Star of Honolulu's Five-Star Dinner Cruise

Star of Honolulu’s Five-Star Dinner Cruise

It sure gets five stars from me! We were invited to the Star of Honolulu's dinner cruise to experience their top-level entertainment and 7-course dinner. The Star of Honolulu is Oahu's most popular…

Happy New Year from VELTRA - HawaiiActivities

Happy New Year from VELTRA – HawaiiActivities

Thank you for reading and have a happy 2018! :) Last year included many memorable events, including the planning, formation, and creation of this blog! Since we started writing in May (with our first…

New Year's Eve in Hawaii

New Year’s Eve in Hawaii: Where to watch Fireworks

Spending the holidays in Paradise? Check out this list of events to find out where the best fireworks shows are in Hawaii this Sunday night, December 31st 2017. The shows listed here are public…

Chief’s Luau in Wet’n’Wild Water Park

Chief Sielu, originally from the Samoan Village of Polynesian Cultural Center, is moving his famous Chief's luau from its temporary home at the Makapuu Meadows of Sea Life Park to a custom-designed…

Finding Waikiki’s Best Mai Tai — The Mai Tai Index

Finding Waikiki’s Best Mai Tai — The Mai Tai Index

The Mai Tai saga is coming to a close, but you can always check it out here or by searching the 'mai tai' tag on the blog.

2017 Honolulu City Lights

2017 Honolulu City Lights

For the 33rd consecutive year, the Honolulu City Lights have decorated downtown Honolulu for everyone—visitors and residents alike—to enjoy for free.

Humpback Whale Watching in Hawaii

Humpback Whale Watching in Hawaii

December brings a lot of things to Hawaii, including the humpback whales arriving for their yearly migration. Their relaxing stay in Hawaii results in spectacular whale watching for any visitors here…

Weather in Hawaii: Climates and Seasons

Weather in Hawaii: Climates and Seasons

People come to Hawaii in part because of its awesome year-round weather, but is there really a best time to visit the islands? Read on to find the answer.

Finding the best Mai Tai – Part 9: Bar Leather Apron

Finding the Best Mai Tai – Part 9: Bar Leather Apron

Each Mai Tai has its own feature that separates it from the others, but some are simply incomparable to the rest, such as Bar Leather Apron's E Ho'o Pau Mai Tai.

Sunset Sailing on the Honi Olani

Sunset Sailing on the Honi Olani

As an end-of-the-year party, the HA office was able to go on a private charter on the Honi Olani, a sailing catamaran operated by our partner, Hawaii Nautical.

Mountain Biking around Ka'a'awa Valley in Kualoa Ranch

Mountain Biking in Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch has been used as a backdrop for many films, and for good reason: the place is gorgeous. While the most common tours go by bus, ATV, or horseback, I chose instead to ride around the ranch…

Finding Waikiki's Best Mai Tai – Part 8: Bar 35

Finding Waikiki’s Best Mai Tai – Part 8: Bar 35

Working in Waikiki and living close by, I don't often venture into the Chinatown area. My loss, considering there are tons of great restaurants and bars here, making it the hub of Honolulu's local…