Paradise Found at Lumeria Maui

Buddha statue at Lumeria Maui

Buddha statue at Lumeria Maui

If there is one thing to understand about Maui it is this: She just loves to surprise her visitors. Yes, there is plenty of eye candy here—the beaches, the Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, the old historic towns—but inevitably, the force of nature that is Maui will lead people toward new experiences—such as the Lumeria Maui.

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Oahu’s Family-Friendly Aulani Resort

Exterior of Aulani Resort on Oahu

Exterior of Aulani Resort on Oahu

For a family vacation in Hawaii, it’s hard to imagine a place more accommodating than Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu. Located 17 miles west of the Honolulu airport, this relatively new (opened in 2011) luxury resort sits on a beach far removed from the hustle-bustle of Honolulu. During the five days my wife and I spent at Aulani, we marveled at Disney’s masterful portrayal of traditional Hawaiian culture. It’s a place where adults and kids can enjoy themselves without ever having to leave the resort.

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Cherish ‘Ohana in Hawaii on a Multi-Generational Vacation

The black sands of Punalu’u attract tourists and turtles alike

The black sands of Punalu’u attract tourists and turtles alike

Putting three generations together can be a risky proposition. Putting three generations together and mixing in the uncertainty of travel, the angst of family, and the vagaries of life somewhere unfamiliar and you have a recipe for either complete disaster or a cherished memory that will warm your heart for decades to come.

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Explore Lovely Lana’i

View of the pool and ocean from the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Manele Bay

View of the pool and ocean from the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Manele Bay

Lana’i is one of the Hawaiian Islands I had never been to. It’s not a large island, but if you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place to do it. There is a lot to do on this little island, though what you won’t find on Lana’i are traffic lights, fast-moving highways, or masses of people.

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