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Jennifer Cheng's family with a dinosaur puppet that the guide brought during their UTV raptor tour at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii.

A smart private guide (like the one who surprised Jennifer Cheng’s family with a dinosaur puppet) know how to keep kids entertained.

We decided in early May to take a summer family trip to Hawaii for our son’s graduation. We’re a family of 5, and the kids had never been to Hawaii but my husband wanted a city vacation, so I picked Waikiki, which I hadn’t visited since college. It was a busy time of the year for us and I was overwhelmed with all the choices, so I filled out the trip questionnaire and started the process with Dani and Jen. We traveled at the end of June/early July for a week, so we had less than 6 weeks to plan. It was such a relief to not have to research everything and know that I was getting vetted recommendations and a thoughtful itinerary. I’m so glad I had their bookings, guidance, and their app with all the details and documents.

Based on what I told them, they recommended the Halekulani, which I marveled at as the right choice every time we returned to the hotel — so beautiful and calm and pampering in the middle of hectic Waikiki. The kids loved all the shopping and food options right outside the hotel, and it was so nice to have a serene home base with amazing service. Dani and Jen’s booking included room upgrades and daily breakfast for 5. I was also able to enjoy the hotel’s morning fitness class a few times.

We had a mix of busy days and relaxing days, and Jen made sure we had dinner reservations each night. The teens took surf lessons and we did the Kualoa ranch UTV raptor tour, all arranged by Jen. They also made the arrangements for a fantastic Diamond Head sunrise hike. When we visited the North Shore, we ate at the shrimp trucks and did the Haleiwa stand up paddleboarding on their recommendations. Overall, a memorable and wonderful family vacation. Everyone loved it. Thank you!

We were thrilled with Dani’s company! Our trip to Hawaii was one of our best trips yet. We traveled from January 30-Feb 11, 2024. We had never used a travel agency before and now we will never go back.

Dani and Jen were amazing. They truly listened to what we were hoping for and understood the type of vacation we wanted. We began in Oahu. Our hotel in Oahu was perfect. The companies they chose for our excursions were excellent. The restaurant recommendations were also spot-on. The app that they use was a godsend. Our whole itinerary was right at our fingertips. Flights, hotels, excursions, parking passes, etc… All documents were uploaded and the ease of this made for a non-stressful experience.

We then flew from Honolulu to Maui. Maui was truly paradise and our hotel was A++++. Hotel Wailea blew us away. It was perfect in every way. Whale season in Maui! Spectacular. We saw whales everywhere! Dani and Jen checked in throughout our trip with reminders of upcoming excursions. Just like Oahu, all restaurants and excursions were just perfect. Maui Bombers bike ride was one we will always remember. It was an experience of a lifetime. One we will never forget!

Dani and Jen planned a fantastic Hawaiian adventure for our family of 4, which includes 2 adult children. We had initially planned on traveling in March but sadly, we had to shift our timing; Dani and Jen were amazing and without issue moved everything.

In the planning stages, Dani and Jen helped us understand how each island differed so that we could narrow down our options. We ended up staying in Oahu for two days so that we could visit Pearl Harbor, which was an unbelievable experience for all of us. We then spent the remainder of our time on the Big Island. Our first stop there was on the east side of the island where we drove the Chain of Craters Road—an unbelievable experience! We then drove to the west side of the island where we enjoyed a stargazing tour, swimming with the manta rays (don’t miss this!) and a helicopter ride over the island with a stop at a beautiful waterfall. Dani and Jen were wonderfully helpful both before we left as well as during our time in Hawaii. They offered great restaurant recommendations and even tried to locate a guitar for our son, who was desperately missing strumming the strings. Thanks so much for helping us end our summer with great memories.

With expert help from Dani and Jen, we had a wonderful multi-generational family vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii in June. A visit to Hawaii had been on our son’s wish list, so that was our destination to celebrate his high school graduation. In addition to our core family of four (including our 16-year-old daughter), my parents joined, making this an extra-special family getaway.

Given the primary goal of being together, along with different levels of activity and mobility of our group, our lodging was particularly important. We needed a house big enough for all of us that would be a great home base and enjoyable place for my mother to spend time when others were venturing out for more active days. With that, Dani and Jen recommended the Villas at Mauna Kea resort on the Kona coast. We had a spectacular house with a large pool and amazing views of the beach and sunsets. The house was just a 5 or so minute walk down to the hotel’s great beach (best on the island, including one very friendly turtle), which made it easy for different members of the group to peel off for beach time while others stayed “at home.” With a gourmet kitchen we generally had breakfast at home together, as well as a number of dinners — and sunset cocktails was a can’t-miss, every-night event. The villa was the most expensive place we’ve stayed on any vacation to anywhere, but also one of the nicest and worth it for this special family vacation.

Before Kona, we spent a few days at Volcano House in Volcanoes National Park. The park is like no place on earth and the hotel is steps away from one of the largest volcanic craters. The hotel itself is fine, but we were glad we started in Volcanoes because it would have been very hard to go there after the luxury splendor of Mauna Kea.

Other highlights included an amazing helicopter trip for me and my son with Blue Hawaii and driving the Chain of Craters Road in Volcanoes Park — both are must-do activities on the island — as well as the Waimea Saturday farmers’ market, snorkeling in Puako Bay (nearby to Mauna Kea) and eating shaved ice at every opportunity! We capped the trip off with an amazing dinner at Canoe House at the Mauni Lani hotel — Dani used her inside connections to get us a perfectly timed reservation for our last night, which was the perfect send-off for our vacation.

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