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Month: June 2017

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Food Lovers on Parade: the Wonder of Food Tours

I LOVE FOOD! So a food tour is right up my alley! We were trying to get to three locations during the shoot, but we only made it to two.
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Playing in Pittsburgh

From toddlers to teens, adolescents to adults, there is something for everyone in Pittsburgh. The city is full of fun activities just waiting to be explored by you and your family. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip today and get started exploring giant aviaries, watching baseball games, and more.     National
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Learning in Pittsburgh

There’s no shortage of sights to see and things to learn in the Steel City. The plethora of museums, workshops, and historical sites within Pittsburgh make learning both fun and easy for the whole family, and will only add to your vacation.   Carnegie Museum of Natural History This magnificent museum is perfect for a
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Plenty to Eat in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a city steeped in history, and that legacy extends to the food as well. From the regional tradition of pierogi-making to famous Depression-era sandwich shops, it’s easy to enjoy both fine dining and homemade cuisine in this culture-rich city.     Primanti Bros. in PNC Park Primanti Bros. has been providing Pittsburgh with
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Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 (808) 949-4321 www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com   While at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Colleen and the girls were able to experience different water sports at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Surfing, paddle boarding, and paddle boats are among the activities that the resort offers on the beach.
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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 (808) 923-3111 www.outriggerreef-onthebeach.com One of the greatest things a resort can provide is activities for families to do at the hotel. Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort offers daily cultural activities that guests can participate in. At the resort, Colleen and the crew had the
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Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744 (808) 237-7321 kualoa.com   Kualoa Ranch is the place to be if your family is looking for activities that showcase Hawaii’s natural beauty, while also learning about its rich cultural heritage. Colleen and her girls, Dunovan and Shea, were joined by Colleen’s sister Catie and her niece
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Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762 (808) 293-3333 polynesia.com Coming to Hawaii, Colleen and the crew were thrilled to learn all about Polynesian culture and traditions. The Polynesian Cultural Center is a destination that every family should go to to soak up the island village life, and have hands-on learning experiences with
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Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

Matsumoto’s Shave Ice 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy #605, Haleiwa, HI 96712 (808) 637-4827 If you’re looking for a sweeter option in the North Shore, Shave Ice at Matsumoto’s is a definite go-to. Matsumoto’s was established in 1951 when owners Mamoru and Helen opened their own grocery store, which later transformed into the shave ice shop. The
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Macky’s Shrimp Truck

Macky’s Shrimp Truck 66-632 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712 (808) 780-1071   Macky’s shrimp truck is tucked away on the roadside in North Shore and is one of Oahu’s treasures. The truck features five shrimp plates and one fruit tray with fresh grapes, bananas, oranges, and mango. The crew got there just in time for
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Hank’s Haute Dogs

Hank’s Haute Dogs 324 Coral St, Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 532-4265 hankshautedogs.com   Hank Adaniya, the owner and founder of Hank’s Haute Dogs, is a Chicago native, and we sure couldn’t pass up a good Chicago hot dog on this trip! It also happens to be their most popular item on the menu, and boy
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