121 episodes

Dreaming of traveling to Hawaii? Hawaii’s Best provides travel tips and resources for your visit to Hawaii. Through our blog and this podcast, we provide resources, travel tips, and local Hawaiian cultural insights to help prepare you for your Hawaii vacation so you can experience true Hawaii. Traveling with aloha to Hawaii is at the core of everything we do. We feature the stories and culture of Hawaii's best experiences, influencers, and businesses. Whether you're traveling to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island of Hawaii, or Lanai; let's explore Hawaii together! Hawaii’s Best is for anyone who loves to travel to Hawaii, wants to learn more about its culture and travel responsibly. For more, visit us at HawaiisBestTravel.com to discover the Aloha State!

Hawaii's Best: Travel Tips, Guide and Culture Advice for Your Hawaii Vacation Bryan Murphy of Shorebreak Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 216 Ratings

Dreaming of traveling to Hawaii? Hawaii’s Best provides travel tips and resources for your visit to Hawaii. Through our blog and this podcast, we provide resources, travel tips, and local Hawaiian cultural insights to help prepare you for your Hawaii vacation so you can experience true Hawaii. Traveling with aloha to Hawaii is at the core of everything we do. We feature the stories and culture of Hawaii's best experiences, influencers, and businesses. Whether you're traveling to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island of Hawaii, or Lanai; let's explore Hawaii together! Hawaii’s Best is for anyone who loves to travel to Hawaii, wants to learn more about its culture and travel responsibly. For more, visit us at HawaiisBestTravel.com to discover the Aloha State!

    Turo Hawaii Adventures: Family Travel Tips from Jena Carvalho for Mother's Day

    Turo Hawaii Adventures: Family Travel Tips from Jena Carvalho for Mother's Day

    Jena Carvalho, a dynamic Turo host on Oahu, joins the show! We talk story about her experience managing a thriving Turo business while balancing her roles as a medical staff director and mother of seven. The conversation illuminates the complexities of peer-to-peer car sharing, the impact on local Hawaiian communities, and how Turo supports responsible tourism and local entrepreneurship.What we discuss with Jena Carvalho and Leonani Puailihau:Resources mentioned in this episode:Turo's Website...

    • 41 min
    Lei Day in Hawaii Explained: History, Traditions, and Significance

    Lei Day in Hawaii Explained: History, Traditions, and Significance

    Kumu Kahanuola Solatorio, Hawaiian language teacher, joins the show! We delve into the colorful celebration of Lei Day in Hawaii. From its rich history to vibrant traditions, discover the beauty and significance of this cherished Hawaiian tradition.What we discuss with Kahanuola Solatorio:History and Significance of Lei Day in HawaiiTraditions and cultural heritage associated with Lei Day celebrationsUnique elements of Lei Day festivities on different Hawaiian islandsMaking and giving of leis...

    • 7 min
    Top 5 Best Snorkel Spots on Oahu: What to Know Before Snorkeling in Hawaii

    Top 5 Best Snorkel Spots on Oahu: What to Know Before Snorkeling in Hawaii

    🤿 Dive into the top 5 snorkel spots on the island of Oahu. From the vibrant marine life of Queen's Beach in Waikiki to the serene turtle coves of the North Shore, host Bryan Murphy talks about the must-visit underwater destinations on Oahu.Learn crucial safety and conservation tips to experience Oahu's breathtaking natural wonders responsibly. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Hawaii traveler, this episode will inspire you to embrace the island's aquatic adventures.What we dis...

    • 14 min
    Turo Hawaii: Transforming Hawaii Travel with Local Insights and a Look Back to the 2023 Maui Wildfire Relief Program

    Turo Hawaii: Transforming Hawaii Travel with Local Insights and a Look Back to the 2023 Maui Wildfire Relief Program

    🚗 Catherine Mejia, Turo’s Senior Public Affairs Manager, and Leonani Puailihau, Turo’s Senior Community Relations Manager, join the show! We talk story about their pivotal roles in reshaping how travelers explore Hawaii with Turo. The conversation delves into the essence of Turo's peer-to-peer car sharing, its profound impact on local communities, especially following the Maui wildfires, and its deep-rooted commitment to fostering responsible tourism throughout the Hawaiian Islands.What we di...

    • 43 min
    Koloa Rum Company: What Makes Hawaiian Rum Unique?

    Koloa Rum Company: What Makes Hawaiian Rum Unique?

    Previously aired in 2019: Bob Gunter, President and CEO of Koloa Rum Company, joins the show! We talk story about his pivotal role in founding and developing Koloa Rum Company on Kauai. The discussion illuminates the rich history of sugar and rum production in Hawaii, the company's dedication to local sourcing, and its commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation.What we discuss with Bob Gunter:The historical significance of sugar and rum production in HawaiiBob Gunter's background ...

    • 28 min
    Discovering the Best Hawaiian Plate Lunch in Southern California

    Discovering the Best Hawaiian Plate Lunch in Southern California

    Originally aired in May 2023. In a captivating episode of "Hawaii's Best," you're taken to North Shore Plate Lunch in Norco, California, where hosts Damon Leiataua and Duane Anderson share their journey from a catering business to opening a restaurant that brings Hawaiian cuisine to the mainland. Inspired by a meaningful trip to Hawaii, they decided to create a space where the community could experience authentic Hawaiian plate lunches like garlic shrimp and loco moco, all while planning to e...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

Mister Aloha ,

Insights & Aloha

I live on the mainland, but fell in love with the Hawaiian islands over a decade ago and have made lots of trips over the years. I’m so grateful for this podcast and how it combines fun things to do and eat, as well as insightful discussions on important topics. If I had my own podcast, I would want it to be just like this. It’s a wonderful balance of helping visitors to have the vacations, as well as learning how to be well informed and respectful guests. It’s also a great way for me to be able to stay informed about the places that I love and miss so much.

BeckLeia00 ,

It’s in the title- HAWAII’S BEST!

I love this podcast!! We have family that live in North Shore, Oahu. We visit as much as we can, so friends and family are always asking for places to go or stay while planning their trip. I ALWAYS recommend this podcast, Bryan is not only super nice, but great at giving the best travel tips to Hawaii. Mahalo Bryan for this podcast, keep giving us all the secrets!

NR671 ,

Must listen for Hawaii travel

This podcast is a must listen if you’re planning a trip to Hawaii! Way more informative & well researched than the guide books with a mix of travel tips and culture/history

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