Sunset at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sunset at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Oahu

Hilton Hawaiian Village is one of my favorite properties in the world. When I was trying to decide my ultimate vacation spot for Thanksgiving, it topped the list. There are so many things about it that make it one of my favorite destinations including the endless array of activities, the amenities, the dining, and the views, but the sunsets are so truly magical that they make the flight worth it themselves.  Continue reading

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A Photo Tour of Santa Monica Pier, California

Santa Monica Pier, California

When I first visited Santa Monica Pier, I felt like I was on a movie set. The pier, the sky, and the clouds reflected in the ocean and it created a Alice in Wonderland moment; had a fallen in the rabbit hole and entered another world? I wondered when I was going to run into the Mad Hatter, which was actually possible on the pier. Continue reading

Some “Wow” Photos from Waikoloa

Sunset at Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hawaii is Utopia, a society possessing perfect qualities, and Hilton Waikoloa Village upped my level of “wow”. As I explored the grounds, I was awestruck by the kind of beauty that isn’t used to describe a place; it’s reserved for something special like a child or a lover. It’s the kind of beauty that makes you wonder why you’d live anywhere else. Rather than trying to describe it, I want to show you. Pictures can’t do this kind of beauty justice but I’ve tried to capture a glimpse of it and you can fill in the rest with your imagination.  Continue reading

Sunrise or Sunset at Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Hilton Waikoloa Village offers some of the most spectacular views that I’ve ever experienced in my life. From sunrises to sunsets, the views are all postcard worthy.

This morning I captured a sunrise from my hotel room and last night a captured a sunset. I can’t decide which one brings me more happiness. I just keep looking at both of them. The sunrise experience was accompanied by birds singing, ocean waves lapsing on the shore, and playful dolphins whistling and clicking outside our window. We were able to experience all of that from our balcony while still in our pajamas. The sunset, though, was accompanied by a romantic stroll alongside the ocean, a light breeze against our faces, and the soft sound of music from Kamuela Provision Company (KPC) restaurant. Don’t pinch me because I don’t want to wake up.

Hilton Waikoloa VillageDo you prefer a sunrise or a sunset? I guess it really doesn’t matter in Hawaii; it’s all unbelievable.