Author: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

Our Family Guide: Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival 2019

Photo: Courtesy of Aloun Farms Editor's Note: This story was updated October 2019. Aloun Farms hosts the biggest Pumpkin Festival on the island. When we say big, we mean BIG. After all, the Kapolei farm produces up to 36,000 pumpkins…

Inside Look: Hawai‘i State Farm Fair

Photo: Hawai‘i Farm BureauEnter the "Keiki Farm Hands" tent and you'll find dozens of chicks in an incubator and get to milk a life-size cow replica. Editor's Note: This blog was updated on July 8, 2019. Would you like to…

Free Fun: 15 Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

Photo: Karen DB PhotographyTempura and udon at Gyotaku. If your keiki are eating a hole in your wallet, you'll appreciate these 15 restaurants that offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. For more free fun, check out our…

We Tried It: Fishing Farms Hawai‘i in Wahiawā

Photos: Karen DB Photography Hawai‘i may be surrounded by the ocean and sea life. But, if you don’t have a fisherman in the family, it can be challenging to get the gear and find a good place to cast a…

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 ʻIolani Fair

This year’s fair takes place Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. Here’s your guide to where to park, which gourmet foods and new flavors of malassadas to try, and everything else the event has to offer.

We Tried It: Keiki Swap Meet

Photo: Jennifer Carlile DalgamouniFamilies sell their gently used kids' items at the Keiki Swap Meet with the Hawai‘i Children's Discovery Center in the background. Editor’s note: The swap meet has been canceled in 2020 because of new City and County…

We Tried It: Keiki Swap Meet

Photo: Jennifer Carlile DalgamouniFamilies sell their gently used kids' items at the Keiki Swap Meet with the Hawai‘i Children's Discovery Center in the background. Editor’s note: The swap meet has been canceled in 2020 because of new City and County…

Inside Look: Honolulu City Lights 2018

Photo: Ron Slauson, courtesy of Friends of Honolulu City Lights The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a family trip to see the Honolulu City Lights, Shaka Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Christmas trees at Honolulu Hale. We asked the…

We Tried It: T-Rex Planet/Jurassic Tour

Photos: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni Sept. 2018 Editor's Note: The animatronic dinosaur exhibit currently in Hawai‘i is called Jurassic Tour. However, the website reflects the same photos, descriptions and the contact information for the company is the same as T-Rex Planet.…

30 Tips for Flying with Children

Photo: Jennifer Carlile DalgamouniTraveling with young children is never easy, but there are ways to make it a lot more bearable. Are you flying to the Mainland, Asia or beyond but worry about entertaining your keiki on the long plane ride?…

We Tried It: Poi Packs

Photo: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni As parents, we’re always looking for tasty, nutritious snacks for our children. They also need to be easy to carry, mess free and resealable. Given these requirements, I’ve never heard a mom or dad suggest sticky…