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Hawaii Podcast Episodes for Awesome Travel Planning and Inspiration

Hawaii Podcast Episodes for Awesome Travel Planning and Inspiration

You know how we’re completely enamored with the beauty and wonder of Hawaii? Well, we have recorded a series of Hawaii podcast episodes to capture the sights, tips and things we just love about exploring the Hawaiian Islands. We’ll be adding to these as we’re able to, including exciting episodes from our friends in the islands.

In addition to our Hawaii podcast episodes, we have lots of articles all about travel in the Hawaiian Islands. Check out our Hawaii archives for even more ideas for planning an awesome trip!

Hawaii podcast episodes are so helpful for understanding the Islands and planning an unforgettable visit. Listen to podcast episodes about the Big Island of Hawaii, exploring Kauai and more. Travel tips and easy planning ideas.





Hawaii Podcast Episodes

It’s difficult to stay focused when we’re talking about Hawaii, so thank you for your patience as you listen to our podcast episodes. Starting with the Big Island and working our way west, enjoy our favorite spots, experiences and moments in Hawaii.

And be sure to check back for even more fresh Hawaii podcast episodes! In the meantime, feel free to browse interesting activities and tours in Hawaii as you listen to us chat about our travels.

Hawaii Travel Planning

We love Hawaii and have been very fortunate to get to visit many times. In this episode we talk about how to plan a Hawaii itinerary, including island hopping options. If you’ve never been to Hawaii planning a trip there might seem very daunting, and you know what, it is. From budgetting for flights to logistics of getting from island to island, we’re dishing on our approach to planning for Hawaii with kids. With kids! Yes, we also get into planning activities with kids too!

Listen in as we dig into how we’ve built out our 17 day Hawaiian adventure which includes the Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai and Molokai (and then back to Maui). We’ll be doing island road trips on the Big Island and Maui (including Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks), and then sailing from island to island with UnCruise Adventures. More podcast episode will be coming all about this incredible experience in the Hawaiian Islands!

When You’re Stranded in Hawaii

We had the most unexpected experience in Hawaii. The whole family had ventured to the Big Island (my favorite) and we were exploring together before setting sail for an eight day expedition through the Hawaii Islands… when I got a message that our trip had been cancelled due to unforeseen mechanical issues. But we were ALREADY THERE!

Rob Taylor at Lumahai Beach North Shore Kauai Hawaii 1

I’ve heard about people getting stuck in destinations, usually for unexpected weather phenomena or something, but we hadn’t really experienced it ourselves. Sure, we got stuck in part of Glacier National Park once when a forest fire swept through, but we could’ve easily just driven around the park and headed home. Being stuck in Hawaii, one of the most expensive destinations in the USA, that was its own big fiasco that we couldn’t have planned for and DIDN’T budget for.

Well, this was as good a time as any to use all of our travel knowledge, try to use the travel insurance we bought (you have to listen to hear about that process), and then make the best of being stranded in Hawaii with no accommodations, no transportation, no plan and, to top it off, during the busiest travel week of the year. Did we have a good trip? Well, by the time things were sorted and we were done I was able to look back at it and say “Welp, we were in Hawaii for 17 days…” So yeah…

Big Island of Hawaii Podcasts

I love talking about the Big Island and could do it all day. It’s my favorite of the Hawaiian Islands, which is why we have three podcasts about it. I’m sure that after our next visit we’ll record more.

Rob Taylor on swing at Kaawa Loa Plantation Bed and Breakfast Captain Cook Kona Coast Big Island Hawaii 1

The Kona Coast – Snorkeling, Coffee and Carvings

When we record Hawaii podcast episodes we try to cover a variety of highlights. Remember that the many things to do on the Big Island, from nature to culture, can and probably should be spread across multiple visits.

Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark at Sunrise Kailua Kona Big Island Hawaii 3

In this episode:

  • Favorite snorkeling spots on the Kona Coast
  • awesome places to experience Kona Coffee culture, from farms to tasting rooms and living history
  • beautiful cultural sites to stop at for Hawaiian carvings and history

Enjoy, and mahalo for listening!

Exploring Hilo and the Hamakuna Coast

Moving onto the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii, the Hamakuna Coast is extremely different from the Kona Coast. In this Hawaii podcast episode we dig into the town of Hilo, the fun and fascinating things to do around town, and our favorite waterfalls around town. Make sure the Hamakuna Coast is a part of your Big Island itinerary!

Vintage Car and Street Art in Hilo Big Island Hawaii 2

In this episode:

Why You’ll Love Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

You know we love National Parks, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park required a special episode! Where else can you hike through tropical jungle, then trek across lava flows, then watch the waves crash, and then at night watch the earth spray molten rock into the air? Whether you’re looking for adventure or just beautiful, unique views, Hawaii Volcanoes NP is THE place, which is why it earned its own Hawaii podcast episode.

Get our Hawaii Volcanoes Ebook for Kindle here!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Web Story Cover

In this episode:

  • the volcano experience
  • hikes and sights to see in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • all about Lave Glow and nighttime in the park

Kauai Podcast Episodes

I think Kauai is beautiful in the exact way that you expect Hawaii to be beautiful. While yes, it’s predictable in terms of the lushness and amazing beaches, there are some wonderful surprises that make Kauai a unique place. Our Hawaii podcast episodes about Kauai are great for understanding the island and planning a great Kauai itinerary!

Chris Taylor Hiking in Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii 1

Kauai’s North Shore and the Na Pali Coast

This is why you hear amazing things about Kauai. The Na Pali Coast and the communities on the North Shore are so special and beautiful. From hiking the Kalalau Trail to one of the most picturesque lighthouses we’ve ever seen, the North Shore is amazing. Also, hands down, the best poke we’ve eaten was in the town of Hanalei on Kauai.

Rob Taylor on Hanakapi`ai Beach Na Pali Coast on Kalalau Trail Haena State Park Kauai Hawaii 2

In this episode:

  • tips for planning a Kauai trip
  • hiking on the Na Pali coast
  • sightseeing and food in Kapa’a and Hanalei

Waimea Canyon and Kauai’s South Shore

I can’t even explain the compulsive need to take a thousand photos of the Waimea Canyon. And then when you’re in Koloa or at Poipu it’s just beautiful and fun. And then the beaches and other hikes and food. The South Shore of Kauai is wonderful and this Hawaii podcast episode is a great snapshot of the awesome experience you can have!

Chris Taylor at Tunnels Beach Na Pali Coast North Shore Kauai Hawaii 2

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More Hawaii Travel Planning and Tips

We haven’t recorded any Hawaii podcast episodes about Oahu or Maui yet, but they’ll happen. In the meantime, here are some great resources to help you plan you time and have an incredible vacation to Hawaii.

If there’s a topic that you think needs a Hawaii podcast episode, please let us know. Leave a comment or send us a note. We’re always looking for more helpful topics to chat about and share!

Hawaii podcast episodes are so helpful for understanding the Islands and planning an unforgettable visit. Listen to podcast episodes about the Big Island of Hawaii, exploring Kauai and more. Travel tips and easy planning ideas.