Hawaii Travel Portal and "Talk Story" Blog

Aloha, my name is Michele, I LOVE Hawaii and I feel privileged to live on the island of Oahu. There is truly something magical about these islands, its warm welcoming people, rich history, culture, natural beauty, and spirit of Aloha I'm anxious to share with you.

DayTripn is designed for travelers and explorers interested in learning about really cool places to visit and fun things to do from more of a local perspective. I'm a very active baby boomer and Tutu (grandmother) so my posts include activities for Ohana (family/friends) as well as Keiki (children). E Komo Mai (welcome, come in). Enjoy the joy and wonder of this beautiful paradise. Life is good! 

Talk Story is where to find DayTripn's blog posts. Browse all or search by categories or keyword(s). 

Live Aloha is where to learn about Hawaii's history, culture, legends, language, hula, local artists, theater, music, unique gifts and souvenirs, and our Aloha Spirit.

Play | Explore showcases our awesome beaches, parks and recreation areas, art and music festivals, and special events. Check out weather and surf reports, fun facts, and travel tips here as well. 

Ono Grindz (delicious food) is where to find a wonderful selection of fresh food and drinks inspired by Hawaiian and multicultural influences. Explore farm to table, fresh fruit smoothies and tropical drinks, pupu’s, food trucks, Farmer’s Markets, fresh produce stands, restaurants, bars, and so much more.. yummy!

Go | Stay is all about transportation to and around the islands, and where to stay.


Oahu (Gathering Place), Maui (Valley Isle), Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai (Garden Isle) are where to find unique DayTripn adventures per island (more to come). 

Whether you’ve never been to Hawaii, a seasoned visitor, or local resident, I invite you to come along and join the fun!

Once you experience Hawaii’s magical spell, you may never want to leave.

Aloha nui loa (with much love)