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Hawaii Family Life offers down-to-earth, real-life experiences

and suggestions for traveling with your little and not-so-little ones.

We get it. Like many families, we have a love-anxiety relationship with children and traveling. We love the travel, we love the kids but we know that traveling with a family may sometimes require a different kind of planning. Is that show/luau/tour age appropriate for my 1/10/15 year old? Can my 3-year-old hike that trail? Is there anything to do with a baby in tow? Does it make sense to bring my stroller/baby carrier on this tour?

These are the questions we relentlessly google-searched too so we know that family-to-family recommendations are valuable tools while planning your Hawaii vacation or stay-cation.

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island are probably one of the most family-friendly, community-friendly beach parks on Oahu. For many of us who grew up on Oahu, Ala Moana Beach is often a gathering place for birthday parties, work/sports team/church potlucks, and giant...

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Okay, so funny story on how Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail became one of our go-to favorite trails. Shortly after we moved (back) to Hawaii, we were looking for something to do besides eating our way across the island or going to a beach. We wanted to go hiking but...

The Best North Shore Oahu Beaches

The Best North Shore Oahu Beaches

Top 10 North Shore Oahu Beaches When you want to escape Waikiki and explore the island of Oahu, the North Shore is a great place to check it out. Sometimes considered the opposite of Waikiki and Honolulu, the North Shore has mostly single-lane roads, clusters of beach...

Oahu vs Maui – Which Island to Choose?

Oahu vs Maui – Which Island to Choose?

The Hawaiian Island chain is comprised of eight major islands. Six of these islands are frequently visited by tourists: Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii Island (Big Island). When planning a trip to Hawaii, one of the first major decisions you'll...

The Best Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii

The Best Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii

The Best Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii Looking for an Adults-Only resort in Hawaii? The only true adult-only resort in Hawaii is Hotel Wailea on Maui.  They call themselves "MAUI’S ADULTS-ONLY LUXURY GETAWAY". Coming at a close second is Sensei Lanai, a Four...

Hawaii Islands and Travel Guides

We’ve compiled information on different islands.  Hope you enjoy your stay in Hawaii.

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Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island are probably one of the most family-friendly, community-friendly beach parks on Oahu. For many of us who grew up on Oahu, Ala Moana Beach is often a gathering place for birthday parties, work/sports team/church potlucks, and giant...

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Okay, so funny story on how Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail became one of our go-to favorite trails. Shortly after we moved (back) to Hawaii, we were looking for something to do besides eating our way across the island or going to a beach. We wanted to go hiking but...

The Best North Shore Oahu Beaches

The Best North Shore Oahu Beaches

Top 10 North Shore Oahu Beaches When you want to escape Waikiki and explore the island of Oahu, the North Shore is a great place to check it out. Sometimes considered the opposite of Waikiki and Honolulu, the North Shore has mostly single-lane roads, clusters of beach...

Oahu vs Maui – Which Island to Choose?

Oahu vs Maui – Which Island to Choose?

The Hawaiian Island chain is comprised of eight major islands. Six of these islands are frequently visited by tourists: Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii Island (Big Island). When planning a trip to Hawaii, one of the first major decisions you'll...