Hilo is Hawaii's hidden foodie secret. While there are more obvious choices, such as Moon & Turtle - I really gotta get there one of these days - there are other, hidden options. The one I wanted to try the most and got to try this past September is the FoodxJitsu omakase set. … [Read more...] about The Incredible FoodxJitsu Omakase Set
Recently, the Island Milers needed a hotel in Honolulu for a couple of nights. Not wanting to relive our Surfjack nightmare, we booked our old stand-by and got to check out the Waikiki Beach Marriott City View Junior Suite, which is now one of my favorite room types at the hotel. … [Read more...] about Waikiki Beach Marriott City View Junior Suite
I love photography. Hopefully, that shows in my reviews, as I try to take great pictures to go along with my narratives. And, from now on, I'm hoping those photos will only improve as I recently picked up a new camera - the Canon EOS R6. … [Read more...] about Review: The Excellent Canon EOS R6
Recently, Marriott's super-premium credit card got a major overhaul. However, I'm concerned that the revamped Bonvoy Brilliant could erode elite benefits and, paired with other coming changes, that means Marriott Bonvoy is about to get much worse. … [Read more...] about Marriott Bonvoy is About to Get Much Worse
It's no secret that I've been a big fan of Na'au Hilo since its inception. I've been to most of their Oahu pop-ups at PAI Honolulu (also a favorite) but never attended a stand-alone dinner. At least, not until recently. … [Read more...] about Na’au Hilo – A Fantastic and Unique Dining Experience
With my mistake promotion coming to a close, it's time I said buh-bye Hilton Aspire! While an excellent card overall, it, unfortunately, has not earned its keep in my wallet. … [Read more...] about Buh-Bye Hilton Aspire
It seems like everything these days is getting more expensive. Hotels and airfare certainly cost more now than they did before the pandemic. However, not everything is going up in price. In fact, TSA Pre-Check got cheaper! … [Read more...] about TSA Pre-Check Got Cheaper!
Who visited Hawaii's top destinations the most? That's a question the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) sought to answer in a new study. The results will surprise you, though I also think they're not entirely accurate. … [Read more...] about Who Visited Hawaii’s Top Destinations the Most?
I've touched on Mr. Ed's Bakery before, but given our recent visit, I think this gem deserves a post of its own. Make no mistake, there will be no baked goods discussed here: just a passionate man and his huge collection of preserves. … [Read more...] about The Incredible Mr. Ed’s Bakery
Wow! Two of my preferred travel partners are teaming up to provide us with more value! Yup, beginning immediately, you can earn Alaska miles with Lyft! … [Read more...] about Awesome! Earn Alaska Miles with Lyft!