Since most of my vacations involve a Disney theme park, I have never been to Hawaii. Luckily for me, I have friends who went this winter. While they couldn't afford to stay at Aulani, they did go there to visit the resort and enjoy lunch and an afternoon surrounded by all things Disney.
Also lucky for me, they brought back presents! If I never go to see Aulani, I have a bit of Hawaii on my pin blanket.