Earlier this week, the Japanese government announced that they'd begin allowing limited tours from four countries to test their reopening process. But after reading the details, their plans have me wondering who is Japan's limited tours for? … [Read more...] about Who is Japan’s Limited Tours For?
After visiting the Space Shuttle Endeavour, it was time to go hunt down some Los Angeles Sweets. Of course, this meant battling tons of traffic to not get very far. But was our trek worth it? I thought so. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Sweets
Demand for travel between Hawaii and Japan is increasing. As a result, the Flying Honu returns this summer, amongst other schedule enhancements. Frequencies for the giant aircraft, however, will remain relatively low for the time being. … [Read more...] about The Flying Honu Returns This Summer
Not since the demise of Aloha Airlines has Hawaii enjoyed robust competition in our air travel market. Yet, despite their smart route growth, I hesitate to fly Southwest across the pacific. That could change in the future, though, as Southwest is finally adding in-seat power! … [Read more...] about Southwest is Finally Adding In-Seat Power!
It's long been my dream to witness a space shuttle launch. Since that never happened, the next best thing was to visit an actual orbiter. Not being able to see Discovery in Washington D.C., visiting Space Shuttle Endeavour in California was an incredible redemption for me. … [Read more...] about Visiting Space Shuttle Endeavour
My Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard annual fee is set to post in June. So I called up Barclaycard to cancel. The customer service agent was incredibly nice, but the whole conversation left me seething and wondering what the hell Barclaycard? … [Read more...] about What the Hell Barclaycard?
Last week, Alaska Airlines announced schedule cuts due to labor shortages. This time, it's United's turn. Their issue is a bit different, though. Rather than a labor shortage, an aircraft shortage is hampering operations, and, as a result, United cuts three Hawaii routes. … [Read more...] about United Cuts Three Hawaii Routes
After checking into the Grand Wailea, we headed back out. As we always do during our visits to Maui, we headed Up Country. But I've written about that before. So instead of rehashing things, I want to talk about some highlights from our quick visit to Kula. … [Read more...] about A Quick Visit to Kula
Given that we were flying out of LAX, I wanted to stay a night closer to the airport. No way were we driving up from Costa Mesa the day of! And for this stay, I chose the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. … [Read more...] about Review: Los Angeles Airport Marriott
My family would occasionally stay at the Grand Wailea for quick weekend getaways in my younger years. I loved the place, thanks to the amazing pools! Knowing that Mrs. Island Miler had never been, however, I made it my goal last year to get her there. And it was (mostly) great! … [Read more...] about The Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort