I’ve spent about 350 nights at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel at Honolulu’s beautiful Waikiki Beach over the last 45 years. For decades now it has been popular to put down Honolulu as too touristy. I like touristy places. They have the most restaurant options (important to me), great shopping (important to other family members), and often great beaches. Call me crazy, but I like being around people.
It doesn’t hurt that I have one of the great views right out my living room window.
This year has been extra special. I’m here with the entire family including the grandchildren. They are just about the same age as my boys were when we started coming here.
To top everything off Hanukah is so late this year that we have been able to celebrate it in Hawaii this year.