Disney Aulani – Ko ‘Olina, Hawaii

September 13, 2018 – September 20, 2018, September  14th – 21st, 2013
September 7th – 14th, 2014, September 23rd – October 1st, 2016,    February 23rd – February 28th, 2017

As you can see we love this resort. It’s right next door to the Four Seasons (The white building) but Aulani has the best spot in Ko ‘Olina.

Coral pond for snorkeling

Hawaii – Ko ‘Olina 2018

September 13, 2018 – September 20, 2018 

This trip to Hawaii was pretty cool because our friends Ozzie and Erica were joining us. We visited our favorite spots which included Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck and we also visited Pearl Harbor.

We took a sunset cruise and of course, went to a Luau.

If you want to see what we ate while in Hawaii.

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John & Maria
Erica & Ozzie

Maria & John
Ozzie, Erica & Maria

Hanauma Bay

John, Maria, Erica & Ozzie
Ozzie & Maria

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John, Maria & Ozzie

John, Maria, Ozzie & Erica

Ever notice the Four Seasons logo has the four seasons depicted in it Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

Erica living her best life
John & Ozzie – This picture is an inside joke and if I wrote it down it wouldn’t translate well
Ozzie & John
Erica, Ozzie, Maria & John

Erica

Maria & John

John, Maria, Ann, Erica & Ozzie
Manoa Falls Hike

Maria & Erica

Manoa Falls – Ozzie, Erica, Maria & John
John & Maria

Ozzie, Erica, Maria & John

Ozzie & John
Erica & Ozzie
Ozzie, Erica, John & Maria
Maria & Erica
John & Maria
John & Maria
Ozzie & Erica
Ozzie, Erica, Maria & John

Erica & Ozzie

Maui, Hawaii

March 3rd – 7th, 2017

Today we flew from the Big Island to Maui which was a short flight. We rented a car and drove to the Westin Hotel where we were meeting up with our friend Nano Lopez. There is nothing negative that I can say about Hawaii it’s one of my favorite places to visit. We try and go to Oahu at least once a year. I believe if it weren’t so far away from Florida we would go more often. We love driving around there and eating at the many food trucks.

The rest of the time we were in Maui we just drove around and found these hidden pockets where we would walk into bamboo trees and hike to many hidden waterfalls. That is one thing that Hawaii isn’t short of magnificent sunsets/sunrises and waterfalls.

One of the evening’s our friend Nano who is an artist was having a show at one of the galleries downtown which was great we got to meet a lot of people who love his work as much as we do.

One thing to bring with you are watershoes they are more comfortable to hike and walk on wet rocks. Unfortunately, this was our last stop on this trip.

Big Island, Hawaii

February 28, 2017 
Today we flew from Oahu to the Big Island a.k.a Hawaii Island which is a short flight. We rented a car as soon as we got there and started our long drive to the King’s Land Hilton Hotel.

We got settled in and decided to take a ride to a local supermarket to get some provisions since our villa had a full kitchen and dining room we decided to make dinner a few of the nights were there.

March 01, 2017
Today we had a helicopter ride scheduled to see the lava flow which we were lucky to see because they aren’t sure how long it’s going to flow. The helicopter ride was terrific the lush greenery, the beautiful waterfalls and seeing the lava flow was just fabulous. Once again we made a delicious dinner in our suite.

March 02, 2017
Today we just decided to drive around the island and do a little bit of hiking and a lot of sightseeing. One of the most amazing things that we ate was a Portuguese donut called Malasada. It was so good that I am still thinking about it today, and I will revisit the Big Island purposely to get it again. We had dinner at this local place at the Lava Lava Beach Club since we had to pack and get ready for our flight to Maui in the morning we didn’t want to hassle with making dinner again.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Maui, Hawaii

Maria & John

Maria & John

Women’s Bathroom Door Sign
Men’s Bathroom Door Sign
Location to buy the BEST DONUT EVER!!!!!
BEST PORTUGUESE DONUT EVER!!!!!

Ko ‘Olina/Oahu, Hawaii

September  14th – 21st, 2013
September 7th – 14th, 2014                                                                               September 23rd – October 1st, 2016                                                                 February 23rd – February 28th, 2017

John and I have been to Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii so far four times. We always stay at our Disney timeshare called Disney Aulani which is located in Ko Olina. The first time we were in Hawaii we visited Pearl Harbor, it was a very somber sight to see. The oil is still coming out of the USS Arizona ship. We also took a helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of fabulous Hawaii.

One of the evenings we took a sunset cruise which was nice they had food and drinks on board. I also got a chance to see my first green flash which was terrific.

One thing we love is food so we love to get recommendations from the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and we try a different place everytime we are there. Another thing we like to do is try the food at all the different food trucks. There are so many various options and so far all of them have been good. Since I started the blog years after visiting Hawaii, I never wrote down which food trucks we visited I will take better notes. So far the one we love and visit each time we are there is Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, and we get one serving of Spicy Shrimp and one with Garlic and Butter. You can’t go wrong with either cause both are delicious!

One great thing is that each time we have gone to Hawaii our good friends Nano & Mariya have met us there and we go hiking together, and we also took a dinner cruise that came complete with dancers. It was a great time! We have made long-lasting memories in Hawaii.

If you would like to see more about Hawaii. Big Island & Maui.

If you are planning a trip to Oahu and would like a list of the 100 Best Things To Do In Hawaii please click on the link

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Maria & John
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Maria
USS Arizona

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Maria & John
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Maria & John

Nano, Mariya, Maria & John