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Disney Aulani Splurges: 11 Extras Worth the Money

A vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawaii is a bucket list trip for many family travelers. The magic of Disney plus the aloha spirit of Hawaii make for a luxurious and fun-filled travel combination. Of course, Hawaiian vacations are also pretty pricey. It is vital to spend your money wisely — …

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First Timers Guide to Visiting Waikiki with Kids

Located on the island of O’ahu in the city of Honolulu, Waikiki is often the place many tourists visit on a first vacation to Hawaii. Our family, of course, sometimes does things a little backwards. We’ve visited many of the islands of Hawaii regularly in our travels. But until recently, we had always skipped over …

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9 Things That Are Totally Different at Disney’s Aulani in 2021

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, was the last Disney property in the world to shut its doors way back in late March of 2020. The hotel, located on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii, reopened to the public on November 1, 2020 and has been operating ever since at reduced capacity. My family visits …

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Tips for Disney’s Aulani with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are filled to the brim with guests from nine weeks to nine decades old every year. But not as many consider a Disney vacation in Hawaii at Aulani: a Disney Resort & Spa. After all, it is a longer trip for many traveling families. It can also be a bit …

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Southwest Hawaii Flights: Everything You Need to Know

In the fall of 2017, Southwest Airlines first announced its plans to fly to Hawaii. Finally in March 2019, Hawaii planes took flight! I’ve been tracking all the developments, updates, and occasional bumps in the road with Southwest’s Hawaii flights in this post for over two years. There have been some curveballs, but I’m happy …

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Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort: All Your Questions Answered

My family just returned from our third trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. One of the amenities we took advantage of most at Aulani was the on-site kids club, Aunty’s Beach House. Aunty’s is probably the best kids club we’ve ever encountered anywhere in our family’s travels. Even if your …

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What It’s Like to Fly Southwest to Hawaii: OAK to HNL Flight Review

This post is sponsored by Southwest Airlines. All opinions are my own. Over a year and a half ago, Southwest Airlines announced its intent to fly to Hawaii. As frequent Southwest flyers and regular visitors to the Hawaiian islands already, this was very big news for my traveling family. We’ve been watching the news carefully …

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Disney Cruise vs. Disney Aulani: Which Vacation is Right For Your Family?

You’ve been to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Or maybe both! You are looking to take another Disney vacation but maybe with a bit of a twist to change it up this time. Most Disney-loving families turn next to a cruise vacation aboard Disney Cruise Line or a trip to Hawaii to stay at Aulani, …

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