When planning your destination wedding in Hawaii there are lots of choices to make.
- Which Hawaiian island is best for your wedding?
- How many people will be attending?
- What time of the year should you travel to Hawaii?
- How long will you stay?
- Will you visit a second island for your honeymoon or just stay on the one island the whole time.
As your destination wedding travel agent I can answer all of these questions for you and save you money too! One great way to save money on your wedding decorations is to BUY your wedding linens instead of renting. You can ship them directly to Hawaii and have them waiting for your arrival.
We love Linen Tablecloth for all your wedding linen needs. Not only do they offer great prices and wonderful customer service, they also ship to Hawaii for a reasonable fee.
I attended one of my clients weddings recently here on Maui at the Olowalu Plantation house. I took a couple of before and after photos of what a difference it made by adding chair covers, and sashes.
One of the biggest differences I noticed only cost the client less than $10.00. They added a few blue sashes to the huppa and what a difference it made.
Written by Hawaii Destination specialist Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui. Hawaiian travel agent located on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
As a resident of Hawaii I get asked all the time, “where do you go on vacation?” The answer varies depending on the resident, but for me I normally enjoy my time relaxing on the beach somewhere here in Hawaii.
Last week I had the privilege to be invited on the Kauai Visitor Bureau Master Specialist Program. This invitation only event is limited to a select few travel professionals from around the United States.
We started our trip by enjoying the beautiful sunset by the pool at the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa.
In addtion to this property being a great value it also has a wonderful pool, clean and comfortable rooms, and air conditioning!!! Many properties on the island of Kauai do not have a/c. You will find a/c mostly in the deluxe-luxury accommodations such as the Grand Hyatt shown below.
I have been to Kauai many times over the years, but this trip was a mixture of business and pleasure. Not only did we scout out great hotels and condos on the island, but we also experienced first hand some the best tours Kauai has to offer.
Our tours ranged from the relaxing river boat tour with the Smith’s Fern Grotto, to the exciting mountain tubing with Kauai.
Mountain tubing is really fun for all ages. This ditch and tunnel system once irrigated vast sugar crops and has been unused since sugar was taken out of production in 2000. This water system runs through some of the most beautiful lush and remote land on the island of Kauai. The waters originate near the top of Mount Wai’ale’ale, one of the wettest spots in the world. These ditches were hand-dug by plantation workers over a century ago.
We also went on a fantastic dinner cruise off the Na Pali Coast line. This rugged coast line is an amazing sight of endless shades of green! The night I did this trip we had dolphins swimming right next to the boat.
Just a side note. This trip is not for the folks who get sea sick. As the waters can get rough due to the winds and seas.
Kauai is full of fun things to do, or just relax and do nothing at all! Kauai is also known for her beautiful spas. Enjoy your romantic honeymoon on Kauai getting a couple massage, listening to a waterfall as colorful Koi fish swim by.
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Kauai the island of Discovery. Written by Marie Glodt Hawaii Destination Specialist and Kauai Master certified with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau and travel agent at Travel to Maui.
7/12/12 Aloha from Maui, Hawaii.
Today I would like to welcome to Travel to Maui Wedding Tips Kitsey Burns, Communications Specialist for Pet Sitters International
A wedding is a most joyous occasion for any couple, but there can also be a lot of stress involved in planning a wedding, especially when travel is involved. One of the many things to consider is what to do with pets when planning a trip.
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Well, as crazy as it may seem, when you ask, 'Do I have to tip my vendors?...the answer is always going to be a definite,
5/30/12 Written by Marie Glodt travel agent at Travel to Maui
As a resident of Maui and a Hawaiian travel agent I like to give my clients lots of ideas of fun things to do while they are here. Many things are very inexpensive or in some cases FREE!
This can range from day trips you can do in your car. To great places to have a romantic picnic for 2, or just sit and watch a great sunset on Maui.
As you can imagine Maui is a beautiful island blessed with wonderful weather year round. One of the many things I love about Maui is it has something for everyone.
Not a water person? Not to worry Maui has lots of different options for your Hawaiian vacation.
location will be depending on the time of day (mornings are best) and the time of the year. Our surf comes from the North during the fall and winter months, and the South during the summer and early fall. So what might be an awesome snorkel spot when your friends were here in December might be a terrible spot for you in the summer.
Another great option is to go on a snorkel boat. Molokini crater is a marine reserve just off the coast of Maui.
Want to see a waterfall up close? Looking for rainbows in Hawaii? Then the road to Hana is for you. This 75 mile drive is best when planned as an all day event. The reason is the road is very curvy, narrow, and often times just one lane.
The best tips I can give you for Hana would be: don’t go if you get carsick, pull over if you get a local behind you (or they will pass on a curve) and pack plenty to eat and drink. And don’t forget to fill up with gas before you leave your hotel!
Another popular day drive would be the dormant volcano of Haleakala Crater. This is a very popular destination at sunrise. But dress warmly as even in the summer this 10,000+ summit is in the 40’s or sometimes colder!
Maui has great beaches! This would include Kaanapali Beach, Makena Cove, Kihei, Big and Little Beaches, Kapalua and Napali.
One of my favorite beaches would be Big Beach
in Makena. This is located on the south side of Maui.
This means expect big surf in the summer months and use caution as no life guard is present.
As you can see there are many things to do on the Magical island of Maui.
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Written by Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui.
As a Hawaiian Destination Specialist, and travel agent at Travel to Maui I get asked all the time “What is fun to do in Hawaii?” Or “Can you tell me the things I can miss while I am there?”
Hawaii is blessed with wonderful year round weather. Our average temperature is 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows you as a visitor (and me as a resident) to enjoy the sunny outdoors year round!
Listed below are a few of my favorite things to do in the Hawaiian Islands. This includes: Maui, Molokai, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Hawaii is filled with a rich heritage. The Native Hawaiian people ancestry can be found on all the islands in our museums, ancient fishponds, petroglyphs (fragile rock drawings), and on the island of Oahu the residence of royalty.
Kauai: The Garden Island
One of my favorite tours is the combination zip line tour with a 30 minute horseback ride on the north shore.
Also popular would be the mountain tubing, river kayaking or stand up paddling.
Oahu: The gathering Place
Oahu is home to some of the finest museum and historical sites in the islands.
Historical sites on Oahu would include the Arizona Memorial, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Mission House Museum, or the Dole Plantation.
Ride a Hawaiian canoe or learn how to surf on world famous Waikiki Beach.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center http://youtu.be/lUkj0WcS11I
Enjoy free evening entertainment Tuesday through Saturday at 6pm and other special performances by Royal Hawaiian Band and Polynesian Cultural Center
Lanai: Hawaii’s Most Enticing Island
Lanai is home to 2 award winning golf courses. Both ranked the best in the country.
Snorkel at Hulop’e Bay. This beautiful site was once an ancient Hawaiian village. It is known for the frequent sighting of the Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
Sporting clays, archery and air rifles is another exciting adventure available on the island of Lanai.
Molokai: Hawaiian by Nature
Ride a mule to Kalaupapa. This steep 3 mile trail to Kalaupapa Peninsula is Molokai most famous activity or tour.
Check out Molokai ancient fishpond dating back to the 13th century.
The Big Island: Hawaii’s Island of Adventure
The island of Hawaii is the only island in the state with an active volcano.
I have flown over it by helicopter. I have seen the lava flowing into the sea while cruising by on my 7 day cruise of the islands. Both options were AMAZING! It is a must do when you are in Hawaii.
Maui: The Magic Isle Maui is filled with wide variety of tours and activities. This includes everything from agricultural tours- zip line rides over lush green valleys.
Maui also has also been noted more than once for having the best beaches and traditional Hawaiian luaus.
This video is courtesy the Hawaii Visitor Bureau
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Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian Destination Specialist with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau and a Maui Master with the Maui Visitor Bureau