One of my favorite activities to do when I travel with my family is to book a vacation photographer.
Not only do we get incredible photos of our entire family in amazing locations, but we also learn a lot of local tips and tricks from our photographer, read more now for tips on how to find the best vacation photographer for your next family adventure!
It’s true. I have been called a “shave ice snob.” But I don’t apologize for trying to find the best shave ice in Kauai, Hawaii! And my kids definitely don’t complain helping me “research”!
I promised my family shave ice every day of our trip and we tasted this Hawaiian treat all over Kauai from Hanalei to Kapaa to Poipu!
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Oahu Travel Hacks + Budget Tips for Families
When I tell people that I take my kids to Hawaii about once a year, I always explain that my Mom lives on Kauai and we try to cut costs whenever possible. The truth is, a trip to Hawaii (even with kids) doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg. So, I’ve compiled my top Oahu travel hacks and tips for Oahu on a budget.
If you’re looking for things to do in Oahu with kids, the Polynesian Cultural Center should be high on your list. For the past 55 years, it’s been of the most prominent family activities on Oahu. In fact, it’s Hawaii’s number one paid attraction. More than 1 million visitors experience the Polynesian Cultural Center each year. A day at the Polynesian Cultural Center is a MUST while exploring Oahu with kids.
Researching Best Place to Stay in Waikiki for Families
I had the opportunity to meet my Mom on Oahu last month. She lives on Kauai but my in-laws invited me to fly to Oahu with them on a work trip. This meant I didn’t need to fly to Hawaii with kids on my own! The first thing I did was Google the best hotels in Waikiki for families.
Toa Luau: Oahu’s Newest Luau Experience
Are you heading to Oahu and looking for a family-friendly luau to attend? Have you been to others on the island and just want something a bit more authentic or different?
Toa Luau at Waimea Valley is Oahu’s newest luau experience. It’s a family-run North Shore luau that started in October 2017. If you’re visiting Hawaii for the first time, Toa Lua is a must do in Oahu.
My Mom lives on Kauai, so when my oldest was 9 months old, he made his first visit over there. Now that I have two little boys, we’ve made several more trips to Kauai.
I’ve compiled my top ways to explore Kauai with an infant and still have an amazing Hawaiian vacation.
A Look Back at 2017
Like many of you, I’m spending today reflecting back on 2017. At this time last year, our family was trying to balance a newborn and toddler while settling into our new home. We also were nervous for our first family trip. To say that it was a stressful time would be an understatement!