We have been to Maui twice and did a day trip to Lanai, but this was our first time to Oahu or the Big Island. We flew from Austin to Los Angeles and then on to Honolulu via Hawaiian Airlines. The flight to Honolulu was great. Loved the aloha on Hawaiian Airlines! (The flight back wasn’t so good, but more on that later.) We spent five nights total on Oahu – two near Waikiki and three at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore – and seven nights on the Big Island – two at Volcano and five at Hapuna Beach. We loved the Big Island and are already planning a return trip for our 10th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our time on the North Shore of Oahu, and Turtle Bay Resort is in a beautiful setting, but we didn’t really like Waikiki – too many people, too crowded, too much shopping. Overall, it was a fantastic trip though. I will post the details of what we did on each island in a trip report thread on their respective forums. Warning - these trip reports are long! I have already submitted reviews of all of the hotels and many of the restaurants we visited.