I’m Ash, an Aussie who’s taken 40+ Hawaiian Island trips and now lives on Oahu. Here to provide Hawaii holiday inspiration!


Getting Started

• Hawaii holiday inspiration served daily on Facebook
• Regular Hawaii blog posts
• Published Hawaii travel articles
• Stay in my Airbnb Waikiki apartments
• Find answers to Hawaii FAQs
• Browse and book your Hawaii tours, activities and experiences
• Hawaii tourism news via Twitter
• Confirm Oahu airport transfers
• Request Hawaii car hire
• Utilise Hawaii travel resources
• Purchase my tasty Waikiki Eats Map
• Shop Hawaii-style ’til you drop
• Get the latest What’s On Hawaii events calendar
• Share your visit on Instagram @hawaiiadmirer #hawaiiadmirer

The Hawaii Admirer Story

Ashlee Galea, The Hawaii Admirer

That’s me on the rim of a volcano crater during my first trip to paradise!

In 2009 I landed my dream job as the Marketing Manager of Hawaii Tourism Oceania, later becoming the Country Manager of Australia.

Ashlee Galea, The Hawaii Admirer
I spent six years marketing the Hawaiian Islands as the ultimate holiday destination, educating travellers about the amazing experiences Hawaii has to offer.

With our head office in Honolulu, I flew to Hawaii often for meetings, conferences and special events. I also organised and led many famils, tours designed to showcase the best of the destination to travel agents.

I even did a spot or two on Hawaii’s local TV, sharing the good news about the growing number of Aussies travelling to the Aloha State! Australian tourists to Hawaii have increased 176%, from 121,482 visitors in 2009 to a record 335,753 visitors in 2016.

Instead of getting Hawaii’d out I returned to the islands for my vacations, again and again. By the end of 2015 I’d visited Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai multiple times, clocking up over forty trips.

Ashlee Galea, The Hawaii Admirer
I got to know and fall in love with Hawaii’s people, place and culture. The experiences I had, the locals I met, the genuine spirit of aloha I felt, all touched me and influenced who I am today, a huge admirer of Hawaii.

This admiration turned into a longing to move to Hawaii… after a lot of investigation and hard work, everything fell into place. I’m now lucky enough to call Oahu home.

Ashlee Galea, The Hawaii Admirer
Today I work day-to-day in Hawaii’s vibrant travel industry and enjoy being a “Superhost” of five-star rated Airbnb apartments in Waikiki.

The Hawaii Admirer is my passion project where I enjoy sharing insider knowledge about an incredible part of the world. I hope it helps you dream, plan and book the best Hawaii holiday possible!

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