawaii Vacations Connection Podcast, hosts Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura have a free-wheeling and insightful discussion about must do Hawaii activities for anyone planning a Hawaii vacation. After a shout-out to new listeners in the Philippines and a quick note about Lanai’s upcoming “pop-up” at Lineage Restaurant on Maui with Chef Sheldon Simeon (of recent “Top Chef” fame), Bruce and Lanai dive right in. Lanai says right off the bat that going to the beach is probably the first...

Duration:00:15:44

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