What could make Hawaii even more like paradise? A dose of Disney magic, perhaps? Disney’s newest resort integrates Hawaiian culture with the ultimate island vacation.
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Admiral Patrick Walsh, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, joins Peter in honoring the 70th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative for Walt Disney Imagineering, gives Peter an inside look at the magic behind Disney’s newest resort, Aulani.
J.J. Calao, contributor to forbes.com, discusses strategies for negotiating lower prices on everything from coffee to medical bills.
Kalima Hi’iLani, hostess at Aulani’s hotel, speaks about her native language and teaches Peter some Hawaiian words.
Dr. Norman Estin, MD, known affectionately as DocMaui, speaks with Peter about how to best prepare for medical issues in island climates.
Brett Perkins, spa manager at Laniwai Spa at Aulani, delves into the benefits of spa treatments in Hawaii, in particular the unique experience guests will have at Aulani’s Laniwai Spa.
Mike Cooke, veteran adventure traveler and leader of excursions at Aulani, shares stories of his adventures with Disney and around the island of Oahu.
Brett Synder, President and self-proclaimed Chief Airline Dork of Cranky Flier LLC., tells Peter about changes in the airline industry that will streamline the travel experience.
Scott Rowland, PhD, a specialist in the Departments of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii, discusses volcanic activity on the island of Oahu.
Delani Tanahy, local artist and internationally recognized resource on kapa, Hawaii’s iconic method of fabric making, explains the significance of her art and her relationship with the island.
By Corinne DeWitt for PeterGreenberg.com