Why do I love Hawaii? I love it because it’s not too far, but it feels like it’s worlds away. I love the lush landscapes, the mountain vistas, the perfect weather. I love that people go swimming after work before they get ready for dinner. What could be better than that?
Another must: lunch on the terrace at Plumeria Beach House at the Kahala Resort, a short drive from Waikiki. I always order the Kahala burger—it comes with a fried egg, bacon, and guacamole—and check out the dolphins in the lagoon before I leave.
When time allows, I fly over to the Big Island for a day or two. The traditional lomilomi massage at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai leaves me feeling completely re-energized. And a helicopter ride around the island’s black volcanic landscape reminds me that Hawaii is like no place else on earth.