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The President's Holiday Vacation Home

The President's Holiday Vacation Home

  by Lauren Barth

Want to know how the President spends his holiday vacation? For the last two years, Obama and his family have enjoyed peace, quiet, and serene surroundings at the exclusive five-star Plantation Estate at Paradise Point at Kailua Bay on the [...]

Tags: Oahu, barack obama, glam, glam media, hawaii, luxury travel, michelle obama, The President, Travel & Leisure, vacation, vacation home
Hang Ten: A Retro Surf Party

Hang Ten: A Retro Surf Party

  by Lauren Barth

I'm having a bit of Hawaii withdrawal. I miss the sun, the surf, and the laid-back lifestyle. I want to lounge by the pool and sip mai tais, go to exotic restaurants for delicious meals, and try to master the stand-up paddle board in the [...]

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Volcanic Activities: Adventures on the Island of Oahu

Volcanic Activities: Adventures on the Island of Oahu

  by Lauren Barth

I'm not much of an athlete. I was perpetually the last pick in gym class. I threw up after the mandatory one-mile run, got hit in the head with a baseball bat, and once almost drowned after getting stuck under a waterfall on a lazy river [...]

Tags: Oahu, beaches, canoeing, diamond head, exercise, fitness, glam, glam media, hanuma bay, hawaii, ocean, outrigger canoe, pacific ocean, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, Travel & Leisure, vacations, work out, workout
Posh Paradise: Where to Splurge in Oahu

Posh Paradise: Where to Splurge in Oahu

  by Lauren Barth

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm prissy. I'll be the first one to call myself a princess, a girlie girl, and sometimes even a spoiled little brat. I prefer the finer things in life and choose the exotic over the ordinary. I like to [...]

Tags: Oahu, ala moana center, coffee, dining, glam, glam media, hawaii, honolulu, honolulu coffee company, hotels, luxury travel, restaurants, royal hawaiian center, Travel & Leisure, vacation
Tickled Pink at The Royal Hawaiian

Tickled Pink at The Royal Hawaiian

  by Lauren Barth

I know a vacation is good if it passes the "tress test." If I'm preoccupied with making sure my hair remains as meticulously intact as it was when I arrived, then my trip is probably underwhelming. If my hair is one big carefree knot and I [...]

Tags: Oahu, dining, fine dining, food, glam, glam media, hair style, hairstyle, hawaii, luxury travel, mane, resorts, restaurants, romance, royal hawaiian hotel, spa, Travel & Leisure, tresses, vacation
Aloha!

Aloha!

  by Lauren Barth

Pardon the light posting... I'm having a busy week! I was in San Fran at Glam headquarters for a few days... then back in NYC for 12 hours... And finally on a nine hour flight to - yes - Hawaii! (I couldn't rearrange the travel in a more [...]

Tags: Oahu, getaway, glam, glam media, hawaii, honolulu, luxury hotel, press trip, the pink palance, the royal hawaiian, Travel & Leisure, vacation