In May this year I was lucky enough to stay at the fabulous Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii. Being a Disneyphile, I was super psyched to find out that there was a Disney resort on Oahu and I knew I had to stay there. I planned a split stay, spending half my time in Waikiki to be close to the tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants etc, and then the other half of my trip was spent soaking up the sun and enjoying Hawaii – Disney style.
Although Aulani is a Disney resort it’s not over the top Disney. The resort has tried to stay true to Hawaii’s Polynesian culture and style while still providing that family friendly Disney magic vibe that people love. Here are some of my tips for staying at Disney’s Aulani Resort. I would love it if you share some of your tips in the comments below!
I can’t believe that it’s the end of August already. With the end of the year looming, the reading goals I set in January are starting to seem a bit…ambitious. While I have made a sizeable dent in my Goodreads reading challenge I’ve still got a long ways to go. Check out my thoughts on some of the YA books I’ve been reading this month.
A recent trip to Hobart (you can read all about it here) led to the discovery of my new favourite drink. Hot apple cider. Warm, spicy and slightly tart; there’s nothing more comforting to drink on a cold winter’s night. Every night, for the 3 nights we were in Hobart, we headed down to Knoppies, a Hobart institution, to get a glass of this delicious drink. Maybe it was because I couldn’t feel my face, fingers or toes after being in the bitter Tasmanian cold but I swear it was the best beverage I had ever had.
If there is one thing that everyone should know about me it’s that I love food. I know what you’re thinking. Who doesn’t love food? But I seriously love food. The majority of my holidays revolve entirely around food. When planning my next trip away, the first thing I think of isn’t how beautiful the beach will be or what monument I will visit, it’s the food I will eat there.
Croissants in Paris, gelato in Florence, New York hot dogs, Chicago deep dish pizza, Key Lime Pie in Florida. I want it all.
So it was with slight trepidation that I planned my recent trip to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Having been to Fiji and Vanuatu, I’ve had previous run-ins with Polynesian food and have been left wanting. Taro, more like Ta-No.
Friends and family had regaled me with their tales of eating in Hawaii. American fast food chains serving super-sized meals seemed to be the go-to Hawaiian dining experience.
Not one to shy away from a food challenge (I run away from all other challenges life throws my way), I made it my mission to seek out the best of what Hawaii had to offer.
You can make sure you don’t miss out on trying any of this amazing food by getting this Hawaii Food Checklist for your trip.
Here is a list of my top eats on Oahu for a truly unique Hawaiian experience: