The Ultimate Honolulu Travel Guide to Winter and Spring in Oahu

If you’ve been envisioning a warm-weather getaway for the upcoming seasons, Oahu, Hawaii is a special destination unlike any other. With spectacular beaches, renowned golf courses, top-notch dining options, and a host of water- and land-based activity options, there’s something for every traveler on Oahu. And traveling to this tropical isle is especially rewarding during the winter and spring seasons, when you’ll enjoy ideal weather and a plethora of activities and events. While planning the many details of an ideal vacation can be overwhelming, this ultimate Honolulu travel guide to

Hawaii to Have New Requirements for International Travel Effective Nov. 8

Hawaii to Have New Requirements for International Travel Effective Nov. 8   Last week, the Federal Government announced that it will loosen restrictions on international travel effective November 8. The State of Hawaii has said it will follow the same guidelines as the federal government for international passengers who are traveling direct to Hawaii. Beginning on November 8, non-US citizens traveling directly to Hawaii from an international destination must present BOTH vaccination records showing they are FULLY vaccinated AND a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT or antigen) within three days

The Story of the Mongoose in Hawaii

      What is that animal with the long brown body, long tail, short legs, pointy ears, and beady eyes you saw scurrying into or out of the bushes? Was it a squirrel? A muskrat, or maybe a ferret? More than likely, it was a mongoose. Mongooses (not mongeese) are native to Africa, Asia and some parts of Europe. However, the only place you will find them in the United States is in Hawaii.   Although not native to Hawaii, mongooses are well established on Hawai’i Island (aka; The

No Shutdown Planned for Hawaii

No Shutdown Planned for Hawaii, says Governor David Ige At a press conference on August 23, Governor David Ige asked visitors to stay away from Hawaii until the end of October. This press conference, combined with articles in the local press seems to have confused many people. Since that news conference many people have canceled their travel plans to the State. Ige acknowledged that “most” new cases of the virus are the result of residents traveling off-island and coming back home to spread COVID-19 in the community.  He then went

The Ultimate Oahu Summer & Fall Guide

For those who have been dreaming of carefree vacationing and exciting travel, there’s one location that gets you further across the map without having to leave the country. Situated approximately 2,500 miles off the California coast, the Islands of Hawaii have long been topping the bucket list for travelers around the world. With reasonable ticket prices and outstanding accommodation options, this summer or fall is a great time to travel to the Aloha State. Pack your favorite beach clothes, leave the stress of everyday life behind, and embrace the laid-back

The Ultimate Oahu Travel Guide to Winter on the Island

When temperatures are dropping and snow begins to fall, keep those dreams of sunshine and beach days alive by planning a winter escape to a tropical paradise. With warm sunny days that remain throughout the winter, the Islands of Hawaii are the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Leave the coats and boots behind in favor of bikinis and board shorts and make your way to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu this winter! With warm sunny days and cool, pleasant evenings, winter is an ideal time to visit the Hawaiian

Oahu Moves to Tier 3 of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Good news! Effective February 25, the County of Honolulu (Oahu) moved to Tier 3 of their COVID-19 Reopening Plan. This is one step closer to the most relaxed step, Tier 4.  Tier 3, as you can guess allows more activities and operations. A breakdown of some of the changes in Tier 3 are:    People will now be able to go to a restaurant in groups of up to 10 people, regardless of household. In Tier 2, this was a maximum of 5 people. Restaurants can now operate at 100%

Unofficial Safe Travels Hawaii Websites

ALERT: Unofficial Safe Travels Hawaii Websites Have Been Reported.   We recently received a notice from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau alerting us to the existence of unofficial websites that make people think they are affiliated with the State of Hawaii. According to the State; Numerous travelers have reported using an unofficial Safe Travels websites thinking that it was affiliated with the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program. The State has issued the following alert: Traveler ALERT. The State of Hawaii DOES NOT charge fees to apply for the Safe Travels

New International Testing Requirements Announced by CDC

Thinking of a warm weather getaway? A place with beaches, sand and sunshine? Perhaps you’re thinking of the Caribbean, Mexico or the South of France. Well, a new CDC rule related to COVID-19 may have you re-thinking your plans. Under this new CDC rule that becomes effective January 26, all international air passengers (two years and older) arriving into the US will be required to get a viral test for COVID-19 within three days prior to their flight departure to the US. If you live in the US, you might

Hawaii’s New Sunscreen Law

  Way back in July, 2018 (doesn’t sound like it was so long ago but it sure does feel like it was a LONG time ago) the Governor of Hawaii signed into law SB 2571, Act 104. This sunscreen law prohibits the sale, offer of sale, and/or distribution of sunscreens containing Oxybenzone as well as Octinoxate and it became effective January 1, 2021.  In 2018, after the law was signed, I read about it, attended a meeting about it and I think I even wrote a blog or email about