We Tried It!

We Tried It: Are Luxury Movie Theaters Really Worth the Splurge?

Photo: Cathy Cruz-George

Pearlridge Theatres is the latest location to receive electric reclining seats. Is the extra comfort is worth the extra cost? We tried out other theaters with our little moviegoer to find out. more

Jan 17, 2018 5:04 PM We Tried It!


Photo: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

Our 15 tips for when to go, what to eat and buy, and a few spooky items to watch out for in the sunflower patch. more

Oct 11, 2017 8:00 AM Halloween Corner

We Tried It: Mini-Golf Courses on Oahu

Photo: Cathy Cruz-George

We test out the putting greens at five courses on O’ahu. more

Jul 28, 2017 8:00 AM We Tried It!

Ever wondered what the zoo is like once everyone leaves and the gates close? We discovered several animals come out to play. more

Jun 30, 2017 8:00 AM We Tried It!


Photo: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

Do your keiki like to climb and swing? How about zip line and free fall? If your ‘ohana enjoys a good adventure together, Kapolei’s Coral Crater could be for you. Check out our tips here. more

Jun 16, 2017 8:00 AM We Tried It!

We Tried It: Atlantis Submarines

Photo: Lavonne Leong

We boarded a submarine for color-changing lighting, sea life galore and a dance water under the sea. more

May 5, 2017 8:00 AM We Tried It!

Bishop Museum Biomechanics Sue

Photo: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

We make cheetahs run, try to crush teeth and flap our wings to spin around. But parents will need to wear their thinking caps to help younger kids enjoy this packed exhibit about animals' mechanical powers. more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 PM We Tried It!


Our satisfied party. Photos: Cathy Cruz-George

No need to lift your pinky at this keiki-focused tea party. But we did discover tasty and adorable treats and a "wow"-inspiring table at the Moana Surfrider's newest afternoon offering. more

Feb 27, 2017 8:00 PM We Tried It!


Photos: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

Don't expect a Mickey-stravaganza at the Aulani's new lū‘au. But we did find interesting kids activities and good, if not traditional, food for all ages. more

Jan 9, 2017 7:09 PM We Tried It!


Photos: Lavonne Leong

CLIMB works zip lining sounds like a great day out. But is it a great FAMILY day out? more

Dec 10, 2016 7:10 PM We Tried It!


A post-skating treat. Photos: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

We take two young boys to hit the ice in Kaka‘ako. Here are our 8 tips for families planning to put on skates at Ward Village. more

Dec 8, 2016 12:43 AM We Tried It!


Photos: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

Is the T-Rex Planet exhibit worth the price? It depends on how crazy your kids are about dinosaurs. more

Sep 30, 2016 6:00 PM We Tried It!


Dory gets her own story in the sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo. Images: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Heartfelt and humorous, Finding Dory takes families on an entertaining adventure from the ocean to a fisheye view of life in an aquarium. more

Jun 16, 2016 7:11 PM Things to Do

emagine pearlridge center

The virtual reality roller coaster. Photos: Christi Young

Design your own roller coaster then take a virtual ride on it, Eurobungy around and get tech time at E-magine fun! We break down the attractions you'll find at Pearlridge Center. more

Jun 4, 2016 2:39 AM We Tried It!

The new play area at Windward Mall is open. Here's a peek at the new look and new location for this family favorite spot. more

Apr 26, 2016 8:58 PM We Tried It!

Designers, architects, painters and even balloon twisters show kids their craft. We try it out! more

Feb 14, 2015 1:07 AM We Tried It!

We thought our kids had outgrown their Elmo obsessions. We were wrong! more

Jul 18, 2013 8:06 PM We Tried It!

Just in time for summer, Ice Cream Magic turns ordinary ingredients into delicious frozen treats in minutes. more

May 20, 2013 1:08 AM Blogs

Nine tips to make it through nine innings with your little ones. more

Feb 21, 2013 8:19 PM Blogs

Parkour in the Park: get your kids on a roll with this cool new class. more

Jan 30, 2013 2:07 AM We Tried It!