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Our Favorite Instagrammers from Hawaii

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We know a lot of our clients are concerned about traveling to the Hawaiian Islands right now, but it’s business for usual in most tourist locations – Waikiki, North Shore, Maui, Kaua’i, Kailua-Kona. To prove it to you, we’ve amassed a few of our favorite Instagrammers from Hawaii. 

1. @the96815

For all things Waikiki, check out Nova’s channel @the96815, who manages to balance the glitzy, touristy side of Hawaii’s favorite beach with hidden hole-in-the-walls.

2. @mtea

If mouth-watering, ono-kine food is more the reason you travel, look no further for inspiration than Megan Tomino. Megan of @mtea is all about curating succulent foodgasms on the table.

3. @ge_keoni

Keoni introduces fans to the islands with a descriptive photo paired with a story or legend that brings the landscape to life.

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4. @misterver

Forget the iconic sunset photo or snapshot of O’ahu’s misty mountains — @misterver takes a dive into local culture and street smarts.

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Friday moves.

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5. @pineappleice

Fashionistas are sure to flock to Lindsey Higa’s account, rich in cool tropical fashion, swimsuits, jumpsuits, with a dash of flowers and flavor.

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East side road trips ☁️ snap by @walktheeearth

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6. @chadkoga

Need a bit more water adventures for inspiration? Chad Koga’s account springs to life with dolphins, schools of fish, whales, turtles, rays and other coastal treasures.

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Mauka Makai #ahonuperspective

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7. @tomkualii

Alright, we get it – you want to see some lava! Tom Kualii is drawn to Pele, so we’re sure he gets ample opportunity these days for some epic shots. For updates on the Kilauea lava flow on the Big Island, click here. 

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O’ahu with WIT Agent Nancy


Last September Willamette Intl Travel Agent Nancy took her daughter to O’ahu and checked out the newest hotels and renovations going on around the island!

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Nancy is an expert on all things Hawaii, she has been to the islands many, many times and each time she leaves her heart there! She is well-versed in the ins and outs of nearly every property on the islands! Call her to chat about your next vacation to the tropics, 503-224-0180 or email nancyf@wittravel.com.

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Which Hawaiian Island is Right for Me?

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Over the winter already? Can’t wait until Spring? Hang loose in the Hawaiian Islands! With white beaches, aloha spirit, and tropical flavors galore, there’s plenty to adore.

If you’re planning a trip to the islands, but not sure where to start, never fear–Willamette Intl Travel has got your back. Each island offers a different selection of activities and sightseeing. Our expert agents can help you decide which island is the best fit for you and your family.



Kaua’i offers a plethora of outdoor adventures and soft sandy beaches. Often lauded as the most lush and beautiful of all the islands, this is a great choice for those who want to experience Hawai’i away from the bustle and wander stunning hillscapes. Explore the deep Waimea  Canyon, take a boat ride to the towering cliffs of Napali coast, and swim at Poipu Beach Park.


The main hub of the islands, O’ahu is home to the state capital, Honolulu, and draws the most tourists to its famous Waikiki Beach. Try your hand at surfing world-class waves at North Shore, check out the memorials and museums of Pearl Harbor, and enjoy panoramic views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout.



Maui is probably the next most popular island after O’ahu, and offers fantastic resorts, sandy beaches, and iconic waterfalls. This is the island to head to if you’re interested in whale-watching or exploring a mix of sand and jungle. Catch the gorgeous sunrise at Haleakala, drive on the famed road to Hana, hike through Iao Valley State Park for the glimpse of the iconic Iao Needle, or go snorkeling at Makena Beach State Park.

The Big Island

The Big Island is the most diverse of the Hawaiian islands. It’s one of those few places where you can snorkel in an offshore reef in the morning, and snowboard on top of Mauna Kea in the afternoon. Explore the warm waters of Kona, enjoy the rainy Saturday market at Hilo, or check out Volcanoes National Park, with the massive Halema’uma’u caldera and the fiery Kilauea volcano.



The most laidback of the islands, Moloka’i is the spot for adventurous visitors who want to see a glimpse of “old Hawai’i.” Ride a donkey through Halawa Valley, check out the sleepy town of Kaunakakai, or learn about the historical Saint Damien at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.


Lana’i is often the choice for tourists who have been to Hawai’i many times, and its renowned as an island of tranquility and romance. With some of the best golf courses and the otherworldly rock formations at Keahiakawelo, Lana’i has much to offer.

Planning a Hawaiian honeymoon with a sweetheart or summer vacation with the kids? Call Wittravel for the best service and latest tips in travel to Hawaii. 503.224.0180 or email info@wittravel.com


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