Honolulu is home to many fantastic restaurants. The popularity of Hawai’i has attracted travelers from all over to make the state their home and open thriving businesses. The Barefoot Beach Cafe is one of the many restaurants opened by people who made Hawai’i home. This is a great place to stop for breakfast, but get there early because the lines get long quickly. Plan to spend less than $15.
No trip to Honolulu is complete without making the trek to Diamond Head. This walk will take some time to get to the great view but it’s worth the walk. It’s Hawai’i’s most recognized landmark and known for its hiking trail. The view of the coast is magnificent and offers visitors an unparalleled view of the island. The crater was formed 300,000 years ago during an explosive eruption. Once everything settled it looked like a diamond. The fee is $5 per car and $1 per person.
Try O’Kims for lunch. This Asian-fusion restaurant is the perfect place to settle in for an interesting lunch. Try a few different things from the menu and you won’t be sorry. All the food is delicious. Budget around $20 for a lunch with a few different items.
After lunch, visit Iolani Palace. This palace was the home to the royals of Hawai’i and rulers of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. This is a great place to learn about the history of the state and about the royal families. Not many people are aware Hawai’i used to be a kingdom that governed itself and it’s interesting to learn about.
For a moderately priced dinner, eat at Karai Crab. This restaurant offers great Cajun seafood options in a lively atmosphere. Seafood restaurants on islands usually have fresh seafood and you can expect that here. Plan to spend around $30.
A new themed suite at Hamilton Hotel Washington, D.C., celebrates women’s right to vote. The new signature suite is available now and is a collaboration with the Freedom Forum’s Newseum. The one-bedroom suite on the hotel’s 12th floor also received influence from Samantha Barry, editor in chief, Glamour, who helped curate the space’s decor.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.