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Film Locations to Visit on Oahu

From the moment ocean liners could carry film crews across the Pacific from the nearest harbor in Hollywood, Oahu has been featured in blockbuster movies and popular TV shows. Over the decades the island has dazzled cinema goers and sofa surfers, with celluloid driving more tourism that any Expedia ad or Fodor review. As a fan of feature films you …

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Most Hawaiian Hotels on Oahu

Here’s the general criteria to consider; If you were magically transported to a hotel lobby on Oahu, without being informed that you were on the island, would you immediately figure out that you were in Hawaii? If not, the property doesn’t pass the test. The following Oahu hotels however, are unmistakably Hawaiian, and therefore offer the authentic experience you’re looking …

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All Aboard the Historic Ewa Train

Few vacationers venture through the Ewa district of Oahu unless they’re headed to either Ko’olina for golf or to Disney Aulani Resort for seven uninterrupted days of family fun. There is relatively little to see along this leeward section of the island which feels (is) more industrial than tropical and that opinion is emphasized further when you happen upon the …

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Best Hawaii Vlogs and Podcasts

The popularity of vlogs and podcasts have skyrocketed of late, with viewers and listeners tuning in to keep abreast of things that are of interest to them. For the travel industry, they serve two purposes. For one, they give travelers insight into things-to-do and what to expect prior to visiting a destination. But they also provide a digital bridge to …

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Is Oahu Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

It’s an unfortunate question that people ask when it comes to visiting any new destination. But given that we’re talking about the land of aloha is there really any cause for concern? Is Oahu indeed safe for women who choose to travel alone? Allow us to answer the question – yes, Oahu is absolutely safe. That said, there are some …

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Where to Find Tiki Mugs in Honolulu and on Oahu

Tiki mugs are likely the most sought after non-edible “souvenir” on Oahu. Because of the demand you’d think that the island would be littered with these Polynesian treasures. But in all reality, they can be a little hard to come by. Sure, you can find a diluted version of them from one of the three-dozen ABC stores scattered about the …

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Just Dreams Waikiki – Beat the Presentation & Get Free Stuff

Do you dare sit through one of the timeshare presentations in Waikiki? If you’ve walked along Waikiki’s Kalakaua Avenue as a tourist then the chances are you’ve noticed the signs fronting a street side podium claiming ridiculously cheap prices on car rentals, helicopter tours, luaus, and dinner cruises. If you’ve stopped long enough to wrinkle up your brow in curiosity …

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Which Hawaiian Island to Visit First

While there are eight main Hawaiian Islands, two (Niihau and Kahoolawe) are forbidden, and two others (Lanai and Molokai) make more sense for those who have already experienced the other more populated among the archipelago. These final four are primed for first time visitors, with each boasting its unique own offering for the uninitiated. Today. we’re providing succinct but informative break down this …

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